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.
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!
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
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.
'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.
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.
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!
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.
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).
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.
Want to make your own beer at home? Get started on the right foot. Check out the Falcon's sponsoring shop, The Home Beer, Wine, Cheesemaking Shop. John Daume, proprietor, has been serving the home brewing and winemaking needs of Angelenos since 1972, over 30 years! (Falcon Members receive a 10% discount on supplies)