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May Club Shop Brew Session - Nancy's IPA!

Falcons, get ready for the next Club Shop Brew Session on Sunday, May 24, as former club President and all around great Falcon Nancy Gold leads the crew in brewing her kickass IPA! Yes folks, this is the club brew session you've all been secretly waiting for (or opening campaigning for). 

Sunday, May 24
8:00 am

Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd, Woodland Hills

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2015 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition Results

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Mayfaire 2015

Thanks To All Who Participated in the 2015 Mayfaire Competition

There were 447 entries judged and 181 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Nick Corona Joey’s European Conquest 9.1: Vienna-Style Lager QUAFF
2nd Mark Trent Cout Ouest Triple 19.2: Abbey Tripel (Triple) Ale MASH 831
3rd Ryan Penrod English Barley Wine 13.3: English-Style Barleywine Strand Brewers Club

 

 

Spring Citrus Citra Saison

A dry-zested Saison, brewed with only Citra hops
Brew Date: 
04/16/2015
Brewed By: 
Good old Rich
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Express Brewing - Speed Brewing from Grain to Glass in Less Than 10 Days

Need to turn over a beer quick? Say in less than 10 days? Drew's here to help you with a few simple tips for getting that beer ready in a hurry

This article is a quck summary/reworking of an article I wrote for the Nov/Dec 2011 issue of Zymurgy. AHA Members can read the whole issue (and issues going back to Jan/Feb 2000!) online here.

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Ballast Point at The Doughroom

WEDNESDAY, MAY 13th starting @ 5:00pm – The “Beers and Cheers” event series continues with BALLAST POINT BREWING. All 15 tap handles will be dedicated to our friends at Ballast Point. Beers include: Black Steamboat Lager, Tongue Buckler Imperial Red Ale aged in Heaven Hills bourbon barrel, Piper Down Scottish Ale, Grunion Pale Ale, Schooner Dried Hopped Ale, 3 different Sculpin IPA’s, Dorado Double IPA, Indra Kunindra Export Stout, 3 different Victory at Sea Imperial Porters, & Sour Wench. This is an event not to miss!

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"Lips of Faith" Pear Ginger Beer Release

Join Us for this limited exclusive beer release!!!!!

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Alpine/Green Flash Tap Takeover

Beers will be available ALL DAY!!!
(Limited Supplies on ALL Beers)

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24th SCHF a Done Deal!

The Falcons had a great presence at the 24th Southern California Homebrewers Festival on May 2, thanks to all those who donated kegs of homebrew and of course the valiant work of our barmeisters, Kevin Baranowski, Kent Fletcher, and Craig Frump (who brought the Beanie's Best bar as Richard "Beanie" Webster had some medical problems preventing his appearance).  Thanks to all who helped and participated!  It was good to see the fest up and running again after some legal problems in 2014 that led to a legislative campaign to amend the law to allow for the event to happen again -- an example of

Mead Tasting!

More details coming soon - but this year's Mead Extravaganza hosted by the inimitable Bruce Brode will be returning on May 31st. This date is tentative, and subject to change.  Check back frequently.  Once the date is set, signups will be enabled.  Once you signup, you will receive email notification of any changes.  The tasting will start a little early this year to facilitate an earlier finishing time.

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Mayfaire Party and Campout - Acton CA

Saturday, May 16th.

Join us at the KOA in Acton for another fun weekend campout. If you haven't gone before, the KOA has a nice grassy area for us to camp on, and a clubhouse for our Dead Palates session, a kitchen for last-minute food prep, plenty of room for the band and dancing, and a nice pool to cool off in as needed.

In addtion to camping out, sharing brews, rockin' and rollin', we also announce all of the winners for our annual Mayfaire homebrew competition, present the category medals and of course, the Best of Show winner.

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A Guide to Saisons and Saison Yeasts

Is there any style nearly as driven by yeast as the Saison? I'd argue no, so it's important to know your options! Here's my run down of Saison strains that I've tried or seen reported (and am tracking to make sure I try)

 

TL;DR: Yeast is Important, Saisons need yeast, Drew has a way to ferment them - Just take me to the yeast (Also, if you have any notes, you'd like to add - just leave a comment below or hit Drew up at drew@maltosefalcons.com)

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Citra Double IPA

This is the recipe we brewed for 2015's Brew with a Falcon day. A good dry DIPA with plenty of hop kick
Brew Date: 
03/22/2015
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Craig Shapland, Ryan Boring
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Cordesbrau German Pilsner

This is a recipe that I've been working on for a few years now with only minor tweaks between batches. This particular recipe was used during the Brew with a Falcon event at my place on 3/22/2015.
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03/22/2015
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Dana, Royston, Marco, Dave Uhl, Tom S, Eric and Jerry
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Izzy-Claus

This was "Brew with a Falcon - Azusa" on March 22 2015 at my place. The recipe is my interpretation of Samichlaus Classic Bier and the Falconclaws. Must use the Zurich yeast (available through white labs every fall) to ferment this big of a beer. It is a lager that needs time, lots of yeast, cool fermentation and patience is a must!
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03/22/2015
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Izzy and the BWAF Crew (David Sherfey, Kale Bittner and Eric Mendoza)
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AHA Conference Beers

We need your beer for the mind blowingly awesome AHA Conference in San Diego (June!). Let us know what you're going to bring to the party below. Also, don't forget to register for the conference!

SCHF 2015 RV Add-On Fee

$20.00

Come camp in our Falcons block with your RV! It covers Friday and Saturday night. This fee covers the extra cost for your RV. You only need to add one fee per RV, but each person will need to pay a camping fee. Please note - this DOES NOT cover your entrance to the festival itself! To attend the festival you must joing the CHA and buy a ticket at calhomebrewers.org

Price: $20.00

Brew with a Falcon - Westside

Starting later in the day: ~11:30am. Ryan is planning on his Brett Trois Imperial Wit and Tiffany will be conjuring lunch (which will be great because one of the Burgerfraus is involved)!

Address and details  will be emailed to you the week of the brew day.

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BJCP Tasting Exam Prep Class Part 2 of 3

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a BJCP Certified beer judge?  Ever wanted to bring your beer knowledge out of the realm of the causal consumer and into the realm of the almost-but-not-quite professional?!  Ever wanted to leave people in awe of your vast beer style expertise?

Well, here is your third chance.  Wednesday March 18th, 7:00pm at the clubhouse.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY

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2015 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition

The 37th Annual Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Homebrew Competition!

(AHA and BJCP Sanctioned)

 

Registration closes at midnight on Thursday April 9, 2015, all entries are due at the pickup site by Friday April 10, 2015.

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Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover!

From Maltose Falcons to Craft Beer Pioneers!  Crazy Harry's is hosting a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover.  We'll be pouring some new brands, old favorites and a couple of very rare beers from Sierra Nevada:

Nooner Pils

Beer Camp Hoppy Lager

Pale Ale

Hop Hunter IPA

Harvest Neo-Mexicanus Wild Wet Hop Ale

Ovilla Quad with Plums

and 

BARREL AGED BIGFOOT BARLEYWINE

Falcons receive a 10% discount for this event.

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BJCP Tasting Exam Prep Class Part 1 of 3

Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a BJCP Certified beer judge?  Ever wanted to bring your beer knowledge out of the realm of the causal consumer and into the realm of the almost-but-not-quite professional?!  Ever wanted to leave people in awe of your vast beer style expertise?

Well, here is your second chance.  Wednesday February 25th, 7:00pm at the clubhouse.

CLICK HERE TO REGISTER AND PAY

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Clear Cut Spruce IPA

Spruce Wheat IPA
Brew Date: 
02/08/2015
Brewed By: 
Kale Bittner
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February Brews and News

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v. 41
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i. 2
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02/2015

2015 Doug King Memorial Winners

Ethen Adams and Allen Tracey brew up a an award winning stout for the shop brew.

 

The Doughroom presents Beers and Cheers! featuring El Segundo Brewing Co.

The Doughroom continues its Beers and Cheers! series featuring specialty beers from El Segundo Brewing Co. We'll be posting the tap list closer to the event. 

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The Doughroom presents Beers and Cheers! featuring Drake's Brewing

The Doughroom continues its Beers and Cheers! series featuring the Hopocolypse release from Drake's Brewing. We'll be posting the full tap list closer to the event. 

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The Doughroom presents Beers and Cheers! featuring Pizza Port

The Doughroom is excited to announce Beers and Cheers - our 2015 beer series! We'll be featuring rare, barrel-aged, and specialty beers every month. Check out our line up - first event is on February 11 with Pizza Port Brewing Co! Events start at 5:00pm. Beer is limited, so come early!

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2015 Great American Beer Festival

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.

GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.

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February 2015 Club Shop Brew Session - Anchor Porter!

Falcons, sign up now for the next Club Shop Brew Session, Sunday, February 22, as club President Cullen Davis leads the crew in brewing an Anchor Porter inspired Porter, in homage to the club's trip up to Anchor Brewing to be crowned California Homebrew Club of the Year! 

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Anchor Weekend Saturday Night Post Party

We'll be gathering at the Rogue Ale House for post anchor beers!

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