Coming close on the heels of our Brew with A Falcon sessions, and being Easter weekend, we had zero signups for this Shop Brew Session, which is understandable. We'll postpone it until April 30th, see if that works for anybody. In case the "rumored" 1.040 OG was part of the lack of interest, that was only one tax-related possibility. It could just as easily be 1.099! (edit by Kent)
Rick Morales & Craig Shapland - Reseda
- They'll be brewing a Mosaic IPA on Rick's 1 bbl system. This one is similar to a shop brew in that attendees get to bring home 5 gallons! Bring a fermenter and cash to split cost of ingredients. - Limited to 6 people max
- Start time TBA
Nicolai Abramson - West LA
- Secret Belgian brewing TBA, but close-toed shoes are required, so you know it's going to be good.
- Got a portable system? Bring your own! Tiffany and Benno are also going to swing by with theirs to simultaneously brew a small batch of their own.
- Start time 8AM
Dominic Washington - Downey
- "We will be doing a parti-gyle Baltic porter(lager) with the first runnings, and a Vanilla porter(ale) with the second."
- There might be some bread baking with spent grain, but that is tentative
- Limited to 10 people max
- Start time 11AM
Our annual "Brew with a Falcon" day is set for Saturday, March 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, March 25th you'll go to your chosen location and hang out, learn and help out.
Join Board Publicity Director Matt Myerhoff in a Belgian IPA on Sunday, February 26 at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop. Here are the top-rated examples. Belgian IPA, (Category 21B, Specialty IPA) is a pretty new style, emerging in the mid 2000s. Homebrewers and microbreweries simply substituted Belgian yeast in their American IPA recipes. Belgian breweries added more hops to their tripel and pale ale recipes, so there are all different styles among the great ones, including Brewery Vivant Triomphe, Houblon Chouffe, Epic Brainless IPA, Green Flash Le Freak, Stone Cali-Belgique, and Flying Dog's Raging Bitch. This one will have some of the rich, creamy mouthfeel and strong complex yeast aromas of a Belgian blonde, with a wild bouquet of hops.
For those of you that haven't heard, we have been invited to brew at Figueroa Mountain Brewery in Westlake Village by their head brewer Nic Bortolin. We will be brewing 15 barrels of a very big adambier that we have named Deacon's Nightcap.
Nic has invited as many Falcons as want to go, so there is no limit as of now. However, Nic needs a headcount as soon as possible, so please sign up here.
This event is open to CURRENT PAID MEMBERS, each member may bring ONE guest over 21 years of age.
The December Shop Brew Session had to be postponed to Sunday, January, January 15. The signups are carried with the date, including the wait list.
Board Member & Grand Hydrometer Drew Beechum will lead the crew in brewing Falcons Claws, the our version of Samichlaus, a monster dark Swiss lager that was once the strongest beer in the world at 14% ABV. It started in 1979 when Swiss-based Hürlimann Brewery decided to brew a Christmas lager on December 6—St. Nicholas Day (feast day). Until its doors closed in 1997, Hürlimann Brewery produced Samichlaus every year on December 6, and built up a loyal fan base along the way. Be ready for a year of lagering before bottling, and you'll be enjoying it next Christmas by the fire! READ MORE.
Falcons, sign up now for the November Club Shop Brew Session as Board Member John Aitchison leads the crew in brewing an Adambier. Get ready for some deep knowledge, technique and be ready to wait for a looooonnng fermentation for this huge beer. How many decoctions do you think John will attempt??
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)