October 2022

Oregon Brew Crew Newsletter

Upcoming Meeting(s) & Events

October "IN" Meeting 

Thursday, 10/13/22 at 7pm

FH Steinbart

234 SE 12th Ave,
Portland, OR 97214


Education Topic: 
Brandon Whelan will be presenting on coffee beers. Brandon Whalen is a brewer and lab technician at Breakside in Portland Oregon. He is a BJCP certified beer judge, writer of beer, and all-around beer nerd. Before brewing professionally he was an award-winning homebrewer while working as a chef. He studied Brewing Chemistry and Fermentation Science through the University of Oklahoma. Brandon enjoys experimenting with different ingredients focusing on both clean and mixed-culture beers.

Potluck too. See Burgermeister Brews News for more details.


Reminder: You can renew your membership online at
oregonbrewcrew.org or at the meeting.

Note: Regularly scheduled club meetings occur on the
second Thursday of each month.

Presidential Pint

Happy October and the beginning of Fall. Hopefully you all had a good summer! Now is fresh hop beer time. This is one of my favorite things this time of year. I look forward to trying as many different fresh hop beers as possible and try to chase them down. I also enjoy the fresh hop beer festivals where I can try many different beers from various breweries.

Fall is also the time for Oktoberfest which is traditionally in late September but many breweries and tap houses do festivals the first and second weeks of October. This is also the time we start to see those pumpkin beers and ciders in stores and on tap.

I wanted to remind all of you about potential OBC board positions that need to be filled by members like you. The Oregon Brew Crew (OBC) board is made up of energetic members with great ideas that lead the club with various training opportunities . They also organize the membership at volunteer events like The Portland Craft Beer Festival and other events. There will be several members who are retiring from the board and we need members with new ideas to help out and take on those responsibilities and board positions. Please consider running for a board position and let any of your board members know what questions you have. I look forward to seeing you all at the next meeting.

The October OBC meeting will be on Thursday10/13/22 at FH Steinbart’s at 7pm.


-Jon Campbell

2020-2022 OBC President

Free Beer!

For the meetings…

We need beer for the meetings! We are looking for members to sign up and bring kegs to our In-meetings held at Steinbarts. To help incentivize and off set the cost of ingredients we are giving a $10 Steinbarts gift certificate to anyone who brings a keg.

Please sign up before the meeting so we know who is bringing beer. We have In-meetings scheduled for July, September, October and November.

Members can always bring bottles and growlers as well but this incentive only applies to kegs. To sign up for these meetings please email grace.schrick@oregonbrewcrew.org.  


Grace Schrick

Vice President

Burgermeister Brews News 

Hey everyone I trust everyone is well. I am looking forward to another IN meeting with y'all.

We are having regular potluck style for the October meeting. Please bring some yummy food to share. There will be a raffle for some cool items this month. You will get 1-5 tickets for bringing food. Please remember to tag your item if it has onion in it so I can keep away as I am deathly allergic.

And as an early notice, let me say that our November meeting will not only be voting on board, please sign up, but it also will be our annual Chili Cook Off! I will be bringing a pot of chili, show us what you got!

Thank you And as always, Keep brewing, keep cooking but most of all keep healing,

Your Burgermeister 




Competition Corner - October

Upcoming Competitions:

Rocktoberfest, Redmond OR, 10/1, https://cfahomebrew.org/wp/  Results should be posted in a few days, check FB for a results post. 

Fall Classic,11/11-11/12 Portland OR. https://fallclassic.oregonbrewcrew.org/ Drop off at Steinbarts and elsewhere by 11/4. Judging at Imperial Yeast. All styles accepted, plenty of time to brew, no reason not to enter something for fun, and support the club. Judges and stewards always needed and appreciated. Obc' large competition of the year; if you wish to help organize, contact scott.nieradka@oregonbrewcrew.org

OBC Cup:

Charles Macaluso


Corrie Heath


Adam Lund



Come on, I know more than these 3 have won medals this year, Fill out the form here whenever you enter any competition, win or lose, and get points for competing. Points can be traded for tasty raffle tickets at our annual holiday party, and the overall winner gets a prize. See full details at the link above.

Washington Comps:

Lights Out! Dark Beers Only 2022Auburn, WA

Entry Deadline: 10/28/2022

Entry Fee: 9

Steven Ouzts (steven@ouzts.net)


40th Anniversary Party Reminder 

Date: Saturday, Nov 5th

Location: Laurelhurst Club, 3721 SE Ankeny - This is on the north side of Laurelhurst Park. (Do not confuse it with the pub.) 

Time: Doors open at 6 PM. 

Food is catered by Elephants Delicatessen & Catering.

We will have beer from: Level (Smoked Porter), Ecliptic (Barleywine), Breakside (TBD), Cider Riot (Bourbon Barrel Cider), Hair of the Dog (a special barrel-aged blended beer), Zoiglhaus (Zoigl-Pils), Ninkasi (TBD), and Upright (Rye Saison) and possible one other beer.  

There will be an historic slide presentation. You will receive a special 40th Anniversary Glass donated by Imperial Yeast.  Cake from Chuck's Produce will be served.  The event will end around 9 PM as the committee needs to clean up the event space. 

Tickets are still available at: https://www.oregonbrewcrew.org/event-365141   Members (Individual and Family) $35, non-members $45.

OBC 40 Planning Committee


OBC Membership Benefits 

Renew Now - OBC membership is the best deal around at $35/year Individual or $55/year for a family! Log In and renew today!  

Here are just a few of the great benefits membership provides:

  • Encouraging newer Brewers to take up this rewarding hobby.
  • Learning about new beer styles through education presentations and by trying new beers when a member brings in a sample of their latest treasure.
  • The potluck feast that we have at our In Meetings!
  • The feedback on the beer that we brew – it always helps to talk to someone who really knows their stuff.
  • The amazing pilot system- the first five times I brewed were on our pilot system.
  • The 10% discount at FH Steinbart company- it’s back!
  • The ‘Out’ meetings at awesome breweries!
  • All the amazing Education topics!
  • Most importantly, the people I’ve met at the meetings and through the meetings, wow truly a unique group of individuals.

Bob Davee

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!


Any questions? Send them to

Happy brewing!

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:


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

Vice President, Grace Schrick

Treasurer, Michele Lish

Secretary, Corrie Heath

Education Committee Chair, Alex Parise

Competition Committee Chair, Scott Nieradka

Communications Chair, Jim Sullins

Events Coordinator, Bill Midkiff

Bürgermeister, Torri Hansmann

Membership, Bob Davee

Historian, Jeremie Landers

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