September 13th Meeting – Progress Brewing

What: September Monthly Meeting
Where: Progress Brewing1822 Chico Ave, South El Monte, Ca

When: Saturday, September 13th, 2pm – 6pm
Why: You have been itching to try a new local brewery and have great Homebrew to share!

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

This Saturday, we will have our meeting at Progress Brewing in South El Monte.  Thanks to Gayle for securing the location and Kevin from Progress for hosting our meeting, and letting us arrive one hour before they open to the public.  They have offered a guided tour so arrive on time if you want to check out their Brew System.

As we are nearing the end of the year,(it goes so fast!) we have to start planning for new board members to join the Yeastside Team.  If you are interested in a spot on the board, or have any questions, please talk to me at the meeting. More updates to come!

We also have our 2nd Annual Cider Pressing in October organized by our previous president Jerl.  We are returning to Snow Line Orchards in Oak Glen on October 25th from 11a – 5p.  It is a great event and  an excellent way to expand your brewing repertoire.  Please RSVP to Jerl Leutz by Sunday, September 28 to reserve your spot.

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting:

  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Homebrew
  • Money or Credit Card for shirts, glassware, and commercial beers
  • Snacks, as there will not be a food truck that day
Hollywood Pub Crawl:

We had a great Pub Crawl a few weeks back, and I just wanted to thank Sally for organizing the event.  We had about 20 people, and had a great time checking out some great Craft Beer Bars in Hollywood.  I would love to have another Pub Crawl in a few months. There was a cool article that had a LA Metro Rail Map with the best bar within walking distance.  Lets pick a color and see where it takes us!  Please reach out to any Board members if you have any ideas.  

Ventura Beer Experience:

Last weekend, we had the privilege of pouring at the Ventura Beer Experience, an event that raised $6000 for underprivileged kids.  Thanks to Sarah and Matt for inviting us to the event as they had previously attended as Transplants Brewing.  I have to say we had some of the best beers pouring at the event and thanks to our wonderful table and sign, one of the most professional looking booths at the event.  Thanks to Jeremy, Cori, Victor, Sarah, Matt and Oscar for providing kegs and participating. We look forward to attending this event again and again!

Brewer of the Year Update:

Here is the current point tally for Brewer of the Year, counting ribbons won in the LA County Fair.

Ward G. Walkup IV – 15 points

Jeff Koehler – 11 points
John Montes De Oca & Vicki Tisdale – 6 points

Matt & Sarah Luker – 5 points

Sean Morris – 4 points
Tyler Jaynes – 4 points

Jorge Pineda – 2 points

Matt & Sarah Luker, and Louie & Gayle Michel – 2 points

Jerl Leutz & Michelle Fabale – 1 point

Tyler Thurman – 1 point

Pacific Brewers Cup was judged on Sept 6th, but results are not posted yet as they still have Best of Show to finish. We’ll post winners from our club, a link to full results, and B.O.Y. total updates when it goes public.

SoCal Regional comp is now set for Oct. 25th, and entries are due Sunday, Oct. 12th (Eagle Rock shop closes at 4pm). Cost is $6/entry, and only two bottles are required.

CA State Homebrew comp is due Oct. 11th, and you will need to ship entries up to Concord or Berkley, unless anyone in the club is willing to volunteer to drive them up. Cost is $8/entry, and requires three bottles.

Looking for even more comps to enter? Check the AHA website to get an overload of choices!

Enter those beers under Yeastside Brewers!

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses for Sale:

  • Yeastside Brewers logo Pint Glass, $5
  • New Yeastside Brewers Logo T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $25
  • Classic Yeastside Brewers T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $20
  • Neck Lanyard, $5
  • Combo Pint Glass and Neck Lanyard, $10

October’s meeting will be on the announced at the meeting!

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend.  Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on Saturday!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

Upcoming Yeastside Events


Greetings Yeastsiders,

I hope you are all doing well!  I wanted to send an email with some events that are happening in the next few weeks.  This week is our Hollywood Pub Crawl, organized by Sally.  Next week, entries are due for the Pacific Brewers Cup, and in 3 weeks we will be participating in the Ventura Beer Experience thanks to Sarah and Matt Luker.  It is an exciting few weeks and there is no better way to support the club than by attending one of these events or entering your awesome beers in a competition.  We had a great showing in the LA County Fair! 

Hollywood Pub Crawl

Where: Lucky Devils to Stout Burgers and Beer
When: Sunday August 17th,1pm – 6pm or until late
Why: You want to check some awesome bars with some even more awesome people!

We have about 16 RSVP’s for the Pub Crawl so far.  The more the merrier!!  If you plan on attending, shoot me an email to let me know.  Here is the itinerary and I can’t wait to check out these great craft beer bars.

1pm - Lucky Devils - 6613 Hollywood Blvd

2pm - Ball and Chain - 1642 Cahuenga Blvd

3pm - Berlin Currywurst - 1620 Cahuenga Blvd

4pm - District 13 - 1556 Cahuenga Blvd

5pm - Stout Burgers and Beer - 1544 Cahuenga Blvd

All the locations are very close together and we will spend an hour or so at each place.  They all serve food so you can fuel up during the crawl.  There is great transportation to this area and I encourage you to use public transportation, get dropped off and picked up, or book an Uber for the crawl!  Please be responsible!  

Ventura Beer Experience

Where: Arroyo Verde Park, Ventura Ca
When: Saturday, Sept 6th, 1pm – 4pm

Why: Come support your fellow Yeastsiders as we support a great cause and serve our great beer!

In 3 weeks, we will be participating in a great event in Ventura.  It is a collection of local breweries with the goal to raise money for under privileged kids.  We will have 8 members serving our great beers.  I have linked the Facebook Page above if you want to get more info.  The flyer has most of the info.  We would love to get some member support so if your are free that weekend, tickets are on sale!  Thanks again to Matt and Sarah for getting us involved in this event.

Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition

We had a great showing in the LA County Fair Homebrew Competition!  Congratulations to all the winners and keep entering those beers under the Yeastside Brewers.  We are wrapping up the competition season but it is not too late to enter for the Pacific Brewers Cup.  Entries are dueAugust 22nd so register and drop off those beers next week!  Here are the results from the LA Fair.

In Cat. 6 Scottish-style Ale, Jerl Leutz & Michelle Fabale placed 3rd with their Scottish Export 80 “Grime Sinister.”
In Cat. 7 IPA (tough category!), Jorge Pineda placed 2nd with his American IPA “Pinedabrau Double IPA.”
In Cat. 8 Euro-style Ale, John Montes De Oca & Vicki Tisdale took 1st with their Kolsch.
In Cat. 13 Double IPA and Barleywine, Sarah & Matthew Luker received Honorable Mention for their Double IPA “Transplants IPA.”
In Cat. 18 German-style Wheat, Tyler Jaynes took 1st with his Weizenbock.
In Cat. 21 Belgian-style Specialty, John Montes De Oca & Vicki Tisdale took 1st again with their Witbier.
In Cat. 25 Specialty-Experimental/Historical, Sarah & Matthew Luker placed 3rd with their Experimental/Specialty “Navel Vanilla IPA.”
In Cat. 26 Smoke/Wood Aged, Sarah & Matthew Luker placed 2nd with their Wood Aged “Port Porter.”
Also in Cat. 26 Smoke/Wood Aged, Ward G. Walkup IV placed 3rd with his Wood Aged “Rum Barrel Aged Kit.”
And in Cat. 27 Mead, Sean Morris placed 2nd with his Metheglin “Vanilla Bean & Cinnamon Mead.”

Again, congrats to everyone who won!  We will have an updated Brewer of the Year Points tally in the next email.

Just a reminder, September’s Meeting will be on Sept 13th because we will be attending the Ventura Beer Experience.  It will be at Progress Brewing in South El Monte.

Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on the crawl!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

August 2nd Meeting, The Hermosillo

August 2nd Meeting – The Hermosillo Highland Park

What: August Monthly Meeting
Where: The Hermosillo5125 York Blvd, Los Angeles, Ca 90042
When: Saturday, August 2nd, 2pm – 6pm
Why: You want to try some great home brew


Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

This Saturday, August 2nd, we will have our meeting at The Hermosillo in Highland Park.  We have had a meeting there in the past, but they just recently opened their own Brewery!!  Highland Park Brewery  is among the many new breweries opening in the LA area.  It is an exciting time for the craft beer industry, and we are reaping all the benefits!  Hopefully, we will be able to get a tour of the brewery with the owner.  Thanks to the Hermosillo for hosting! Also, they have a shuffleboard and a ring toss game that I am pretty good at.  Bring it on!

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting:

  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Homebrew
  • Money or Credit Card for shirts, glassware, and commercial beers
Hollywood Pub Crawl:

Here is the info for the Pub Crawl we have planned for August 17th in Hollywood.  I have gotten some response but I am hoping to get a larger group!

1pm - Lucky Devils - 6613 Hollywood Blvd

2pm - Ball and Chain - 1642 Cahuenga Blvd

3pm - Berlin Currywurst - 1620 Cahuenga Blvd

4pm - District 13 - 1556 Cahuenga Blvd

5pm - Stout Burgers and Beer - 1544 Cahuenga Blvd

All the locations are very close together and we will spend an hour or so at each place.  They all serve food so you can fuel up during the crawl.  There is great transportation to this area and I encourage you to use public transportation, get dropped off and picked up, or book an Uber for the crawl!  Please be responsible!  There might also be some extra curricular activity at Blue Palms Brewhouse if you are so inclined.  Again please RSVP as soon as possible and the more the merrier!

Brewer of the Year Update:

Here is the current point tally for Brewer of the Year.

Ward G. Walkup IV – 14 points

Jeff Koehler – 11 points
Matt & Sarah Luker, and Louie & Gayle Michel – 2 points
Matt & Sarah Luker – 2 points
Sean Morris – 2 points
Tyler Jaynes – 1 point
Tyler Thurman – 1 point
SoCal Regional comp is still TBD, all quiet on their website so far about this.
LA County Fair is coming up quick! Entries are due by July 18th by 7pm at the Eagle Rock. Register by Noon the same day. Entries are $8 each, and judging will take place on Aug. 2nd in Winnetka. Judging and Steward help will be needed!
Pacific Brewers Cup registration is now open until Aug. 22nd. It isn’t too late to brew for this, if you can knock a beer out in 7 weeks. Judging will take place on Sept. 6th at 3590 Grand View Blvd, 90066. They will need all the help they can get, this competition usually gets upwards of 400 entries. Grand Prize is a 15 gallon Chronical fermenter from SS Brewtech!
Looking for even more comps to enter? Check the AHA website to get an overload of choices!
These dates are approximate based on previous years, and will be updated with info as it becomes available. Enter those beers under Yeastside Brewers!

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses for Sale:

  • Yeastside Brewers logo Tasting Glasses are for sale, $8 each, 3 for $20
  • New Yeastside Brewers Logo T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $25
  • Classic Yeastside Brewers T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $20
  • Neck Lanyard, $5
  • Combo Tasting Glass and Neck Lanyard, $10

September’s meeting will be on the announced at the meeting!

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend.  Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on Saturday!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

Hollywood Pub Crawl!

Hollywood Pub Crawl!!

What: Hollywood Pub Crawl
Where: Lucky Devils to Stout  Burgers and Beer
When: Sunday August 17th,1pm – 6pm or until late
Why: You want to check some awesome bars with some even more awesome people!

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

Have you been looking to try out some new bars in Hollywood but can’t find the time to go?  I have a solution for you!  Join us on August 17th from 1pm – 5pm and get five of them done on our Hollywood Pub Crawl.  Thanks to Sally for organizing the route and reaching out to the locations to ensure they can accommodate our group.  Please RSVP as soon as possible so we can get a head count and plan accordingly!  You can also RSVP at the next meeting.  Here is the itinerary and I can’t wait to check out these great craft beer bars.

1pm - Lucky Devils - 6613 Hollywood Blvd

2pm - Ball and Chain - 1642 Cahuenga Blvd

3pm - Berlin Currywurst - 1620 Cahuenga Blvd

4pm - District 13 - 1556 Cahuenga Blvd

5pm - Stout Burgers and Beer - 1544 Cahuenga Blvd

All the locations are very close together and we will spend an hour or so at each place.  They all serve food so you can fuel up during the crawl.  There is great transportation to this area and I encourage you to use public transportation, get dropped off and picked up, or book an Uber for the crawl!  Please be responsible!  There might also be some extra curricular activity at Blue Palms Brewhouse if you are so inclined.  Again please RSVP as soon as possible and the more the merrier!

August’s meeting will be on the 2nd, at the Hermosillo Club, Home of new the newly opened Highland Park Brewery

Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on next week!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

July 12th Meeting – 38 Degrees Ale House!

What: July Monthly Meeting
Where: 38 Degrees Ale House
100 W Main St Alhambra, Ca 91801
When: Saturday, July 12th,1pm – 5pm
Why: You want to try some great home brew

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

This Saturday, July 12th, we will have our meeting at 38 Degrees Ale House!  If you have never been, it is a great Craft Beer Bar with an excellent selection and great food.  Come hungry!  Please limit the home brew you bring to 1 bottle so we can partake in some great offerings.  The meeting will run from 1p – 5p instead of our usual 2p – 6p.  Also, Ohana Brewing Company has recently opened a tasting room right down the street from 38 Degrees.  Feel free to check them out before, during, or after the meeting.

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting:

  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Homebrew
  • Money or Credit Card for shirts, glassware, and commercial beers
CRAFTED Event Recap:

We had a great event a few weeks back at CRAFTED LA down in San Pedro.  If you haven’t been, it is a craft market with a variety of food, crafts, and oddities.  They were celebrating their 2 year anniversary and had local homebrew clubs pour their beers.  We had a excellent turn out and we had over 10 beers pouring!  Not to brag, but we had the nicest booth setup!  A special thanks to Victor for organizing and coordinating the event.

Brewer of the Year Update:

Here is the current point tally for Brewer of the Year.

Ward G. Walkup IV – 14 points

Jeff Koehler – 11 points
Matt & Sarah Luker, and Louie & Gayle Michel – 2 points
Matt & Sarah Luker – 2 points
Sean Morris – 2 points
Tyler Jaynes – 1 point
Tyler Thurman – 1 point
A special congrats goes out to Will Labrie who won 1st Runner Up with his Cherry Saison in the Claremont Craft Ales comp! Bring a sample to the meeting, Will!
SoCal Regional comp is still TBD, all quiet on their website so far about this.
LA County Fair is coming up quick! Entries are due by July 18th by 7pm at the Eagle Rock. Register by Noon the same day. Entries are $8 each, and judging will take place on Aug. 2nd in Winnetka. Judging and Steward help will be needed!
Pacific Brewers Cup registration is now open until Aug. 22nd. It isn’t too late to brew for this, if you can knock a beer out in 7 weeks. Judging will take place on Sept. 6th at 3590 Grand View Blvd, 90066. They will need all the help they can get, this competition usually gets upwards of 400 entries. Grand Prize is a 15 gallon Chronical fermenter from SS Brewtech!
Looking for even more comps to enter? Check the AHA website to get an overload of choices!
These dates are approximate based on previous years, and will be updated with info as it becomes available. Enter those beers under Yeastside Brewers!

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses for Sale:

  • Yeastside Brewers logo Tasting Glasses are for sale, $8 each, 3 for $20
  • New Yeastside Brewers Logo T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $25
  • Classic Yeastside Brewers T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $20
  • Neck Lanyard, $5
  • Combo Tasting Glass and Neck Lanyard, $10

August’s meeting will be on the 2nd, location to be announced

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend.  Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on Saturday!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

It’s Time To Get Crafted!!

It’s Time To Get CRAFTED!!

What: Home Made Brew and Food Festival
Where: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles,
When: Sunday, June 29th 2pm – 6pm at 112 E 22nd Street, San Pedro Ca 90731
Why: Because you want to support your club and drink some awesome Craft Beer

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

Are you looking for a something to do this Sunday?  I have some news for you, CRAFTED is having a great event this weekend to highlight local home brewers, including the Yeastside Brewers!  We have had a great response from the club and will have 10 people bringing beer to serve for the event.  Many other local homebrew clubs will be in attendance as well as local chefs showing off their culinary skills.

You can purchase tickets through this Eventbrite link.  The cost is $20 per person if you purchase before noon on the 28th, using the promo code TASTE.  You should purchase your tickets as soon as you read this email!  I look forward to seeing you there in your Yeastside Shirt and lanyard!

I want to also thank Victor Macias for organizing and planning this event.  It has been a big help and I really appreciate the support.  See you all on July 12th for our next meeting at 38 Degrees Alehouse!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

Craft Beer and Food Festival @ CRAFTED June 29th – Call for Kegs and Bottles

When: Sunday, June 29th 2pm – 6pm
Where: CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

As we announced at Saturday’s meeting, the Yeastside Brewers have been invited to participate in a Craft Beer and Food Festival happening at CRAFTED at the Port of Los Angeles on June 29th from 2pm to 6pm.  The event has been advertised in the LA Weekly, on KCRW, and in a segment on the KTLA morning news.  This is a great opportunity to show the community how interesting, varied, and delicious homebrewed beer can be.

The donation / admission price for the event is $20 (21 and over) which will benefit a couple of non-profit organizations, but participating clubs have been allotted 10 free tickets.  We’ve decided that the recipients of those free tickets will be the first members who donate a keg, a couple of six-packs, or several bombers of their homebrew to be poured at our very own Yeastside Brewers bar.

The time is quite short, so if you’ve got homebrew ready (or soon to be ready) and you’d like to donate it and represent for this great club of ours, please contact Victor as soon as possible and let him know what you’ve got.  Let’s make this happen!  Thanks all.

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

June 7th Meeting – Eagle Rock Brewery

June 7th Meeting – Eagle Rock Brewery!

When: Saturday, June 7th, 2pm – 6pm
Where: Eagle Rock Brewery3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, Ca 90065

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

This Saturday, June 7th, we will have our meeting at the legendary Eagle Rock Brewery!  It was the first Craft Brewery to open in Los Angeles in over 60 years, and paved the way for all the new breweries that have or will open soon.(Angry Horse Brewing included!)  They are a great group of people and have given us a perk while we visit, any beers we buy will get the AHA discount.  Thanks Ting!  Please limit the homebrew you bring to 1 bottle so we can take advantage of this great discount.

As some of you know, I was unable to attend last meeting as I was in Africa!  Me and my wife had a great trip with lots of adventures.  I just wanted to thank some people for helping me as I was away.  Thank you Josh for sending the email blast for last meeting, and Louie, Gayle, and Jeremy for running the meeting.  I really appreciate the support!  We are still planning a Hollywood Pub crawl soon, but the date has been changed as there was a conflict with the previous date.  More detail to come at the meeting!  Be there or be square.

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting:

  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Homebrew
  • Snacks
  • Money or Credit Card for shirts, glassware, and commercial beers
Brewer of the Year Update:

Results are announced for the CA State Fair competition. Congrats to Jeff Koehler for a 2nd place Robust Porter, and to Matt & Sarah Luker for 2nd place in Specialty beer for their Hazelnut Brown!
Here is the new point tally for Brewer of the Year.

Ward G. Walkup IV – 14 points
Jeff Koehler – 11 points
Matt & Sarah Luker, and Louie & Gayle Michel – 2 points
Matt & Sarah Luker – 2 points
Sean Morris – 2 points
Tyler Jaynes – 1 point
Tyler Thurman – 1 point
The bulk of the competition season is coming in the next month or two. Brew soon, and brew often.
SoCal Regional is TBD, but usually July
LA County Fair due July, judged on Aug. 2nd
Pacific Brewers Cup due August 22nd. 3 bottles, $7/entry
CA State Homebrew comp due October. 
These dates are approximate based on previous years, and will be updated with info as it becomes available. Enter those beers under Yeastside Brewers!Angry Horse Brewing Indiegogo Campaign:As most of you know, Louie, Gayle, and Nathan are in the process of starting their own Brewery!  How can you help you ask?!?  By going to their Campaign page right now and donating!!  Here is the link.  Any donation will help them get to their goal and share share share with your friends.

Bill 2609 AB Needs Your Support:

We just got word that bill AB 2609 will be heard by the Senate GO Committee on June 10.  AB 2609 passed the full Assembly UNANIMOUSLY!!  But, we do expect dissent from the Senate, so need to be prepared.
We need to get as many letters as we can to the Senate Committee.  The letters really do help and we were congratulated for the number of letters SoCal Homebrewers were able to get for the Assembly hearing. Each person should send a letter to Chair Correa, and to their Committee members, much as we did before, but sending to both helps our case be stronger. Right now, it’s all about strength in numbers for our cause.  And, call the office of your representative if you can.You can use the sample the Falcons have posted.Send letters to Senator.Correa@sen.ca.gov  the GO  Committee Chair.  And to your own Senator on the Committee, if yours is a Committee Member.  Send letters to arrive by June 7 if possible!

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses for Sale:

  • Yeastside Brewers logo Tasting Glasses are for sale, $8 each, 3 for $20
  • New Yeastside Brewers Logo T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $25
  • Classic Yeastside Brewers T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $20
  • Neck Lanyard, $5
  • Combo Tasting Glass and Neck Lanyard, $10

July’s meeting will be on the 12th, due to the Fourth of July, location 38 Degrees Alehouse Alhambra with a field trip to Ohana’s Tasting Room

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend.  Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on Saturday!

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

May 10th Meeting – at The Glendale Tap

When: Saturday, May 10th, 2pm – 6pm
Where: The Glendale Tap, 4227 San Fernando Road, Glendale, CA, 91204

Yeastside Brewers,

Happy Cinco De Mayo! Our Fearless President Dave is off to South Africa, and asked me to let you know about the upcoming meeting.

This Saturday, May 10th, we will be at The Glendale Tap. Please limit the Homebrew you bring to 1 bottle, so we can partake in the 50 plus beers available. After a great time here for our February meeting, we just couldn’t wait to return! So get ready for lots of free pool playing, peanuts, and excellent beers.

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting:

  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Homebrew
  • Snacks
  • Money or Credit Card for shirts, glassware, and commercial beers

Brewer of the Year Update:

Results have recently come in for Mayfaire, so 4 of the Brewer of The Year “Major” comps are in the books. Here are the standings thus far, with Ward taking a strong lead after a pair of 1st place ribbons and a 3rd place in Mayfaire.

Ward G. Walkup IV – 14 points
Jeff Koehler – 9 points
Matt & Sarah Luker, and Louie & Gayle Michel – 2 points
Sean Morris – 2 points
Tyler Jaynes – 1 point
Tyler Thurman – 1 point

It is great to see some more names on this list, everyone keep brewing and entering! Here is a tip for those looking to get a ribbon: Enter the categories which have less entries, such as lagers, Scottish, and British styles. If your technique and recipe are good, you have a better chance going up against 9 other entries rather than 35! Also, ask Ward what he is entering and avoid those categories completely.

We have a short break in the schedule, now that CA State Fair registration is closed. Good luck to those who have entered. On the horizon:
- SoCal Regional due July
- LA County Fair due July
- Pacific Brewers Cup due late August
- CA State Homebrew comp due October.
These dates are approximate based on previous years. A 1st place ribbon earns 3 points, 2nd place is points, and 3rd place is 1 point. Best of Show gets an additional 3 points, and runner up BOS is 2 more points, 2nd runner up is 1 point. A reminder, enter those beers under Yeastside Brewers!

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses for Sale:

  • Yeastside Brewers logo Tasting Glasses are for sale, $8 each, 3 for $20
  • New Yeastside Brewers Logo T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $25
  • Classic Yeastside Brewers T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $20
  • Neck Lanyard, $5
  • Combo Tasting Glass and Neck Lanyard, $10

June’s meeting will be on the 7th, location TBD.

I look forward to seeing you all this weekend.  Happy Brewing to you all, and see you on Saturday!

Cheers

Josh Jensen- Yeastside Brewers Competition Coordinator 2014

April 5th Meeting – Mead Demonstration & Camping Updates @ Will Labrie’s House

When: April 5th, 2PM – 6PM
Where: Will Labrie’s House, 417 E. Olive Ave Monrovia, Ca, 91016

Dear Yeastsiders,

This Saturday, April 5th, we will have our meeting at fellow Yeastside Member Will Labrie’s House in Monrovia.  Will has graciously offered up his home and we have a few fun activities planned.  Jerl Leutz, our former president, will be doing a Mead Demonstration!  If you have never tried making a Mead, this will be a great experience to learn from a outstanding Homebrewer.  Also, Will has offered his gas grill for any of your BBQ or grilling specialities!  Please feel free to bring any potluck item you desire and anything that you would like to grill.  It looks to be a perfect weekend with lots of sunshine!

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting

  • Homebrew!  We have no restrictions on the number you can bring, so feel free to bring anything that you would like to share or get feedback on.  Any Mead would be welcome as well!
  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Potluck or Grilling item.  Usually we have a nice variety, so anything you want to bring will be great!
  • Money or Credit Card for Camping Trip Fees

Pyramid Lake Camping Trip

I want to thank you all for the great response we have gotten for the Camping Trip next month.  As of right now, we have 27 RSVP’s!!  The site we have can handle 40 people so there is still space if you want to go.  RSVP to me right now!  We will be collecting $20 for everyone going to pay for the campsite, ice, wood, and some basic essentials for the weekend.  It is unfortunate that the Homebrew Festival was cancelled but I know we will have a great weekend filled with awesome Homebrew, lots of laughs, and a great group of people.  More details to come at the meeting and in the coming weeks.

Competition Updates and Events Coming Up

  • The 2014 Mayfaire Competition is upon us.  This is a great event hosted by the Maltose Falcons and it is part of our Brewer of the Year Contest.  Registration and Entries are due April 10th, and you can drop them off at the Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply Shop.  Competitions are a great way to get some great feedback about your beer and it feels great to medal!  They are also looking for Judges and Stewards for the event.  If you have never judged a competition,Stewarding is a great opportunity to see how a competition is run.  All the details can be found in the link above to the Maltose Falcons Website.
  • Gayle, our Treasurer and Founding Member of Angry Horse Brewing, organized a great event with Yeastside Members, Mary Novokhovsky, Kelly Beach, Georgia Bell, and Sarah Bennett for International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day.  Want to try this Beer?  They will be pouring it at City Tavern in Culver City on April 19th.  More details to come at the next meeting and be sure to check out the City Tavern events page for more info.
  • Tomorrow Night, April 2nd, Glendale Taps is having “An Evening of Spectrophotometric Beer Analysis.”  It is late notice but it looks to be an interesting event if you are free tomorrow night.  They will have a BioSpectrometer that will analyze different beers for color, bitterness, PH, and other metrics.  You can also bring in your Homebrew to be analyzed as well!  The event will start at 7:30p and run until 11p.

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses for Sale

  • Yeastside Brewers logo Tasting Glasses are for sale, $8 each, 3 for $20
  • New Yeastside Brewers Logo T-Shirt, sizes M to XXXL, $25, more sizes coming soon!
  • Neck Lanyard, $5
  • Combo Tasting Glass and Neck Lanyard, $10

May’s Meeting will be May 10th(due to the camping trip) at Glendale Taps

Cheers

Dave Ochoa- Yeastside Brewers President 2014