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Lake Arrowhead Brewfest 2016 - Maltose Falcons' 3rd Annual!

Here is a chance to get out of the August heat and enjoy the fresh mountain air in the town of Blue Jay. Last year's event was amazing.  

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Member Meeting- July 2016

Club Meeting

Sunday, July 10, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Alternative Fermentation

    1. Angry Orchard Hard Cider - 5.5% abv

    2. Puloque - 5% abv

    3. Russian River Valley Chardonnay - 13.8% abv

Rails to Grails: A Review of the 2016 L.A. Beer Week Kickoff Festival

For a beer enthusiast like me, there's nothing better than a rip-roaring beer festival featuring lots of different beers to taste. The 2016 L.A. Beer Week Kickoff Festival, organized by the Los Angeles Brewers Guild and held at the L.A. Center Studios on June 18, certainly qualifies as that kind of “holy grail” for me – and after all, the grail in some references is a drinking vessel. Since I rode the rails in the form of the MTA's light-rail Expo line to get there, you can see how my title for this article came about.

July Club Shop Brew Session - Belgian Wit Bier with Matt and Andy!

Falcons, sign up now for the July Club Shop Brew Session as Board Members Matt and Andy lead the crew in brewing a Belgian Witbier, your ultimate warm-fermenting, cool-drinking summer brew, on Sunday, July 31! 

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July Brews & News - Beer is in the Air

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 6
Newsletter Date: 
07/2016

Hey Falcons, I don't know about you, but my June was full of a bunch of great local beer. The 8th LA
Beer Week was another huge success, we had an incredible mead and honey presentation at the
meeting, and some pretty great drinking weather to boot. Don't forget the July meeting is 11am on
the 10th, and the Grand Hydro will be featuring alternative fermentations. Also, this meeting is a
potluck, so make sure to signup to bring a dish to share (if you do, lunch is free). And of course I

Canned Food Drive at Sunday's Meeting

Falcons - Please bring in canned food to this Sunday's club meeting to benefit struggling families served by MEND! Falcons, as you know, our cup runeth over (a lot), so we have begun to incorporate charitable giving into our club activities, by raising funds to donate to worthy local causes, and by pouring home brewed beer and soda at events to support causes.

For years, we have held a toy drive to support the Firefighters' Spark of Love to benefit at-risk and needy kids, and last year, we donated to Friends of the L.A. River and Ojai Raptor Center.

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Member Meeting Notes- June 2016

Club Meeting

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Mead

    1. Guest speaker: Roger Taylor spoke to us about his beekeeping duties

    2. John presented several varieties of his homebrewed Meads

      1. Rabbit Blossom 14%

June 2016 Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

Attendees: Cullen, Drew, Tiffany, Andy, Ed, Kent, Craig, Matt & Lili

 

  1. Next meeting date and location?

    1. Member meeting: July 10th at the shop

    2. Board meeting: July 19th. Need to run the date with John to make sure it's ok!

BBQ weather is upon us again... Time for lunch!

'sup Falcons. Since we all live in Hel-lay and since it's been crazy hot lately I am beyond fatiqued and shall not be making a lunch for the next member's meeting (July 10th). But don't you fret dearies. We are ALL making lunch. Yeeeup. Potluck kiddos! 

I will make a big pot of vegan sloppy joes (yes vegan get over it) but the remainder of the meal is up to you lovelies. 

Please let me know what you can bring to the meeting. Bring enough for at least 15+ servings so everyone can have a taste. 

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June 2016

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 5
Newsletter Date: 
06/2016

Better late than never, your June Newsletter is here!

July Club Meeting - Pot Luck & Alternative Fermentation!

Sunday July 10th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting.  All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro - Drew - will present the style of the month "Alternative Fermentation" and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

Then we'll move on to our lunch - POTLUCK!  If you would like to bring a dish to pass, please comment below or on the Facebook event invite so the Burgermeister can organize the line up.

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Brew With A Falcon - Downey - Dominic Washington

Brewing an Altbier
- Start time: 10am
- Limited to 10 people max

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Brew With A Falcon - Castaic - Craig Frump

Brewing an Imperial Porter with a Party Guile Brown Ale
- First 3 people to sign up get to bring home 5 gallons!
- Start time: 9:00am

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Brew With A Falcon - Pasadena - Drew Beechum

Drew's going to be crazy and brew multiple things! At the very least you'll see him brewing a Saison & Mead
- Start time: 9:00am
- Limited to 10 people max

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Brew With A Falcon - Agoura Hills - Nancy Gold

Ex-President Nancy is busting out her IPA knowledge!

Brewing Union Jack IPA Clone
- Start time: 9:00am
- Limited to 6 people max

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May Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting Notes

May 17, 2016

Present:  Drew, Cullen, Craig, John, Ed, Tiffany, and Andy

Submitted by acting Secretary John Aitchison

 

June Club Meeting - Mead

Sunday June 5th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting.  All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro (John Aitchison standing in for Drew as he'll be out of town that day) will present the style of the month "Mead" and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers. Then we'll move on to our lunch - backyard bbq style with burgers, grilled chicken, veggie patties, salads & vegan cupcakes!

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Pliny the Elder Clone

After many iterations, this monster finally captures the clean bitterness of Russian River's amazing beer!
Brew Date: 
03/04/2016
Brewed By: 
Craig Shapland
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LA Beer Week Kick Off Party!

LA Beer Week Kick Off Party is looking for YOUR delicious Homebrew soda creation to be featured at this years HoLA Rejuvenating Tonic Bar tent area!

 

SCHF 2016 - Ya Shoulda Been There!

It is now Sunday afternoon. Home again after a wonderful weekend spent at the SCHF, enjoying beer at not only the Fest, but also John K's event and of course, the mighty Dead Palate's Soiree.
But best of all was being surrounded by fellow Falcons. Whether serving beer at all our taps (38 at one point), or going from club to club to try their wares, or dancing to the Mighty Maltose Falcons Brews band,  our members rock.

Brews & News May 2016

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 4
Newsletter Date: 
05/2016

April Meeting Notes

Club Meeting

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: International Session Beer Day is on April 7th!

    • Guinness Draught brewed in Dublin, 4.2%abv

    • Timothy Taylor’s, 4.2%abv

    • Down to Earth IPA by 21st Amendment, 4.4%abv

Czech Amber Lager

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03/12/2016
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Lady Falcon Brew Day 2016

Get ready for a very special Maltose Falcons event - the Annual Ladies Brew Session on Sunday, May 15th!! 

Falcons former Prez and current Member at Large Nancy Gold & Activities Director Tiffany Ashrafi will lead an all-women brew crew in making a Firestone Union Jack Clone - Nancy is known for her expertise in brewing IPAs (and Tiffany really enjoys drinking them).

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Brew With a Falcon 2016 - UPDATED WITH HOSTS!

Our annual Brew With a Falcon day is set for Saturday, June 25th! Here's the skinny: a few members of the club, will be opening up their homes to other folks to brew together. Most of these sites will be unlike a shop brew - there will be no wort for members to take home. Instead, brewers will signup and on Saturday, June 25th you'll go to your chosen location and hang out, learn and help out.

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Club & Board Notes- March

Club Meeting

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Lagers Transform

    • Light Side-

      1. Pilsner Urquell brewed in Plzen, Czech “The Original Pilsner” with a 4.4% abv

      2. Baltika #7 brewed in Russian with a 5.4% abv

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April Club Meeting - Session Beers, Hop Extract and Canning Party

It's time to get our Session beer on! Bring your favorite homebrew that's 4.5% or lower! (Alternatively, you can bring your favorite homebrew of any size!)

In addition to Session Beer - we'll have two tech demonstrations:

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2016 Grain Buy - It's On!

Did you know that as a member of the Club, you get access to our sometimes, mostly annual Grain Buy? Well, you do and it's on for this year!

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