Meeting Agenda – January 2018

January 19, 2018 Meeting Agenda

1) 2018 Hop Blossom Planning Committee Meeting on 1/13/18

We are going to be putting together a SVHG Team for all things Hop Blossom. If you are interested in helping us plan the SVHG’s involvement in Hop Blossom, (The Fest and the Competition) please let us know ASAP. This is an easy way to become more involved in the club and judging apart from attending monthly meetings. We would need assistance in the departments of donation inquiries, judging, awards/medal presentation, entry procurement etc.

2) Survivor Series – Jason and Doug

Survivor series 2017-2018 Q4 bottles due at meeting – Blackberry Porter (20A/29A)

Details about 2018-2019 series will be presented as well. This is a great opportunity to brew a plethora of styles and gain experience judging in the process!!

3.) SVHG Work Shirts

Ron is still looking to fill an order for SVHG Work/Brewer Shirts.

Status is: TBD We need to have Ron check the tally. Jeff Hill added to the list as well as Kaan said he would buy two shirts to hopefully make the total at 12. Currently he has 10 interested parties

4.) SVHG Barrel Aging Project

Doug, Kaan, Linda, Jason, Micah, Paul, Steve B, Tim S, Travis, Grant W and Myself

If anyone else wants to participate, please let me know

The only distillery we have had luck connecting with is River Hill Distillery out of Luray, VA. The others either don’t have barrels in their immediate emptying schedule or dropped communication. River Hill uses 15 gallon barrels – so keep that in mind. I have room for multiple barrels in my basement cellar (nice temp and humidity for aging). More discussion during the meeting

5.) Treasurer’s Report:


6.) 2018 SVHG Membership Dues

It’s that time of year again to pay our annual club dues. Keep in mind these dues help the club reimburse presenters, buy awards for our in house competitions, covers our AHA club insurance, Sully Cups, Fund Brewery Tours, BJCP Training Aids such as Off Flavor Tastings and Study Materials and helps to buy all the miscellaneous items we need to make our meetings/events happen!

You can pay directly via paypal by going to the following link and paying for the full year:

Or you can make a payment at the next SVHG Meeting you attend by speaking with an SVHG Leader or our Treasurer Paul

7.) Valley Homebrew happenings by Eric

8.) 2017-18 Membership Discounts: (Requires SVHG 2017-18 Membership Card)

• Village Bistro: 10% off Packaged Beer and Food (No discount on the beer that you drink in house)

• The Better Beer Store: 10% Off Purchases

• Winchester Brew Works: 15% Off Purchases

• Valley Homebrew: 10% Off Packaged Beverage Purchases

• Village Bistro: 10% off Packaged Beer and Food (No discount on the beer that you drink in house)

• The Better Beer Store: 10% Off Purchases

• Winchester Brew Works: 15% Off Purchases

• COMING SOON a Discount at Front Royal Brewing Co. & Broken Window Brewing Co.

9.) Future Meeting Presentations

Jan – Spruce Christmas Beer Presentation (Tim A, Tim S, Steve B)

FEB – New England IPA Tips and Tricks (Grant S.)

Mar – OPEN

Apr – OPEN

May – How to taste beer and fill out a BJCP Scoresheet (Eric Boyers/Tim A/Grant S/Steve B)


JULY – Water chemistry experiment- Jason W

10.) Amazon Smile:

Just a reminder folks, you can help the SVHG Raise $ via your normal Amazon Purchases. Below is the direct link to link your Amazon account to the SVHG via Amazon smile at no cost to you or the club, yet Amazon help by donating to our 501c3

11.) 2018 Calendar next two months

• Jan. 6th Meet the Brewer of FroRo Brewing Company (Tim Arndt) at The Virginia Beer Museum

• Jan. 13th 2018 Hop Blossom Homebrew Competition Planning Meeting

• Jan. 19th SVHG Survivor Series Q4 Bottles Due

• Jan. 19th January SVHG Meeting

• Feb 16th February Monthly Meeting

12.) Club Library

Many books donated by club members available

Water Testing File

13.) Event ideas:

Kids Club Cash Party in April – Kaan and Jason

brewday gadgets and tricks. Please bring tools/tips you use to improve your brewday.

14.) Local Homebrew Comp Calendar

3/11 – 11th Annual CASK Virginia Beer Blitz

3/24 – DC Homebrewers Cherry Blossom

5/6 – 6th Annual Hop Blossom Festival

14.) Other Notables:

Anything else needed to be addressed?