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2015 Great American Beer Festival

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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February 2015 Club Shop Brew Session - Anchor Porter!

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! 

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Anchor Weekend Saturday Night Post Party

We'll be gathering at the Rogue Ale House for post anchor beers!

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Anchor Weekend Sunday Brewery Crawl

Since it's apparently too late to rent a bus, we're going on foot! Our intention is to visit the following breweries/bars - Magnolia Dogpatch / Triple Voodoo / Cellarmaker / Hopwater Distribution or others.

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Anchor Weekend Friday Night Happening

  • Tiffany is your leader for this event and has discovered that Peter Zien of Alesmith will be at the Mikkeller Bar on Friday so we're starting there
  • Also Tiffany will be using the Falcons group on Facebook to coordinate where the crew is at the moment. Get your Millenial on! 
  • From Tiffany:
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Firestone Walker Sucaba Release Party and Tap Takeover

Featuring  ALL on Draught!!!
- Sucaba
- Double DBA
- Double Jack IPA
- Velvet Merkin aged in bourbon barrels
- Velvet Mocha Merlin
- Agrestic – DBA sour
- Anniversary XVIII
- Plus More.......

Beers will be available ALL DAY!!!
(Limited Supplies on ALL Beers)

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

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

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H24 Pugachev's Cobra - Keg Tapping

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.

Falcon's get a 10% Club Discount for this event.

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Brew 101

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

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Kegging Class

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

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2015 Doug King Memorial Homebrew Competition Results

Thanks To All Who Participated in the 2015 Doug King Memorial Competition

There were 182 entries judged and 276 registered participants, judges, and stewards.

Best of Show Winners

Best of Show

Place Brewer(s) Entry Name Style Club
1st Matt Castellino
Co-Brewer: Courtney Castellino, Todd Slater
  9.1: Vienna-Style Lager Thousand Oaked Homebrewers
2nd John Aitchison   14.1: Dortmund-Style Adambier Maltose Falcons
3rd Craig Shapland
Co-Brewer: Ryan Boring
Pliny The Youngest 30.2: Imperial Anything+ Maltose Falcons

 

Anchor T-Shirts - Womens

$15.00

Ok, the shirt pictured isn't the one we're buying - but it's pretty close - It's a v-necked Hanes in grey to match the men's shirts. 

THE PRE-SALE IS OVER. What's left in the store stock are the few extras we bought - so you better get him in a hurry!

And since shirts are radically different manufacturer to manufacturer, please refer to this handy size chart from Hanes.

Price: $15.00

Wanna be a BJCP Beer Judge?

Here are some materials to help!

We ran a BJCP education class last night with the goals of providing an overview of what the BJCP is and giving guidance to help pass the online exam so that people can earn their Provisional rank.

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Chili Cook-Off!

Date: 
Sunday, February 8, 2015 - 12:00

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 (burgermeister@maltosefalcons.com).

Three Weavers Tap Takeover!

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:

Seafarer Kolsch

Stateside Session IPA

Deep Roots ESB

Expatriate IPA

Blood Junkie Imperial Red

Southbounder Coffe Stout

10% off for all Club Members!

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March 1977 Newsletter

Volume: 
v. 1
Issue: 
i. 11
Newsletter Date: 
03/1977

 

First missed newsletter - well that started a trend!

Club party planned for a member's house has been moved to VFW Hall in Canoga Park 

Details of how the party works - free food, beer and wine with $100 in door prizes.

First turnover in formal offices with a lot of poking and proding to find volunteers (hey, that sounds familar!)

Offices include: President, Vice-President, Secretary, Treasurer and two Sergeants-At-Arms. 

Visit from the VP of the Bakersfield brew club.

December 1976 Newsletter

Volume: 
v. 1
Issue: 
i. 8
Newsletter Date: 
12/1976

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!

May 1976 Newsletter

Volume: 
v. 1
Issue: 
i. 1
Newsletter Date: 
05/1976

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)

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.

Important Dates for the 2015 Competition

January 2015 Brews and News

Volume: 
v. 41
Issue: 
i. 1
Newsletter Date: 
01/2015

Lots of info about the Doug King Memorial Competition

A very important definition from Melody Hitt

2014 in pictures.

Belgian Stout shop brew!

And, your usual gang of idiots, ner'do wells and vagrants.

C&R Barleywine

This rich barleywine was a big hit at the January 2015 Falcons Member meeting!
Brew Date: 
04/06/2014
Brewed By: 
Craig Shapland, Ryan Boring
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January Club Shop Brew Session - Russian Imperial Stout

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.

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BJCP Judging Overview and Online Test Prep Class

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.

CLICK HERE TO SIGN UP

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Introduction To All-grain Brewing Class

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.

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Brew 101 Class

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

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Brews and News

Volume: 
v. 40
Issue: 
i. 11
Newsletter Date: 
12/2014

In this issue:

We win Anchor!!!!!!!

Matt Myerhoff has a great article on brewing gluten free beers with normal brewing grains.  No more of that crappy spelt beer!

Natalie DeNicholas gives her recipes for Turkey Meatballs, Autum Salad and Pumpkin Porter Chocolate Chip Muffins

Some physics dude gives a Brief History of Anchor Brewing

Melody Rose Hitt has meeting minutes.  See what you've been missing!

The Beer Wench has the recipe for Copper Serpent Honey Ale

And, of course, I do my normal whining and belly-aching about my lot in life.

Brazilian Feijoada (fay-zwah-da)

Here is the recipe I made for the potluck dish I brought to the December Club Meeting

A Mighty Thank You to All of You! Toy Drive a Huge Success!

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.

How to Be A Good Steward in Just a Few Simple Lessons

Stewarding is fun! Just follow these simple steps to make your day a great one!

What's a Maltose Falcons Meeting Like?

Club Meeting Kickoff Commercial Tasting While Rick Burnside Adds His Beer to the List of Homebrew to Taste.

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