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Looking for the DKM results?  Why can't you find them here, on our front page?  Good question!  But until that gets remedied, you can view the results here:

http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/

2016 Los Angeles Belgian Beer Challenge (LABBC)

Competition Format
Just to recap, the format for entering and judging beers in this competition is going to be the same as last year. Rather than judging Singles against Dubbel’s, Tripel’s and Dark Strongs, our competition judges each subcategory as if it were a category of its own. We want each subcategory to have a chance to compete in the best of show round against all other belgian styles so that we can truly crown the Best Belgian Brew of the year!

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First Friday, February 5 – PERENNIAL ALES NIGHT

First Friday, February 5 – PERENNIAL ALES NIGHT

Abraxas on draft? Yes please. We will be pouring 4 beers on draft from Perennial Ales including Abraxas, Meriwether, Hommelbier, and Saison de Lis. Flights Available. First pour at 5pm.

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2016 Maltose Falcons Mayfaire

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2016 Mayfaire

Mark Your calenders!  The 2016 Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Homebrew competition will be held on Saturday April 23, 2016 at

Brews & News - January 2016

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 1
Newsletter Date: 
01/2016

The New Year started out right as our Grand Hydro brought some big Gnarly Malty beers to taste at the January meeting. Kent also brought a special treat to share: a couple large format bottles of Vintage Falcons Claws from 2000 & 2003 that were

Jeff Sanders Memorial Homebrew Competition 2016

 

Strand Brewers Club will be hosting a homebrew competition honoring Jeff Sanders on March 12 starting @ 8:30am.

Judging will be at: 1321 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501.

Steward, judge, contest registration & prepay ($8 per entry) opens on January 31st. South Bay Brewing Supply will receive entries from February 13th until noon February 27th. Mail/deliver (3) 12oz bottles per entry to: 1311 Post ave, Torrance, CA 90501

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Club Meeting Notes- January 2016

Members Meeting

Sunday, January 2, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Big Gnarly & Messy

    1. Special Taste of the Month: Cigar City Brewing Collaboration with 3 Floyds - Florida Man loses bet, Rye American Black Ale

    2. Fuller's Vintage  Ale 2014- 8.5% ABV

2016 Southern California Homebrewers Festival

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Southern California Homebrewers Festival!  

SCHF & Maltose Falcon Club camping is back at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula & will be held the weekend of April 30th.  Come join your fellow Falcons & 35 other homebrew clubs! See complete list of events below as well as the CHA site.

 

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2016 SCHF Camping - RV

$45.00

 

RV camping per head (because your vehicle/towed vessel takes up most of the site)

$45

 

Price: $45.00

2016 SCHF Camping

$35.00

Tent camping per head - $35

RV camping per head (because your vehicle/towed vehicle takes up most of the site) - $45 (click here)

 

We have 10 sites reserved for our crew.  There is MAXIMUM of 10 RV's (towable & drivable) allowed - one RV per site.

The maximum 6 people per site with max 2 vehicles.  There will be additional parking available at a nominal fee (will post this asap).

Price: $35.00

February Club Meeting & Chili Cook-off!

Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome! And we will try our best to wrap up the meeting before Superbowl kick-off!

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Troubleshooter's Corner - The Video

Troubleshooter's Corner - Drew Tastes and Talks About Craig's Beer

Brews & News December 2015

Volume: 
v. 41
Issue: 
i. 7
Newsletter Date: 
12/2015

Come and get it, hot off the presses... the last Brews & News of 2015!

January Club Shop Brew Session - English Brown with Steve and Irene

Falcons, sign up now for the January Club Shop Brew Session Sunday, Jan. 17 as Steve Cook and Irene "Cookie" lead the crew in making "Drink It Down Southern Brown," a Southern English Brown Ale. Knowing Steve, it may well turn out to be an Imperial Southern English Brown, or some other 1.100 + OG over-achiever. Either way, this will be a delicious beer and a terrific, fun brew day.  

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DTLA Brewery Tour - SAVE THE DATE! April 16th, 2016

Downtown Los Angeles has become the place to be for new breweries as of recent so let's dive in head first!  

 

The line up is TBD but will include a handful of the newest & hottest on your brewery radar.

 

So here's the tentative plan:

- Mid morning pick up at our Woodland Hills shop via coach bus (max. 50 seats)

- Union Station pick up (for the Eastside peeps)

- 4-5 breweries (and lunch at the second stop!) with travel help from our bus

- Depart DTLA around 6pm & head back to the shop

 

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January Membership Meeting

Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome. The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro will present the style of the month (Strong Ales & Old Ales - "something like that, big malty and gnarly" - Drew) and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers. Then we'll move on to our lunch expertly prepared with love by our trusty Burgermeisters! 

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Stuffing With All the Trimmings

STUFFING WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS

By Bruce L. Brode

December Club Shop Brew Session - Belgian Blonde!

Falcons, sign up now for the December Club Shop Brew Session Sunday, Dec. 20 as Alex Samovitz, Brewer at the brand new Westlake Brewing Co. and Chris Moon lead the crew in making a Belgian Blonde Ale. Alex will provide fresh yeast for everyone from his brewery. They will also be making the Belgian candi sugar, so fun and education will abound! 

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Thanks for Your Support of Our Toy Drive

Falcons,

I just wanted to send a note out to thank you again for ALL the wonderful gifts you brought to the meeting today for our 6th Annual Toy Drive.  I was overwhelmed by your generosity in bringing so much for the kids.  I believe that this was the biggest collection of gifts that we have ever gotten.  I am humbled and so proud of our club. What wonderful hearts you all have.

Club Meeting Minutes- December 2015

 

Members Meeting

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

Grand Hydro: Christmas of the Belgians

Avec les Bons Voeux- Dupont Belgian Saison Ale, 9.5%

Mission Brewery- Holiday Ale Belgian style Dark Ale, 8.6%

Monkish Magnificat-  Belgian style Christmas ale with holiday spices, 10.1%

La Resolution- Unibroue Dark Ale, 10%

Club Meeting Minutes- November 2015

Members Meeting

Date: Sunday, November 1st

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    1. Ballast Point- Calm Before The Storm Cream Ale with coffee and vanilla, 5.5% from San Diego, CA.

Vegan & Nearly Gluten-free Pumpkin Stout Chocolate chip mini muffins

Just in time for Thanksgiving!!  And healthy too - you can definitely switch up the beer you use & regular glutenized flour :)  I used our Cocoa Espresso Stout on Nitro (if you want this homebrew recipe, let me know, its a goodie too!) 

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BJCP Mead Class and Exam

The Maltose Falcons will be conducting a series of mead classes in January.  The primary purposes are to teach people how to evaluate mead.  We will be teaching according the the BJCP style guidelines in preparation for a BJCP Mead Exam that will be held on Feb. 6.  There will be four classes on Tuesdays at 7 PM at the Home Beer and Wine Shop.  They will be on Jan. 5, Jan 12, Jan 19, and Jan 26.  We'll be serving dozens of different meads and going into detail on honey varietals, melomels, metheglins, and other meads.

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Hop Harvest Ale

For the September '15 shop brew session, I contacted a friend who had a small hop yard and he brought up a shipment of some dried and some freshly harvested hops to use for this brew. I created a recipe for a rich amber ale that uses these fresh hops in the finishing stages to maximize aroma contribution and because we didn't have lab numbers for alpha acids or cohumulone.
Brew Date: 
09/20/2015
Brewed By: 
Cullen Davis and shop brew crew with Rafael Ramos, hop grower
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SCHF 2016 - April 29th & 30th

SAVE THE DATE!!

Southern California Homebrewers Festival dates have been announced - April 29th-30th, 2016 at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula, CA.

We have a handful of campsites reserved just for us Falcons - only $35 per person for both nights.

*Note: Camping fee does not include entry into the festival. We will have the camping sign-up posted on the Falcons' website soon.  Buy your SCHF festival ticket on the SCHF website ($35-$45).

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Carrot Blossom Mead

Brew Date: 
06/14/2015
Brewed By: 
John Aitchison
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Draught's Ice Cream Beer Social

We will be featuring New Belgium and Ben & Jerry's New Collaboration Beer!!

Salted Caramel Brownie Ale

Complimentary scoop of Ben and Jerry's Salted Caramel Brownie Ale Ice Cream

with puchase of this rare limited beer!!

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Recaps Galore!

Volume: 
v. 41
Issue: 
i. 6
Newsletter Date: 
11/2015

Your November Newsletter is here!

Brand Spanking New Podcast!

Yesterday, Denny Conn and I debuted our brand spanking new podcast - Experimental Brewing with Denny and Drew!

Go give it a listen today! 

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