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President’s Message: September 2018

Fellow Homebrewers,

This month’s meeting is at Germania Mannerchor. Don’t forget your can good, and cash for half pot (remember, it’s how we pay our monthly meeting rent!). We’ve had a great participation rate so far this year, so let’s keep it going! This month, Jeremy Dunn will be giving a presentation on Rice Wine.

SWIRCA, despite all of the rain and mud, was a success. We had around 28 beers on tap; great job by everyone who donated a beer. I would also highly encourage anyone who has beer leftover from SWIRCA, to donate those kegs to Brew Ha Ha next weekend, or to future events. So far only a couple of people have donated and signed up to serve next weekend.

I’d also like to remind everyone that we always need plenty of hands on deck to tear down and that includes unloading everything back at Turonis. We’ll add notations to sign up sheets going forward to make everything clear, but we did have some no-shows for unloading. I know we all like to have a great time, but the more hands we have, the quicker we can all get home… or to the next stop!

Sign up sheets will be at the September meeting, and available on the forum, for all remaining events.

09/29/2018: Brew Ha Ha
10/13/2018: Evansville Wartime Museum
10/27/2018: Wandering Owl *REVISED DATE*

I will be donating beers to all events, please consider doing the same. The crowds always love the beers we bring out, and it’s also a great way to clear out some keg space! Bottles are always welcome as well if you don’t keg. If you’ve never served in the past and are interested, please let myself or another board member know so we can walk you through the process of acquiring a volunteer servers license.

Have you been getting your recipes ready for Big Turkey? Below is your monthly reminder that this year’s categories are:

Category 5 – Pale Bitter European Beer
5a German Leichtbier
5b Kolsch
5c German Helles Exportbier
5d German Pils

Category 19 – Amber and Brown American Beer
19a American Amber Ale
19b California Common
19c American Brown Ale

These beers will be and will be scored against the 2015 BJCP Guidelines.

Josh Wuertz
OVHA President

Other Important Upcoming Dates:

11/3/2018 – AHA Learn to Homebrew Day
Late Nov/Early Dec: OVHA Big Turkey