This is the HOTV Brewsletter
VOLUME XXVII, NUMBER 6
PRESIDENT: Royal Williard
VICE PRESIDENT: Bill Baxter
TREASURER: Mike Gallagher
FESTIVAL CZAR: Scott Caul
NEWSLETTER EDITOR: Dan Crall
LITTER CZAR: Kristen Taylor
Hello and thank you for reading your club's newsletter
for the month of June. Our "big event" has passed and
was a great success! The 25th Annual HOTV Homebrew
and Microbrew Festival at the Fairgrounds took a lot
of effort, planning, some headaches... but we got
through it just fine. And not to mention, a number of
our great club members took home some awards for their
stellar brewing! I have attached a sheet of results
sent to me by Doug and Mare, and will let you know if
it's posted online elsewhere. It's
currently on the web.
Congratulations to all our winners and thanks to
everyone who submitted an entry! Thanks also to
those who helped with the Festival. Your efforts and
commitment are what keep the club a great group of
homebrewers and people, and helped immensely with this
As you've read in some emails, we raised a lot of
money and plan to give a lot away, as is tradition.
At this time, bills and expenses are being finalized
and an official announcement will be made soon.
Thanks to Jerry Malloy for providing some festival
photos, to be added shortly at the club's photoblog.
If you have any digital photos, please email them to
THIS MONTH'S MEETING
You will notice a strikingly similar announcement for
this year's and last year's June meeting. In fact,
it's almost word for word, with just a few revisions.
Most of the credit for this section must go to our
past newsletter editor, Ron Hall. Thank you Ron! --
The Heart of the Valley Homebrew Club meets on the
third Wednesday of each month, alternating between
Corvallis and Albany. The June HOTV meeting will take
place on Wednesday the 20th at 7:00 pm at the home of
Doug and Mare Goeger in North Albany. This is one of
the most popular meetings of the year because we get
to taste all the leftover entries from the festival.
We will also be reviewing the festival. Don't miss
Directions to Doug and Mare's are as follows:
From Corvallis take Hwy 20 toward Albany. From the
sign, go 1.4 miles to Independence Highway. Turn left
and go over hill
and dale for 3.4 miles. Make a right turn onto
Palestine Road. At the
stop sign, continue straight up the hill. Palestine
will "T" into
Scenic. Turn Left on Scenic. Left at the stop sign by
Fir Grove School
onto Springhill Road. Left on Alder (second street
after your turn).
Doug and Mare's is the blue house on the left (4080 NW
Alder), about 1/2 way down the road.
From Albany take the bridge over the Willamette. At
the first light,
take a right on Springhill. Begin clocking mileage. At
5 miles, you'll
be in a school zone, and see Scenic Drive on your
left, then Ridgecrest,
then Alder. Turn Left on Alder. Doug and Mare's is the
blue house on the left (4080 NW Alder), about 1/2 way
Lost members may call Doug and Mare at 541-928-5023
for search and rescue.
Send an email to email@example.com if you wish to carpool.
UPCOMING BEER RELATED EVENTS THIS MONTH & EARLY JULY
There are a number of events this month, and summer,
for that matter- beer lovers take note! All events
are in Oregon and Washington, and one is in BC,
Canada. More info is available at the links posted
below the event name.
If anyone plans on going, send an email to the list if
you are looking for company, carpoolers, etc.
(***Please check with each venue before making the
trek. There's nothing worse than driving 200 miles to
find a cancelled event, then having to resort to
Miller or Coors Lite on tap at the nearby Dew Drop
New Belgium Brewery Tasting - WED, June 13, 6:30 -9p
Deschutes Brewery's 3rd Annual Barrel Tasting - SAT,
June 16 - 7p
Washington Brewers Festival - SAT/SUN, June 16/17,
Wyder's Ciders Tasting Event - TUE, June 19th, 5:30
Outer Limits Experimental Brew Festival - SAT/SUN,
June 23/24 - 11a
Brewers Summer Games 2007 - SAT, June 23, noon-8p
Seattle International Beerfest - FRI, June 29 - SUN,
July 1 (check website for times)
Early July events ***
The 2007 Canada Cup of Beer - SAT, July 7, noon-7p
Portland International Beerfest - FRI, July 13 - SUN,
July 15 (check website for times)
BEER TAX "JUST SITTING THERE." CALL YOUR
I just spoke with Rep. Sara Gelser's aid who told me
the looming beer tax (HB 2535) has not been voted on
yet. "It's just sitting there, and I don't know how
[Gelser] plans to vote." he said.
As you know, this tax would destroy parts of Oregon's
brewing industry, and we still have time to contact
our representatives. ORE House Bill 2535 is still in
the air. A NO vote will "save the ales" and perhaps
the tax revenue for the various programs could be
obtained from other sources, more relevant to the
While I prefer to keep politics out of the newsletter,
this is something that affects us as brewers, beer
enthusiasts, consumers, advocates of our friends in
the brewing profession, etc.
Corvallis: Sara Gelser-D, District 16
Albany: Andy Olson-R, District 15
Rural outskirts of Benton, Western Polk, Yamhill
Brian Boquist-R, District 23 - 503-986-1423
Full listing of State Representatives at
Online version of bill:
OREGON CELEBRATES CRAFT BEER IN JULY
State's Original Brewers Festival Turns 19 This Year
-from LAD Communications - 503-827-6564
Portland, Ore., May 30, 2007 -- Oregon celebrates its
profusion of good beer all year, but July is the
state's official Craft Beer Month. And 2007 marks the
19th anniversary of the Oregon Brewers Festival from
July 27th to 30th. This year's festival features 73
really good beers from craft brewers around the
country along with educational displays and live
Soft, pure water cascades down from the mountains,
aromatic hops spring from the valley's fertile soils,
and barley thrives on the high plains over on the
state's dryer eastern side. Oregon beers are truly
local and incredibly delicious. The state's brewers
produce traditional styles from pale ales to Belgian
bitters to dark stouts, but they've also pioneered new
flavor profiles, created organic beers, and breathed
new life into the typical American beer style with
Tom McCall Park in downtown Portland provides the
Willamette River and Mount Hood as backdrops for the
Brewers Festival. At least 50,000 beer enthusiasts are
expected at the Festival during its four-day run.
Other Craft Beer Month events include a beer and
sausage fest, cheese pairings by the dean of American
beer writers, Fred Eckhardt, a barbecue featuring
eight special brews that you can't get at the Brewers
Festival, and a rousing parade of brewers strutting to
the beat of the March 4th Marching Band.
"We are proud to be the only state that has designated
a special month to recognize our local craft brewers
as well as those from around the world who focus on
quality and tradition,” said Brian Butenschoen,
Executive Director of the Oregon Brewers Guild. ”Beer
is one of Oregon's iconographic agricultural products
and Craft Beer Month is a wonderful opportunity to
stop and lift a glass to all the passion and talent
that we have here."
America's beer revival began in Oregon in the early
1980s, and the state, the second largest producer of
craft beer in America, is home to 82 craft breweries.
Portland has 29 breweries, more than any other city in
the world. Industry pioneers such as BridgePort
Brewing, Widmer Brothers, McMenamins and what is now
Pyramid Breweries started in Portland. Full Sail
Brewing, Deschutes Brewery and Rogue Ales also started
in Oregon and now have regional, national and
international distribution. Emerging breweries such
as Terminal Gravity, Ninkasi and Cascade Lakes beers
can be found all around the state and local breweries
like Amnesia Brewing, Laurelwood Brewing and Roots
Organic Brewing offer unique beers on tap at their
A recent book review in The New York Times cited a
study from The American Journal of American Nutrition
suggesting that beer in moderate consumption is
actually good for you, meeting about 11 percent of
your protein needs, 12 percent of your carbohydrates,
and significant amounts of essential vitamins such as
phosphorous, riboflavin, and niacin.
Healthy or not, Oregon craft beers taste delicious.
Pour yourself one soon at one of the Craft Beer Month
events and visit the Oregon Brewers Festival in July.
Admission to the Festival is free, but a $4 mug
purchase as well as $1 tokens are required to try the
beers. The Brewers Festival opens at noon Thursday,
July 27th and runs through Sunday, July 30. Beer taps
shut down at 9 p.m. Thursday through Saturday; 7 p.m.
Sunday. Minors are permitted with a parent all hours.
More links on this topic:
from Gov. Kulongoski and Mayor Tom Potter of Portland)
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HOTV CLUB EQUIPMENT
Our club has brew gear that is available for members to use. All of the items reside at Corvallis Brewing Supply. There is a one week check out limit unless pre-arranged with the equipment dude...that would be me.
by Joel Rea
- RIMS (Recirculating Infusion Mash System) Due to the tenacity of this piece of equipment I would strongly suggest that you have a training brew session with someone who has experience in using it. Scott Caul has in the past been gracious to hold open house brewing sessions with this fine piece (of equipment) usually several times of the year.
- Motorized Grain Mill
- CO2 kit - Includes CO2 bottle, regulator and tool box full of draft parts
- Oxygen Bottle and Infusion Stone
- Counter Pressure Bottle Filler
- Low-Pressure Burner with tank
- 12 gallon Stainless Steel Liquor Tank
- 15 gallon Stainless Steel Mashtun / Lautertun
- Bench Capper
- 10 gallon Cornelious Keg
- AHA Style Guidelines Books 1-8
If you have a piece of equipment that is collecting dust and you would like to donate it to the club please let me know. --Joel
AHA COMPETITIONS ON THE HORIZON
2007-2008 Competition Year Schedule
Entries are due 8/10/07 and judging will be held 8/18 and 8/19/07.
Entry fee $7 (make checks payable to AHA).
AHA Club Only
8715 Stella Link Road
Houston, TX 77025
Hosted by Mike Heniff and the Foam Rangers of Houston, TX. This competition covers BJCP Category 19 beer styles.
For more information, contact Mike Heniff at firstname.lastname@example.org
Entries are due 10/1/07 and judging will be held
10/9/07. Entry fee $7 (make checks payable to AHA).
c/o: Data Base Products
12770 Coit Road
Dallas, TX 75251
Hosted by Larry Kemp and the Cap and Hare Homebrew
Club of Dallas, TX. This competition covers BJCP
Category 5 beer styles. For more information, contact
Larry Kemp at email@example.com
Entry fee $7. Hosted by Todd Crockett and the Gold Country Brewers
Association of Orangevale, CA.
This competition covers BJCP Category 2 beer styles.
For more information, contact Todd Crockett at
Entry fee $7. Hosted by Susan Ruud and the Prairie Homebrewing
Companions of Fargo, ND.
This competition covers BJCP Category 4 beer styles.
For more information, contact Susan Ruud at
Perfect Porter Challenge
Entry fee $7. Hosted by Ron Smith and the Foam Blowers of Indiana
(FBI) of Indianapolis, IN.
This competition covers BJCP Category 12 beer styles.
For more information, contact Ron Smith at