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ScotchBrewman - AKA November Club Brew

Here is the November Shop brew scaled down to a 5-Gallon batch. It is a Strong Scotch Ale, which is also known as a "Wee-Heavy" and my favorite style of beer. The ingredients used in this brew are not traditionally Scottish, but they fit the flavor profile well. The hopping schedule utilize the Northern Brewer hop variety to bring an earthiness to the beer. There are smoked malts in this recipe even though it is often debated whether or not these flavors and aromas are part of a traditional Wee Heavy, but I like them so this is what you get!
Brew Date: 
11/18/2012
Brewed By: 
Maltose Falcons November Brew Crew
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John's Westvleteren 12 Clone

Beer won "favorite beer" of June meeting and 1st place 2012 LACF. Lots of dark fruit, some bubble gum, also a little banana. Flavor about halfway between Westvleteren 12 and St. Bernardus ABT 12. It was big hit at 2012 AHA Club Night. Beer ages well. Should reach it's peak in 2015.
Brew Date: 
12/17/2011
Brewed By: 
John Aitchison
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Black Rye IPA

Shop Brew for July 2012
Brew Date: 
07/22/2012
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Gang of Four (Minus One) Cream Ale

Cereal mash cream ale using Quaker Quick Grits and six-row barley
Brew Date: 
06/09/2012
Brewed By: 
Rich, OJ and YJ
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Food Not Bombs Dubbel

Michael Izbicki's Dubbel came close to the bird with his Dubbel, placing as the First Runner-up. Mike takes the monk thing seriously running a group at UC Riverside called "Food Not Bombs" to make free lunches for students. See the notes for more information
Brew Date: 
05/29/2012
Brewed By: 
Michael Izbicki
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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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