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2014 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition

The oldest homebrew club in America invites to you to enter the oldest homebrew competition in the world!

The 36th Annual Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Homebrew Competition!

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California State Homebrew Comp

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".

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Board Meeting Food - Chicken Paprika with Olives and Potatoes / Warm Bean Spread

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)

All-Grain Class

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

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Brew 101

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

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June Club Meeting

Join us for the June meeting!

Details to follow at some time before the meeting.

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Falcons Style Guide Android App

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.  

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Mayfaire Party!

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.
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April Club Shop Brew Session - Märzen!

Falcons, sign up now for the next fantastic monthly Club Shop Brew Session, coming up on Sunday, April 27, as Tom Sisolak leads the crew to brew a delicious Märzen! This is a lager!

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Deschutes Tap Takeover!

Join Crazy Harry's Bar and Deschutes Brewing Company for a Tap Takeover Event!  We'll be pouring 7 delicious Deschutes beers, one of which is only poured at the Brewery!  

Black Butte Porter

Fresh Squeezed IPA

Mirror Mirror Barleywine

Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Pinedrops IPA

Obsidian Stout (Nitro)

Red Chair NWPA

Falcon's will receive a 10% Discount for This Event!

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Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale Release Party!

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!

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April 2014 Brews and News

Volume: 
v. 40
Issue: 
i. 4
Newsletter Date: 
04/2014

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!

 

2014 California State Fair Homebrew Competition

2014 California State Fair Homebrew Competition 

This competition is held in cooperation with and co-sponsored by the Northern California Brewers Guild

It's one of the qualifers for the Sierra Nevada Homebrewer of the Year Award, (the Falcon's Mayfaire is another).

The aim of this competition is to improve the art and science of home brewing and to encourage 
home brewing amongst California residents. 

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Coffee and Jalapenos

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

ExperimentalBrew - Of Coffee and Jalapenos

The April newsletter......is not here.

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

April Club Meeting

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!

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40th Anniversary Mead Brew

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.)

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Beer Recipe Design And Development Class

Learn how to create and perfect your own recipes in this advanced class. Cost is $25, please call us at the shop to reserve a spot.

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Brew 101

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

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CASK NIGHT WITH STONE BREWING CO.

CASK NIGHT WITH STONE BREWING WE WILL BE TAPPING THE STONE ENJOY BY 4.20.14 ON CASK!!! THURSDAY, MARCH 27TH @ 6PM

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Brewery Lab Demo

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!

 

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Firestone Tap Takeover (Draughts Restaurant TO)

Please Join us as Firestone Releases some amazing beers all on Draught!!!!!

Parabola – Imperial Russian Stout

Winter Wookey – DDBA blended with Wookey jack

Opal – New farmhouse Ale

Agrestic – DBA sour

Pivo Pils – Gold medal

Plus More.......

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All-Grain Class

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.

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Brew 101

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

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Keg Tapping of 2014 Bourbon County Stout!

Join Crazy Harry's Bar and Goose Island Brewing Company for a Keg Tapping of 3 Extremely Rare Goose Island Beers:

2014 Bourbon County Barrel Aged Stout

2014 Bourbon County Barrel Aged Barleywine

2014 Goose Island The Illinois Double IPA

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Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's!

Crazy Harry's is hosting a Lagunitas Tap Takeover.  We'll be pouring 7 Terrific Lagunitas Beers On Tap:

Cappuccino Stout

Czech Pils

Fusion 19 Couch Trippin Brown

Fusion XX Double IPA

Hairy Eyeball

IPA

Little Sumpin' Sumpin'

 

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