March 2022
Oregon Brew Crew Newsletter

 

Upcoming Meeting(s) & Events

March Meeting 3/10/22 at 7pm
In-person "Out" meeting!

Swift Cider Taproom

100 NE Farragut St, #101,
Portland, OR 97211


Presidential Pint

Happy March, the month of St. Paddy’s Day and green dyed beer. Hopefully you enjoyed February, Oregon’s stout month and took advantage of Zwickelmania. March is a good month for dark beers and Irish beers. It is the last month of winter.

There was recent news of brewfests starting up again starting with the Central Oregon Winter Beer Festival on March 5th at Goodlife Brewing.  SheBrew is having it’s 7th annual beer festival on March 6th at Castaway. The Bend Brewfest has been rescheduled to May 12th-14th on the waterfront in the Old Mill district by the amphitheater. The Portland Craft Brewfest returns to Fields Park in Portland on July 1st-3rd. Oregon Brewers Festival also returns to Portland waterfront on July 28th-30th.

As reported COVID-19 positive cases are on the decline and available hospital beds increase, Oregon is getting closer to lifting the indoor mask mandate on March 12th. Your 2022 OBC board is looking to have an in person meeting at FH Steinbarts in the near future. We are also trying to figure out some out meetings at local breweries. I look forward to seeing you all soon and sharing some Homebrew.

This month we will have an "Out" meeting at Swift Cider on 3/10/22 at 7pm. They are located at 100 NE Farragut St, #101, Portland, OR 97211. Please remember out meetings are for members only. Please remember to renew your membership if it has lapsed. We can also renew it at Swift Cider.

Cheers,

-Jon Campbell

2020-2022 OBC President

Competition Corner - March

New BJCP guidelines were released: https://www.bjcp.org/bjcp-style-guidelines/ . The 2021 are a pretty minor update to the 2015 guidelines. Only a few new styles, and the majority of styles are unchanged.The changes are minor and largely nothing massive to get used to (Unless Kellerbiers are your jam, and if so you will be happy the guidelines are vastly improved, and disappointed they got shoved in historical now) but its good for the BJCP judges to give it a once over. The history sections are much improved, though that doesn't impact judging directly. 

Competition Results:

SheBrew, Portland OR 2/27/22 

Results athttps://shebrew.oregonbrewcrew.org/

Female Identified brewers only, Organized by the Oregon Brew Crew and HRC. 

Results weren't posted as of time of writing, but congrats to all the OBC brewers who medaled and participated.


Upcoming Competitions:

Best of Craft Beer Awards 3/4/22

Commercial beer only, but I know a lot of the BJCP judges enjoy judging this one. It is moving to the fairgrounds in Redmond this year, and will be a little later in march. 

KLCC Homebrew Competition: Eugene, 4/7 entries due 3/31 

(Steinbarts drop off) 

Our friends at Cascade Brewers Society in Eugene are holding their annual KLCC homebrew competition again this year.. Plenty of time to brew a batch or two, and a good excuse too. They always support our comps with plenty of quality entries and judges, so please consider entering and supporting them (and going down to judge...).

Washington Mead and Cider Cup: Everett WA 4/22 entries due 4/9

Website isn't up yet, but is listed on the AHA competition calendar. 

National Homebrew Competition: Pittsburgh, 6/21-23, Entries need to arrive June 3rd

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/entrant-volunteer-information One round competition this year.  Apply for entries March 22nd. Entries need to arrive by June 3rd. With shipping that's a month in the bottle before being judged, packaging/low o2 in the bottle will be critical. Plenty of time to practice your bottling and let your beers sit for a month and see if your technique is good enough. 

Heart of Cascadia: Early June

OBC’s yearly IPA only competition, if you wish to help with planning or organizing reach out to scott.nieradka@oregonbrewcrew.org. We managed to hold it last year so we will hold it somehow again this year in early june, (barring some new mutant death variant that melts peoples faces)  


 

Burgermeister Brewsnews

March will be an "Out" meeting, so no Burgermeister Brewsnews this month.

Don't forget the OBC Pilot System!

Some of the equipment includes:

   • Added a 2nd, better pump on a new stand
   • Improved the existing pump
   • Added switches to both pumps
   • replaced all of the hoses
   • Added a sparge arm
   • Added a 3rd burner high BTU

Follow the link to use the brew system or to request specific parts for your next brew day!

https://www.oregonbrewcrew.org/pilotsystem

Any questions? Send them to
board@oregonbrewcrew.org
Happy brewing!

Introducing the new OBC Discord Server!


Hello everyone, Jim here. I wanted to familiarize everyone with an excellent new resource for OBC members. In September 2020 we rolled out a dedicated, private Discord server for everyone to use as a new way of connecting, collaborating and sharing with fellow members and beer nerds.

What is Discord you ask?

Discord started in 2012 as a social networking platform primarily aimed at gamers. Like Slack, which you may have heard of or use at work now, Discord offers topic-based text channels, audio chat and screen sharing, and lots of great ways to integrate with other public and private web services, like the OBC website and membership system.


Signup for the OBC Discord at:

https://discord.gg/rp33QkJYfj

Benefits of Discord

  • Unlimited topics (brewing help, education, recipes, ingredients, gear, style specific, bjcp, etc)

  • Roles to differentiate members, judges, board members or even volunteers

  • Has a friendly mobile app (phones or tablets)

  • Customize how you are notified of updates (email, app notifications, likes and @mentions)

  • Ability to stream live events, brewdays and more (look for our first live brewday soon!)

  • Automatic posts from HomebrewFinds.com and Brulosophy (more to come)

  • Dozens of file uploads (recipes, presentations, videos

  • More of a “real-time discussion” as opposed to individual posts on a bulletin board

  • For some people, the fact that it is NOT Facebook is a major positive as well


So follow the link above, set up your account (or link your existing account to our server) and jump right in!


Please try to use your full name, or at least most of your name so that people will recognize you. Administrators may override your Username, but don’t worry you can still be “MegaDude95” on your favorite Minecraft server


2022 Board of Directors:

President, Jon Campbell
jon.campbell@oregonbrewcrew.org

Vice President, Grace Schrick
grace.schrick@oregonbrewcrew.org

Treasurer, Michele Lish
michele.lish@oregonbrewcrew.org

Secretary, Corrie Heath
corrie.heath@oregonbrewcrew.org

Education Committee Chair, Alex Parise
alex.parise@oregonbrewcrew.org

Competition Committee Chair, Scott Nieradka
scott.nieradka@oregonbrewcrew.org

Communications Chair, Jim Sullins
jim.sullins@oregonbrewcrew.org

Events Coordinator, Bill Midkiff
bill.midkiff@oregonbrewcrew.org

Bürgermeister, Torri Hansmann
torri.hansmann@oregonbrewcrew.org

Membership, Bob Davee
bob.davee@oregonbrewcrew.org

Historian, Jeremie Landers
jeremie.landers@oregonbrewcrew.org


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board@oregonbrewcrew.org
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