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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Presidents Report November 2017 - Volunteerism

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President's Report - November, 2017
By Cullen Davis, Maltose Falcons Board President

I honestly don’t mind doing President duty for the Falcons. It’s a relatively low-stress job, mostly just prodding people into doing what they said they would, trying to keep the club on the right path. Soreheads are thankfully rare when there is good beer to be shared. The benefits are decent too, the club buys beer for the board and we get to hang out and shoot the shiz on an extra day every month.

December Club Meeting!

Sunday, December 3rd - 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 "Big, Strong, and Holiday" 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 so Burgerfrau Jenna can organize the line up.

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Hangout - Lincoln Beer Company & Empire Tavern


Hey - come hang out. It's an (un)official Falcons event geared around having a beer and talking beer while exploring some of LA's beery places. In this case, the area around Burbank Airport!

This time we're going to the very freshly opened taproom of Lincoln Beer Company - this Sunday after their Grand Opening festivities on Friday & Saturday.

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Brews and News: October/November 2017

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2017 Club Survey - Win a Prize!

Hey Falcons - need your help to guide the club in the coming year! Tell us what we're doing right, wrong, needs to be doing, needs to stop doing. At least one lucky winner will be drawn to receive a free single bale hop core sample courtesy of me courtesy of YCH Hops. So take a few minutes and give us your input, we'd like to know. (Drawing only open to members of the club)

Click on the Google Survey!

2017 Stuffed Sandwich Holiday Tasting Event

Calling all Falcons! You are cordially invited to a unique tasting of hard to find seasonal and vintage beers at the world famous Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, CA on Saturday, December 16th, 2017!

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2017 Stuffed Sandwich Holiday Tasting Reservation

Price: $30.00

On Saturday, December 16th the Maltose Falcons will be returning to the world famous Stuffed Sandwich (www.stuffedsandwich.com) in San Gabriel CA for a unique tasting of hard to find seasonal and vintage beers! $30 includes your reserved seat for the beer tasting only. You must also buy a sandwich separately at the Stuffed Sandwich. Seating is limited to 30 people so sign up early. There is no charge for Designated Drivers and they do not count against our 30 person capacity. Your reservations must be placed by 8am December 12, 2017.

November Club Shop Brew - Coconut Optional Porter with Steve

Falcons, sign up now to join Steve and Irene as they lead the crew in brewing Kamanawanaleia Porter, a robust porter (coconut optional)  Sunday, November 12. They'll be using the same recipe as they did to make their wedding beer. 

Sunday, November 12, 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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If you are bringing a keg to Oktoberfest please let us know so we can make sure we have enough taps. 

_____ 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


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



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

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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


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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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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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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