See attached MSExcel spread sheet for planning details, expecution, and accounting for the 24 March 2012 Maltose Falcons tour of LA area breweries.. Be sure and read the post trip notes. We paid full price at most places. Ladyface gave us a 10% discount. I forgot to include a tip for each of the breweries serving staff. You should add a budget number for this on the next trip. There are two worksheets labeled Calculation Sheet (##) with either a 38 or a 56. One is a budget for 38 people and a 38 passenger commuter bus. The other is for a 56 passenger tour coach bus. We had 46 peopl
Hey we need to know what you've got to bring so we can plan what the hell to do - so take a moment and let us know what beer you're going to be bringing (or are willing to drop at the shop by Thursday night)!
Top four brewers selected in the second round are flow, all expenses paid, to the GABF in Denver, CO. Top two brewers (announced at the GABF) will have their beer brewed by Boston Beer and a nice $5k honorarium.
Beers for Californians are due at one of the 3 MoreBeer locations, so factor that in!
Hey, gang! Peter "Grizzbar" Sheppard here saying you should grab an LA Weekly and check out my letter to the editor in response to Jason Bernstein's article on the growing Craft Brew Movement in Los Angeles! They published practically the entire letter! Oh, and here's a link to the original article...
I'm just going to start this entry with an editorial note - I feel like a horse's ass posting this immediately following Bruce talking about his fantastic mead, but sadly.. that's how this entry is just going to have to roll.
Last year's big boozey news story was Four Loko, a juiced up, caffienated buzz bomber full of 12% alcohol, caffiene, weird "energy supplements" and nasty fake fruity flavors like fruit punch, watermelon, grape and berry. Turns out that if you give college age drinkers that much booze and caffiene in a tall boy can and they get stupid, sometimes dead.
I have two ice chest- mash tuns for sale, the small one is a 70 quart and the large one is 120 quart, both have slotted copper manifolds with machined copper fitting that slips in to plastic outlet in cooler. These coolers are part of my old system that I no longer use. I live in Simi Valley.
Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday April 8th at 8:00 a.m. Our Club Activities Director, Kris Schmidt, will be leading this crew with the brewing of a Belgian Strong Dark Ale. All Brew Crew members will be brewing on the Falcons 30 gallon all grain brew system located at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. Members will participate in all aspects of the brewing process from measuring and crushing the grain to clean up.
Ever have a job you wanted to start, but just didn't feel up to it? That was me in early January after the holidays. I figured I'd wait a week or so until I felt better before starting work on the gas line.
Well, I just didn't have the energy. Starting January 30th I started having low-grade fever. On February 7th the fever went north of 101 and I started the first of three rounds of oral antibiotics. After each course, the fever returned.
What's the best way to get your coffee in your beer?
Most of the beer drinkers I know are coffee drinkers as well. Hell, most Americans crave that morning bump of caffeine. So it's natural that brewers attempt to combine the two fixes in one. So if you're wanting to add coffee to your next beer (say a nice roasty stout) - here's a few ways to do it:
Want to make your own beer at home? Get started on the right foot. Check out the Falcon's sponsoring shop, The Home Beer, Wine, Cheesemaking Shop. John Daume, proprietor, has been serving the home brewing and winemaking needs of Angelenos since 1972, over 30 years! (Falcon Members receive a 10% discount on supplies)