Mayfaire Competition RESULTS!

Antelope Valley County Fair Homebrew Competition

I am currently looking for judges for our first BJCP sanctioned home brewing competition to take place at Bravery Brewing for display at the Antelope Valley Fair. The judging has now moved to July 27 starting at 11am at Bravery Brewing. Lunch, snacks, drinks and anything else we can think of to make a great experience for our judges will be provided. We have been surprised with the number of entries for our first year and are in much need of more judges. The links below will take you to the rules and styles pages (we kinda lumped things together) as well as directions.

Shop Brew Sunday

We got a shop brew coming up on this Sunday.

Which is 1,2,3 days away.

We got the mother of all shop brews planned and if you don't get your
reservations in early, you are gonna miss out.

Chips and Salsa, Pita and Hummus, pulled pork sandwiches, oh, and well beer of

Sign ups are available at the club website:


We have a killer Saison IPA in the works based on a recipe by our very own Drew
Beechum! ABV 6.2 IBU 51.1

So off your duffs, and onto the Falcons website and sign up today!

July Brew 101 Class

Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is this upcoming Tuesday. 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 $20 dollars

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July 14 shop brew session -- Sign up now!

Our monthly Club Shop Brew is set for next Sunday, July 14th at 8:00 a.m. Tim Burt and Tom Sisolak will co-lead the session this month. The style has not yet been settled but there is talk of doing a crisp, refreshing summer saison with extra hop kick. Regardless what they end up making, these two fellows are capable, enthusiastic brewers and it should be a rewarding session all around.

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July Newsletter

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Here is the July newsletter.
We have a coupon from Barbarella and a July Bus trip to San Diego.

San Diego Bus Trip 2013

Welcome to the 2013 San Diego area brewery tour!

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Water Reports

Here is a collection of water reports submitted by fellow Falcons. PDFs are attached below
Woodland Hills http://i.imgur.com/nJ8zFga.png

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July Club Meeting

The July Club Meeting will take place at the Shop, Sunday, July 7.
The meeting will start promptly at 12:00 noon. Lunch will be served, amount to be determined, but usually $6.

There is a rumor that the Grand Hydro session will feature some hard-to-get-locally East Coast brews, carefully selected by our Grand Hydro and Vice-President while in Philly for the National Homebrewers Conference.

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Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover with Master Brewer Ryan Brooks

Join us on Saturday, July 20, 2013 for the Coronado Brewing Tap Takeover
Starting @ 11:00 AM

Come meet the Master Brewer Ryan Brooks from 5pm - 8pm and try some of his delicious Coronado Brew Recipes

Idiot IPA
Islander IPA
Black Sails IPA (Black IPA)
Sock Knocker (DIPA)
Buster 4 IPA
Rye Dogg (Rye IPA)
Orange Ave Wit
Blue Bridge Coffee Stout
Ramblers Irish Red Lager
Raucsh Beer
Mermaid's Red

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

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

Live Music starts at 8pm by The Original Copycats

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New Albion to Possibly Be Revived for Realsies

Spotted this article in today's BeerPulse.com feed. (The original article was featured in Cleveland Scene magazine.)

It's a great story of how the New Albion brand was safe guarded by Jim Koch of Boston Beer. How the proceeds of Boston Beer's New Albion batch went to Jack along with the naming rights.

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

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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?


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