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Oceanside Rye IPA / Yorkshire Lad Rye

Another split batch of beer to provide cannon fodder for the SCHF. The Oceanside proved to be very popular with a sweet flavor from the large dose of Citra in the finish.
Brew Date: 
04/14/2012
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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King Leopold's Ghost

This is one of my favorite and personal recipe, I've brewed a version of this beer every year since 2006. This was the last beer I brewed for 2011 on 11-11-11 around 11pm. This version of my "Imperial Porter" was used "Beanie's Double Smoked Bourbon" custom malt.
Brew Date: 
11/11/2011
Brewed By: 
Izzy
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Oatmeal Raisin Cookie Celebration Ale

A beer brewed in celebration of Drew's dog's recovery from spinal surgery. A beer that should be sweet, spicy and tasty with oats galore and rum soaked raisins.
Brew Date: 
02/19/2012
Brewed By: 
Nicholai Abrahamson, Drew Beechum, Michael Grynick, Kent Fletcher, Chris Moon, Rob Nakashian
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Oho! Orange Honey Red Ale

This unique red ale is the inspiration of Cookie Kaplan my assistant brewer as well as my every day honey. Speaking of honey that was a big part of the inception of this brew. The Orange Blossom honey in this red ale spurred us on to add a couple of cups of crushed Valencia Oranges. Both the honey and the oranges went into the boil at flame out to preserve more of the flavor and aroma. It turned out as a medium hopped red ale with a slight orange flavor and aroma as well as a distinct honey presence, not actual honey flavor but a sweetness that complements the malt flavors. It was good enough to win the Best of Meeting award at the December 2011 Club meeting.
Brew Date: 
11/13/2011
Brewed By: 
Steve Cook & Cookie Kaplan
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Saison for the Bee Keepers

This is more of a story about the brewing of a beer than anything else. My original brew partner (Daniel) has had two children since we first started brewing five years ago, so we rarely get to brew together. This was a rare event to be able to brew alone like we used to. The brew day started off perfectly, the weather was warm and there bees were flying around. We decided to brew a Saison for the fall to capture the perfect warm fall day. We were mashed in and were cleaning as we went, when Daniel suddenly screamed and found a bee up his pant leg. The bee stung him and I laughed as I asked if he was allergic. He said he wasn't but that all changed quickly... Fifteen minutes later he turned to me with his face swollen to twice the normal size. He quickly headed over to the drug store for Benadryl. He returned a few minutes later with the pills and took a few, chasing them with a little beer. All seemed fine until he fell out of his chair onto the floor nearly unconscious. After calling his wife, my girlfriend, and a doctor, we headed over to the ER, but not before I stopped recurring the wort and set up to mash out. After a short wait in the waiting room and 2 hours with a doctor, we found out Daniel had developed a deadly Bee allergy. After a life time of being a hobbyist bee keeper he had lost all resistance to bee stings. After the ER and a day of panic we returned back to my house to finish the beer. To always remember his near death experience, we added the dead bee to the mash-out and a small amount of honey to the wort.
Brew Date: 
09/03/2011
Brewed By: 
Izzy
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Elkwood Brown

This is a hoppy American Brown Ale. I recently revised the recipe to make use of some of the "New Grains" being stocked at the Home Beer, Wine and Cheese Shop, and it won the little New Grains Recipe Contest we had this summer. It also took a first place in the L.A. County Fair.
Brew Date: 
05/14/2011
Brewed By: 
Fletch, aka Brewgyver
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Bugged Out Oats

Another in a series of oatty beers and a split batch for different effects. This is my exploration of the East Coast Yeast Company's Bug Farm Series (Bug Farm V) and the new Candi Syrup D-90 out of North Carolina.
Brew Date: 
08/14/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Big Red A.S.S.

Dark red with a touch of spice and roast, hopped to hell and back, this beer would have been my entry in the "new grains" contest. As it turned out, I couldn't get off of work for that particular meeting, so I had to drink all 5 gallons myself! Actually, I did bring a growler to the July shop brew/LACF check-in, where it was well-received.
Brew Date: 
08/08/2011
Brewed By: 
Jim McGowan
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Fat Cat Sweet Stout

Back around Memorial Day, I lost my one of my big fat silver blue sweetheart of a cat, Mark. In his honor, I whipped up this recipe
Brew Date: 
07/31/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Y'allternative Oatwine

The alternative barleywine series returns! Taking advantage of the Shop now carrying Thomas Fawcett Oat Malt, we bring you some oaty goodness. And since I'm an old school movie fan we made this an "oater" with the addition of a heaping helping of Amarillo.
Brew Date: 
07/24/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum, Robert Cortez, Kent Fletcher, Larry Gonzales, Ryan Moriarty, Chris Shultz
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