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??
"A Dortmunder Adambier is a malt-dominated strong ale from Northern Germany. No one can be certain on the origin. Dortmund was one of the cities in the 14th Century Hanseatic League (along with Einbeck -- the home of Bock); the city was best known for beer and brewing. In the 19th Century, King Frederick William IV of Prussia was known as a hard drinking man. He visited Dortmund and some Adambier put him under the table for more than a whole day! With the development of lagers, this style fell out of favor among German beer drinkers, and now is very difficult to find. Even the BJCP (sadly) abandoned the style when they revised the guidelines in 1998. It's a wonderful strong beer that tastes like a cross between an English Barley wine and a dopplebock...The only commercial example of an Adambier I know of is Hair of the Dog's Adam." - John Aithison, Style Series, "Brewing Dortmunder Adambier." Read more - http://archive.maltosefalcons.com/tech/styleseries/dortmunderadambier.php
Saturday, November 19
Tavern Services (John's warehouse across the street)
18228 Parthenia St, Northridge, CA 91325
Everyone participates, from start to end of clean-up
The brew session will use John A's system at his shop. There are 6 spots on this brew crew, including the crew leader(s), and the Falcon's Share, which will be poured at club events. All Brew Crew members will participate in all aspects of the brewing process from measuring and crushing the grain to clean up and fermentation. Yeast will be provided, unless otherwise announced. We need one crew member to step forward to ferment the Falcon's Share at home!
Economical & educational
Yeast will be provided for participants, but you may also choose to use your own yeast. Each participant will pitch in for the cost of ingredients (usually $10-$15 cash), and take 5 gallons of wort to ferment at home. So it's very economical and 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. Bring a carboy, bucket or keg for your wort, or buy one in the shop.
You Must Be a Dues-Paid Maltose Falcons member
Your membership status will be verified prior to your spot being confirmed on the brew crew. You must sign up here by clicking the "Sign up for March Club Shop Brew" link below. Please email me your FULL NAME and CELL PHONE NUMBER at firstname.lastname@example.org so that your membership can be confirmed and you can be reached if there are any problems with your membership or with the brew day itself. No exceptions.
One Club Shop Brew Session Every Three Months
No experience is necessary. We welcome new members, or members who have never 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 can still be on the waiting list if slots are left empty by brew day. Signups are at the end of this event posting.
First-Come, First-Served Basis. Sign-Ups Online Only
No sign ups will be accepted via the Yahoogroups, comments on Facebook, or emails to the crew leader or the Publicity Director. Once the crew is filled, members can be on a waiting list. Email email@example.com to ask about getting the waiting list. Participants are expected to arrive on time and stay until all equipment is cleaned and stowed and the work area and clubhouse are cleaned up. That is often after 4:00 PM. The Leader(s) of the Brew Crew is responsible overall for making sure that the equipment is properly handled and cleaned up, although the whole process is participatory and everything is up for discussion and debate. The Brew Crew Leader MUST provide a write-up and a few photos for the newsletter, and have all participants sign a liability waiver and submit them to the Board.
All Are Welcome to Hang Out & Observe!
Anyone, non-members included, is welcome to observe and learn the all-grain brewing process, hang out and chat with the Crew. Beer and snacks to share are always welcome. For questions, please email me.
Publicity Director, Maltose Falcons