ECY Buy EnRoute

For those that ordered, the East Coast Yeast shipment is inbound and should be in Pasadena Wednesdayish. I'll be splitting everyone's order up and then we'll figure out how to get it distributed to folks.

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Saison for the Bee Keepers

This is more of a story about the brewing of a beer than anything else. My original brew partner (Daniel) has had two children since we first started brewing five years ago, so we rarely get to brew together. This was a rare event to be able to brew alone like we used to. The brew day started off perfectly, the weather was warm and there bees were flying around. We decided to brew a Saison for the fall to capture the perfect warm fall day. We were mashed in and were cleaning as we went, when Daniel suddenly screamed and found a bee up his pant leg. The bee stung him and I laughed as I asked if he was allergic. He said he wasn't but that all changed quickly... Fifteen minutes later he turned to me with his face swollen to twice the normal size. He quickly headed over to the drug store for Benadryl. He returned a few minutes later with the pills and took a few, chasing them with a little beer. All seemed fine until he fell out of his chair onto the floor nearly unconscious. After calling his wife, my girlfriend, and a doctor, we headed over to the ER, but not before I stopped recurring the wort and set up to mash out. After a short wait in the waiting room and 2 hours with a doctor, we found out Daniel had developed a deadly Bee allergy. After a life time of being a hobbyist bee keeper he had lost all resistance to bee stings. After the ER and a day of panic we returned back to my house to finish the beer. To always remember his near death experience, we added the dead bee to the mash-out and a small amount of honey to the wort.
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The Future of Homebrew Shopping?

Google Streetview hits Brew & Grow in Chicago, IL for a little walk around

Google Streetview of Brew & Grow

Stuffed Sandwich Holiday Tasting

The Falcons (and other beer lovers) are set for a tasting of Holiday
beers and more at the world famous Stuffed Sandwich on Saturday
December 10th at 1PM.

The cost will be about $20 plus the cost of your mandatory sandwich.
Remember that Sam & Marlene always pull out some fun stuff for us.

Designated Drivers are free and don't count against our seats.


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November Beer Appreciation Night - Belgian Holiday Beers

Featuring Larry James, Wine Warehouse

Served with Flemish Carbonnade, Belgian fries with truffle salt, and butter lettuce salad.

$30 PP includes the beer tasting, food pairing and parking/$20 with Twitter Code


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The Clumsy Brewer - Birth of a New System

Two years without brewing is two years too many!

My dad and I used to brew at least a half dozen batches a year.  But
not anymore.  Why?  It's too much work.

We gather the ingredients, including propane, the day before.  And
then on brew day we construct, deconstruct and reconstruct each piece
of the system for each stage of brewing.  By the end of the day, we're
both exhausted.

If only we had a system that was already put together.  One we could
just wheel out and just start connecting hoses to.  One that ran off

Final ColLAboration Party - Golden Road Brewing - CANCELLED


Buy your glass and attend the final colLAboration event of the year at Golden Road Brewing in Atwater Village.

This event is themed "Winter Wonderland" with Christmas Ales, Winter Warmers and more!


ECY Buy Almost Here!

An update for everyone who ordered during the club's East Coast Yeast buy. Al's working furiously to grow up the last bits of our order and then off it will come to us.

I'll be taking the order in and working on divvying out the orders from there.

More updates as they happen.

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Independent testing shows that most "Honey" isn't Honey

If you need another reason to buy local on more things check out this report from FoodSafetyNews.com - Tests Show Most Store Honey Isn't Honey.

Southern California Home Brewers Festival 2012

Come join the Falcons and 31 other home brewing clubs at the Southern California Home Brewers Festival May 4-5, 2012 at beautiful Lake Casitas near Ojai. CHA Membership annual membership (see http://calhomebrewers.org/) is $40 until 31 January, $45 after 1 Feb, and $50 after 1 March. You must purchase your membership by May 2, 2012 or you will not be allowed into the fest.

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North West Beer Flight at Wades

North West Beer Flight Tasting - Thursday, November 3rd from 4:30pm to 7:00pm

We are going to travel up the coast to taste some Oregon beers. We have pulled bottles out of our beer library for this tasting!

Come and taste some vintage beers from the North West!

    Rogue – Double Chocolate Stout
    Rogue – Double Mocha Porter
    Hair Of The Dog – Adam
    Hair Of The Dog – Doggie Claws (2010)

Come in for a special $10 taster flight...
stay to enjoy the 40 unique beers on taps!!!

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November 2011 Newsletter

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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!
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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


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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

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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.
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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
Enjoy this hand-picked flight that will cover the full range of the beer spectrum.
We will start light and end jet black.
North Coast Brewing - Blue Star Wheat
Brouwerij West - Tripel
Alesmith - IPA
Great Divide - Yeti
Come in for a special $5 taster flight...
stay to enjoy the 40 unique beers on taps!!!
Also just tapped Bear Republic Mach10 IIPA

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August 2011

v. 37
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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


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