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Presidential Pint - June 2013

06/11/2013 11:34 PM | Anonymous

So I had a plan on what to write this month and then suddenly things changed. Hopefully you’ve heard the news from other sources but one of our members, John Huck has passed away.

John was a very active member of the homebrewing community and was a member of at least 3 clubs I can think of off the top of my head. The first time I remember meeting John, he was running the Pacific Northwest regional of the National Homebrewing Contest. Someone told him that I ran it for the 2 years before him and the first question I remember him asking me was “what did I get myself into?” After giving him the rundown I knew he was the type of guy who would take charge and do a great job running the contest. I think that everyone that participated in judging that year could say we were not disappointed with his effort. He was just that type of guy, very approachable, very knowledgeable and did a great job thinking things through.

A few years ago John won the Fall Classic. As part of the grand prize he won the chance to brew at Hopworks and created a beer called Huckster IPA.

Hopworks has generously decided to re-brew The Huckster IPA will have a release party on Wed June 19th at around 5PM. A Celebration of John's Life will also take place on this evening at Hopworks. Details will follow regarding the celebration as they are solidified.

Hopworks has generously made this beer to help support John's family in their time of need and to honor John's memory as a valued and respected member of the PDX homebrewing community. Please come out and raise a glass to John's memory and join in the Celebration of Life that will follow.  All funds raised will be given to the John Huck Memorial Fund. If you would like to make a donation to this memorial fund, a PayPal link to the fund has been setup for easy online donations.


Our next meeting will be FH Steinbart on June 13 at 7pm.  The education portion of our meeting will cover Sour Ales. Our style program for the month will be Weizen/Weissbier and we will once again have prizes for the best beers.  We also have 3 taps on our club jockey box open, so if you’re brining beer to the meeting and would like to put it on the jockey box please let me know so I can reserve a spot for you. Finally for our food we will be doing Tacos, so if you want to bring something to accompany that, please contact our Burgermeister, Josh Huerta.


-Chris Hummert


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