"An Evening with Mr. David Walker", Firestone Walker Brewing Co.

Come Join us for the release of Firestone Sucaba on Draught!!

Meet David Walker from Firestone Brewing

Taste Some Award winning beers on Draught!!

We will be featuring the follwing beers:

Firestone Wookey Jack

Firestone Sucaba

Firestone DBA Unfiltered

Firestone Double DBA

Firestone PIVO Pils



Draughts Restaurant and Bar

398 N. Moorpark Rd.

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It's Firkin Wednesday at Crazy Harry's!

Crazy Harry's Bar will be tapping a cask of Hangar 24 Columbus IPA, dry hopped with Warrior hops and conditioned with Honey.  

20112 Saticoy St.,

Winnetka, CA

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March 2013 Newsletter

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Here is the March Newsletter. 

Ballast Point Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's Bar!

Crazy Harry's is having a Ballast Point Tap Takeover Event on Wednesday, February 27th.  We'll be pouring six fantastic Ballast Point Beers including:

Yellowtail Pale Ale

Old Barmey Fruit Ale 

Fathom India Pale Lager

Big Eye IPA

Sculpin IPA

Sea Monster Imperial Stout

Please come join us!


Crazy Harry's Bar

20112 Saticoy St.,

Winnetka, CA  91306

At the corner of Winnetka and Saticoy

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Century Club Barleywine

This shop brew recipe used 99 lbs. of grains and somewhat more than a pound of hops, so with 100 lbs. of dry ingredients, and being a club brew, we called it the Century Club Barleywine. It uses some Victory malt and a little Special B to give it a luscious malty body and a touch of Kiln Coffee is thrown in to give an added dimension. The hops were chosen to deliver a substantial, yet smooth bitter finish and a complex American-hop accented aroma.
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Shop Brew Crew led by Cullen Davis
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UC San Diego Extension is Going to Offer a Brewing Class!

Just a heads up, it looks like UC San Diego Extension is going to offer a course in brewing.  I thought there may be some Falcons out there who are interested...


Visit extension.ucsd.edu/brewing

Call 858.534.9999

Questions? Email us at ahl@ucsd.edu 


Mexican Xmas

2nd Version of this Mexican hot chocolate (champurrado)inspired milk stout for xmas.
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The Izzy
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Steve's Bastard of a Chili

This is my Chili that took 3rd place at the chili-cookoff on Sunday.  I won't share the Bigfoot that I won, but I will share the recipe for the chili.  Enjoy!

The Spices:

4 Big Pinches Kosher Salt

1/2 Teaspoon Red Pepper Flakes

1 Teaspoon Oregano

1/2 Tablespoon Chili Powder

2 Teaspoons Smoked Paprika

3 Tablespoons Cumin


The Rest:

1 Onion Diced Chopped

1/2 Green Pepper Chopped

Hop Tea, the Proper Way

Stop trying to learn your hops by boiling them in water! A simple technique to better hop tea.

Everyone always want you to boil your hops in plain water in order to get a sense for what they taste and smell like, but there's a problem with that - you never experience your hops in just plain water. Malt imbues the wort with a number of different chemical processes that can affect the flavor and aroma contributions from a hop variety.

Here's my simple way of checking out what our hops are going to do. Now I make no bones about this - this won't quite be the same, but.. it's better than the old fashioned way of doing it.

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Board Rye Barrel Barleywine

A classic, big bad barleywine brewed by the the Falcons Board members in 25 gallon batches. The first two batches were brewed in the end of 2010 to fill a fresh Rye Whiskey Barrel from Heaven Hill Distillery. Our friend Pat Rue of the Bruery in Placentia was instrumental in helping us to obtain this great barrel. Since its initial filling, the barrel has had portions drawn off for the 2011 and 2012 AHA Conferences (San Diego and Seattle), the So Cal Homebrew Fest, and Falcon fests. It has been refilled (25 gallons at a time) three times since then (as of February 2013, with another 25 gallons fermenting.
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The Board
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Fresh Berries - Wholesale prices

My wholesale distributor, near Van Nuys Airport, has fresh berries in stock.

Raspberry $42.95 per case

BlueBerry $29.95 per case

Boysenberry $24.95 per case

Photo here:


If you want some, let me know and I can bring them to the meeting on Sunday.

Fermentation Automation

Some folks on the Yahoo list asked that I post some comments about my experience with creating a temperature controlled environment for fermenting a brew.

I have heard some great suggestions like put it in a closet and turn a little space heater up a little each day, and rotate a frozen milk bottle into the water bath each day for cooling, and these all sound good and not too time consuming, but I am more lazy than that.

I want to set a temperature profile, put my carboy in the tub, and come back in a week or two and keg it.

And so begins my journey...

February Shop Brew Session -- Sign up Now to Brew Barleywine with Mr. Publicity Director!


Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday, February 17th at 8:00 a.m. I will take over leading the crew myself this month. We'll brew a barleywine to help us compete against the Santa Barbeerians in the Surfliner Challenge.

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Jersey Red Ryder IPA

Our January 2013 Shop Brew Recipe was for a Red Rye IPA. This beer is intended to have a nice full body, a deep red ruby color, good rye presence in the malt flavors with a nice floral hop aroma and flavor with medium bitterness. The brewing program I use is Beer Smith, which will try to do everything for the brewer except drink his beer. Running the recipe through Beer Smith, I got a target Original Gravity of 1.077, SRM of 17.9 and 66.6 IBUs. The grain bill for this beer named, “Red Ryder IPA”, consists of the following:
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Ed Kochanowski and the Jan 2013 Shop Brew Crew
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ScotchBrewman - AKA November Club Brew

Here is the November Shop brew scaled down to a 5-Gallon batch. It is a Strong Scotch Ale, which is also known as a "Wee-Heavy" and my favorite style of beer. The ingredients used in this brew are not traditionally Scottish, but they fit the flavor profile well. The hopping schedule utilize the Northern Brewer hop variety to bring an earthiness to the beer. There are smoked malts in this recipe even though it is often debated whether or not these flavors and aromas are part of a traditional Wee Heavy, but I like them so this is what you get!
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Maltose Falcons November Brew Crew
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Hey Falcons! Let's Start Brewing!


Hey Falcons!  Let’s start brewing...

I just wanted to give everybody a friendly reminder of the events coming up that we’d all love some kegs for!  For those of you who are new to the club, there are several events and activities through the year where we set up our our own line of taps and bars (through a small group of very generous volunteers who own these and set them up for us).  In order to make this happen, we need beers from you!

To give everybody a heads up, here are the next few events we’ll need kegs for so you can plan ahead:

February 2013 Newsletter

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Here is the February Newsletter.  Don't forget, our meeting this month is on the second Sunday of the month to let everyone enjoy the Super Bowl.

February is out monthly Chili Cook-off.  Use the link below to sign up. 


January 2013 Maltose Falcons Shop Brew

On the day after our great 2013 Doug King Homebrew competition, we had the Falcon’s January Shop brew.  This month, the brew crew was led by the MF VP Ed Kochanowski, aka Jersey.    The duties of a brew crew leader are to supply a recipe,  help the crew members to enjoy their experience with all-grain brewing by guiding them  through the steps of  grain milling, doughing in, mashing,  sparging, boiling, hop adding, cooling, carboy filling, oxygenating,  yeast pitching,  and equipment cleaning.   Also the crew leader collects the costs for the ingredients and pays the shop.   The final task

2013 Mayfaire Homebrew Competition Results


2013 Mayfaire organized by the Maltose Falcons

Best of Show Winner

Brian Holter and Kingsley Toby for their Belgian Style Quad Ale

First Runner-up

Tom and Peggy Kelly for their Vanilla Mead

Second Runner-up

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Eagle Rock Brewery 3rd Anniversary Party!!!


It’s happened. We made it to 3 years! ...an amazing 3 years (and thank you!)

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2013 Firestone Invitational Beer Festival Registration

Tickets will go on sale February 1 and WILL SELL OUT FAST. The event will be held June 1 and admission is $75. Visit the event website for more information.

Breweries for 2013:

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AHA National Homebrewers Conference


The AHA National Homebrewers Conference is a fun, educational gathering designed to enhance homebrewers’ brewing skills and knowledge and increase homebrewing camaraderie. Special seminars and events cater to beer enthusiasts and amateur brewers of every level.

Philadelphia, Pa. is the host city for the 2013 conference, June 27-29. The majority of official conference activities take place in the host hotel.

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Another Winning Time at the DKM!

I will leave the specifics to the President and VPs to tell everyone about today's DKM, but I would just like to say a giant thank you to everyone who took time out of their day to come and participate in our event.  We had 40 or so judges and 15 stewards who did a fantastic job.  I want to say a special  thanks to Steve Scott for taking care of the keg and growler pours for the entire time.

Green Flash Tap Takeover at Draught's Restaurant (Thousand Oaks)


Featuring over 10 Green Flash beers on Draught!!!

Green Flash Hop Head Red

Green Flash Double Stout

Green Flash 7th Anniversary Belgian Red Rye

Green Flash Candela Rye Barleywine w/ Spanish Cedar (cigar city collaboration)

Green Flash Grand Cru Belgian Strong Dark Ale

Green Flash Palate Wrecker IIPA

Green Flash Le Freak Belgian IPA

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January Shop Brew - Sign-up is full, stay tuned for February!

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday, January 20th at 8:00 a.m. Our Vice President "Big" Ed "Jersey" Kochanowski is going to lead the crew. The style hasn't been settled as of this writing, but at last word he was leaning toward brewing a Rye IPA.


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New member

I am exited to atend my first club meeting tomorrow January 6 2013. I got a good feeling about this:)

January 2013 Newsletter

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Here is your January 2013 newsletter. 

Enjoy and have a Happy and Safe New Year.


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