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OKTOBERFEST 2016!

Time for our annual Maltose Falcons party!  Last year's party was so fun & location so convenient that we booked the DAV again! We're returning to the DAV in Woodland Hills to celebrate one of the most epic holidays ever - Oktoberfest!  You may remember cooling off in their pool, playing yard games, eating amazing bites made by our Burgermeister, and drinking some of the best beers us Falcons brew & save just for this very event. It was an awesome party & the DAV is welcoming us back!

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Keg Sign-up For Oktoberfest

All right everyone!

If you're coming to the party (and you better be) - tell us in the comments what you're bringing! 

Pacific Brewers Cup needs judges

If you can judge on Oct. 24, the Long Beach Homebrewers can use the help.  There is a morning session only.  All the contact information can be found at http://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/.

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September 2016 Brews & News!

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 8
Newsletter Date: 
09/2016

Summer's end means brewing weather ahead!

Election time! Run Run Run Mighty Falcons!

Hey Falcons, old and new, having served on the board, I can tell you that it is a good experience. Now it is your turn to shine!!

September Club Meeting!

Sunday September 11th - 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 in dispose at work - 1st NFL Sunday of the season) will present the style of the month ""other than Belgian sours" (Brett beers, Gose, Berliner Weiss, barrel aged--stuff like that) 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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August Club Shop Brew Session - Black IPA with Ed!

Falcons, sign up now for the August Club Shop Brew Session as Board Member Ed Kochanowski leads the crew in brewing a Black IPA, that style you hate to love or love to hate. Cascadian Dark Ale? American Style Black Ale? Who cares! Either way, you know it will be deeply, darkly hoppy! Black IPA is a beer with the dryness, hop-forward balance, and flavor characteristics of an American IPA, only darker in color – but without strongly roasted or burnt flavors. The flavor of darker malts is gentle and supportive, not a major flavor component. 

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Annual Strand Brewers "BBBB" Bike ride

Hey Falcons,

The Strand Brewers would like to invite you to ride along on our August BBBB “Beach Bar Bike Bash” along the South Bay Bike path.

On Saturday, August 27, we’ll start at Simmzy’s on the Manhattan Beach pier and work our way through some of the finest beer venues the South Bay has to offer.

Bring lots of sun block and good specs. The scenery is awesome!

For more details, contact long time Falcons member Jay Ankeney at jayankeney@mac.com

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August 2016 Brews & News

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 7
Newsletter Date: 
08/2016

Special thanks to Craig Shapland and Matt Myerhoff for contributing to this month's issue.

2016 Maltose Falcons OKTOBERFEST Fee

$25.00
Price: $25.00

$25 each 

For members and their guests only - your fee covers the cost of dinner and the location. Come join us in the Valley where we're going to have a blast with dinner, the band, swimming, camping, games, etc!

Have a designated driver (awesome) - Buy a DD Ticket to pay for dinner. 

Date: Saturday October 1st @ 12pm - Sunday October 2nd @12pm

Address: The Disabled American Veteran's Hall -  6543 Corbin Ave, Woodland Hills CA 91367

2016 Oktoberfest Designated Driver Fee

$10.00
Price: $10.00

Thank you for being a responsible & awesome human!

 

 

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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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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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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