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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i. 6
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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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May 2014 Brews and News

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i. 5
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Key words:  Android app, MayFaire, Mayfaire winners, Lady Falcons, Marzen, Tom Sizolac, Stewards, Sour Beers, Falconettes, Brew Dogs, Yeast Recovery, Phantom Brewer, Dana Cordes

Filtration Seminar

Thursday, May 22, 2014 - 19:00
FILTRATION SEMINAR with Maria Peterson from Scott Labs

Come join the Cellarmasters this Thursday 22 May 2014 at The Shop for a great tutorial on the ins and outs, the whys and whats of filtration with Maria Peterson, Scott Labs’ resident expert. We will gather at 7p, have some pizza ($5 donation asked), and start around 7:30. Bring your questions and your beer to share.

For further info and background knowledge, please visit: http://www.scottlab.com/products-3.aspx

Stone Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's! May 21st, 5:00 pm start

Join Crazy Harry's and Stone Brewing for a Tap Takeover Event!  Beers we'll be pouring:

Oaked Arrogant Bastard

Collective Distortion Double IPA

Delicious IPA



Smoked Porter w/Chipotle Peppers

Sprocket Bier

Falcons Club Members receive a 10% Discount on the Day of the Event!

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2014 Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition

The Falcons will once again be running the Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew competition for the LA County Fair.   Winners will get ribbons and have their name featured on a plaque in the LA County Fair Culinary Pavilion!

Judges and stewards will get free passes to the LA County Fair!

Entries and Judge signups will open in June.

Judging will take place in St Martins of the Fields Church in Winettka, CA on Saturday Aug 2, 2014



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2014 Mayfaire Results

2014 Maltose Falcons Mayfaire Homebrew Competition

* ** Official Results ***

April 30, 2014





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California State Homebrew Comp

If you want to enter the California State Homebrew Competition - register here by Friday May 2nd!

Leave a comment below telling us how many entries you have. If we have enough entries (24 or so) - the club will drive your entries to the More Beer drop off in Riverside! (Entries drop off will be coordinated off site!)

Remember Cal State is the 2nd of 3 competitions that are used to pick the "Sierra Nevada California Homebrewer of the Year".

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Board Meeting Food - Chicken Paprika with Olives and Potatoes / Warm Bean Spread

One of the fun things about being a board member is the monthly meeting that we have. It bounces around to different places, different houses, different taverns, etc. When at a board member's house, the club pays for the host to make dinner for the crew. As with all things, it's a chance to show what we like to do. (Board meetings at the Burgermeister's houses are always grand)

All-Grain 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: 818-884-8586

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Brew 101

Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is coming up soon. Topics will include beer history, basic science, and extract brewing techniques, tips, and tricks. If you've been thinking about brewing beer at home and would like to see how it's done, all while enjoying some great homebrew call us to sign up! Cost is $15 dollars. Please call us at the shop to sign up. 818-884-8586

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June Club Meeting

Join us for the June meeting!

Details to follow at some time before the meeting.

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Falcons Style Guide Android App

Beer styles can develop rapidly and sometime the BJCP guidelines just can't keep up.  For this, and other reasons, the Maltose Falcons maintain their own beer style guidelines.  These are similar to the BCJP guidelines in breadth and specificty, but contain differences that should be followed by all judges that participate in our many annual competitions.  

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April Club Shop Brew Session - Märzen!

Falcons, sign up now for the next fantastic monthly Club Shop Brew Session, coming up on Sunday, April 27, as Tom Sisolak leads the crew to brew a delicious Märzen! This is a lager!

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Deschutes Tap Takeover!

Join Crazy Harry's Bar and Deschutes Brewing Company for a Tap Takeover Event!  We'll be pouring 7 delicious Deschutes beers, one of which is only poured at the Brewery!  

Black Butte Porter

Fresh Squeezed IPA

Mirror Mirror Barleywine

Mirror Pond Pale Ale

Pinedrops IPA

Obsidian Stout (Nitro)

Red Chair NWPA

Falcon's will receive a 10% Discount for This Event!

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Lagunitas Waldo's Special Ale Release Party!

What better way to spend Easter than with Crazy Harry's and Lagunitas?  For the few of you who don't know it, Lagunitas makes a very special beer every year to commemorate 4/20 and for reasons beyond our control it takes place on Easter Sunday this year.  Waldo's Special Ale is the dankest, hoppiest, skunkiest beer Lagunitas makes and we're one of the fortunate few who has the privilege to pour it!  We'll have a few more surprises planned to celebrate this special day - So Come On Out and Join the Fun!

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April 2014 Brews and News

v. 40
i. 4
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Well, another newsletter put to bed.  This issue includes a write-up of the very first all-female shop brew.  Lots of celebrities showed up to share in the shenanigans.  Also, Ethen Adams did an excellent write-up on the Falcon trip to Firestone-Walker to brew up one of our anniversary beers.  Drew waxes poetically on the wonders of mead, and the Phantom Brewer puts in an unexpected appearance.  Prost!


2014 California State Fair Homebrew Competition

2014 California State Fair Homebrew Competition 

This competition is held in cooperation with and co-sponsored by the Northern California Brewers Guild

It's one of the qualifers for the Sierra Nevada Homebrewer of the Year Award, (the Falcon's Mayfaire is another).

The aim of this competition is to improve the art and science of home brewing and to encourage 
home brewing amongst California residents. 

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Coffee and Jalapenos

Want to learn more about what style of coffee to choose for your beer? Check out my blog over at ExperimentalBrew.com for more information about an experiment I did inspired by a "white stout" beer I tasted recently

ExperimentalBrew - Of Coffee and Jalapenos

The April newsletter......is not here.

I know, I know, you are dieing with antici...................pation.  And did I tell Drew I would be rolling it out yesterday.  But then, when I read Drew's email blast, I realized the Falcons' meeting is next Sunday, not this Sunday.  So, that gives me an extra week-end to clean things up and create some more content.  Heck....I'm not sure, but I think I even heard Beeroditus's voice in the writer's bull-pen.  Maybe he's finally off his bender and we can get him to grace us with a few words.  Also, I still don't have a home-brewer profile for the month.  (Gonna have to plan an entire day a


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