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July Brews & News - Beer is in the Air

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 6
Newsletter Date: 
07/2016

Hey Falcons, I don't know about you, but my June was full of a bunch of great local beer. The 8th LA
Beer Week was another huge success, we had an incredible mead and honey presentation at the
meeting, and some pretty great drinking weather to boot. Don't forget the July meeting is 11am on
the 10th, and the Grand Hydro will be featuring alternative fermentations. Also, this meeting is a
potluck, so make sure to signup to bring a dish to share (if you do, lunch is free). And of course I

Canned Food Drive at Sunday's Meeting

Falcons - Please bring in canned food to this Sunday's club meeting to benefit struggling families served by MEND! Falcons, as you know, our cup runeth over (a lot), so we have begun to incorporate charitable giving into our club activities, by raising funds to donate to worthy local causes, and by pouring home brewed beer and soda at events to support causes.

For years, we have held a toy drive to support the Firefighters' Spark of Love to benefit at-risk and needy kids, and last year, we donated to Friends of the L.A. River and Ojai Raptor Center.

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Member Meeting Notes- June 2016

Club Meeting

Sunday, June 5, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Mead

    1. Guest speaker: Roger Taylor spoke to us about his beekeeping duties

    2. John presented several varieties of his homebrewed Meads

      1. Rabbit Blossom 14%

      2. BlackBerry Blossom 12%

      3. Moonlight red dress 12%

      4. Pyment 12%

      5. Kurt's Apple Pie 12%

      6. Tej 12%

    3. Crowd favorite: MEAD

June 2016 Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

Attendees: Cullen, Drew, Tiffany, Andy, Ed, Kent, Craig, Matt & Lili

 

  1. Next meeting date and location?

    1. Member meeting: July 10th at the shop

    2. Board meeting: July 19th. Need to run the date with John to make sure it's ok!

    3. No August Member meeting

  2. Treasurer’s Report

    1. Usual Financial info: Plenty of money!

BBQ weather is upon us again... Time for lunch!

'sup Falcons. Since we all live in Hel-lay and since it's been crazy hot lately I am beyond fatiqued and shall not be making a lunch for the next member's meeting (July 10th). But don't you fret dearies. We are ALL making lunch. Yeeeup. Potluck kiddos! 

I will make a big pot of vegan sloppy joes (yes vegan get over it) but the remainder of the meal is up to you lovelies. 

Please let me know what you can bring to the meeting. Bring enough for at least 15+ servings so everyone can have a taste. 

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June 2016

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 5
Newsletter Date: 
06/2016

Better late than never, your June Newsletter is here!

July Club Meeting - Pot Luck & Alternative Fermentation!

Sunday July 10th - 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 - Drew - will present the style of the month "Alternative Fermentation" 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 - POTLUCK!  If you would like to bring a dish to pass, please comment below or on the Facebook event invite so the Burgermeister can organize the line up.

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Brew With A Falcon - Downey - Dominic Washington

Brewing an Altbier
- Start time: 10am
- Limited to 10 people max

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Brew With A Falcon - Castaic - Craig Frump

Brewing an Imperial Porter with a Party Guile Brown Ale
- First 3 people to sign up get to bring home 5 gallons!
- Start time: 9:00am

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Brew With A Falcon - Pasadena - Drew Beechum

Drew's going to be crazy and brew multiple things! At the very least you'll see him brewing a Saison & Mead
- Start time: 9:00am
- Limited to 10 people max

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Brew With A Falcon - Agoura Hills - Nancy Gold

Ex-President Nancy is busting out her IPA knowledge!

Brewing Union Jack IPA Clone
- Start time: 9:00am
- Limited to 6 people max

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Lake Arrowhead Brewfest 2016 - Maltose Falcons' 3rd Annual!

Here is a chance to get out of the August heat and enjoy the fresh mountain air in the town of Blue Jay. Last year's event was amazing.  

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May Board Meeting Notes

Board Meeting Notes

May 17, 2016

Present:  Drew, Cullen, Craig, John, Ed, Tiffany, and Andy

Submitted by acting Secretary John Aitchison

 

June Club Meeting - Mead

Sunday June 5th - 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 (John Aitchison standing in for Drew as he'll be out of town that day) will present the style of the month "Mead" 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 - backyard bbq style with burgers, grilled chicken, veggie patties, salads & vegan cupcakes!

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Pliny the Elder Clone

After many iterations, this monster finally captures the clean bitterness of Russian River's amazing beer!
Brew Date: 
03/04/2016
Brewed By: 
Craig Shapland
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LA Beer Week Kick Off Party!

LA Beer Week Kick Off Party is looking for YOUR delicious Homebrew soda creation to be featured at this years HoLA Rejuvenating Tonic Bar tent area!

 

SCHF 2016 - Ya Shoulda Been There!

It is now Sunday afternoon. Home again after a wonderful weekend spent at the SCHF, enjoying beer at not only the Fest, but also John K's event and of course, the mighty Dead Palate's Soiree.
But best of all was being surrounded by fellow Falcons. Whether serving beer at all our taps (38 at one point), or going from club to club to try their wares, or dancing to the Mighty Maltose Falcons Brews band,  our members rock.

Brews & News May 2016

Volume: 
v. 42
Issue: 
i. 4
Newsletter Date: 
05/2016

April Meeting Notes

Club Meeting

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: International Session Beer Day is on April 7th!

    • Guinness Draught brewed in Dublin, 4.2%abv

    • Timothy Taylor’s, 4.2%abv

    • Down to Earth IPA by 21st Amendment, 4.4%abv

    • Briney Melon Gose, Watermelon Ale brewed by Anderson Valley in Boonville, CA- 4.2%abv

    • Beachwood Blendery #512, 3.6%

    • Grand Hydro’s People’s Choice Winner:

Czech Amber Lager

Brew Date: 
03/12/2016
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Lady Falcon Brew Day 2016

Get ready for a very special Maltose Falcons event - the Annual Ladies Brew Session on Sunday, May 15th!! 

Falcons former Prez and current Member at Large Nancy Gold & Activities Director Tiffany Ashrafi will lead an all-women brew crew in making a Firestone Union Jack Clone - Nancy is known for her expertise in brewing IPAs (and Tiffany really enjoys drinking them).

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Brew With a Falcon 2016 - UPDATED WITH HOSTS!

Our annual Brew With a Falcon day is set for Saturday, June 25th! Here's the skinny: a few members of the club, will be opening up their homes to other folks to brew together. Most of these sites will be unlike a shop brew - there will be no wort for members to take home. Instead, brewers will signup and on Saturday, June 25th you'll go to your chosen location and hang out, learn and help out.

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Club & Board Notes- March

Club Meeting

Sunday, March 6, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop

 

Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: Lagers Transform

    • Light Side-

      1. Pilsner Urquell brewed in Plzen, Czech “The Original Pilsner” with a 4.4% abv

      2. Baltika #7 brewed in Russian with a 5.4% abv

      3. Pabst Blue Ribbon brewed in Milwaukee with a 4.7% abv

      4. House Beer with a 4.7% abv

      5. Flying Horse Royal Lager Beer produced in Bangalore, India with a 4.7% abv

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April Club Meeting - Session Beers, Hop Extract and Canning Party

It's time to get our Session beer on! Bring your favorite homebrew that's 4.5% or lower! (Alternatively, you can bring your favorite homebrew of any size!)

In addition to Session Beer - we'll have two tech demonstrations:

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2016 Grain Buy - It's On!

Did you know that as a member of the Club, you get access to our sometimes, mostly annual Grain Buy? Well, you do and it's on for this year!

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Latefaire Homebrew Competition,

 

Maltose Falcons 2020 Latefaire

 

Due to the COVID-19 virus, the 2020 Mayfaire Competition has been postponed until now! To deal with the realities of beer judging during a pandemic, we're going virtual with a slightly increased bottle count (3) and a complete throwback set of style guidelines based on the very first recorded style guidelines from 1979!

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March Club Brew Session - Dark Czech Lager with John A

Falcons, prepare yourselves for a very special Club Brew Session! This month, Co-Vice President and past President and the Falcons' unofficial lager Emperor John Aitchison will lead the crew in brewing a rare and delicious authentic Czech dark lager at his shop, Tavern Services, on Saturday, March 19. John has a smaller system than the club's system at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop, so there are 5 slots open. 

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Club Shop Brew of 2/21/2016

So we set our mind on a hoppy American Amber. Initially at least. It turns out that it was too big to be called that, Imperial Red would be more accurate. However, the BJCP nor the Maltose Falcons style guidelines have such a style, it would fall in the American Strong Ale according to BJCP and Double IPA under Maltose Falcons definitions.

On with the story!

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