Brew Session at Ladyface Alehouse for a 40th Anniversary Beer!

The heads of the fantastic Ladyface Ale Companie - Alehouse & Brassserie, Cyrena Nouzille and Dave Griffiths, have invited the Maltose Falcons for an incredible brew session to make a 40th anniversary beer at Ladyface. Dave and Cyrena have generously offered to host 6 people each on two brew days, Thursday Sept. 4 and Friday, Sept.

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The Festival 2014

Hi All!

Interested in volunteering at what sounds like an awesome beerfest this November @ Crafted in San Pedro? There will be breweries from all over the world sampling their finest at this fest so I thought our knowledge of all sorts of beer styles would go to good use!  Not to mention you get a free entry to one session (other than the one you're volunteerting to work) to enjoy samplings from other breweries.


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Smog City Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's

Join Crazy Harry's Bar for a Tap Takeover Event with Smog City Brewing!  

We'll be pouring 6 Delicious Smog City Beers:

Makeout Session Pale Ale

L.A. Saison

Sabre Toothed Squirrel

Hoptonic IPA

Grape Ape IPA

Groundworks Coffee Porter

Maltose Falcons receive a 10% Discount for this Event!

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September Elections Will Be Here Soon!!! It is Your Turn to Be on the Board! THIS SUNDAY IS THE DAY!!!! RUN RUN RUN!

Hey Falcons, old and new, having served on the board, I can tell you that it is a good experience. Now it is your turn to shine!!

September Club Meeting-September 7th- Election Time!

Fall is almost here. Join us for the September membership meeting. Bring your homebrew to share and to be reviewed by your peers. Enjoy a great lunch made by our burgermeisters. See what the Grand Hydro has in store for us.  Will you be running for election to our fine board???? See ya there!

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2014 L.A. County Fair Homebrew Competition Results

Regional Competition
Sanctioned by the Beer Judge Certification Program (BJCP)

Under the supervision of the  Maltose Falcons Home Brewing Society




Eagle Rock Brewing - Longevity Brew Shift #1

It's brew day at Eagle Rock! This is for the MORNING SHIFT (8AM-12PM). Please be prompt. Wear sensible clothing - closed toed shoes, etc. Remember - this is a working facility with lots of hazards, so be safe!

In order to attend you must be a fully paid member of the Maltose Falcons!

Eagle Rock Brewery is located at:

3056 Roswell St

Los Angeles CA 90065

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Eagle Rock Brewing - Longevity Brew Shift #2

It's brew day at Eagle Rock! This is for the AFTERNOON SHIFT (12PM-4PM). Please be prompt. Wear sensible clothing - closed toed shoes, etc. Remember - this is a working facility with lots of hazards, so be safe!

In order to attend you must be a fully paid member of the Maltose Falcons!

Eagle Rock Brewery is located at:

3056 Roswell St

Los Angeles CA 90065

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Oregon Brewers Festival

Craig Wickham, John Aitchison, Skip Shelly, and Russ Dragon at the Oregon Brewers Festival

Firestone Double DBA Keg Tapping Event at Crazy Harry's!

We're tapping a keg of Firestone Double DBA!  For those of you who haven't had it and for those of you who have - 2014 will be the last vintage of this face smacking good beer!  This year's version comes in at 12% ABV.  We'll also be pouring it's little brother- Double Barrel Ale and Pale 31!


10% Discount to Falcons for this Event!

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Growler Fills of the Los Angeles Area

With the change in the ABC policy about growlers, we need to know - who in our area will fill say a Maltose Falcons Stainless Steel Growler? Please leave a comment below indicating any discoveries or changes!


Please Note - No brewery is required to fill your growler so don't get bent out of shape if someone says no. This is all still flexible, new territory for everyone and folks are developing their policies. Also, remember that sometimes individual employees may get things wrong. Oh and don't forget - a clean growler is a happy growler! Keep some electrical tape on hand to obscure logos as well.

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All Grain Brewing Class

Interested in all-grain brewing? Register for our upcoming class that will teach you how! We will cover all aspects from strike to sparge as well as building your equipment. Cost is $25. Please call the shop to sign up.

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July 2014 Brews and News

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June was a great month, that resulted in lots of great articles for the newsletter. Bruce Bode gives us not one, but two articles on mead! Plenty of pictures from the first semi-annual Brew-with-a-Falcon day.

September Club Shop Brew Session - Dark Mild Ale!

Falcons, sign up now for the next fabulous club shop brew session as Treasurer Kent Fletcher leads the crew in making a classical English style, a Dark Mild, Sunday, Sept. 21. 

Learn from a master of brewing techniques. The recipe features Marris Otter base malt, with small amounts of medium crystal, British pale chocolate, French kilned coffee and roasted rye malts. 

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Brew-B-Q (and sizzle reel competition!)

Saturday July 12th - 9am-9pm?
16589 Calle Victoria, Pacific Palisades, 90272

Pool + bar-b-q + potential TV show sizzle reel = damn good party! And I can't forget to mention the spectacular view! Please join us for a day full of fun & be part of what could be the next kick ass brewing show. We will be lighting the burners promptly at 9am so the 3 contestants & camera crew can start filming the brewing process.

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July Club Shop Brew Session - Belgian Tripel!

Falcons, sign up now for the next fantastic monthly Club Shop Brew Session, coming up on Sunday, July 20, as Falcons Board Activities Director Chris Moon and Alex Samovitz lead the crew to brew a delicious Belgian Tripel!! This is Chris and Alex's first time leading the club brew session, so come join them.

They're using a recipe inspired Westmalle's Tripel, with Belgian candi sugar, which crew members will make during the brew day. Chris and Alex will be bringing the yeast, White Labs WLP 530.

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Crafted Homebrew and Food Festival

The Maltose Falcons have been invited to pour at the Crafted Homebrew and Food Festival in San Pedro on Sunday June 29, from 2 to 6pm.

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Knee Deep Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's-July 2nd

Join Crazy Harry's and Knee Deep Brewing for their 1st Tap Takeover in the Los Angeles Area. Knee Deep is a small brewery with a big reputation for bold IPA's and this will be an event for Hop Lovers.

Beers We'll Be Pouring:

Citra Extra Pale Ale
Hoparillo 3x IPA
Hop Shortage 3x IPA
Hoptologist DIPA
Simtra 3x IPA
Tanilla Porter

Falcon Members will receive a 10% discount for this event!

Come on out and get your Hop On!

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GABF Tickets go on sale for BA and AHA members

AHA and BA members get to buy up to 4 GABF tickets one day before the general public.
Starting at 09:00 PDT on Tuesday July 29, 2014. Member prices are $75 for Thurs, Fri and Sat Eve sessions. Sat Afternoon members only session is $65.

Get your tickets here: http://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/tickets/member-tickets/

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June Club Shop Brew Session - Saision!

Falcons, sign up now for the next fantastic monthly Club Shop Brew Session, coming up on Sunday, June 15, as Tim Burt and Tom Sisolak lead the crew to brew a delicious hoppy French Saison!

Tim and Tom are using yeast generously donated by Ladyface Alehouse. This special Saison recipe based on Grand Hydrometer Drew Beechum's Saison.

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Mead Tasting

Our annual roundtable of meads will take place on Sunday, June 22, from 1 to 4 PM at the Home Wine, Beer, Cheese, and Meadmaking Shop in Woodland Hills. Both homemade meads and commercial meads (should there be any) are welcome. The tasting is well attended and it generally takes two 22 oz. or 750 ml bottles, or four 12-oz. bottles, to allow every one a small sample. Bring a suitable tasting glass such as a small wine glass or beer goblet.

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Gulabi Kapla

I had a bottleneck in keg capacity, but I wanted to brew something, so I chose a lager. Since May was a few months away, I decided on a Maibock. Gulabi Kapla is a Pakastani Albino Goat, which seemed a fitting name for a "light" Bock.
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Brew with a Falcon Day

When I was but a wee lad of a brewer I read ever brewing book that I could get my hands on just trying to get everything I could learn crammed into my head. I saw different configurations of systems and learned different techniques. From MB Raines, I learned the wisdom of prepping your yeast for their hard road ahead (seriously, a starter when I began in 1999 was still looked on as fussy and not really necessary). From Bruce Brode and Brian Vessa, I learned the power of a strange ingredient or two (Kix in this case).

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2014 June Troubleshooter's Corner Notes

A return of notes!

These notes are a little scattered today as we didn't have a lot of time for Troubleshooter's and I forgot my notebook - so these are from memory. Brewers if I missed you - let me know and I'll be able to fill in my memory. The theme of today's tasting seemed to be "I'm not sure about what I made" which is different than "My beer sucks - help!"

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Barrelhouse Brewing Tap Takeover


Templeton Kölsch
PoorMans Blonde
Pale Ryder
Coffee Stout
Brass Monkey Honey Citrus Ale
Zinja Blonde
IPAnero – Habanero IPA
and more….

Come at Meet the Brewers George, Matthew and the whole staff from BHBC!!!!!

Beers will be available ALL DAY!!!
(Limited Supplies on ALL Beers)

This is an event not to be missed by any beer lover!

398 N. Moorpark Rd.
Thousand Oaks, CA 91360
(In the Best Buy Plaza, next to Total Wine)

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June 2014 Brews and News

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Here's this month's newsletter. A bit on the light side. It normally is in June, due to MayFaire and what-not. Anyways, enjoy. Key words: MayFaire, Hops, Brad Smith, pre-made yeast starters,

Write the Senate Governmental Org Committee!

Time to fire up the emails again boys and girls! AB 2609 is in the Senate ! Remember this is the bill that will allow us to hold the SoCal Homebrew Fest and the AHA NHC!

Send a nice respectful letter to Senator Correa, the chair of the Governmental Organization Committee - Senator.Correa@sen.ca.gov.

Don't forget to write your local Senator if they're on the committee as well. In the LA area we have these Senators in our area.

5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Beer Festival

5th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest Info:
Date: August 9, 2014 12:00 - 6:00pm
Location: 27264 California 189, Blue Jay, CA
Cost: $35 (subject to change as the budget progresses)

What to expect:
- 10 craft breweries including Stone, Firestone, Hangar 24 Green Flash, Strand, Big Bear Mountain, and Dale Brothers.
- 2-3 home brew clubs serving over 60 beers.
- 3-4 food vendors serving some of the best that the mountain has to offer.
- Live music (band TBA)

The mountain will fill up quickly, so find that rental house or hotel room now!

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Sierra Nevada Beer Festival in San Diego

Sierra Nevada's 7 City Traveling Craft Beer Festival Stops in San Diego on July 20, 2014 1-6PM

Proceeds from this festival will benefit the San Diego Brewers Guild to keep craft brewing alive and well today and in the future. Their mission is to promote awareness and increase the visibility of fresh, locally brewed beer through education and participation in community events.

Fest Details, Brewery List: http://beercamp.sierranevada.com/festival/southwest_edition

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