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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Mayfaire Competition Results Posted Soon

All the entries are judged!

Now we wait to complete the Best of Show Round and then the results will be posted!

UPDATEThe Scoresheets have been emailed. Check your inboxes and spam folders for links to your entries.

UPDATE 2: The BOS has been scheduled for Thursday night (May 9,2013)! Results posted later that night.

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Just wanted to say thanks to everyone who came to today's Mayfaire Competition. To all of you judges who are probably home nursing their writing hands from the MANY entries that you had to judge today and to Peter who made a fabulous meal for everyone. But especially to my rockin' stewards. I was amazed by how many of you turned up to help out for the long day. Not only did you do all the running and checking scores, with Dave filing the completed score sheets (thanks Dave). You stewards also helped clean up things as well and....

Where The F**k Should I Go For Drinks? Finds Booze For You

If you happen to find yourself in need of an after work pick me up or just need to drown your sorrows, we’ve found a pretty neat website for you that’s basically the drunk version of Yelp.

Created by UK creative consultancy, Coolography, ”WHERE THE FUCK SHOULD I GO FOR DRINKS” gets straight to the point. This bleep-tastic website starts out by asking for your location and spits out a random business close by that you should “fucking go to”


May 2013 Newsletter

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An exciting month ahead. Read all the news that is news inside.

Port / Lost Abbey Brewing Tap Takeover

Saturday, May 18, 2013

Join us during American Craft Beer Week,
on Saturday, May 18, 2013 for the
Port / Lost Abbey Brewing Tap Takeover
Starting @ 11:00 AM

We will bring you multiple Port / Lost Abbey beers on Draught

- Lost Abbey Avant Garde
- Devotion
- Lost and Found
- Red Barn
- Shark Attack
- Midnight Sessions Lager
- Mongo
- Old Viscosity
- Older Viscosity
- Hot Rock Lager

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

This is an event not to be missed by any Port / Lost Abbey beer lover!

398 N. Moorpark Rd.

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SoCal Homebrewer's Festival - Beer List

SCHF is right around the corner - what are you bringing to the party? Help us plan and tell what you've got to pour. It will help our bar guys coordinate and we can plan ahead.

Seriously, take 30 seconds and tell us! If you want to leave some beer at the shop for us to bring and serve for you, let us know that below as well!

For instance if you've got a few things to bring, just leave a comment saying:

Cherry Stout
Golden Road Mystery Hops Beer"


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Pre-Tax Beer Tasting at Four Points - LAX

Friday April 12. Another Epic Tasting including three of the best Hoppy Session Beers, a Mystery Beer (you be the judge!) and Clown Shoes Beer - seven wicked good beers from Ipswich, Mass. RSVP please!

$30 includes all tastes and parking!

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The bro Porter

A porter I brewed with my bro. A nice easy drinking porter with toasty and roasted flavors and coffee on the nose. Enjoy the recipe and cheers.
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Monthly Shop Brew Session this Sunday! Sign up now!

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for this Sunday, April 14th at 8:00 a.m. Mr. Ex-President and Mayfaire Best of Show Winner Steve Cook will take over leading the crew this month. He will lead a brewing of his famous Best of Show winning Hefeweizen!

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Samuel Adams Tap Takeover

Join us along with Sam Adams Boston Brewery

on April 27, 2013 for the
Sam Adams Tap Takeover @ 11:00 AM

We will bring you multiple Sam Adams beers on Draught some of which have never been served on draught before.

- Boston Lager
- Seasonal Ale
- Angry Orchard Crisp Apple
- Grumpy Monk
- Cherry Wheat
- Whitewater IPA
- Double Agent IPL
- New World Trippel
- Dark Depths
- Griffin's Bow
- Third Voyage
- Cherry Chocolate Bock

Buy a Pint, Keep the Glass!
Limited Supplies - come early to not miss on the glass ware!

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April Club Meeting

It's time for the monthly club meeting! Remember we have no meeting in May, so this is your last chance to hang out with all of your friends at the Shop until June!

We welcome everyone with an interesting in beer and brewing.

This month's Grand Hydro topic will be: The Evolution of the IPA.

The tech demonstration will be: Dry Hop Sampling (trying out the new dry hopping experiment that's being promoted online)

Lunch will be Peter Sheppard's "Stuff Yourself" extravaganza with Stuffed Peppers and more! (for $6)

Come at noon! Have a beer and enjoy the show!

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Reason.com: Craft Brewers Face Regulatory Challenges

From Baylen Linnekin at Reason.com:

Craft Brewers Face Regulatory Challenges
As the annual Craft Beer Conference converged this year in Washington, DC, changing regulations are both helping and hampering the growing industry.

This week I attended the annual Craft Brewers Conference. This year’s conference, held in Washington, DC, occupied much of the District's Convention Center, a massive space that reflects the continued growth of the craft beer movement in America.

Hats off to Homebrewers at Golden Road Feat. Deschutes

Golden Road is hosting Deschutes for a "Hats off to Homebrewers" event. From the website:

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April 2013 Newsletter

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Hey guys and gals, here is the April newsletter.

Hangar 24 Tap Takeover at Crazy Harry's

Crazy Harry's is hosting a Hangar 24 Tap Takeover on Wednesday March 27. We'll be pouring 7 Hangar 24 Taps:

Orange Wheat
Amarillo Pale Ale
Alt Beer
Double IPA
Nitrogen Chocolate Porter
Vinaceous - Made with Mouvedre Grapes and aged in Wine Barrels
Pugachev's Cobra - Imperial Stout brewed with Maple Syrup and aged in Whiskey Barrels. 15.8% ABV!

Come on out and Get Crazy!

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"Fake" Honey Leads to Federal Prosecution


The US Attorneys office in Northern Illinois have charged two of America's largest honey providers and 5 individuals with illegally importing Chinese honey and selling it as honey from other sources.

The basis for the prosecution is on avoiding the tariff to prevent dumping of cheap Chinese honey. The tariff is based both on protection of domestic honey producers and the consumer, since Chinese honey has contained banned antibiotics and toxic metals.

This Ingenious Cap Transforms Your Growler Into A Mini Keg

If you’ve ever owned a growler, you know that its one downfall is that the beer immediately starts to degrade once you open it. So, if you’re a craft drinker who likes to get the most out of your brew (so, everyone), check out The TapIt Cap. This ingenious accessory easily transforms your growler into a mini keg by making sure it stays fresh and carbonated. Because there is nothing worse than flat beer, nothing.

Monthly Shop Brew Session


Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for Sunday, March 17th ( yes, St. Patrick's day) at 8:00 a.m. Madam Ex-President Nancy Gold will take over leading the crew this month. She will probably bless us with another one of her fine IPAs.

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Falcon Noel Douze

The 2012 Falcon holiday beer, brewed at the Shop in October, with a crew of six Falcons each taking home 5 gallons of a fairly dark, slightly toasty chocolatey Belgian goodness. Pitched with the Chouff yeast, finsishing at just about 8% ABV.
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"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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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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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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