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January Shop Brew Session -Black IPA with Ed

January 2020 Club Shop Brew Session - Black IPA with Ed

Join Ed on Saturday, January 25th to brew a Black IPA for the Club Shop Brew Session. 

Saturday, January 25th, 2020 
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop Map - https://goo.gl/maps/2sf6aFKp1et

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2020 Doug King Memorial Homebrew Competition

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2020 DKM

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It's that time of year again when we fondly remember our compadre Doug King. Doug was a brewer's brewer - always there to lend a hand to the club or another brewer. He was also fond of experimentation and was well known for his crazy experiments (loafs of rye bread, potatoes, tortillas - all in the mash) and his love of lagers. He won the 1996 California State Fair for his Dougweiser. 

TOaked Collaboration Brew Day

 

Please join us for a collaboration brew day between the Maltose Falcons and the Thousand Oaked Homebrewers! This is a great opportunity to get to know the brewers of your neighboring club, makes some awesome beer, and bring something interesting to SCHF.

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February Club Meeting and Annual Chili Cook-Off

Sunday, February 2, 2020- Join us for our monthly membership meeting and annual chili cook off with some great beer. All are welcome! And yes, we know it is Super Bowl Sunday. However, we make sure that the meeting is done early enough to get you to the game with plenty of time to spare.

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydrometer - Drew - will be sharing some delicious beer, with some tasty stouts and porters. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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Brews & News January 2020

Volume: 
v. 46
Issue: 
i. 1
Newsletter Date: 
01/2020

Check out the new format for Brews & News, online at https://mailchi.mp/b417a3fdd9a7/brews-news-january-2020. Rather than doing a PDF newsletter, we will now be distributing Brews & News via email. Subscribe to our mailing list for the latest Maltose Falcons happenings, delivered to your inbox!

January 5th, 2020 Homebrew Club Meeting

Sunday, January 5th, 2020- Join us for our monthly membership meeting and ring in the new year with some great beer. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydrometer - Drew - will be sharing some delicious beer, holiday style beers. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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Brews & News - December 2019

Volume: 
v. 45
Issue: 
i. 10
Newsletter Date: 
12/2019

BJCP Mead Class and Exam

On Saturday, February 1, John Kaufman is going to be administrating a BJCP Mead Tasting Exam.  You don't need to be a beer judge to take it, as long as you pass the mead on-line entrance exam you can be a mead judge.

To help prepare people for the exam, we'll be conducting three Mead Judging classes at the Home Wine and Beer Shop.  All will be on Wednesday at 7PM and be on Jan. 8, Jan. 15, and Jan. 22.  John Kaufman, John Aitchison, and Roger Taylor will be leading the class--and we can promise you plenty of great and unusual meads in the process.

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Brews & News - October 2019

Volume: 
v. 45
Issue: 
i. 8
Newsletter Date: 
10/2019

Details on our big 45th Anniversary Party, collaboratory brew sessions, a look back on Lake Arrowhead Brewfest, and more!

Check out the October 2019 edition

My Brewing Journey

I am a newbe with only eight 5-gallon batches so far. The brewing experiences and lessons learned are documented on my beer blog Here it is...

MacLeod Ale Brewing 45th Collaboration Brewday!

Saturday, September 7th
Start time: 6:00 am

MacLeod Ale Brewing Co.
14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

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Bravery Brewing 45th Collaboration Brewday!

*** Postponed by Bravery, new date TBD.

Saturday, September 21st
8:00am start time

Bravery Brewing
42705 8th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534

Maltose Falcons Contact: Eric Bonney - e_bonney@live.com
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Style: Rye Stout
Cost: Free! (just signup below so we know to expect you!)

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Trademark Brewing & Maltose Falcons Collaboration Brew Day

 

Join us for a collaboration brew day with Trademark Brewing on Sunday, August 18th, 2019! This will be the first of many collaboration brew days to commemorate our 45th Anniversary & to be poured at the celebration in November.  

 

Brewing starts around 10am. Wort available but in limited quantities, please bring a sanitized 5 gallon fermenter if you want a portion. White Labs is also bringing samples & swag for us to enjoy, so sign up early!

 

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Brews & News June 2019

Volume: 
v. 45
Issue: 
i. 4
Newsletter Date: 
06/2019

June 2019 Club Shop Brew Session - Elkwood Wheat With Fletch

Join Treasurer and Brewgyver Kent Fletcher on Saturday, June 29 to brew Kent's medal-winning Elkwood Wheat beer for the June 2019 Club Shop Brew Session. 

Saturday, June 29, 2019
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop Map - https://goo.gl/maps/2sf6aFKp1et

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Brews & News May 2019

Volume: 
v. 45
Issue: 
i. 3
Newsletter Date: 
05/2019

October Membership Meeting - ELECTIONS

Sunday, October 6th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydrometer - Drew - will be presenting and sharing liquid samples the best warming beers for fall! Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

BOARD MEMBER ELECTIONS!

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July Member Meeting - Kveik Beers!

Sunday, July 7th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydrometer - Drew - will be presenting and sharing liquid samples of Kveik (pronounced "kwike" - close to "quake") beers!  Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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A Guide to Kveik Yeasts

Tasting the new hotness in yeast strains - the Norwegian Farmhouse Strains collectively known as Kveik

The new hotness in yeast is actually an old hotness in yeast. Thanks largely to the exploratory and documentary efforts of Lars M. Garshol, we've been reintroduced to traditional methods of Norweigan (and Baltic and Russian) homebrewing.

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Drew's 45 IPA

Drew turned 45 and what better way to celebrate turning 45 than making a birthday brew. Together we created an IPA with a nominal starting gravity of 1.074 and 74 IBUs (to reflect Drew's 1974 birthday), the beer used 4 malts, 5 hops with 45% and 45% of the malts being two base malts. The hops include a special addition - hop terpenes of Citra and Columbus for the keg
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04/20/2019
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Drew Beechum
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Brews & News April 2019

Volume: 
v. 45
Issue: 
i. 2
Newsletter Date: 
04/2019

April 2019 Club Shop Brew Session - Drew's Birthday Brew

Join Grand Hydrometer Drew Beechum on Sunday, April 20 to celebrate his birthday by brewing a delicious beer for the April 2019 Club Shop Brew Session. Style is TBA. Drew promises not to wear his birthday suit, but some sort of shenanigans will ensue, and ye shall brew! Saturday, April 20, 2019 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop Map - https://goo.gl/maps/2sf6aFKp1et Everyone Participates, from Start to Finish The brew session will use the Club's 40 gallon all grain system at the homebrew shop.

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April Member Meeting - Fruit Beers!

Next Monthly Member Meeting - Sunday, April 7, 2019 The April monthly Club meeting is on Sunday, April 7, 11:00 AM at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. The Grand Hydrometer presentation and commercial beer tasting is Fruit Beers! Lunch is $6 - TACO BAR! Chicken, beef & veggies with beans, rice & salad by our amazing Burgerfrau Jenna! Please bring your beer, mead, cider, soda or whatever to share and review, we're seeing fewer homebrews being presented at our meetings!

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2019 Mayfaire Party & Keg Sign-up

Saturday, May 18th, 2019, join us at the Woodland Hills Disabled American Veterans Hall (DAV) for another fun Mayfaire party! DAV Address: 6543 Corbin Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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45th Anniversary Celebration!

Join the fun at The Maltose Falcons Homebrew Club 45th Anniversary Party!

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 Party Time: 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Venue: The Valley Relics Museum, 7900 Balboa Blvd. C3 & C4, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (Check out their website & awesome pictures of their event space! https://valleyrelicsmuseum.org/)

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Brews & News March 2019

Volume: 
v. 45
Issue: 
i. 1
Newsletter Date: 
03/2019

Welcome to a new year of Brews & News newsletters!

FALCONRY & THE ORDER OF ST JOHN, the true tale of the MALTESE FALCON

In 1539, Charles V, co-King of Aragon, of which Sicily was a fiefdom and Malta a part, granted use of the island of Malta to the Knights.of the Order of St John along with the responsibility of garrisoning Tripoli. In exchange for this kindness, the knights offered to celebrate a daily mass for Charles. Or, in lieu of a mass, the emperor, an avid falconer, could elect to receive a prized falcon annually in tribute. He chose the falcon.

Brew With a Falcon/BWaF - 3/16/19 - Scot Beidelman

March Mashness Brew With a Falcon 2019!

Sign up to brew with Scot Beidelman on Saturday, March 16th! Style to be brewed is his "Tripelfest Ale".

Start time: 10am

Location: Sunland

Brewing methods: 8 gal system

Maximum occupancy: 6 people

Location address will be emailed to those who sign up a couple days before the brew day.

Cheers!

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2019 SCHF Camping & Keg Sign-up

Southern California Homebrewers Festival & Maltose Falcon Club camping is back at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula & will be held the weekend of May 4th. Come join your fellow Falcons & more than 35 other homebrew clubs!

See complete list of events on the CHA site (more info coming soon!) We have (6) sites reserved: 136 - 141. All sites have water, sewage, & 50 or 30 amp power RV hookups. Fire rings, picnic table & chairs are not guaranteed for every site. Be sure to bring your own tables & chairs just in case!

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Brew With a Falcon/BWaF - 3/9/19 - Drew Beechum

March Mashness Brew With a Falcon 2019!

Sign up to brew with Drew on Saturday, March 9th! Style to be brewed is TBD but updates coming soon!

Start time: 10am

Location: Pasadena

Brewing methods: Regular Brew Rig / PicoC / Grainfather / Mash & Boil (4 batches!), plus a new gylcol chilled Conical!

Maximum occupancy: 10 people (sign up ASAP - Drew's brew day always fills up fast!)

Location address will be emailed to those who sign up a couple days before the brew day.

Cheers!

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