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February 2016 Brews & News

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 2
Newsletter Date: 
02/2016

Beer season is in high gear!
Hey Falcons! If you haven't noticed, beer season is in high gear already. After our own Doug King
competition kicked things off, this weekend sees Romancing the Beer followed soon after by the LA Belgian
Beer Challenge, Jeff Sanders Memorial, America's Finest City and the 1st Round National Homebrew
Competition. Of course right on the heels of those competitions is the start of Festival Season with SCHF,
Mayfaire Festival and Competition, LA Beer Week and much much more. So basically it's time for all of you

Club Meeting Notes- February 2016

Members Meeting

Sunday, February 7, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Lagers Part 1

    1. Trumer Pils from Berkeley from Trumer Brewery in Berkeley, CA 5% abv

    2. Bitburger Premium Beer, 4.5% abv

    3. Weins Brewering Co. Deadpan pilsner, 5.2% abv

2016 Mayfaire Party and Campout - Acton CA

Saturday, May 21st 2016 IF YOU PLAN TO ATTEND, YOU MUST PAY YOUR FEES ONLINE ONLY HERE  FOR CAMPING, plus RV Campers HERE (additional $10 for RV), or Designated Driver

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Saison Figolla

Continuing our newish tradition of creating a thank you beer for the judges of our Mayfaire competition - this year the club decided to make a Saison with a "Maltese" twist. This beer is based on an Easter Maltese dessert called figolla - a buttery citrus infused cake/cookie filled with marzipan. To make this Saison we're starting with a basic grain bill with a little "baked crust" of the biscuit. The aroma is boosted with the zest of lemon and Moro Blood Oranges (closer to an Italian/Maltese orange). We'll be adding almonds - details to follow! We're also happy to have some fun with this one and we'll be canning it via the Beer Monks Mobile Canning crew here in SoCal. (http://beermonks-socal.com/)
Brew Date: 
02/13/2016
Brewed By: 
Drew Beechum, Kent Fletcher, John Aitchison, Ed Kochanowski, Andy Ziskin
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DTLA Brewery Tour - April 16th, 2016 - BUY YOUR TICKETS NOW!

 

Tickets are now on sale for the Downtown Los Angeles Brewery Tour!

Saturday, April 16th, 2016 

$60 per person

BUY TICKET HERE

 

Includes:

(1) flight or pint from each brewery (all other beer to be purchased on your own)

Lunch @ Iron Triangle

Bus transportation from the Valley & around DTLA to & from each brewery & back to the shop

 

So here's the plan:

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February 2016 Club Shop Brew Session - Hoppy American Amber!

Falcons, sign up now for the February Club Shop Brew Session Sunday, Feb. 21 as Bernard Lebel leads the crew in brewing a hoppy American amber ale. Knowing Bernard, this brew day will involve sampling some extremely high gravity beers and smoking cigars. Kudos to Bernard for stepping up, it's his first time leading a Shop Brew! 

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The Neighborhood Brewery: Three Weavers Brewing Co.

The Neighborhood Brewery By Bruce L. Brode I've been a homebrewer for more than 30 years. In that time, I have seen a revolution in beer continuing in many areas and ways, most recently in the area of craft breweries opening in the Los Angeles area. There were previous efforts – in the mid-1980s I remember the City of Angels brewpub in Santa Monica in the space long since occupied by Border Grill, which was funded by those who had made some good bucks in the “go-go” days of the stock market of the early-to-mid 1980s employed at the defunct Drexel Burnham Lambert investment house.

2016 Los Angeles Belgian Beer Challenge (LABBC)

Competition Format
Just to recap, the format for entering and judging beers in this competition is going to be the same as last year. Rather than judging Singles against Dubbel’s, Tripel’s and Dark Strongs, our competition judges each subcategory as if it were a category of its own. We want each subcategory to have a chance to compete in the best of show round against all other belgian styles so that we can truly crown the Best Belgian Brew of the year!

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Brews & News - January 2016

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 1
Newsletter Date: 
01/2016

The New Year started out right as our Grand Hydro brought some big Gnarly Malty beers to taste at the January meeting. Kent also brought a special treat to share: a couple large format bottles of Vintage Falcons Claws from 2000 & 2003 that were

Jeff Sanders Memorial Homebrew Competition 2016

 

Strand Brewers Club will be hosting a homebrew competition honoring Jeff Sanders on March 12 starting @ 8:30am.

Judging will be at: 1321 Sartori Ave, Torrance, CA 90501.

Steward, judge, contest registration & prepay ($8 per entry) opens on January 31st. South Bay Brewing Supply will receive entries from February 13th until noon February 27th. Mail/deliver (3) 12oz bottles per entry to: 1311 Post ave, Torrance, CA 90501

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Club Meeting Notes- January 2016

Members Meeting

Sunday, January 2, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Big Gnarly & Messy

    1. Special Taste of the Month: Cigar City Brewing Collaboration with 3 Floyds - Florida Man loses bet, Rye American Black Ale

    2. Fuller's Vintage  Ale 2014- 8.5% ABV

2016 Southern California Homebrewers Festival

2016 marks the 25th anniversary of the Southern California Homebrewers Festival!  

SCHF & Maltose Falcon Club camping is back at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula & will be held the weekend of April 30th.  Come join your fellow Falcons & 35 other homebrew clubs! See complete list of events below as well as the CHA site.

 

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February Club Meeting & Chili Cook-off!

Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome! And we will try our best to wrap up the meeting before Superbowl kick-off!

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Troubleshooter's Corner - The Video

Troubleshooter's Corner - Drew Tastes and Talks About Craig's Beer

Brews & News December 2015

Volume: 
v. 41
Issue: 
i. 7
Newsletter Date: 
12/2015

Come and get it, hot off the presses... the last Brews & News of 2015!

January Club Shop Brew Session - English Brown with Steve and Irene

Falcons, sign up now for the January Club Shop Brew Session Sunday, Jan. 17 as Steve Cook and Irene "Cookie" lead the crew in making "Drink It Down Southern Brown," a Southern English Brown Ale. Knowing Steve, it may well turn out to be an Imperial Southern English Brown, or some other 1.100 + OG over-achiever. Either way, this will be a delicious beer and a terrific, fun brew day.  

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January Membership Meeting

Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome. The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro will present the style of the month (Strong Ales & Old Ales - "something like that, big malty and gnarly" - Drew) and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers. Then we'll move on to our lunch expertly prepared with love by our trusty Burgermeisters! 

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Stuffing With All the Trimmings

STUFFING WITH ALL THE TRIMMINGS

By Bruce L. Brode

December Club Shop Brew Session - Belgian Blonde!

Falcons, sign up now for the December Club Shop Brew Session Sunday, Dec. 20 as Alex Samovitz, Brewer at the brand new Westlake Brewing Co. and Chris Moon lead the crew in making a Belgian Blonde Ale. Alex will provide fresh yeast for everyone from his brewery. They will also be making the Belgian candi sugar, so fun and education will abound! 

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Thanks for Your Support of Our Toy Drive

Falcons,

I just wanted to send a note out to thank you again for ALL the wonderful gifts you brought to the meeting today for our 6th Annual Toy Drive.  I was overwhelmed by your generosity in bringing so much for the kids.  I believe that this was the biggest collection of gifts that we have ever gotten.  I am humbled and so proud of our club. What wonderful hearts you all have.

Club Meeting Minutes- December 2015

 

Members Meeting

Sunday, December 6, 2015

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

Grand Hydro: Christmas of the Belgians

Avec les Bons Voeux- Dupont Belgian Saison Ale, 9.5%

Mission Brewery- Holiday Ale Belgian style Dark Ale, 8.6%

Monkish Magnificat-  Belgian style Christmas ale with holiday spices, 10.1%

La Resolution- Unibroue Dark Ale, 10%

Club Meeting Minutes- November 2015

Members Meeting

Date: Sunday, November 1st

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Wake Me Up Before You Go-Go

    1. Ballast Point- Calm Before The Storm Cream Ale with coffee and vanilla, 5.5% from San Diego, CA.

Vegan & Nearly Gluten-free Pumpkin Stout Chocolate chip mini muffins

Just in time for Thanksgiving!!  And healthy too - you can definitely switch up the beer you use & regular glutenized flour :)  I used our Cocoa Espresso Stout on Nitro (if you want this homebrew recipe, let me know, its a goodie too!) 

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BJCP Mead Class and Exam

The Maltose Falcons will be conducting a series of mead classes in January.  The primary purposes are to teach people how to evaluate mead.  We will be teaching according the the BJCP style guidelines in preparation for a BJCP Mead Exam that will be held on Feb. 6.  There will be four classes on Tuesdays at 7 PM at the Home Beer and Wine Shop.  They will be on Jan. 5, Jan 12, Jan 19, and Jan 26.  We'll be serving dozens of different meads and going into detail on honey varietals, melomels, metheglins, and other meads.

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Hop Harvest Ale

For the September '15 shop brew session, I contacted a friend who had a small hop yard and he brought up a shipment of some dried and some freshly harvested hops to use for this brew. I created a recipe for a rich amber ale that uses these fresh hops in the finishing stages to maximize aroma contribution and because we didn't have lab numbers for alpha acids or cohumulone.
Brew Date: 
09/20/2015
Brewed By: 
Cullen Davis and shop brew crew with Rafael Ramos, hop grower
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Carrot Blossom Mead

Brew Date: 
06/14/2015
Brewed By: 
John Aitchison
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Draught's Ice Cream Beer Social

We will be featuring New Belgium and Ben & Jerry's New Collaboration Beer!!

Salted Caramel Brownie Ale

Complimentary scoop of Ben and Jerry's Salted Caramel Brownie Ale Ice Cream

with puchase of this rare limited beer!!

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Recaps Galore!

Volume: 
v. 41
Issue: 
i. 6
Newsletter Date: 
11/2015

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