It's a great story of how the New Albion brand was safe guarded by Jim Koch of Boston Beer. How the proceeds of Boston Beer's New Albion batch went to Jack along with the naming rights.
Interested in all-grain brewing? Register for our upcoming class that will teach you how! We will cover all aspects from strike to sparge as well as building your equipment. Cost is $20. Please call the shop to sign up.
As usual, AHA members get first crack at the GABF tickets.
Tuesday, July 30 09:00 PDT is the time all AHA members will be on their computers buying tickets.
The rest of the world will wait until Weds July 31, 09:00 PDT.
The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.
Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.
GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for next Sunday, June 9th at 8:00 a.m. Mr. Treasurer, Kent Fletcher and Madam Ex-President, Nancy Gold will take over leading the crew this month for a batch of a clone recipe of Allagash's Curiuex, the famous big, oaky, Belgian-y brew. They are well known for their excellent brews and brewing smarts so it should be a great session!
Crazy Harry's will be hosting a Port/Lost Abbey Tap Takeover!
8 Beers to be poured:
Avant Garde Biere de Garde
Devotion Belgian Pale Ale
Hot Rocks Lager
Lost and Found Abbey Dubbel
Old Viscosity American Strong Ale
Shark Attack Imperial Red Ale
AUSTRALIAN researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses -- a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine.
Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.
Come on out to Woodland Hills and join us for our monthly club meeting!
This time to address everyone's concerns about time we're going to start promptly at Noon! So bring your beer and share with everyone! (Or bring yourself and enjoy yourself responsibly!)
Just wandering if Medals for placing entries were sent out yet?
Nice to see Buffalo Wild Wings talking strategy about selling craft beer. Interesting to see that they obviously have a huge problem with a staff that can't execute beer descriptions and upsells.
Wonder who's making their "Game Changer" - giving that it's rolling out to 900 units, I can't imagine it's anybody too small!
Our friends at the LAX Four Points hotel are being beer savvy again!
Unfortunately Golden Road's Homebrewer night has now been cancelled.
Hey Everybody! Golden Road Brewery is hosting a Homebrewer's night on June 6. They are featuring the finalists for their Pro-Am, so come out and support Fellow Falcon John Aitchison!
From the website:
Come one, come all! We are hosting a special Homebrewer's Night at our events space Chloe's on June 6th! This event will be the Final Round of judging for our GABF Pro/Am "Mystery Hop" Competition, so come on out and help us decide which beer we'll be bringing to Denver with us!
As if we didn't already have the best IPAs on tap. Now we're giving you even more!
Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for an
I.P.A. Tap Takeover
Starting @ 11:00 AM
We will bring you over 10 Amazing I.P.A.s on Draught
BEAR REPUBLIC BLACK RACER
BEAR REPUBLIC CRAZY IVAN
FLYING DOG CITRA SINGLE HOP
OSKAR BLUES GUBNA
HERETIC EVIL COUSIN
CLOWN SHOES TRAMP STAMP
NINKASI TOTAL DOMINATION
FIGUEROA MOUNTAIN HOPPY POPPY
Limited Supplies - come early to not miss out on the great beer.
This is an event not to be missed by any beer lover!
Over the May 3-4 weekend I attended the Gaslight Gathering convention in San Diego. This is the 3rd year this convention has been held.
On Saturday I presented a beer appreciation panel. The presentation room was full and after a 5 minute talk about the history of beer, we started the sampling. The sampling list:
Hitachino Red Rice Ale
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Petrus Aged Red
Basically it was a world tour of beers.
It is now Sunday afternoon. Home again after a wonderful weekend spent at the Acton KOA enjoying beer, outstanding dinner (yay Peter!) and great snacks brought by everyone.
But best of all was being surrounded by fellow Falcons. Though we were a smaller group than I was expecting, everyone was in great spirits....
Perhaps a trifle late to be trying to stimulate the subject, but I'm bringing a keg of Steve and Reenie's OHO! Orange Honey Red Ale. You can find the recipe right here on the Falcons website in the recipe section, from 2011. It's a good'n.
And I'll dig up a couple of old/weird things for the Dead Palates Society meeting (beer re-animation projects?).
Earlier this morning I wrote an article for ExperimentalBrew.com talking about the recent crossing of the finish line in regards to all 50 states becoming fully legal.
Of course the Falcons feature in the mix as do our newsletters!
This was my first experience with a competition. Was nice to see the score cards and see what I can make better. Are ribbons given out if you place or just for BOS. Thanks again.
I'm basically at Pico & Fairfax. Just let the water run for a minute or two.
My building is somewhere between 80-90 years old and might be a slight factor.
This after going through a GE Household high flow filter
So, what this story says is that LA Nightlife force Cedd Moses is planning a 17,000 square foot brewpub/pizza joint/skeeball alley on the first floor of the old Crazy Gideon's place in the Arts District downtown. He's getting the usual flack for it from neighbors, you know the types.
When is the Best Of Show going to be judged?
Join us on
Friday, All Day on May 10, 2013
Call for Reservations
- Ommegang Witte (Wheat Ale)
- Ommegang Rare Vos Belgian Amber Ale
- Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison
398 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(In the Best Buy Plaza, next to Total Wine)
For More Info
Draughts - (805) 777-7883
info [at] draughtsrestaurant [dot] com
Congrats to the following Falcons for placing in the 1st round of the NHC!
Jason Byl with:
1st Place Scottish / Irish
A.D. Liebig and Sean Johnson
3rd Place Strong Ale
3rd Place Mead, Other
Chris Rockwell and Bret Goldhorn
1st Place, Wood Aged and Smoked
3rd Place IPA
You folks should enter your recipes on the site!
I wanted a simpler system for cleaning beer lines. I have a bunch of picnic type taps that I use for party serving and a couple of kegerators that I have for everyday use.
I used to fill up a corny with a couple of gallons of BLC (or PBW in a pinch) and push the solution through the lines, through the tap and back into the keg. I would then run water through to rinse. If I got really jazzed up, I would use an acid wash and/or a caustic cleaner. 5 star has a list of their chemicals for this purpose right here: http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/breweries/craft-brewers/line-cleaning/
The 2012 water quality report from Golden State Water company can be found at this url:
Here's the main Simi Valley report page:
And here's the official report from the city itself. It's numbers differ from those from the Golden State Water Company:
Other locals serviced by them (Ojai, Culver City, etc) can be found here:
This is after a dual cartridge particulate/lead/cysts/odor carbon filter.