Hi everyone. For those of you who couldn't attend the membership meeting, here is what you missed. Read on and sign-up for those events!!!
MALTOSE FALCON MEMBERSHIP MEETING- APRIL 3, 2011
Today was Bock day as we called in Bocks for our COC competition. Our winner was Erick Garcia! We had 50 people at our meeting today and it went something like this.
GRAND HYDRO-DREW THE GRAND HYDROMETER
Being that spring is in the air and that our COC was today. Drew treated us to the wonderful world of Bocks. All kinds of Bocks. There were as follows:
1. Einbecker Bock
2. Rogue Dead Guy
3. Priamator Bock
4. Abita Andygator
5. Aventinus Weisen Eisbock (the crowd favorite for the day)
6. Schlenkler Oak Smoke Doppelbock
Drew also brought up that SCHF will be here before ya know it. Make sure to sign up now, not only for going, but to let us know what kegs you will be bringing for the masses. Remember, that you must be a member of the SCHF to attend.
We also are getting ready for the AHA in beautiful San Diego. You can still sign up to go. We are also looking for your beers. Let’s show everyone why the Falcons are the Anchor Homebrew Club Champions!
SPECIAL GUEST FROM SAM ADAMS- CAITLIN DE CLERQ
Caitlin DeClerq of the Boston Brewery not only brought some great brews to us today but came to talk to us about the Longshot Competition that is coming up. She won last year and got a trip to Oktoberfest. The grand prize is $5,000.00. It costs nothing to enter. Entries must be received between May 9th and May 20th. Anything goes! Everything is listed under Category 23. And the winner will go to Boston to brew with the Sam Adams Brewers. Name your beer and send it on in. The judges will be a combination of people from Beer Advocate and Samuel Adams, plus Jim Cook.
MERLIN CUP NEWS-STEVE
Start keeping track of your points that you get from entering competitions. These points should be for the entire calendar year. Submit them to Steve Cook. If you have any questions, email Steve at vice-president [at] maltosefalcons [dot] com
Steve also wanted to let people know that your Mayfaire entries are due in by April 22nd. Official check-in will be on April 23rd. You need to submit three bottles along with your check for the registration fees of $7.00. Ed K. will be doing the judging coordination.
JUDGES AND STEWARDS STILL NEEDED FOR MAYFAIRE!!!
We still need your help for the Mayfaire Competition of May 7th!!! Please go to the website and sign-up to be a judge or a steward. Not only will you get the best beer, but a fine breakfast, lunch and camaraderie too!!!
CONGRATS MR. WICKHAM!
The Falcons presented a trophy to Craig Wickham for going beyond the call of duty in being a loyal and true Falcon. His award read “Maltose Falcon Extraordinaire – Craig Wickham. You soar above the rest. Thanks from your fellow Falcons. 2011”. Thanks Craig for all you do for the club. You are truly appreciated.
Sign-ups are on now for Mayfaire on May 21st at Oak Park. A fine time will be had. Sign-up now for the fest and for camping. If you have any questions, email activities [at] maltosefalcons [dot] com.
April 17th will bring our mead tasting. Bruce Brode coordinates this sweet fest with many different styles and flavors of meads expected. Please sign-up on the website if you plan to attend and let Bruce know if you will be bringing a mead, something for the pot-luck lunch or both.
BREWS AND BREW 101
Diane spread the word that she will be doing the shop brew on May 8th. She will be brewing a Roasted Rye Black IPA using the new grains at the shop. There are still spaces open. Sign-up online.
The next Brew 101 class will be taught on April 12th, and then in May on the 10th. Classes are limited to 15 people and only cost $5.00. Sign-ups are at the shop. If you are interested in teaching a class, please contact publicity [at] maltosefalcons [dot] com
Last, but not least, congratulations to all the Falcon winners in the Doug King Memorial competition. Let’s get on out there and win some more!!!