All-Grain Class

Interested in all-grain brewing? Register for our upcoming class that will teach you how! We will cover all aspects from strike to sparge as well as building your equipment. Cost is $25. Please call the shop to sign up.

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Brew 101

Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is coming up soon. Topics will include beer history, basic science, and extract brewing techniques, tips, and tricks. If you've been thinking about brewing beer at home and would like to see how it's done, all while enjoying some great homebrew call us to sign up! Cost is $15 dollars

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Keg Tapping of 2014 Bourbon County Stout!

Join Crazy Harry's Bar and Goose Island Brewing Company for a Keg Tapping of 3 Extremely Rare Goose Island Beers:

2014 Bourbon County Barrel Aged Stout

2014 Bourbon County Barrel Aged Barleywine

2014 Goose Island The Illinois Double IPA

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2014 L.A. County Fair Homebrew Competition Results

Regional Competition
Sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)

Under the supervision of the  Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society


Lagunitas Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's!

Crazy Harry's is hosting a Lagunitas Tap Takeover.  We'll be pouring 7 Terrific Lagunitas Beers On Tap:

Cappuccino Stout

Czech Pils

Fusion 19 Couch Trippin Brown

Fusion XX Double IPA

Hairy Eyeball


Little Sumpin' Sumpin'


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AHA National Homebrewers Conference

The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

The 2014 conference takes place in Grand Rapids, Mich., at DeVos Place, June 12-14.

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March 2014 Brews and News

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Another newsletter put to bed.  Enjoy it.  This one is kind of small because of the short month.  If you want to submit articles or be profiled, please submit them to newsletter@maltosefalcons.com.


Key words for this issue:  logo, chili, Baltic Porter, Israel Arrieta, Allen Tracy, Smoked BBQ Chile, Mayfaire, Dortmunder Adambier, Firestone Walker, Matt Bryndleson.

Falconettes March Club Shop Brew Session - Ladies Only!

Hello Falconettes - get ready for a very special Maltose Falcons event. Join former Maltose Falcons Board President Nancy Gold for a very special Falconettes Club Shop Brew Session for female club members only, coming up on Sunday, March 23 at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. Nancy will lead the crew in brewing a Ballast Point Sculpin IPA clone, using the recipe that Ballast Point originally used, called North Star IPA.

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Barrel Aged Barleywine project

For about 3 years or so, the Falcons have had a barrel aging project!    We have been removing and adding to our Heaven Hill Rye Whiskey barrel, the famous Falcons' barleywine.   It has not received much attention in the recent past, but that changed on Friday, Feb 21.

Tangerine Tupelo Melomel

Wanted to brew a semi-sweet mead, using Tupelo honey and tangerine juice. We have a mature tangerine tree in our back yard, and it is prolific. Last year we couldn't keep up with the fruit, so I juiced and froze a bunch: ten pounds of juice. It measured 17 brix on my refractometer. Finally got around to making the mead this month. It fermented almost 3 weeks in primary, at 65F, and is now ready to rack to secondary. I tasted it, and it tastes like high octane Tang! It is a cloudy, pale orange in color now, but should clear nicely after I ignore it for 6 months in secondary. There's both tangerine and honey aromatics a plenty right now.
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Firestone Walker Anniversary Brew Event

For those of you that haven't heard, we have been invited to brew at Firestone Walker Brewery by their head brewer Matt Brynildson. We will be brewing 67 barrels of a very big beer that will be added to their anniversary blending beers for next years anniversary blend and for as many years as it lasts, as well as having some on tap at the Falcons 40th anniversary party. The Falcons Board decided to brew a high alcohol American Brown Ale that I dubbed a "Browneywine" 

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Smoked BBQ Chili Recipe

Here is my recipe that took first place at the Feb. Chili Cookoff.  It's fairly complicated and expensive so I only make it once or twice a year.  One batch has never been the same as I add things while cooking to taste.  It's easiest to add all ingredients to a crock pot and cook until desired texture.


Black Bird

This is my Baltic Porter for the Maltose Falcons 40th Anniversary Party. Its a simplified version of my Bigger Baltic Porter recipe but keeping to the essences of the style. Gold Medal at 2014 Doug King Memorial Competition for Class 14 Northern European Strong Beers
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Israel "Izzy" Arrieta
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Join us along with Stone Brewing San Diego 
on Saturday, 2.22.14
Stone Tap Takeover @ 11:00 AM

We will bring you multiple Stone beers on Draught some of which have never been served on draught before.

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Febrewary 2014 Newsletter

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Kegging Class

On Tuesday 2/25/14 we are going to be holding our next class for kegging and draft beer! We will be covering everything you need to know to leave the hassle of bottling behind and make the step up for draft beer at home. Call the shop register your seat. Cost is $25

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Brew 101

Brewing Class

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2014 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition

The oldest homebrew club in America invites to you to enter the oldest homebrew competition in the world!

The 36th Annual Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Homebrew Competition!

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Feb. 16 Club Shop Brew Session - Dortmunder Adambier

Falcons, you won't want to miss the next monthly Club Shop Brew Session, coming up on Sunday, Feb. 16, as club president John Aitchison takes on a very rare and special beer - Dortmunder Adambier. John is a certified beer judge, and he leads the club's Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP) training course, and he's won five medals with this recipe, so this is a terrific opportunity to learn from an a highly accomplished brewer. 

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Help Protect Your Rights - Contact Your Representatives!

Right now the great annual tradition of The Southern California Homebrewer's Festival is in danger of not happening. Thanks to the passage last year of AB 1425, the California ABC is trying to shutdown the 23 year old SCHF. The new bill heavily restricts the rights of homebrewers in the use of their beers. 

Being Water Wise

With drought an ongoing issue here in the Southland - how can home brewers do their part while still being water efficient?

In case you hadn't noticed - this is the third very mild (and currently freakishly warm) winter in a row for LA. With the warmth comes a decided lack of rain. Now, this in and of itself wouldn't be a bad thing except that the drought like conditions have extended all the way to other parts of the state that provide a large amount of our water. The Northern California snow melt that normally fills reservoirs and aqueduct is at 20% it's normal levels.

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Hangar 24 Pugachev's Cobra Keg Tapping at Crazy Harry's!

We're tapping a keg of Pugachev's Cobra!  For those of you who haven't had it - its a rare, boozy, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout (13.8%).  We'll also be pouring Hangar 24 Vinacious and Double IPA along with 15 other rotating taps.

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The Best Brews of Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Come and try some of Firestone's Reserves ALL ON TAP!!! Featuring...... Firestone XVII
Firestone Velvet Merkin Oatmeal Stout Aged in Bourbon Bbl’s
Firestone DBA Unfiltered
Firestone Sucaba
Firestone Pale 31 on Cask
Plus More……

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January 2014 Brews and News (corrected)

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Good afternoon fellow Falcons.  Here is your slightly late January Newsletter.  You should also be getting it via email if you are a paid member.  Drew Beechum sends out an email blast to all paid members every Thursday or Friday night.  If you are not getting them, check your spam folder.  If it isn’t there, please email membership@maltosefalcons.com and cc webmaster@maltosefalcons.com


December 2013 Club Shop Brew Session - Old Smokey Barleywine

The final Club Shop Brew Session of 2013, on Dec. 29, continued the 40th Anniversary theme of brewing historic and award winning Falcons' recipes during the Club Shop Brew Sessions and stockpiling plenty of mind-blowing beers to be poured at the big 40th Anniversary Banquet. December's brew session brought back a recipe that has become a club legend -  Old Smokey Barleywine. Brew crew leader Richard "Beanie" Webster led the team to brew this famously delicious barleywine using Falcon Tom Wolf's original recipe, which has won too many awards to list name here.

Jan. 18 Club Shop Brew - "Xerxes, Beer of the Gods" Belgian Strong

For the next Club Shop Brew Session set for Saturday, January 18, 2014, we're continuing the Maltose Falcons 40th Anniversary theme by inviting  Michael Bowe to lead the brew session.  Michael was a long-time Falcons member, who started out homebrewing ended up opening Angel City Brewing.

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