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November 2011 Newsletter

Volume: 
v. 37
Issue: 
i. 11
Newsletter Date: 
11/2011

David Farnworth of Lucky Baldwins Passes

From TheFullPint.com comes news that Dave of Lucky Baldwins passed away today.

While he'd been sick for the past year, this is still hard news. I'm just glad that he beat the odds and opened his third and final pub before things had progressed too far.

Dr. Drew's Blueberry Ginger Rejuvenating Tonic

Since the ABC frowns on homebrewers pouring homebrew during a beer festival, the folks at LA Beer Week could only allow us to pour soda. So you know what - pour soda we did - the world's finest rejuvenating tonic!
Brew Date: 
10/22/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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November Brew 101 Class Tuesday the 8th

Do you love craft beer? Have you ever considered learning how to home brew beer, but did not know how to get started? Well do we have the class for you!
On the second Tuesday of every month, the Maltose Falcons host a Brew 101 class at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. For the month of November the date is the 8th at 7:00 p.m.
You will learn how to brew using the basic equipment and ingredient kits sold at the shop. The class is taught by experienced brewers from the Maltose Falcons. It will take about 3 hours of your time, and is only $5 for the class.

November Club Shop Brew

Our monthly Club shop brew is set for Sunday November 20th at 8:00 a.m. Our former President, Steve Cook, will be leading the brew crew with an American Red Ale called "Santa's Pants." Sounds kind of kinky to me. Maybe "Mrs. Claus' Skirt" would be better?

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Science and Beer - A Potent Combination

Fermilab Anti-Proton Source Termination Device

Sad moment in science the other week with the Fermilab shutting down their collider projects. This was the switch that terminated the last experiments. Think of the can as the connection for a light switch. Remove the can, stop the science, drink the beer in memory of the science.

November Club Meeting

Join us for the November Club Meeting at the Shop! More on the Grand Hydro beers, etc, soon.

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Golden Road Brewing Public Opening

Newest Brewery in town! Public Opening!

Golden Road Brewing

Come be the first to tour the campus, meet Brewmaster Jon Carpenter, taste our beers and other world-class beers, and hang out under the California sun.
2-7 pm

5430 West San Fernando Rd
Los Angeles, CA 90039

http://www.goldenroad.la/

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The 3rd Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival

The 3rd Annual LA Beer Week Beer Festival will take place at Historic Union Station in Downtown Los Angeles on Sunday, October 23rd, from Noon-4pm. The Festival will feature over 70 local, regional, national, and international Craft and Artisan breweries, pouring a wide array of their beers, including some rare beers, and a special few available only for LA Beer Week.

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Musical Beer Crawl + LA Beer Week

Stroll Echo Park's Sunset Blvd. at your leisure the evening of October 11 during LA Beer Week.

Enjoy real beer & live music with discounts & surprises just for Musical Beer Crawl passport holders.

Passports are now available to print for free by downloading here: http://musicalbeercrawl.com/how

Main Page:
http://musicalbeercrawl.com/

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If you ever lament about beer in this country

Remember there was a time when this was the only beer available:

Playboy.com's Retrospective of Old Beer Ads in the Magazine

Personally, I think my favorite is the Country Club "Does it Swing?" ad.

More Rumored Merger Action

Dealtalk: AB Inbev seen brewing up final mega deal (Reuters)

Another year, another set up rumors about brewery mergers. The name of the game on the big end of the brewing business is all about volume. For all we talk about flavor, passion and craft, it turns out that to be truly successful you need to remove a bunch of the first, have the second for money and use the third on marketing and business strategy as you try and push another 3 cents profit on a can of beer.

Mass Market Belgian Beer Cafe's to Open in the US

Spotted this link on beernews.org just now.

It looks like beer and particularly Belgian beer has become popular enough that folks want to open a chain of cafes here in the US. Think.. well, the Starbucks of beer in a way.

Elkwood Brown

This is a hoppy American Brown Ale. I recently revised the recipe to make use of some of the "New Grains" being stocked at the Home Beer, Wine and Cheese Shop, and it won the little New Grains Recipe Contest we had this summer. It also took a first place in the L.A. County Fair.
Brew Date: 
05/14/2011
Brewed By: 
Fletch, aka Brewgyver
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October Club shop brew

The October Club shop brew is set for Sunday the 9th at 8:00 a.m. Kent Fletcher will be leading the brew crew this time around with a special holiday ale. He comes up with something different every year at this time.
Crew members will be brewing on the Falcons' 30 gallon all grain system located at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making shop in Woodland Hills. Crew members will participate in all aspects of the brewing process from measuring and crushing the grain, to cleanup. This will take most of the day, so be prepared.

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Brew 101 class

The Maltose Falcons host a brew 101 class the second Tuesday of every month at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. The class starts at 7:00 p.m. and is only $5.
If you have ever been interested in brewing beer, and wondered how to get started, this is the class to take.
The class lasts about 3 hours, and it is taught by experienced brewers from the Falcons. They will show you how to brew using the basic equipment and ingredient kits sold at the shop.

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Wades Weekly Flight

Full Spectrum Flight Night
Beer Tasting Thursday, September 15th from 4:30pm to 7:00pm
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Enjoy this hand-picked flight that will cover the full range of the beer spectrum.
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We will start light and end jet black.
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North Coast Brewing - Blue Star Wheat
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Brouwerij West - Tripel
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Alesmith - IPA
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Great Divide - Yeti
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Come in for a special $5 taster flight...
stay to enjoy the 40 unique beers on taps!!!
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Also just tapped Bear Republic Mach10 IIPA

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August 2011

Volume: 
v. 37
Issue: 
i. 8

September 2011 Membership Meeting Minutes

September Membership Meeting Minutes
September 11, 2011

Congratulations to all who will be serving on the next Maltose Falcons Board. I am sure you will lead the Falcons through a great year full of new ideas, activities and great beer. The new Board will be:
President- Nancy Gold
Vice -Presidents- Ed Kochanowski, Steve Rosolio and Jeremy Hynd
Treasurer- Kent Fletcher
Activities Director- Kris Schmidt
Membership Director- Martin Carman
Publicity Director- Diane Van Wagner
Secretary- Cullen Davis
Grand Hydro and Webmeister- Drew Beechum
Newsletter Editor- Mark Poliner

Bugged Out Oats

Another in a series of oatty beers and a split batch for different effects. This is my exploration of the East Coast Yeast Company's Bug Farm Series (Bug Farm V) and the new Candi Syrup D-90 out of North Carolina.
Brew Date: 
08/14/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Electric Lemonade

Some of the old time members might remember me bringing this dangerous concoction. You never taste the alcohol until too late. This started as a flight of fancy, and progressed to absurd heights. If you are thinking about Mike's, put it out of your mind. I started brewing this in 1992 and it got wackier with every batch.
Brew Date: 
09/02/2011
Brewed By: 
Mark Poliner
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Oktoberfest Party (Oak Park)

We will be partying at Oak Park in Simi again for Oktoberfest, with the actual festivities beginning around noon on Oktober 15th. As usual, camping will be available both Friday (14th) and Saturday nights.

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Maltose Falcons Lambic beer best of 2011 NHC Club Night (according to Andy Sparks)

Basic Brewing recently released their video on Club Night at the 2011 NHC. The video is hosted by James Spencer and Steve Wilkes. At the end of their video, their guest, Andy Sparks, noted that he believed the best beer of club night was Maltose Falcon's nine year old Lambic. Congrats on the person that brought it to NCH.

Here is the video for you to view:

http://youtu.be/gTB-jZQqxv0

Cheers,
David Lester

Brew Brothers Brewpub, Reno

Nestled in the El Dorado Casino is the Brew Brothers Brewery. They tag themselves as the "best brewpub" in America. While their aspiration are bold, the reality is a little more middle of the road.

Atmosphere was pleasant with but reminded me of a TGIFriday or a Chili's. Brew Brothers offers live entertainment. Lighting was muted, which helped create a comfortable ambience amidst the dark wood and leather interior. As with most brewpubs, the brew kettles and conditioning tanks were present behind glass windows at the entrance to the pub.

Big Red A.S.S.

Dark red with a touch of spice and roast, hopped to hell and back, this beer would have been my entry in the "new grains" contest. As it turned out, I couldn't get off of work for that particular meeting, so I had to drink all 5 gallons myself! Actually, I did bring a growler to the July shop brew/LACF check-in, where it was well-received.
Brew Date: 
08/08/2011
Brewed By: 
Jim McGowan
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Fat Cat Sweet Stout

Back around Memorial Day, I lost my one of my big fat silver blue sweetheart of a cat, Mark. In his honor, I whipped up this recipe
Brew Date: 
07/31/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum
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Y'allternative Oatwine

The alternative barleywine series returns! Taking advantage of the Shop now carrying Thomas Fawcett Oat Malt, we bring you some oaty goodness. And since I'm an old school movie fan we made this an "oater" with the addition of a heaping helping of Amarillo.
Brew Date: 
07/24/2011
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum, Robert Cortez, Kent Fletcher, Larry Gonzales, Ryan Moriarty, Chris Shultz
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September Club meeting

Come join the Maltose Falcons for our monthly club meeting on Sunday Sepetmber 11th at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills at 12:00 p.m.
Come meet fellow homebrewers, taste some great beer, and make some new friends. We welcome new brewers, and those who are interested in seeing what it is all about. Lunch is also available for a nominal cost.
Come on out and have some fun!

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No August club meeting

There is no meeting scheduled for the month of August. The event for the month is the Sunfest campout at Mt. Pinos. The next meeting will be held on Sunday September the 11th. This is postponed a week due to the Labor Day holiday.

dave & Rich's Dark Mild -- "new grains"

Rich & i worked up a decently tasty dark mild and this is the adaptation using the Shop's 2011 "new grains". A moderately complex 1.040 beer that was dynamite on the hand pump!
Brew Date: 
06/14/2011
Brewed By: 
dave
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