The Doughroom is excited to announce Beers and Cheers - our 2015 beer series! We'll be featuring rare, barrel-aged, and specialty beers every month. Check out our line up - first event is on February 11 with Pizza Port Brewing Co! Events start at 5:00pm. Beer is limited, so come early!
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.
Falcons, sign up now for the next Club Shop Brew Session, Sunday, February 22, as club President Cullen Davis leads the crew in brewing an Anchor Porter inspired Porter, in homage to the club's trip up to Anchor Brewing to be crowned California Homebrew Club of the Year!
Join Crazy Harry's Bar and Hangar 24 when we tap a keg of Pugachev's Cobra. This years version comes in at 18.9% and is one of the best Bourbon Barrel Stouts we've ever tasted. As far as we know we're getting the only keg in our territory so come and get it before its gone. We'll also be pouring H24 Warmer and Double IPA.
Our next new and improved Brew 101 class is coming up soon. 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
On Tuesday 2/24/15 we are going to be holding our next class for kegging and draft beer! We will be covering everything you need to know to leave the hassle of bottling behind and make the step up for draft beer at home. Call the shop register your seat. Cost is $25
Our annual chili cookoff is back for the February members meeting! If you think/know you have this year's winning chili receipe & would like to share the love, email your trusty Burger Fraus Tiffany & Natalie (firstname.lastname@example.org).
Crazy Harry's is hosting a Tap Takeover Event with LA's newest brewery - Three Weavers. For those of you who haven't tried it they're making some fantastic, clean, fresh and hoppy beers! Here's what we'll be pouring:
Merlin's technical demonstration on culturing yeast on slants and yeast starters. It even includes repitching of yeasts from wort to wort and acid washing of yeast to destroy contamination. Includes mention of talking with Dr. Michael Lewis, then brewing professor at UC Davis and a possible visit to the club to demonstrate more techniques.
Pretty damn sophisticated stuff for a hobby that wasn't even legal back yet!
Courtesy of Dale Elhardt - we now have the very first newsletter of the club when they finally got their act together and made things more formal.
This one sheet newsletter that Dale scanned was written and mailed by his father, the club's founder, Merlin.
The main piece to note out of this - every club meeting was a brew session! Initial dues for the now formalized club was $10. In 2014 dollars that would be equal to ~$42. Makes those $30 dollar dues look cheap!
The National Homebrew Competition (NHC), an AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition, is the world’s largest international beer competition recognizing the most outstanding homebrewed beer, mead, and cider produced by amateur brewers worldwide.
Falcons, sign up now for the next Club Shop Brew Session, Saturday, January 17, as Ethen Adams and Allen Tracy lead the crew in brewing a Russian Imperial Stout with 7 planned flavor variations!
This will be a fairly large and sweet RIS using an English ale yeast with Original Gravity in the 1.090s and finishing around 1.030. Allen brewed this recipe and aged it in an oak barrel, winning first place in the wood aged category at the 2014 Mayfaire competition.
Ever wanted to know what it's like to be a BJCP Certified beer judge? Ever wanted to bring your beer knowledge out of the realm of the causal consumer and into the realm of the almost-but-not-quite professional?! Ever wanted to leave people in awe of your vast beer style expertise?
Well, here is your chance. January 20th, 7:00pm at the clubhouse.
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 $25. Please call the shop to sign up.
Want to make your own beer at home? Get started on the right foot. Check out the Falcon's sponsoring shop, The Home Beer, Wine, Cheesemaking Shop. John Daume, proprietor, has been serving the home brewing and winemaking needs of Angelenos since 1972, over 30 years! (Falcon Members receive a 10% discount on supplies)