If you want to enter the California State Homebrew Competition - register here by Friday May 2nd!
Leave a comment below telling us how many entries you have. If we have enough entries (24 or so) - the club will drive your entries to the More Beer drop off in Riverside! (Entries drop off will be coordinated off site!)
Remember Cal State is the 2nd of 3 competitions that are used to pick the "Sierra Nevada California Homebrewer of the Year".
One of the fun things about being a board member is the monthly meeting that we have. It bounces around to different places, different houses, different taverns, etc. When at a board member's house, the club pays for the host to make dinner for the crew. As with all things, it's a chance to show what we like to do. (Board meetings at the Burgermeister's houses are always grand)
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 $25. Please call the shop to sign up: 818-884-8586
Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is coming up soon. Topics will include beer history, basic science, and extract brewing techniques, tips, and tricks. If you've been thinking about brewing beer at home and would like to see how it's done, all while enjoying some great homebrew call us to sign up! Cost is $15 dollars. Please call us at the shop to sign up. 818-884-8586
Beer styles can develop rapidly and sometime the BJCP guidelines just can't keep up. For this, and other reasons, the Maltose Falcons maintain their own beer style guidelines. These are similar to the BCJP guidelines in breadth and specificty, but contain differences that should be followed by all judges that participate in our many annual competitions.
Join us for our annual Mayfaire fest on May 17th 2014 that will be held again at the popular KOA in Acton. The camp is located on the bank of the Santa Clara River about 25 miles away from the north SF Valley. It has cottonwood trees, flat grassy tent area, a lodge with sink & cooking facilities, swimming pool, volley ball court, shuffle board, horse shoes, and playground equipment for kids, etc. There is also a large wooden deck area that accommodates our own Maltose Falcons Brews Band and dancing Falcons and their partners just fine.
What better way to spend Easter than with Crazy Harry's and Lagunitas? For the few of you who don't know it, Lagunitas makes a very special beer every year to commemorate 4/20 and for reasons beyond our control it takes place on Easter Sunday this year. Waldo's Special Ale is the dankest, hoppiest, skunkiest beer Lagunitas makes and we're one of the fortunate few who has the privilege to pour it! We'll have a few more surprises planned to celebrate this special day - So Come On Out and Join the Fun!
Well, another newsletter put to bed. This issue includes a write-up of the very first all-female shop brew. Lots of celebrities showed up to share in the shenanigans. Also, Ethen Adams did an excellent write-up on the Falcon trip to Firestone-Walker to brew up one of our anniversary beers. Drew waxes poetically on the wonders of mead, and the Phantom Brewer puts in an unexpected appearance. Prost!
Want to learn more about what style of coffee to choose for your beer? Check out my blog over at ExperimentalBrew.com for more information about an experiment I did inspired by a "white stout" beer I tasted recently
I know, I know, you are dieing with antici...................pation. And did I tell Drew I would be rolling it out yesterday. But then, when I read Drew's email blast, I realized the Falcons' meeting is next Sunday, not this Sunday. So, that gives me an extra week-end to clean things up and create some more content. Heck....I'm not sure, but I think I even heard Beeroditus's voice in the writer's bull-pen. Maybe he's finally off his bender and we can get him to grace us with a few words. Also, I still don't have a home-brewer profile for the month. (Gonna have to plan an entire day a
Come join us for another fine monthly meeting as we try some more wonderful homebrews and talking life liberty and the pursuit of great beer! Grand Hydro Presentation starts at noon! Throughout the day we'll conduct business, have a lunch, Troubleshooter's Corner (intensive small group tastings of beer you have questions on) and of course HOMEBREW!
Come Join Mead Master Bruce Brode and Grand Hydro Drew as they tackle making 25 gallons of various flavored meads for the club's 40th Anniversary! Sign up to let us know if you'll be joining us before the April Club Meeting and helping us out. We also have a need for a few additional 5 gallon carboys so if you can help us out. (Please note - unlike a shop brew carboy bearers will not take a portion of mead home for themselves. All mead is designated for the club. We will make it so that every carboy provider gets a little "thank you" for loaning us their vessels.)
Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is coming up soon. Topics will include beer history, basic science, and extract brewing techniques, tips, and tricks. If you've been thinking about brewing beer at home and would like to see how it's done, all while enjoying some great homebrew. Call us to sign up! Cost is $15 dollars
A friend of the owner of the Glendale Tap who works for the Eppendorf biotech company wants to plan a demo event at the GT to show off their equipment used to measure IBUs, ABV + SRM. She isn't looking to make a sales pitch, she's been to the GT and talked with a few brewers and realized how much fun it would be with a bar full of them rather than dealing with techs only interested in DNA equipment !
So if your interested in technical brewing equipment, this may be the event for you!
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 $25. Please call the shop to sign up.
Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is coming up soon. Topics will include beer history, basic science, and extract brewing techniques, tips, and tricks. If you've been thinking about brewing beer at home and would like to see how it's done, all while enjoying some great homebrew call us to sign up! Cost is $15 dollars
Want to make your own beer at home? Get started on the right foot. Check out the Falcon's sponsoring shop, The Home Beer, Wine, Cheesemaking Shop. John Daume, proprietor, has been serving the home brewing and winemaking needs of Angelenos since 1972, over 30 years! (Falcon Members receive a 10% discount on supplies)