This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXV, NUMBER 2
PRESIDENT: Scott Caul
VICE-PRESIDENT: Matt Arsenault
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Mare Goeger
TREASURER: Scott Leonard
FESTIVAL DIRECTOR: Joel Rea
THIS MONTH'S MEETING
The Heart of the Valley Homebrew Club meets on the third Wednesday of
each month, alternating between Corvallis and Albany. Our next meeting will be Wednesday, February 16, at 7:00 p.m., hosted by Joel Rea and Derek Whiteside at Corvallis Brewing Supply / Whitesides Beer and Wine in Corvallis.
Whiteside's / Corvallis Brewing Supply is located at 119 SW 4th Street in downtown Corvallis. Please check your beer and wine openers at the door.
Business to be discussed: Progress on May's festival; update from Michael and Ron on coastal pub crawling (see below). Sign-up for any festival positions not yet spoken for.
LAST MONTH'S MEETING
Thanks go out to Paul Jensen for hosting the January meeting. A decision was made to go for the big one. For the 3rd year in a row, HOTV will host a microbrew festival in conjunction with its annual homebrew competition. This event, to be held Saturday, May 21 at the Benton County Fairgrounds will be coordinated by none other than Joel Rea. On the pub crawl front, Michael Villiardos and Ron Hall have volunteered to organize the next pub crawl.
PUB CRAWL PROPOSAL
by Michael Villiardos
What I want to do is a coast crawl. Go to Siletz, then on to Rogue. Then to Lincoln city Mcmenamins (Lighthouse Brew Pub). From there maybe up to
Pacific City (Pelican), or over to McMinnville (Golden Valley). Or from the coast, we could go straight into Salem to The Ram and/or Cascade microbrewery. And then home. That's the rough draft.
BJCP STUDY GROUP
Bill Baxter is organizing a study group for anyone interested in taking the BJCP test. Please contact him (firstname.lastname@example.org) if you would like to join in.