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President’s Message: November 2019

Fellow Homebrewers and Beer Lovers:

Please note that the November meeting has been moved to this Wednesday the 20th.

Thanksgiving is almost here, so it’s time to decide what beer your going to pair with your hot, thick & juicy birds! I’m no cicerone, but a quick google search pulled up an article by They recommend something “malty, a bit sweet, and not too bitter. Think bocks or marzens, brown ales, dubbels and tripels. – Save that imperial stout for the pumpkin pie, and IPA for leftover turkey sandwiches.”

Since our last meeting, our club participated in the Evansville Wartime Museum HANGAR BASH! Thanks to Sky Buttrum and all who donated and/or participated for representing the OVHA at this event.

In case you didn’t read on the forum or hear otherwise, Steve Fickas reached out to me yesterday to let me know that the Superior Ag Co-op Corner Store will be closing their doors for good.. I was very sad to hear this, as I’ve always enjoyed talking with the staff, and the fact that they usually had what I needed in a pinch. Steve said they are liquidating all merchandise, and all homebrew supplies are now 30% off.

Rather than a having the traditional tech topic at tomorrow’s meeting, we will be using that time to collect Big Turkey entries. If you are entering any beers, please be sure you have 2 bottles per entry, and that you have registered on the link that is posted in the chat forum. Please also be sure you have the labels rubber-banded to each bottle. If you can’t attend tomorrow’s meeting, but intend to enter beer/s, you can deliver your entries to Damsel (Maiden’s) by 11/27. Good luck to all who enter! I will be looking forward to announcing the results!

A heads up for the December Meeting/Holiday Party- This will be held on Wednesday, December 18th as Christmas Day falls on the last Wednesday of the month.

VP Jordan will once again be filling in for me this month, before I hand over the gavel to him at the December Holiday Party. I look forward to seeing everyone then! Wishing everyone a safe and happy Thanksgiving.