Meeting Agenda – March 2018

March 16, 2018 Meeting Agenda

1.) The Judging and Steward registration will be open from 1/31/18 to 5/19/18

Entry Opening Date: 4/1/18
Entry Close Date: 5/5/18
Entry Sorting Date: 5/9/18
Early Judging Day #1: 5/16/19
Early Judging Day #2: 5/17/18
Main Judging at Brewbakers: 5/19/18
Awards at Hop Blossom Festival: 6/9/18

Details on Entries for 2018:
Entries:Paid entry limit of 150 Entries.
Limit 5 Entries per Brewer
3 bottles per entry
Entry Fee: $10
Club Members?? get $2 off per entry

2.) Survivor Series 2018 – Jason and Doug

Survivor series 2018
2018 Schedule – subsequent categories announced at each meeting
Category 19: Amber/Brown American Beer – March 16th Meeting
2nd Round Bottles Due – July 20th
3rd Round Bottles Due – November 16th

Winner Announced at Annual Christmas Party – December 21st

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.) Club Merchandise

SVHG Logo Tee – $16
SVHG Logo Crew Sweatshirt – $21
SVHG Logo Zip Hoodie – $33
SVHG Logo Tote Bag – $17
SVHG Logo Mug – $10
SVHG Logo Infant Onesie/Infant Tee/Todler Tee – $16

5.) SVHG Barrel Aging Project

Doug, Kaan, Linda, Jason, Micah, Paul, Steve B, Tim S, Travis, Grant W and Grant S
Old Ale – Using recipe from Beer and Brewing Magazine
55 gallon Brandy Barrel from Mt. Defiance Distillery in Middleburg, VA – $150
11 participants
6 gallon batches to account for overflow and/or suboptimal batches
Storage/Cellaring – TBD
Group Brew Day: March 17th
Filling date/party: TBD
Sampling throughout the year

6.) Treasurer’s Report:


7.) 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

8.) 2018 SVHG Membership 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

9.) Valley Homebrew happenings by Eric

Please be mindful of the store while we use it for meetings and such
Be respectful of the meeting and retail areas
Clean up should be completed by 9pm
Tasting cups should be disposed of appropriately
Valley Homebrew will be stocking Giga Yeast!

10.) 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.

11.) Future Meeting Presentations

MAR – March Madness (Angela T)

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

MAY – Hop Blossom

JUNE – Beers of Ohio (Micah V)

JULY – Water chemistry experiment- Jason W

AUGUST – Grain teas (Kaan C)


12.) 2018 Calendar next two-ish months

Mar 22nd – Club Meetup – 7:30pm @ Virginia Beer Museum
April 1st – Hop Blossom Comp Registration Open
April 12th – Club Meetup – 7:30pm @ Esutcheon Brewery
April 26th – Club Meetuo – 7:30pm @ Backroom Brewery

13.) Club Library

Many books donated by club members available

14.) Water ProFILE – collecting spring/city/town water profiles for club members

$42 per profile through Ward Laboratories
Asking for $3-5 dollar donation for a copy of each profile to recuperate some of the expense

Current ProFILE
Rt 55 Spring – West of Star Tannery off of Rt 55 towards Wardensville, WV

14.) Event ideas:

Kids Club Cash Party in April – Kaan and Jason

Group Brew Days

15.) 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

16.) Website – Greg W. and Eric B.

16.) Other Notables:

Anything else needed to be addressed?