NOV. 13 IS ELECTIONS MEETING! Brew Crew News VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 NOVEMBER 2014 The Presidential Pint By Ted Assur OBC BOARD OF DIRECTORS Hello! President Ted Assur If you missed the announcement at our September meeting, I will be stepping down as OBC President at the end of this year. Thank you for your support these last few years in my various roles in club leadership. [email protected] Vice President Will Minderhout [email protected] Treasurer Dylan VanDetta [email protected] Secretary Rick Okamura [email protected] Burgermeister & Education Committee Chair Jason Barker As we head into the club’s annual election meeting, I’m happy to see that many of our board members are finding new leadership positions that they are interested in. This team of volunteers has done a great job this year and I am confident in the transition into next year with a nice mix of veterans and new blood on the board. I’m hopeful that some of the new things we tried this year will live on as part of the club tradition. [email protected] Competition Committee Chair Joel Sherman [email protected] Festival Coordinator Lee Hedgmon [email protected] Communications Committee Chair Warren Johnson [email protected] INSIDE THIS ISSUE: The Presdential Pint 1 Secretary’s Report 2 2015 Budget Proposal 3 Bottler’s Fundraiser Follow-up 5 Beer for Beer Engine 6 Education Topic 7 Fall Classic 8 OBC Club Shirts Mark Your Calendars www.oregonbrewcrew.org 9 10 You can participate in this process by submitting your self-nomination to our vice-president, Will Minderhout. Most of the nominees for the upcoming board positions are unopposed and we do have one open position, Burgermeister. This voting board-member position is responsible for ensuring we have a reasonable amount of food provided at our meetings and events. Please talk to Jason Barker if you are interested in learning more about his vision for next year’s Burgermeister. Please come vote at the November meeting! Bring your beer! Your competition chair, Joel Sherman, and I are just coming off the high that is Fall Classic. Our 13th annual competition drew over 250 entries this year from as far as Massachusetts, Florida, and Texas. Best of Show was awarded to our very own, the highly deserving and inimitable Jenn McPoland. Congratulations to all of the winners! Special thanks to all the volunteer staff, and particularly to Mark Easton and Chris Hummert for training our new BJCP judges. This is the best judge turnout I have seen in years. If you are new to homebrewing, or would like to help a friend learn, please come to FH Steinbart on November 1st for the annual AHA Learn to Homebrew Day. This is the second opportunity of the year that FH Steinbart provides to our newer homebrewers to see and participate in the process. Finally, our annual Holiday Party is December 20th at the Latvian Hall. This is a traditional potluck event with raffle prizes and activities for kids. I am looking for a few volunteers to help set up and decorate. If you are interested and able, please see me at the November general meeting. Cheers! VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 2 Secretary’s Report By Rick Okamura OBC Board Meeting Minutes Date: October 27, 2014 Time: 7:00 p.m. Location: Fire on the Mountain Members Present: President, Ted Assur; Secretary, Rick Okamura; Burgermeister & Education Committee Chair, Jason Barker; Communications Committee Chair, Warren Johnson Members Absent: (Excused Y/N?) Vice-President, Will Minderhout (Y); Treasurer, Dylan VanDetta (Y); Competition Committee Chair, Joel Sherman (Y); Festival Coordinator, Lee Hedgmon (Y) Next Board Meeting: 4:30 p.m., December 5, 2014 @ Belmont Station 1. Warren – Newsletter deadline will be October 28, 2014. experiment that we previously discussed, sometime during the winter. Jason believes that targeting this for January or February would be best. 6. Ted - Holiday Party -Rick confirms that his wife, Chanpone, will do face painting again -Non-alcoholic drinks needed (i.e. soda, juices, etc.) -Board members need to arrive early to set up the space & new board members are responsible for cleaning up after the party 7. Ted - Fall Classic wrap up -Judges survey will go out to BJCP judges -Having the software on our server was a huge help 2. Ted - Re: Volunteer/Festival –Need volunteer opportunity column in Newsletter (i.e. volunteers needed for Holiday Party). 8. Ted- Open Burgermeister position was discussed, including recruitment, write-in on ballot, post-election appointment by board, and “pizza every meeting” 3. Jason - E-Mail requests for foodvolunteers are working well. 9. Ted- November elections meeting will be pot luck 4. Jason - Education: Potential workshops discussed (carbonation, off-flavors, kegging, etc.). -Rick will print ballots, organize absentee ballots, and make arrangements for counting the vote. -Brian Haslip’s library presentation will be focused on new brewers 10. Ted - Member of the Year & OBC Cup points will be tallied and ready for the Newsletter. 5. Rick - Tim Schoenheit (Stickmen is still interested in doing the wort Members that have indicated they are running for a board postion in 2015. President - Lee Hedgmon Competitions Chair - Jamie Koty Vice President - Will Minderhout Education Chair - Jason Barker Secretary - Jodi Campbell & Pat Mack Volunteer Coordinator - Rick Okamura Treasurer - Dylan VanDetta Burgermeister - Open Comm. Chair - Jenn McPoland BREW CREW NEWS VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 3 2015 Budget Proposal 2015 Budget Proposed 2015 2015 2014 2014 SOY (Balanced) SOY (unbalanced) SOY (unbalanced) Actual YTD INCOME BJCP Dues Fall Classic Heart of Cascadia Spring Beer Fest Oregon Brewers Fest Merchandise Sales Bus Trip(s) Collaborator Donations Rec'd Unanticipated Income $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 3,000.00 10,000.00 1,600.00 300.00 1,500.00 3,500.00 1,500.00 1,200.00 450.00 - $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 3,000.00 10,000.00 1,600.00 300.00 1,500.00 3,500.00 1,500.00 1,200.00 450.00 - $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 3,000.00 10,000.00 1,600.00 500.00 1,500.00 3,500.00 300.00 1,000.00 - Total Income $ 23,050.00 $ 23,050.00 $ 21,400.00 OPERATIONAL EXPENSES 2015 SOY (Balanced) 2015 SOY (unbalanced) Today October 27, 2014 2014 SOY (unbalanced) $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ $ 2,280.00 8,570.00 2,159.00 210.00 1,500.00 1,005.00 1,125.00 444.89 150.00 1,137.00 BJCP class & test Rec'd check at Widmer BBQ Income from Widmer Collaborator beer sales Woodstock Wine & Deli for McCracken fund Fruitbeer fest, Portland Parks & Rec $ 18,580.89 2014 Actual YTD General Board Expenses $ 4,943.00 $ 4,943.00 $ 5,650.00 $ Awards/Bungs Board Mtg Expenses $ $ 600.00 1,000.00 $ $ 600.00 1,000.00 $ $ 600.00 1,000.00 $ $ Compassion fund Liability Insurance Holiday Party $ $ $ 200.00 920.00 1,373.00 $ $ $ 200.00 920.00 1,373.00 $ $ $ 200.00 900.00 2,000.00 $ $ $ AHA Ambassador dues Mileage Reimbursement $ 400.00 $ 400.00 $ $ 50.00 400.00 $ $ Donations Paid Unanticipated Expense $ $ 450.00 - $ $ 450.00 - $ $ 500.00 $ $ Burgermeister Expenses $ 4,250.00 $ 4,550.00 $ 3,955.00 $ 3,835.81 Food at In-Meetings Out-Meetings (Food, drinks, etc.) Food @ Workshops/ Demos HOTD Meeting Unanticipated Expense $ $ $ $ $ 1,100.00 2,250.00 400.00 500.00 - $ $ $ $ $ 1,100.00 2,250.00 400.00 800.00 - $ $ $ $ $ 1,055.00 2,000.00 400.00 500.00 - $ $ $ $ $ 882.86 2,032.25 182.90 737.80 - 1,421.14 Secretary and Treasurer Expenses $ 2,032.00 $ 2,082.00 $ 1,460.00 $ Office Supplies $ 250.00 $ 300.00 $ 200.00 $ P.O. Box Website & Membership Database $ $ 62.00 570.00 $ $ 62.00 570.00 $ $ 60.00 600.00 $ $ Membership Card Expenses Legal/Tax $ $ 100.00 500.00 $ $ 100.00 500.00 $ $ 100.00 500.00 $ $ Bank Fees Unanticipated Expense $ $ 550.00 - $ $ 550.00 - $ $ - $ $ Printed: 10/28/2014 10:39 AM Comments 2,768.70 Increased amounts in budgets C/D to allow for other awards or raffle prizes throughout the year 96.20 This amount is for any beverage or food item purchased in conjunction with a Board meeting whether regular or emergency in nature and for any other expenses related to board activities (i.e. office supplies, equipment for special events, board brew). This amount has not been increased since 2007. This money is allocated for cab rides home for a member or other emergency situation 918.00 Added additional coverage for events in 2014 500.00 Really this should go way up if this tradition is to survive due to the costs associated with renting a venue. This was approved as a line item in 2011 budget, added to standard budget. Reimbursement is $0.14/mile 595.00 $445 from Widmer Collaborator & $150 from Woodstock Wine & Deli 659.50 Radegast award submission costs Costs increased to allow for providing different items at meetings (occasional keg, etc) Increased budget to allow for additional benefits to members at out meetings (pints, prizes, food) For all food expenses at demos or other similar events Formalizing the amount we give to Alan yearly for the HotD meeting. 141.26 Increased budget for office supplies due to cost increases for consumables at meetings (name tags, member cards, tickets, copies, etc.) 62.00 Mailbox went up by $2 566.00 Fees related to the membership database, payment covers website, membership database, and ability to pay dues online via Paypal 85.84 Charges are related to replacing cards and or stickers yearly. 50.00 Increased due to need to refile Articles of Incorporation and potential retainer of an attorney to review the bylaws. Moved from General Board section and placed here (4/14/14) 436.08 Paypal & Square charge a % per transaction; Check image service fee ($3/month) at BofA 79.96 Page 1 of 2 Budget 2015 - Proposed.xlsx continued on next page VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 2015 Budget Proposed 2015 2015 2014 2014 SOY (Balanced) SOY (unbalanced) SOY (unbalanced) Actual YTD Education Expenses $ 5,300.00 $ 5,300.00 $ 7,000.00 $ BJCP Workshops & Demos $ $ 2,700.00 1,300.00 $ $ 2,700.00 1,300.00 $ $ 3,000.00 1,500.00 $ $ Education at Meetings Reimbursement $ $ 1,300.00 - $ $ 1,300.00 - $ $ 1,500.00 1,000.00 $ $ Unanticipated Expense $ Today October 27, 2014 - $ - $ - $ PAGE 4 Comments 3,962.78 2,687.71 Increased to potentially allow for two classes provided we can find enough teachers. 344.98 Includes Mead day, National Homebrew day, Teach a friend to homebrew day, Big Brew and any other events) 398.79 Speakers at meeting, samples, supplies for classes 504.00 Member approved reimbursement program; Does not include BJCP test reimbursement; Added 5/27/14 27.30 Beginning brewing class Competition Expenses $ 2,575.00 $ 2,725.00 $ 2,500.00 $ Fall Classic HoC Miscellaneous Competition Competition Shipping Fees Unanticipated Expense $ $ $ $ $ 1,600.00 625.00 150.00 200.00 - $ $ $ $ $ 1,600.00 625.00 300.00 200.00 - $ $ $ $ $ 1,600.00 500.00 150.00 250.00 - $ $ $ $ $ Festival Coordinator $ 2,600.00 $ 4,600.00 $ 3,200.00 $ Festivals Bus Trip(s) Merchandise Unanticipated Expense $ $ $ $ 600.00 1,500.00 500.00 - $ $ $ $ 600.00 3,000.00 1,000.00 - $ $ $ $ 500.00 1,500.00 1,200.00 - $ $ $ $ 679.42 Higher budget allows for better advertising at fests 1,415.62 1,290.60 Board moved 2013 budget ($300) to 2014; Membership approved additional increase of $600 111.00 Communication Chair $ 200.00 $ 200.00 $ 200.00 $ 126.00 Newsletter Unanticipated Expense $ 200.00 $ 200.00 $ 200.00 $ $ Vice President $ 750.00 $ 750.00 $ 1,000.00 $ Pilot System $ 750.00 $ 750.00 $ 1,000.00 $ Unanticipated Expense $ - $ - $ - $ 4,252.84 2,408.95 621.25 1,136.39 Sustainable Water challenge 86.25 - 3,496.64 100.00 26.00 Article research reimbursement 495.97 454.97 Increased budget to allow for continuing improvements to the Pilot system, as well as increased costs for Propane 41.00 Beers Made By Walking mtg Line Items $ 400.00 $ 1,300.00 $ 2,700.00 $ 2,463.79 Line Item A Line Item B Line Item C - Proposed OBC Member Giveaway Line Item D Line Item E Line Item F $ $ $ $ $ $ 300.00 100.00 - $ $ $ $ $ $ 300.00 300.00 700.00 - $ $ $ $ $ $ 300.00 300.00 300.00 500.00 300.00 1,000.00 $ $ $ $ $ $ 300.00 300.00 300.00 263.80 300.00 999.99 Total $ 23,050.00 $ - $ $ 26,450.00 $ (3,400.00) $ NET McCracken Scholarship Fund Donation Glen Hay Falconer Foundation hole sponsorship at the pro-am Bottler's Mausoleum New popup canopy Storage Space rebuild at FH Steinbart; added at July BBQ by vote from membership NHC reimbursement; Approved 12/30/2013 $1000 27,665.00 $ 22,823.67 (6,265.00) $ (4,242.78) Greetings membership! Here is the current proposed budget for FY15. Please review at your earliest convenience. I have provided our FY14 budget and actual costs to date for reference. Traditionally, we offer a balanced and unbalanced budget to provide an option. Keep in mind that changes can be made throughout the year via your vote. IMPORTANT! If you have any questions or comments regarding individual items on the budget or the process, please utilize the forums at the link provided below. The November meeting will be used to approve and formalize the budget via your vote. Printed: We will limit10:39 discussion to 15 minutes in order to make the more tolerable. 10/28/2014 AM Pagemeeting 2 of 2 Budget 2015 - Proposed.xlsx Thank you and I look forward to hearing your input. Dylan VanDetta, OBC Treasurer Link to OBC Forums VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 5 Bottler’s Fundraiser Follow-up: Last August several OBC members participated in a community-wide fundraising event for the Bottler’s Mausoleum Restoration Project at the Lone Fir Cemetery. Each of the brewers had some really great stories about why they brew and what inspired them to participate in the event. Rick Okamura, OBC Secretary, was one of the participants and here is the information that he shared with the event organizers. What inspired you about the Bottler “brew off?” The event struck me as an appropriate and enjoyable means to fundraise for the preservation of a historic monument relevant to the German immigrant experience and the culture of beer and brewing in Portland. It is only my brewing as a hobbyist that, fairly recently, prompted the disclosure of my own family history. My greatgrandfather was a homebrewer and owned a German restaurant in Detroit, Michigan, right around the turn of the century. My grandmother has since passed-on, and so I can’t confirm whether it was the First World War, and the prejudice against GermanAmericans that caused his restaurant to close, but my mother recalls her telling stories about having rocks thrown at her as a little girl because she was German. It is important to me to celebrate our German heritage and American history. What were the steps you took in brewing the beer-research, gutfeeling etc...? In developing various Weizenbock recipes over the years I have relied heavily on a presentation given at the 2008 American Homebrewers Conference by Steve Holle, titled BREW CREW NEWS “German Brewing Techniques”. Unfortunately, for the beer that I made for the Bottler brew off, I used a German wheat malt that was a more “well-modified” malt than the domestic grains that I was used to and this made my usual protein rest an excessive breakdown, and resulted in a thinner mouthfeel than desired. Part of the joy of being a homebrewer is that your best beer is always the next one. Why are you with the Brew Crew, what do you enjoy about brewing beer? The Oregon Brew Crew (or “the OBC”) is a truly unique homebrewers organization, in terms of membership, resources, history, and commitment to the culture of Oregon craft beer. It is a comradery of fellow brewers who share a common language (people who know you’re not talking about a sock race in Texas when you say that you “Amarillo dry hopped”) and a common passion -learning how to become a better brewer, mainly so that you can share that joy with others (it would probably be physically impossible for one person to drink as much beer as most of us brew). Most members would tell you that they particularly enjoy the creative process (as a professional brewer recently told me, in effect, “don’t ruin a perfectly good hobby by making it ‘work’.”). In fact, I’m pretty sure that if I sat down and did the math, it would pencil out that I spend far more time brewing and thinking about beer (science, ingredients, recipes, judging certification, beer styles, OBC board duties, etc.) than I spend drinking beer. It is meditative, it is relaxing, and it’s motivational. Brewers don’t look backwards at a “Rosebud”, they look forward to achieving that perfect example of “beerness” that they have in their mind. VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 6 Beer for the Beer Engine The OBC board is looking for volunteers to brew a beer for the club’s Beer Engine Project to be served at the upcoming holiday party on December 20. More information about the Beer Engine Project is available in the June 2014 Newsletter. In particular, we are looking for styles of beer that do well in casks such as British Ales, Strong Ales, Brown Ales, Porters, Stouts and IPAs. As an added incentive, the club will reimburse you for the reasonable cost of your ingredients if you volunteer to brew and bring your cask beer to the party. Interested? If so, please contact Brian Haslip for more information. Cheers! Homebrewer Blog Starting Erik Larson is starting a brew blog that will feature beer reviews, brewer interviews, and various other things dealing with the craft beer movement. His blog is intended to connect all areas of the craft brew community. Erik’s blog will feature homebrewers and beer tastings each month. He is seeking homebrewers who would like to participate by either sending in their beer for review or sharing their bios and photos. If you are interested, his contact information is provided to the right. Erik Larson [email protected] 541-576-4841 Advice for beginning homebrewers… You’ve just started this wonderful hobby called homebrewing. Maybe you’ve made a couple beers and they’ve even turned out fairly well. Good job! You think you’re in the groove and well on your way to becoming the next Rob Widmer until… your plastic racking cane snaps while racking your beer, and it’s 7pm on Sunday, no homebrew supply stores are open… NOW WHAT?!!!? While this should be considered a valuable learning experience it comes at the high price of possibly ruining a batch of beer. Take some precautions and have extra equipment on hand in case something happens. Look at your entire process and think, “what BREW CREW NEWS would happen if this thing broke on brew day?” A simple racking cane that breaks, a wing bottle capper, a dropped thermometer all could be disastrous to your brew day but they are cheap enough to always have a backup on hand. The one time you need it will be worth the extra money you’ve invested. Happy brewing! (Note from editor: This just happen to me when I ran out of CO2 and had a beer function to go to. How do you get the beer out of the keg without CO2 late on a Tuesday night? Luckily my neighbor had a spare. Smart guy! Now I’m going to get spare CO2 tank.) VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 7 Brewing Academics from the Education Department How to have a smoother running brew day. If you’re like me, relying on memory for everything you need on brew day is flirting with disaster. Of course we know to get our equipment ready and our recipe formulated and ingredients purchased, but sometimes things fall through the cracks leading to a last minute panic. Ask me how I know. For example, my most consistent failure was forgetting to take my Wyeast smackpack out of the fridge and smack it early in the day. Instead I’d remember to do this about 7 seconds before pitching time. Nice. Turns out yeast don’t like jumping from a 36° fridge into 70° wort. Eventually little failures like this led me to make a list that I call “THE BEER RULES.” Many of you will see this list as simple and unnecessary but it works for me and has led to a much smoother and enjoyable brew day. It also helps me consistently make better beer or more specifically, make the beer I intended to make that day. It’s also a “living list” in that after each brew day I make notes to improve or change the list next time. Basically every item on the list was born as the result of at least one brew day failure. Try reading each item and envision what must’ve happened to me that I felt the need to put that item on the list. Yeah, I’ve made a few mistakes. The first 5 items on the list are as a direct result of holes in the Beersmith software I use. Beersmith is a great program but as we learned at our meeting a few months ago it’s best to double check its calculations. Manually calculating the grain weight, absorption rate, boil-off rate, strike water volume, and total water needed will give you confidence. BREW CREW NEWS THE BEER RULES Recipe Name: Total Grain weight= Check grain absorption (.13gals/lb=1.04fl oz/oz)= Check boil off rate (1.1gals/hour)= Check strike water vol (1.5-2 qts/lb of grain)= Check total water needed= Calc water minerals for strike water volume only Calc mash volume to ensure it will fit my 56qt tun (qts strike water+ (lbs grain*0.32))= (Beersmith gets this wrong) Cannot use pellet and leaf hops together in boil or it will clog drain filter, try using bag Take yeast out of fridge and smack it or warm it as req’d! Pre-heat mash tun Prepare drain buckets Have sanitizer ready After 1st draining, calc grain absorption and adjust 2nd batch sparge water volume accordingly. Having this list on brew day helps everything go smoothly and lets me focus on the fun of brewing instead of the stress of forgetting something. VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 8 The 13th Annual Oregon Brew Crew Fall Classic Thank you judges, stewards, entrants, volunteers and sponsors of the 13th annual OBC Fall Classic! A special congratulations to Jenn McPoland, Best of Show, 2014 Fall Classic! For a complete list of winners, go here. Scoresheets and medals will be sent out shortly. If you did not receive your scoresheet(s), email [email protected] oregonbrewcrew.org Next Style Comp “Big Beers” The Club’s last Style Competition of the year will be “Big Beers,” at the November election meeting at FH Steinbart. Did you enter a barley wine, strong scotch ale or double IPA in the fall classic? Enter it again in the last SCP of the year for more feedback and a chance to win more prizes! To enter, email [email protected] oregonbrewcrew.org how many beers you will enter, and bring 1 bottle of each big beer entry to the November meeting, labeled with your name and the style that you’d like the beer judged against. For allowable styles, see http://www. oregonbrewcrew.org/page-1510121. OBC Point Standings The OBC Cup is for our members who enjoy entering (and winning) homebrew competitions. The Member of the Year award (AKA “The Silver Bung”) is to honor the member that most actively participates in supporting the club. Both of these awards are based solely on individuals reporting their activity. AND both of these programs reward participants with additional RAFFLE tickets at our end-of-year holiday party. Likewise, both of these programs have predetermined point awards for specific activities. ALL other reported activities are awarded points at the sole discretion of the OBC/MOY committee. The cut off date for point submissions this year will be noon on December 5, 2014. As of October 28, 2014, the point standings are as follows: BREW CREW NEWS Member of the Year: OBC CUP: Brian Haslip Bruce Prior Michele Lish Tracy Hensley Mark Glasby Jamie Koty Lisa Barker Nick Dahl Gary Hilbers Doug Ballou Jenn McPoland Corrie Heath Eric Hinson Katherine Haslip Charles Macaluso Tom Bowden Eric Metcalf Aaron Bartels Dave Hamilton Clayton Hawkes Charles Macaluso Jason Barker Jenn McPoland Dave Hamilton Doug Ballou Brian Haslip Bruce Prior Mark Glasby Eric Metcalf Warren Johnson Eric Hinson 155 89 85 71 50 50 45 45 42 39 37 36 27 25 24 15 14 10 7 5 *OBC Cup standings do not yet include scoring for “Annual Multiple Category Bonus”. (See 4d on our OBC cup page) 450 175 58 52 32 14 10 8 8 4 2 VOLUME 37, NUMBER 11 PAGE 9 OBC T-Shirts! Show your club pride with a 4.5 oz., 100% preshrunk ringspun cotton t-shirt. Be the cool brewer on the block with the OBC logo on the back of the shirt and a one color logo with “Oregon’s Oldest Homebrew Club Established 1979” on the front left chest. JUST $20 PER SHIRT! We have in stock these colors and various sizes. But hurry! Limited to stock on hand. Just contact [email protected] or come to the next OBC meeting to pick them up. Men’s Black Women’s Plum Also available OBC hooded sweatshirts! Keep warm while brewing this spring in a heavy 50% cotton, 50% polyester blend, 8 oz., FullZip Hoodies. Comes in Cardinal Red and Dark Chocolate. JUST $35 EACH! BREW CREW NEWS Men’s Asphalt Women’s Chocolate NOVEMBER SMTWT FS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 2122 23 24 25 26 27 2829 30 DECEMBER SMTWT FS 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 1920 21 22 23 24 25 2627 28 2930 31 JANUARY SMTWT FS 12 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 2324 25 2627 28 293031 Mark Your Calendars! NOV LEARN TO HOMEBREW DAY 1 FH Steinbarts Co. NOV OBC ELECTION MEETING 13 FH Steinbarts Co. DEC 3-7 HOLIDAY ALE FEST Pioneer Square DEC 20 OBC HOLIDAY PARTY Latvian Hall JAN OBC MEETING 8 FH Steinbarts SIERRA NEVADA 2010-2014 “CELEBRATION ALE” VERTICAL KEG TASTING Woodstock Wine & Deli 4030 S.E. Woodstock Blvd. Saturday, November 1st from 1pm - 6pm Five vintages of Sierra Nevada “Celebration Ale” will be tasted from keg. The new 2014 release will be tasted side by side with our stashed keg(s) of 2013, 2012, 2011, and 2010. As always, the kegs will be tapped at the same time with all brand new beer lines, and completely disassembled and cleaned metal tapping components. The 2010-2013 kegs were purchased new and stored on premise in our cooler at a constant 36-38 degrees. A portion of the tasting proceeds will be donated to the Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) “Bob McCracken Scholarship Fund”. Named in honor of the late OBC President Bob McCraken, who passed away during his presidential term, the scholarship is awarded to a recipient who is enrolled in the Fermentation Science program at Oregon State University. Local Sierra Nevada reps will be in attendance and are providing door prizes from the brewery. PRICE: A five glass 6 oz. sampler of each vintage will be $15. Individual 6 oz. and pint sizes will also be available. Volunteers Needed THURSDAY, NOV 13TH, 6:30 PM: OBC ELECTIONS MEETING AT FH STEINBART We are looking for 2-3 volunteers to help with Burgermeister duties at our upcoming elections meeting. The volunteers will need to show up at the meeting around 6:30 pm to help get out the tables and set up plates, napkins, utensils, garbage stand, etc. We’ll also need help to put everything away after the meeting. Contact Jason Barker. SATURDAY, DEC 20TH, 12 NOON: OBC HOLIDAY PARTY AT LATVIAN HALL We are looking for 2-5 volunteers to help with decorations and party prep in advance of the holiday party. Contact Ted Assur.
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