Amazon has Charles Bamforths "Beer Is Proof That God Loves Us" for free today. If you have a kindle or the kindle app on your smart phone go download it, because it will be gone by tomorrow.
The Strand Brewers have invited the Falcons along on their annual biking pub "crawl" down on the strand.
For details email Jay Ankeney at jayankeney [at] mac [dot] com
Each year when I attend Mayfaire, I think that this year's fest could not possibly top last years. But it always does. My time was perfect. Had everyone I love there. My boyfriend and my two best friends in the universe, Helen and Gina, accompanied by Gina's musician husband, Carl. Steve and I arrived on Friday, set up camp and had a great dinner with Richard, Susan, Kent and Martin. Beanie got his satanic fire machine going and the evening was warm and the beer was fabulous.
You can see live video of my brew today @ http://evolvedcreativity.com/go-live
Congrats to the following Falcons for placing in the 1st round in the AHA NHC and advancing to the second round of the competition!
3rd Place Class 4c - Sherwin Antonio
3rd Place Class 9c - Hank Hofmann, Rick Kinkel
1st Place Class 23a - John Aitchison
1st Place Class 24c - John Aitchison
3rd Place Class 28d - John Aitchison
Full results here!
The reservation is under THE MALTOSE FALCONS. We are in the "Egret Campground" which is to the right after entering thru the gate.
All vehicles per (tent) campsite will be charged $17 per night AT THE FRONT GATE. Forewarned is forearmed.
I will have a list posted on my RV as to where each person is camping.
I will be publishing a list for the gate, However based on past years they do not pay attention to it due to the amount of people coming thru.
My Cell# is 818 274-9980 in case people want to call ahead on Friday!
Anyone interested in this? National commercial if you book!!!
Male or Female / Principal / All Ethnicities / 25 - 60
REAL brew masters that either work at a brewery/ microbrewery or small restaurant brewery that run/work with the brewing processes. If this is not you but you know someone that does fit this description please feel free to pass this on to them. They can submit (with a picture) to CastingAnthem [at] gmail [dot] com Thank you!
SAG Scale - Poss double scale -waiting on legal
I know, to love and hate Simcoe Hops is oxymoronic. However, Simcoe holds both a love and a hate relationship with me. I have made a great effort at discovering the qualities of Simcoe hops. But in my many brews I discovered that Simcoe has both a good and a bad side.
I have tried Simcoe hops in both bittering and at flame out. This is where a huge difference and the oxymoronic paradigm transpires.
New Beer Tasting!
With our remodel and expanded beer section we have brought in a lot of new breweries and new beers. We are going to take this time to explore these new beers that grace our shelves. This tasting will cover all styles. Come start off spring by discovering a new favorite.
Some of what we will be pouring:
Iron Fist Brewing
Saint Somewhere Brewing Company
Tasting fee $5.00
Tasting Hours: Thursday, April 7th from 4:30pm to 6:30pm
For those very few who have met me I will say this......... I am a HUGE fan and supporter of Deschutes Brewery!! On April 13th Veronica Vega (A Deschutes Brewer) will be coming to the Surly Goat, craft brew tavern extraordinaire, and letting us enjoy Jubel 2010 & Lost Barrels of Mirror Mirror!!!!!
The following is the link to the event and I'm posting from the Deschutes website as well:
Specialty Beer Tasting at Surly Goat (5-9pm)
Hi everyone. For those of you who couldn't attend the membership meeting, here is what you missed. Read on and sign-up for those events!!!
MALTOSE FALCON MEMBERSHIP MEETING- APRIL 3, 2011
Today was Bock day as we called in Bocks for our COC competition. Our winner was Erick Garcia! We had 50 people at our meeting today and it went something like this.
GRAND HYDRO-DREW THE GRAND HYDROMETER
Being that spring is in the air and that our COC was today. Drew treated us to the wonderful world of Bocks. All kinds of Bocks. There were as follows:
1. Einbecker Bock
2. Rogue Dead Guy
There will not be a club meeting for the month of May due to the many club events that month.
The next meeting is scheduled for Sunday June 5th. at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills.
Are you new to brewing? Have you been brewing for a while, and are you looking for a group of fellow home brewers to hang out with? Come on by the shop for a fun filled afternoon with The Maltose Falcons. We are the oldest home brew club in the United States.
The Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop has expanded their grain selection. There are ten new grains to choose from. The complete listing is at homebeerwinecheese.com.
John is sponsering a New Grain Recipe competion. Anyone who signs up at the shop will receive 25% off of their recipe purchase. You must use 2 or more grains per a recipe of your own design. The recipe can be any style.
2011 MAYFAIRE COMPETITION RESULTS
2011 Mayfaire organized by the Maltose Falcons
Best of Show Winner
Chuck Ferguson for his English Style Barleywine
Steve Scott for his Munich Helles
A special series of "pop-up" beer festivals are being organized by the operators of some of LA's finest Craft Beer Bars (Tony’s Darts Away, Verdugo Bar, Blue Palms, 38 Degrees and Surly Goat). Tony's Darts Away is first in the chute as they celebrate 1 year of operation! You must buy a glass to gain your entry!
Here's the spiel from the crew:
"The first COLLABORATION event will be held on April 9th at the
corner of Magnolia and Parish in Burbank, just one block from Tony’s
Darts Away. This will not only be a celebration of one incredibly
Register now to listen to Charlie Bamforth, A-B Endowed Professor of Brewing at UC Davis on Thursday March 31st. Charlie is awesome to listen to and really knows his stuff from his time with big brewing companies like Bass.
The precis of the talk:
“Advanced Chemistry of Beer and Brewing” A short presentation followed by Q&A with speaker Charles Bamforth, Anheuser-Busch Endowed Professor of Malting & Brewing Sciences at UC Davis.
What You Will Learn
* The chemistry that underpins the quality of beer (foam, color, clarity, flavor).