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Dec. 29 Club Shop Brew - Old Smokey Barleywine

The December Club Shop Brew on Sunday, Dec 29, will bring back a recipe that has become a club legend -  Old Smokey Barleywine. Join brew crew leader Richard Webster to brew this famously delicious barleywine using Falcon Tom Wolf's original recipe, which has won too many awards to name here. This is a big, rich, deep, complex beer that needs love and a long fermentation time, so we must brew it now to have it ready to pour at the Maltose Falcons 40th Anniversary Banquet. At the December club meeting, many of us were lucky enough to taste samples of Old Smokey, aged for many years, generously shared by the man himself, Tom Wolf, and it did not disappoint. 

Sign up now for what promises to be a great brewing day! 

All Brew Crew members will be brewing on the Falcons' 40-gallon all-grain brew system located at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills. Crew members will participate in all aspects of the brewing process from measuring and crushing the grain to clean up and fermentation. Each participant will pitch in for the cost of ingredients, and take 5 gallons of wort to ferment at home. So it's very economical, a great opportunity to get some hands-on brewing experience on a larger, more sophisticated brewing system than most homebrewers have access to, learn new recipes, and, of course, a chance to hang out with your fellow Falcons and share brews and snacks. Remember to bring some cash for your share of the ingredients and a carboy or a bucket for your wort.

Crew members must be an up-to-date, paid in full Maltose Falcons member. Your membership status will be verified prior to you being confirmed for a spot on the brew crew.

You must sign up here (by clicking the "Sign up for November Club Shop Brew" link below, and email me your full name and phone number (cell #’s are best) at publicity@maltosefalcons.com so I can confirm your membership and contact you if there is any problems with your membership or with the brew itself. No exceptions.

We welcome new members, or members who have not yet been on a Brew Crew, to sign up for this event. If you have been on a Brew Crew within the past 3 months, you are not eligible to be on this crew unless spots are left empty by brew day. Signups are at the end of this event blog in the sign up section. No sign ups will be accepted via the yahoogroups or email to the crew leader or the publicity director. There are only 7 spots on the Crew, including the crew leader, since we're setting aside a Falcon's share for the big 40th anniversary banquet. Signups are on a first-come, first-served basis. Once the crew is filled, there may be a waiting list in case a crew member can't make it on brew day.

Brew Crew Members, please arrive on time and be prepared to stay until brew day is over, which includes cleaning and stowing all equipment, utensils, work area, and classroom. That may be 4:00 pm, or later.

Of course anyone who is interested in observing the all-grain brewing process is welcome to come by the shop to hang out and chat with the Crew. Beer and snacks to share are always welcome.

Matt Myerhoff
Publicity Director, Maltose Falcons Board


Event Date: 
Sunday, December 29, 2013 - 08:00 to 17:00


Rick Burnside's picture

Put me on the waiting list in case someone doesn't show. Thanks.

Burning Matt's picture

Ok Rick, I got you on the waiting list. Thanks, Matt

emhoff's picture

I would like to also be put on the waitlist.  My number is 616-635-6743. Thanks


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