Introduction To All-Grain Brewing And Equipment

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 $20. Please call the shop to sign up.

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Barbarella Coupon.


Buy One, Get One

Great American Beer Festival Tickets go on-sale for AHA Members

As usual, AHA members get first crack at the GABF tickets.

Tuesday, July 30 09:00 PDT is the time all AHA members will be on their computers buying tickets.

The rest of the world will wait until Weds July 31, 09:00 PDT.

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Great American Beer Festival - 2013

The Great American Beer Festival is the premier U.S. beer festival and competition.

Each year, GABF represents the largest collection of U.S. beer ever served, in a public tasting event plus a private competition. GABF brings together the brewers and diverse beers that make the U.S. the world’s greatest brewing nation.

GABF was founded in 1982, and has been growing and evolving along with the American craft brewing industry ever since.

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June Shop Brew Session - Sign up now!

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for next Sunday, June 9th at 8:00 a.m. Mr. Treasurer, Kent Fletcher and Madam Ex-President, Nancy Gold will take over leading the crew this month for a batch of a clone recipe of Allagash's Curiuex, the famous big, oaky, Belgian-y brew. They are well known for their excellent brews and brewing smarts so it should be a great session!

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June Brews & News

v. 39
i. 6
Newsletter Date: 

Sorry its so late.

Port/Lost Abbey Tap Takeover

Crazy Harry's will be hosting a Port/Lost Abbey Tap Takeover!

8 Beers to be poured:

Avant Garde Biere de Garde
Devotion Belgian Pale Ale
Hot Rocks Lager
Lost and Found Abbey Dubbel
Mongo IPA
Old Viscosity American Strong Ale
Shark Attack Imperial Red Ale
Wipeout IPA

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Honey Discovered That Kills All Bacteria

AUSTRALIAN researchers have been astonished to discover a cure-all right under their noses -- a honey sold in health food shops as a natural medicine.

Far from being an obscure health food with dubious healing qualities, new research has shown the honey kills every type of bacteria scientists have thrown at it, including the antibiotic-resistant "superbugs" plaguing hospitals and killing patients around the world.

June Club Meeting

Come on out to Woodland Hills and join us for our monthly club meeting!

This time to address everyone's concerns about time we're going to start promptly at Noon! So bring your beer and share with everyone! (Or bring yourself and enjoy yourself responsibly!)

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Competition Medals sent out?

Just wandering if Medals for placing entries were sent out yet?

Big Surprise - Craft Beer Sales Building in Restaurants

Building craft beer sales at restaurant chains

Nice to see Buffalo Wild Wings talking strategy about selling craft beer. Interesting to see that they obviously have a huge problem with a staff that can't execute beer descriptions and upsells.

Cancelled: Homebrewer's Night at Chloe's (Golden Road)

Unfortunately Golden Road's Homebrewer night has now been cancelled.

Hey Everybody! Golden Road Brewery is hosting a Homebrewer's night on June 6. They are featuring the finalists for their Pro-Am, so come out and support Fellow Falcon John Aitchison!

From the website:

Come one, come all! We are hosting a special Homebrewer's Night at our events space Chloe's on June 6th! This event will be the Final Round of judging for our GABF Pro/Am "Mystery Hop" Competition, so come on out and help us decide which beer we'll be bringing to Denver with us!

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IPA Tap Takeover

As if we didn't already have the best IPAs on tap. Now we're giving you even more!

Join us on Saturday, June 1, 2013 for an
I.P.A. Tap Takeover
Starting @ 11:00 AM

We will bring you over 10 Amazing I.P.A.s on Draught


Limited Supplies - come early to not miss out on the great beer.

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

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Gaslight Gathering Steampunk Convention

Over the May 3-4 weekend I attended the Gaslight Gathering convention in San Diego. This is the 3rd year this convention has been held.

On Saturday I presented a beer appreciation panel. The presentation room was full and after a 5 minute talk about the history of beer, we started the sampling. The sampling list:

Hitachino Red Rice Ale
Weihenstephan Hefe-Weiss
Baltika Porter
Samuel Smith's Nut Brown Ale
Chimay Blue
Leffe Brown
Petrus Aged Red
Delirium Tremens

Basically it was a world tour of beers.

Mayfaire Fest-- You Shoulda Been There.......

It is now Sunday afternoon. Home again after a wonderful weekend spent at the Acton KOA enjoying beer, outstanding dinner (yay Peter!) and great snacks brought by everyone.
But best of all was being surrounded by fellow Falcons. Though we were a smaller group than I was expecting, everyone was in great spirits....

I've been remiss

Earlier this morning I wrote an article for ExperimentalBrew.com talking about the recent crossing of the finish line in regards to all 50 states becoming fully legal.

Of course the Falcons feature in the mix as do our newsletters!



This was my first experience with a competition. Was nice to see the score cards and see what I can make better. Are ribbons given out if you place or just for BOS. Thanks again.

Cedd Moses Planning a BrewPub for Downtown

Cedd Moses in Brewery Battle

So, what this story says is that LA Nightlife force Cedd Moses is planning a 17,000 square foot brewpub/pizza joint/skeeball alley on the first floor of the old Crazy Gideon's place in the Arts District downtown. He's getting the usual flack for it from neighbors, you know the types.

Best Of Show ?

When is the Best Of Show going to be judged?

Ommegang Brewery Friday

Join us on

Friday, All Day on May 10, 2013

Call for Reservations

Featured Beers:
- Ommegang Witte (Wheat Ale)
- Ommegang Rare Vos Belgian Amber Ale
- Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison

Limited Supplies

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

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AHA NHC First Round Results

Congrats to the following Falcons for placing in the 1st round of the NHC!

Jason Byl with:
1st Place Scottish / Irish

A.D. Liebig and Sean Johnson
3rd Place Strong Ale

Dave Lester
3rd Place Mead, Other

Chris Rockwell and Bret Goldhorn
1st Place, Wood Aged and Smoked

Craig Schriber
3rd Place IPA

You folks should enter your recipes on the site!

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Cleaning Beer Lines

I wanted a simpler system for cleaning beer lines. I have a bunch of picnic type taps that I use for party serving and a couple of kegerators that I have for everyday use.

I used to fill up a corny with a couple of gallons of BLC (or PBW in a pinch) and push the solution through the lines, through the tap and back into the keg. I would then run water through to rinse. If I got really jazzed up, I would use an acid wash and/or a caustic cleaner. 5 star has a list of their chemicals for this purpose right here: http://www.fivestarchemicals.com/breweries/craft-brewers/line-cleaning/

2013 Simi Valley Water Quality Report

The 2013 water quality report from Golden State Water company can be found at this url:

Here's the main Simi Valley report page:

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Highland Park/Eagle Rock Ind. Water report 11/8/12

This is after a dual cartridge particulate/lead/cysts/odor carbon filter.

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Highland Park Ind. Water report 11/8/12

Josiah inspired me to post this water report for the Highland Park/Eagle Rock area. My guess is DWP blends and may change sources in the summer, so it may be a bit out of date.

[This is after a dual cartridge particulate/lead/cysts/odor carbon filter.]


Water Report for West LA (90049)

Here is a Ward Labs water report (dated 2/8/13) for the West Los Angeles area. Specifically from:

11685 Montana Ave
LA, CA 90049

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Independant Thousand Oaks Water Report

Here is an independent water report for Thousand Oaks, enjoy!

Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover!

Crazy Harry's is hosting a Sierra Nevada Tap Takeover this Wednesday May 1st! We'll be pouring 7 fantastic Sierra Nevada beers, including 5, that's right 5 IPA's. Beers being poured:

Pale Ale
Southern Hemisphere
Sleight of Hand
Ruthless Rye

Don't miss out!

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