December Brewery Tour RSVP

December Brewery Tour!!!!!

What: December Holiday Meeting on a Bus!!
Where: Union Station, The 
Bruery, Noble Ale Works, and Bottle Logic
When: Saturday, December 6th, 2p – 7p
Why: You are an awesome Yeastside Member and as a reward, we are ending the year with a bang and taking our December meeting on the road and checking out some great Orange County Breweries

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

As we come to the close of the year, I am honored to have served as the Yeastside Brewers President for 2014.  It has been a great year and I want to thank everyone for making our club one of the best homebrew clubs in Los Angeles.  I always look forward to seeing everyone at our monthly meetings and tasting some excellent homebrew.  We have been fortunate enough to have some great activities throughout the year and we have one more planned!!

December Meeting Orange County Bus Tour:

As a reward for being a Yeastside Member this year, we are having an Orange County Brewery Tour that is free for current members!  The tour will be on December 6th and will be our December monthly meeting/holiday party.  Here are the details so far and more info will be sent as we get closer to the event.

  • The Bus Tour is December 6th from 2pm – 7pm and will start at Union Stationand stop at The BrueryNoble Ale Works, and Bottle Logic in Orange County.  I have been to all 3 and they are all fantastic in their own way!
  • The tour will be free for current members of the Yeastside Brewers.  Current members are those who have paid their yearly dues for 2014.  If anyone wants to join at tomorrows meeting or anytime before the tour, there will be a $15 charge to attend the tour.
  • We have booked a 57 person bus!  If you have never been on a Brewery Tour with a group of Homebrewers, get ready to live!  We will have snacks and you can bring homebrew to share as we make our way down to the breweries.  It turns into a rolling beer festival!
  • We are limited to 57 people so RSVP as soon as possible.  We should have space for all those who want to attend, but we will have to cap the number of people so please respond promptly.  I will check our current roster that Gayle has put together and ensure you are paid up for the year!
  • We are in contact with all the breweries and will hopefully have some discount pricing and tours planned.  You are responsible for your tasting fees and any bottle purchases on the tour.
  • Please contact me or any of the Board Members for any further information.
November Meeting Update:

Tomorrow, November 8th, is our monthly meeting at Angry Horse Brewing.  Louie will be hosting a group of people for a Big Brew at 10am and the meeting will start at 2pm.  The meeting is a potluck so please bring a tasty treat to share.  Louie and Gayle have offered up their BBQ for grilling and it looks to be a beautiful day.  I hope to see you all tomorrow!

Transplant Brewing Indiegogo Campaign:

As some of you might have heard, Yeastside Members Matt and Sarah Luker are in the process of opening their own Brewery in Palmdale!!  This is very exciting for them and I wish them the best of luck.  They always have unique and tasty homebrew and I am excited to see how they progress and can’t wait to taste some Transplant Beer in their very own Brewery!  Here is a link to their Indiegogo campaign.  You can help by contributing and sharing the campaign with everyone you know!!  Best of luck Matt and Sarah!

December’s meeting will be on a bus!!  

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

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

Big Brew For November 8th Meeting – Angry Horse Brewing

What: November Monthly Meeting and Big Brew
Where: Angry Horse Brewing3012 Via Breve, Montebello, Ca 90640

When: Saturday, November 8th, 2p – 6p or 10a – 6p if participating in Brew
Why: You are an awesome Yeastside Member and you want to take part in a  Big Brew with Louie and the Angry Horse Crew!

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

Next Saturday, November 8th, we will have our monthly meeting at Louie and Gayle’s house in Montebello.  Technically the first Saturday of the Month is the 1st, but with Halloween the night before, we decided to move the meeting to the following week.  Your liver with thank you for the change!  We have a few great things planned to wrap up the year, starting with a Big Brew at next weeks meeting.

Louie, our forthcoming president and master brewer, has offered up his brewing system to demonstrate an all grain brew.  If you have not seen his system, it is a quite a thing to see!  He is capable of brewing 40 gallons and for this brew, he is offering up wort for participants to take!  This is a great opportunity to learn all grain brewing, learn some new things and see a large scale brew, and get together with an awesome group for a club brew.

Here is what you need to do if you want to participate.  SPACE IS LIMITED SO RESPOND ASAP!!!  RSVP with Louie and let him know you would like to participate.  Depending on the response, you could get 5 – 10 gallons of sweet wort.  Louie plans to start the Brew day at 10a and you should be available to watch and help out.  The planned style is a Pale Ale.  After you receive your wort, you are responsible to ferment and make it your own.  Hopefully everyone would be interested in trying all the different people’s take on the same wort and we can taste it together as a club.  Maybe at the December Meeting?  We will see!!

Things to bring to Saturday’s Meeting:

  • Tasting Glass (YSB glasses are for sale)
  • Homebrew
  • Money or Credit Card for shirts, glassware, and merchandise
  • Food!  Louie will have a BBQ available for grilling and good shareable food is more than welcome!!
Cider Pressing:

I just want to thank Jerl for planning and organizing our Cider Pressing last weekend.  I hope everyone had a great time and I look forward to tasting some great ciders in the coming months.

December Meeting:

We have quite an adventure planned for our December meeting!  As a thank you for being a member this year, we are having a Orange County Brewery Bus Trip!!  The trip will be free for current Yeastside Members and will end the year with a bang!  All the details are still getting worked out and I will send an email next week with more info and RSVP details.  Stay tuned and I am excited to celebrate the great year we have had!

California Homebrew Festival is back!!!!!!

Exciting news!  The Southern California Homebrew Festival is back in business!!  As you may know, this years event was cancelled due to language in a Bill that excluded serving homebrew at a non profit event that supports homebrew.  Everyone in the state has given time, written letters, and have succeeded in restoring these homebrew festivals.  Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen.  Next years event will be at Vail Lake.  It goes without saying that the Yeastside Brewers will be in full force for the event!  Dates and ticket info will be announced in the coming months so stay tuned.       

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

December’s meeting will be on a bus!!  

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

Cheers

Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

October Meeting

October 4th Meeting – Old Oak Cellars

What: October Monthly Meeting
Where: Old Oak Cellars, 2620 E Foothill Blvd Suite D, Pasadena, Ca 91107

When: Saturday, October 4th, 2pm – 6pm
Why: You want to check out an awesome winery in the heart of Pasadena

Greetings Yeastside Brewers,

Sorry for the delay in this email.  I am currently in Richmond Virginia and haven’t been able to send this email.  This Saturday we will have our monthly meeting at Old Oaks Cellars in Pasadena.  The owner and Yeastside Brewer member, Dave Lustig, was gracious enough to host us for the meeting, and I am really excited to check it out!  Parking is street parking, there will be wine for sale, and hopefully we will have a special surprise while we are there.

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 26th 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 wine
  • Snacks
2015 Board Member Elections and Appointments:

As we are getting to the end of the year, we are starting the process of electing new board members to the Yeastside Brewers.  We have had a great year and I want to thank everyone for their hard work and dedication this year.  Being a board member is a awesome way to give back to the great club we are a part of and comes with some nice perks.  As some of you may know, our current Vice President, Luis, will become president at the start of the new year.  The other positions will either be filled by appointment(1 candidate) or by election(more than 1 candidate).  Here are the positions that are available.

Vice President –   Responsible for organizing monthly meetings and becomes president in next calendar year

Treasurer – Responsible for handling all club funds, collection of yearly dues, and payments of club activities and products

Competition Coordinator – Responsible for Brewer of the Year Contest, promotion of beer contests and events

Events Coordinator – Responsible for events throughout the year and website updates

Some of the perks for becoming a Board Member include paid yearly dues for the year on the board, a special Yeastside Brewers T-Shirt, quarterly board meetings with dinner provided, and a chance to impact the club in a positive way!  Please respond to this email with the position you would be interested in or see any of the board members at the meeting Saturday.  If all goes to plan we will have elections at either or November meeting or at the December meeting.

Brewer of the Year Update:

Here is the current point tally for Brewer of the Year, counting ribbons won in the LA County Fair.  Pacific Brewers Cup results have not been added.

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

 

 

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

November’s meeting will be at Angry Horse Brewing!

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

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