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OKTOBERFEST 2017 - Tickets now on sale!

It's time again for OKTOBERFEST, the biggest Maltose Falcons party of the year! 

We're returning to the good ol' DAV in Woodland Hills to celebrate, where we'll enjoy their large yard for games, a pool for cooling off, a stage for the Maltose Falcons Brews Band to play (yes, they will be there!), and plenty of shade and/or sun! We will have an outdoor bar stocked with some of the finest adult beverages you and your fellow Falcons brew and save just for this very event (including shop brews you may have participated in)!

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OKTOBERFEST KEG SIGN UP

If you are bringing a keg to Oktoberfest please let us know so we can make sure we have enough taps. 

Maltose Falcons 8th Annual Spark of Love Toy Drive- December 3rd Meeting

Yes, I am putting this up early so you can all get the jump on getting those toys ready to bring this year! This will be our 8th Annual Toy Drive to benefit those less fortunate than us. Last year we got a great amount of toys. Let's top it this year. Please bring a new unwrapped toy to benefit underprivileged children. After the meeting, we will take these to the Los Angeles Fire Department for distribution to the kids during the holidays. We will be collecting the toys at the meeting, but please feel free to bring them sooner and drop them off at the shop.

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_____ Golden Strong with Drew

Join Grand Hydrometer Drew Beechum for the next monthly Club Shop Brew Session as he leads the crew in brewing a _____ Golden Strong, on Sunday, October 29. Drew loves _____ Golden Strong. So much so that he wants to show you how to brew a ____ Golden Strong. The key element is that you add a different kind of yeast, or dry hops, or fruit, or _____ in order to make your ______ Golden Strong. Drew' will make his batch to be a Belgian Golden Strong with Szechuan peppercorns and ginger.

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Pacific Brewers Cup Prelim and main event

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The new BJCP students will be judging a prelim. for the PBC Wednesday, Sept 27 at the shop at 7PM and we can use help.  Both experienced judges and stewards would be appreciated.  Help train the new class of students and help our friends at Pacific Gravity at the same time.  If you can either judge or steward this Wednesday, email me at vicepresident@maltosefalcons.com.

November Club Meeting

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

* No club meeting in October -- instead, come to our annual Oktoberfest bash on 10/21! (details here)

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BJCP Tasting Exam and Beer Judging Classes

The first of 4 Beer Judging Classes will be held at the Home Wine and Beer Shop on Sept. 20 at 7PM.  The other classes willf be on Oct. 4, Oct. 18, and  Nov. 1.  We'll have 4 different guest instructors who are some of the most knowledgable beer experts in Southern Calfiornia teaching.  We will also be covering most of the world beer styles, how to evaluate beer, off flavors and faults, and brewing techniques.  

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September Club Meeting Minutes

John Aitchison led the Gran Hydro presentation with “Decoction vs Infusion” beers. There will be a link available for his talk soon. Here are the results of the board election.

President: Cullen Davis

Vice Presidents: Ed Kochanowski & Eric Bonney

Secretary: Rick Morales

Treasurer: Kent Fletcher

Membership Director: Craig Frump

Publicity Director: Matt Matt

Activities Directors:  Brent Yarkins

Grand Hydro: Drew Beechum

Burgerfrau: Jenna Bonney

Newsletter Editor: David Uhl

BJCP Entrance Exam Prep. Class

Did you ever want to be a beer judge?  Would you like to learn more about your favorite liquid hobby?  Here's your chance.

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Check out my blog at HummingBrew.com

HummingBrew.com is my blog for sharing knowledge about beer and brewing. You will also find a link to my Vivino.com wine reviews. I hope you find the blog helpful -- cheers!

Los Angeles County Fair Results

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Congratulations to all, especially Carl Townsend who once again won it all.  Scoresheets and ribbons will be sent out by the County Fair as soon as the fair closes.  If you're one of the winners, your ribbon should be displayed somewhere in their Home Arts Pavillion.

Vienna Lager with Lyne Sunday, Aug 27

Join Lyne Noella for the next monthly Club Shop Brew Session as she leads the crew in brewing a Vienna Lager on Sunday, August 27. Lyne's friend, Derek Springer, President of the Society of Barley Engineers in Vista, CA, and his swashbuckling exploration into the Vienna Lager style are the inspiration and he will be a technical consultant on the brew. Those in search of a Vienna Lager White Whale are invited to this adventure.

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Brews & News Aug. 2017

Volume: 
v. 43
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i. 2
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08/2017

CONTENTS:
Editor’s Note 1
Club Board Elections 2
From the President 3
“Deacon’s Nightcap”
Collaboration Brew with
Figueroa Mountain 4
Ladies Falcons
Brew Day 6
Wee Heavy Recipe 7
Club Shop Brew 8
Kölsch Recipe 9

September Club Meeting - Board Elections!

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

* No club meeting in August with the Lake Arrowhead Brewfest happening on August 12 (details here).

The Sept 10 meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro will present the style of the month and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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July Club Shop Brew Session - Kall it Kolsch with Matt

Join Board Publicity Director Matt Myerhoff to brew "Kall it Kölsch," a Kölsch, on Sunday, July 23 at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop. That day is also check-in day for LA County Fair Homebrew Competition, so we can help out during our down time, and it will be a big fun party! 

Sunday, July 23, 2017, 8:00 AM
The Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop
22836 Ventura Blvd., Woodland Hill (at Fallbrook)
Map - https://goo.gl/maps/2sf6aFKp1et

 

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2017 Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition

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The Los Angeles County Fair results will be posted when the judging is finished.

 

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Lake Arrowhead Brewfest 2017

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest is back! 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!

Who:     Any Falcons Member and guest can participate!

What:    8th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest

When:   Saturday, August 12, 2017: 12:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Where:  Blue Jay Village Parking Lot next to Jensen’s Fine Foods - 27264 Rte 189, Blue Jay, CA 92317

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South Bay Brewery Bus Tour - ITINERARY ADDED!

There are some new and exciting spots in the South Bay, so let's go check them out! Tickets are now on sale for the Maltose Falcons South Bay Brewery Bus Tour!

Saturday, July 15th, 2017

$60 per person - BUY TICKET HERE

When we're not raffling and cavorting on the bus, we will be visiting...

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Glass Art and Jewelry Show and Wine Tasting

Glass show and wine tasting 2017 1.jpegCome check out gorgeous hand-crafted glass art and jewelry and sample some delicious locally produced wines at the Fused Glass Show and Wine Tasting, Saturday, June 24, 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM at Camarillo Custom Crush Winery in Camarillo. 300 S. Lewis Rd., Camarillo. Meet the artist behind the work, Nancy Gold of Ocean Glass Glassworks. Taste a flight of six Custom Crush wines $10.

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July Club Meeting - NOTE THE DATE

July 9!!  NOT July 2!  With Independence Day on a Tuesday this year, we're shifting the July meeting back a week in case people want to stretch a four day weekend.  Now you can make holiday plans with confidence.  And beer.

Sunday, July 9th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

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Mead Class and Brew

On Saturday, June 10 Roger Taylor and John Aitchison will be leading a Mead Class, Tasting, and Brew.  It will be held at Tavern Services Warehouse at 18217 Parthenia in Northridge.  Mead makers will get to taste a bunch of meads, learn more on how it's made and take home a gallon in a glass bottle which is provided.  We're making a cherry ciser with King Orchard's Montmerency Cherry Juice.  Honey and juice are expensive, the whole thing costs $50.  You can get additional mead for $20 a gallon as well.  Downright cheap compared to the cost of buying mead.

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Homebrew Soda Bar at L.A. Beer Week - June 17

Falcons, we have been invited to host a homebrewed soda bar wtih LA area homebrew clubs at the Kickoff Festival for the 9th Annual L.A. Beer Week on Saturday, June 17 at Center Studios in Downtown L.A.

 

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June Club Meeting - Asheville Hydro! Potluck! Informal sharing!

Sunday, June 4th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting (no club meeting in May because of Mayfaire). 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 (in this case, the region of the month - beers of Asheville, NC courtesy of David Sherfey!) and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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April Club Meeting - "Fool's Gold" Hydro!

Sunday, April 2nd - 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 "Something Something Fool's Gold" and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

And then lunch, where Burgerfrau Jenna will be preparing a taco bar with homemade carnitas and other goodies!

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2017 Mayfaire Party & Keg Sign-up

Saturday, May 20th, come join us at the KOA in Acton for another fun weekend campout! If you haven't gone before, the KOA has a nice grassy area for us to camp on, a sunny deck for lounging, a pool to cool off in right next to our sites, and a grill for burgerfrau Jenna to whip up some delicious camp grub. Come take the short 40 minute drive to hang out and enjoy a beer or two and the Pacific Crest Trail!

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Brew with a Falcon 2017

Our annual "Brew with a Falcon" day is set for Saturday, March 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, March 25th you'll go to your chosen location and hang out, learn and help out.

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March Club Meeting

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

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. Substitute Grand Hydro - John A - will present "beers from Falcons who went pro" 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, currently also TBD but I know Burgerfrau Jenna has something up her sleeve.

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