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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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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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AHA National Homebrewers Conference

The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

The 2014 conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., at DeVos Place, June 12-14.

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March 2014 Brews and News

Volume: 
v. 40
Issue: 
i. 3
Newsletter Date: 
03/2014

Another newsletter put to bed.  Enjoy it.  This one is kind of small because of the short month.  If you want to submit articles or be profiled, please submit them to newsletter@maltosefalcons.com.

 

Key words for this issue:  logo, chili, Baltic Porter, Israel Arrieta, Allen Tracy, Smoked BBQ Chile, Mayfaire, Dortmunder Adambier, Firestone Walker, Matt Bryndleson.

Falconettes March Club Shop Brew Session - Ladies Only!

Hello Falconettes - get ready for a very special Maltose Falcons event. Join former Maltose Falcons Board President Nancy Gold for a very special Falconettes Club Shop Brew Session for female club members only, coming up on Sunday, March 23 at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. Nancy will lead the crew in brewing a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA clone, using the recipe that Ballast Point originally used, called North Star IPA.

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Keep Those Cards and Letters Coming In

Hey Falcons!  Have you been to a good brewpub lately?  Have you brewed a good beer you want to tell us about? Any special beer you have sampled and you think we should know about??  Now is the time!  Our newsletter editor is looking for ALL of you to start contributing to the newsletter.  It has mainly just been the Board and a couple other faithful Falcons who have had articles published.  PLEASE  contribute articles and photos for the newsletter.  Email your stuff to Dave at newsletter@maltosefalcons.com.

Barrel Aged Barleywine project

For about 3 years or so, the Falcons have had a barrel aging project!    We have been removing and adding to our Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey barrel, the famous Falcons' barleywine.   It has not received much attention in the recent past, but that changed on Friday, Feb 21.

Tangerine Tupelo Melomel

Wanted to brew a semi-sweet mead, using Tupelo honey and tangerine juice. We have a mature tangerine tree in our back yard, and it is prolific. Last year we couldn't keep up with the fruit, so I juiced and froze a bunch: ten pounds of juice. It measured 17 brix on my refractometer. Finally got around to making the mead this month. It fermented almost 3 weeks in primary, at 65F, and is now ready to rack to secondary. I tasted it, and it tastes like high octane Tang! It is a cloudy, pale orange in color now, but should clear nicely after I ignore it for 6 months in secondary. There's both tangerine and honey aromatics a plenty right now.
Brew Date: 
02/01/2014
Brewed By: 
Rich, with help from Old Jim
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