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This is my Baltic Porter for the Maltose Falcons 40th Anniversary Party. Its a simplified version of my Bigger Baltic Porter recipe but keeping to the essences of the style. Gold Medal at 2014 Doug King Memorial Competition for Class 14 Northern European Strong Beers
Brew Date: 
12/01/2013
Brewed By: 
Israel "Izzy" Arrieta
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Old Stout Porter

A bit of a throwback recipe, bumping up the gravity to the high end of the porter category and adding a healthy amount of brown malt to give it a full, complex, roasty character with some traditional English hops for an herbal, perfumed aroma with fruity notes. This was brewed on the shop system in September '13.
Brew Date: 
09/15/2013
Brewed By: 
Shop Brew Crew led by Cullen Davis
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Top Forty Old Ale

Shop Brew, in preparation for the 40th Anniversary Party that's just less than a year away. This brew maxed out the new 55 gal mash tun and we still had to add extract to get the BIG Old Ale we wanted.
Brew Date: 
11/24/2013
Brewed By: 
Steve Cook (crew leader), Kale Bittner, Alex Samovitz, Russell Rieder, Steve Rosolio, Chris Moon, Matt Myerhoff, Dennis Canevari
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Lion's Share | Strong Ale

Original batch brewed with Falcon members Dave and Courtney Lopez a few weeks before my son was born in 2012. Recipe has remain unchanged across subsequent batches, winning Blue Ribbons in Strong Ale category at LA County Fair two years in a row (2012, 2013) and Silver Medal in Imperial Anything category at Doug King 2013. Highest score was a 40 from a BJCP certified judge (too generous I think). The biscuit malt plays really well with the Simcoe/Amarillo combination and the Denny's Favorite yeast leaves it full-bodied, chewy, yet not cloyingly sweet while balanced with the high IBUs from resiny hops.
Brew Date: 
03/24/2013
Brewed By: 
Drew Sams & Malcolm Edwards
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The bro Porter

A porter I brewed with my bro. A nice easy drinking porter with toasty and roasted flavors and coffee on the nose. Enjoy the recipe and cheers.
Brew Date: 
04/07/2013
Brewed By: 
Eric Mendoza
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Falcon Noel Douze

The 2012 Falcon holiday beer, brewed at the Shop in October, with a crew of six Falcons each taking home 5 gallons of a fairly dark, slightly toasty chocolatey Belgian goodness. Pitched with the Chouff yeast, finsishing at just about 8% ABV.
Brew Date: 
10/21/2012
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Century Club Barleywine

This shop brew recipe used 99 lbs. of grains and somewhat more than a pound of hops, so with 100 lbs. of dry ingredients, and being a club brew, we called it the Century Club Barleywine. It uses some Victory malt and a little Special B to give it a luscious malty body and a touch of Kiln Coffee is thrown in to give an added dimension. The hops were chosen to deliver a substantial, yet smooth bitter finish and a complex American-hop accented aroma.
Brew Date: 
02/16/2013
Brewed By: 
Shop Brew Crew led by Cullen Davis
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Mexican Xmas

2nd Version of this Mexican hot chocolate (champurrado)inspired milk stout for xmas.
Brew Date: 
10/07/2012
Brewed By: 
The Izzy
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Board Rye Barrel Barleywine

A classic, big bad barleywine brewed by the the Falcons Board members in 25 gallon batches. The first two batches were brewed in the end of 2010 to fill a fresh Rye Whiskey Barrel from Heaven Hill Distillery. Our friend Pat Rue of the Bruery in Placentia was instrumental in helping us to obtain this great barrel. Since its initial filling, the barrel has had portions drawn off for the 2011 and 2012 AHA Conferences (San Diego and Seattle), the So Cal Homebrew Fest, and Falcon fests. It has been refilled (25 gallons at a time) three times since then (as of February 2013, with another 25 gallons fermenting.
Brew Date: 
11/10/2010
Brewed By: 
The Board
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Jersey Red Ryder IPA

Our January 2013 Shop Brew Recipe was for a Red Rye IPA. This beer is intended to have a nice full body, a deep red ruby color, good rye presence in the malt flavors with a nice floral hop aroma and flavor with medium bitterness. The brewing program I use is Beer Smith, which will try to do everything for the brewer except drink his beer. Running the recipe through Beer Smith, I got a target Original Gravity of 1.077, SRM of 17.9 and 66.6 IBUs. The grain bill for this beer named, “Red Ryder IPA”, consists of the following:
Brew Date: 
01/20/2013
Brewed By: 
Ed Kochanowski and the Jan 2013 Shop Brew Crew
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