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April Club Meeting

Come join us for another fine monthly meeting as we try some more wonderful homebrews and talking life liberty and the pursuit of great beer! Grand Hydro Presentation starts at noon! Throughout the day we'll conduct business, have a lunch, Troubleshooter's Corner (intensive small group tastings of beer you have questions on) and of course HOMEBREW!

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40th Anniversary Mead Brew

Come Join Mead Master Bruce Brode and Grand Hydro Drew as they tackle making 25 gallons of various flavored meads for the club's 40th Anniversary! Sign up to let us know if you'll be joining us before the April Club Meeting and helping us out. We also have a need for a few additional 5 gallon carboys so if you can help us out. (Please note - unlike a shop brew carboy bearers will not take a portion of mead home for themselves. All mead is designated for the club. We will make it so that every carboy provider gets a little "thank you" for loaning us their vessels.)

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Beer Recipe Design And Development Class

Learn how to create and perfect your own recipes in this advanced class. Cost is $25, please call us at the shop to reserve a spot.

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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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Brewery Lab Demo

A friend of the owner of the Glendale Tap who works for the Eppendorf biotech company wants to plan a demo event at the GT to show off their equipment used to measure IBUs, ABV + SRM.  She isn't looking to make a sales pitch, she's been to the GT and talked with a few brewers and realized how much fun it would be with a bar full of them rather than dealing with techs only interested in DNA equipment !

So if your interested in technical brewing equipment, this may be the event for you!


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Firestone Tap Takeover (Draughts Restaurant TO)

Please Join us as Firestone Releases some amazing beers all on Draught!!!!!

Parabola – Imperial Russian Stout

Winter Wookey – DDBA blended with Wookey jack

Opal – New farmhouse Ale

Agrestic – DBA sour

Pivo Pils – Gold medal

Plus More.......

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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

v. 40
i. 3
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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

v. 40
i. 2
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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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