May 2012 Newsletter

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LA Area Brewery Tour 2012

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

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Kegs for SCHF!

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)!

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2012 Mayfaire Competition Results - PENDING - UPDATED

UPDATE TO THE UPDATE - Results are being held for the Fest on Saturday. Apparently we're doing this old school, but By Grabthar's Hammer, the results will be up Saturday night!

UPDATE - It took a while (Damn you Southern California Homebrewer's Fest!), but the IPA's are judged. Best of Show should happen on Thursday and then the results will be announced!

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How to Use The Board Notes

Here's our type for board notes...

The idea behind this type is a place for board members to jot down notes, names, numbers, recollections of things that they've done or thought of in the course of doing their job.

Don't forget to tag your posts with a Board Role if applicable. It makes links available to view all the Activities Director content, for instance.

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Firestone Walker Night at The Instant Replay

There will be a Firestone Night at The Instant Replay, the West Valley's best dive/craft beer bar on Monday, April 23 at arnd 6pm.

On the menu is:  Velvet Merlin, Double Jack, XV and others to be named.

Come show this local dive bar some love! http://theirbar.com


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May Shop Brew - Belgian Blond Ale

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday May 13th at 8:00 a.m. Our Club Publicity Director, Steve Cook, (me) will be leading this crew with the brewing of a Belgian Blond Ale.

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Sam Adams Longshot Entries Due

A free competition brought to you by Boston Ber Company. BJCP Classes 1-23, entry requires 4 bottles (with another 3 held in reserve)


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!

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Letter to editors of L.A. Weekly on Jason Bernstein's article on L.A. Craft Brew Movement...

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...



See y'all in the Funny Papers!


Japanese Company Tops Drinks With Soft Serve Frozen Beer Foam





If you ever wanted a way to dessert up your beer, or just plain keeping it colder for longer, Japanese beer maker Kirin has got the item for you. Presenting: Frozen beer foam in the vein of soft serve ice cream that sits atop a beer, keeping it cool.

Deschutes Hats off to Homebrewers Event

As part of their:

Deschutes Brewery Base Camp Week
Los Angeles, California
April 9-14, 2012

Deschutes is having a Hats off to Homebrewers event at the Steingarten on April 10, 6-9pm

Lots of other Deschustes oriented events all week all over LA area.


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April Newsletter

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Here is the April Newsletter. 

Three Ways Chickens Will Improve Your Beer

I currently am looking for a new brew buddy; my lovely girlfriend suggested borrowing one of her chickens... Your thoughts?


Zombie Brewing Kickstarter Party

Another Falcon is going Pro - Robert Cortez has started a kickstarter to get his nano brewery Zombie Brewing off the ground.

Join them at the Crest Bar in La Crescenta for a fund raising party!



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Faux Loko

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.

AHA Members - Get out and Vote!

Vote for the AHA Governing Committee

AHA Members should get their vote on! There are 3 slots open this year on the Governing Comittee and 9 candidates for the positions.

"FOR SALE" Ice chest- mash tun's

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.

Small cooler $75.00

Large cooler $100.00

Call Rick at 805-501-1775


April Shop Brew - Belgian Strong Dark Ale

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.

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The Clumsy Brewer – Brewery Construction on hold for Endocarditis.


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.

Coffee for Your Beer (or Soul)

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:

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hey fellas,

I'm a newbie to the club, brewing, etc. 

Abita Brewing

I tried to post this a while back when I was in New Orleans...

King Leopold's Ghost

This is one of my favorite and personal recipe, I've brewed a version of this beer every year since 2006. This was the last beer I brewed for 2011 on 11-11-11 around 11pm. This version of my "Imperial Porter" was used "Beanie's Double Smoked Bourbon" custom malt.
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Bus Trip to AHA Rally at Stone, Sat March 10, 2012

The Yeastside Brewers Club are putting together a bus trip to the Stone AHA Rally on Saturday March 10, 2012.  They have invited the Falcons to join the ride.  The cost is $25 RT, which is a good deal when you consider the price of gasoline.



Bus Trip to Stone AHA Rally March 10th

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March Newsletter

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March Shop Brew - The IPA's of March - First Day of Daylight Savings - DON'T show up at 9:00 am, your spot may be given away!

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday March 11th at 8:00 a.m. Our HMFIC Nancy Gold, also known as the President of the Maltose Falcons will be leading this crew with the brewing of her IPA’s of March a big India Pale 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.

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