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.
The Falcons annual competition committee meeting is this Monday, Nov. 21 at 7PM. We'll be meeting at Hand Brewed Beer at 9771 Variel Ave. in Chatsworth. This is when we plan the competitions, change style guidelines, and plan judging activities for the next year. All are welcome, we need all the participation in our contests as possible.
We will be conducting the check-in for the 38th Mayfaire Homebrew Contest on Sunday, April 10 starting at 10. All are welcome to come help. If you want to see how a homebrew contest is organized, this will show you that. And, you get a free lunch if you stay and help. No experience necessary. Bring a beer or two to share. Come help the club and have a good time.
Just to recap, the format for entering and judging beers in this competition is going to be the same as last year. Rather than judging Singles against Dubbel’s, Tripel’s and Dark Strongs, our competition judges each subcategory as if it were a category of its own. We want each subcategory to have a chance to compete in the best of show round against all other belgian styles so that we can truly crown the Best Belgian Brew of the year!
Strand Brewers Club will be hosting a homebrew competition honoring Jeff Sanders on March 12 starting @ 8:30am.
Judging will be at: 1321 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501.
Steward, judge, contest registration & prepay ($8 per entry) opens on January 31st. South Bay Brewing Supply will receive entries from February 13th until noon February 27th. Mail/deliver (3) 12oz bottles per entry to: 1311 Post ave, Torrance, CA 90501
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)