AN INVITATION TO ALL
I just wanted to refresh everyone's memory of our celebration and tribute this month for Lee.With all this snow and terrible weather, its been so hectic that things are easily mixed in with other happenings.
Karen and Scott Caul have been generous enough to offer their home on Sunday January 18 for all of his friends and family to gather.Its from 2:00 PM until about 4:00 PM - finger foods, dips, sandwiches only - no hot plates and stuff. Beer and non alcoholic punch will be on hand.
If you have anything to share with us about Lee, we'd love to hear it. Thank you all for being such good friends and for looking out for me so wellthis past 3 months, and for helping me to bear this pain a little better.
DECEMBER LITTER PICK-UP
As dreadful as December weather in the Willamette valley can be, we were treated to a pretty nice day for litter pick up this quarter. Scott Caul, Scott Leonard, Paul Jensen, Ron Hall, John Sterner, Jerry Malloy and Doug and Mare Goeger stuffed 21 bags full of trash and other cast-off objects from the Highway 20 roadside. After all that hard work we settled in for some terrific microbrew generously provided by the Oregon Trader, some SnowPlow leftover from the HOTV holiday party, a taste of Bar-Lee-Wine from Doug's party winnings and some hot bean dip. Aside from litter pick-up being a huge community service project, good ideas are generated during the rousing discussions at the post-pick-up debriefing. Ron Hall came up with a new Xmas party game with a White-Elephant Gift-Away theme. The gifts will all be wrapped beers (some losers, some winners).
UPCOMING LOCAL & NOT-SO-LOCAL COMPETITIONS
KLCC Microbrew Festival. February 6 & 7, 5-11p both evenings. Non-BJCP homebrew competition, with a few prizes for winners.Joel will have entry forms, or go online for complete info at www.klcc.org. If you'd like to judge, contact Jamie Floyd at Steelhead Brewing Company.
Slurp & Burp, April 3. BJCP sanctioned event. Corvallis Brewing Supply is a drop-off location, deadline March 24. Entry forms will be available soon at Joel's and also online.
Edmonton Homebrewers Guild 2004 Aurora Brewing Challenge, Edmonton, Alberta, June 3-5. This event is sanctioned by the BJCP and is an MCAB qualifier. The 5 most popular and difficult to judge styles will be split: European Pale Lagers, Bitter and English Pale Ales, American Pale Ales, Brown Ales and Stouts. Expanding these classes from five to ten provides more recognition and more awards to the top placings. This will have no effect on MCAB qualifiers. More information will be available soon from Competition Chair Glen Hannah at www.ehg.ca.
No information on the Mill Creek Classic held by Capitol Brewers. This competition usually occurs the month prior to Slurp & Burp.