June 1st Meeting – Gayle & Louie’s House aka AngryHorse Brewing Co.

When: Saturday June 1st, 2PM – 6PM
Where: Gayle & Louie’s House, aka AngryHorse Brewing Co., 3012 Via Breve, Montebello, CA 90640

To Our Faithful Members:

This Saturday, June 1st, we’ll be holding our meeting at Gayle and Louie Michel’s home in Montebello, from 2PM to 6PM. The weather is predicted to be hot and sunny, so I encourage you to dress appropriately and drink plenty of water. Street parking of plenty is available nearby. There is also a Gold Line station at Atlantic & Pomona, approximately 1.5 miles from their house, but using it will obviously require some logistics and planning. Whichever route you choose, please plan responsibly!

European Amber Lagers will be the beer style of the month. We’ll have some commercial samples on hand, and we welcome your homebrews of this style as well as any style of homebrew to share and discuss. Please bring a copy of your recipe to assist in obtaining helpful feedback. Your own commercial samples are welcomed as well.

Louie and Gayle will be firing up the grill for your culinary pleasure, and now is the time for you to shine and help us all out by contributing to the potluck! Please, coordinate your contribution with Dave Ochoa, VP, so we can hopefully avoid the unfortunate situation of having nine ambrosia salads and no tortillas.

They will also be doing a kegging demonstration!

Things to bring to Saturday’s meeting:

Upcoming Events

Yeastside Brewers will be collaborating with Long Beach Homebrewers to do a South Bay brewery tour. Please sign up with Dave Ochoa via email or at the meeting. More information will be coming available in the upcoming weeks. July 20, 2013 is the date scheduled for this event. We’ll be ride-sharing with the services of LA Beer Hop, who will also be making an appearance this Saturday.

Upcoming Competitions in and around May

Please, check the site regularly for deadlines. As we discussed last month, the AHA phased-out the COC program and instead instituted the Radegast Club of the Year program. Our participation is still TBD and open for discussion.

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses For Sale

Yeastside Brewers logo glasses are for sale, $8 each, $20 for three. Get ’em while they’re hot.

Yeastside Brewers logo t-shirts are for sale, too, $20 each. They are American Apparel, sizes M through XXXL, white shirt with Yeastside-red logo.

If you have design skills, you can help with the next round of shirts. Check in with Jerl or Jeremy.

July’s Meeting will be held at Glendale Tap in . . . GLENDALE, on July 13. Take note that this is the SECOND weekend of July. Please utilize the first weekend of July to celebrate the fortune and glory of the USA.

Thanks for reading! Happy Brewing, and we’ll see you on Saturday!

Jerl Leutz – Yeastside Brewers President 2013

May 11th Meeting – Eagle Rock Homebrew Shop

When: Saturday May 11th, 2PM – 6PM
Where: Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply, 4981 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041

Dearest Yeast Riders:

This Saturday, May 11th, we’ll be holding our meeting at Eagle Rock Home Brewing Supply, from 2PM to 6PM. It will likely be a sunny Spring day, so I encourage you to prepare for the sun with sunblock, plenty of water, and a sombrero. Parking is available behind the shop, accessible by alley. There is also street parking of plenty nearby.

Belgian and French Ales will be the beer style of the month. We’ll have some commercial samples on hand, and we welcome your homebrews of this style as well as any style of homebrew to share and discuss. Please bring a copy of your recipe to assist in obtaining helpful feedback. Your own commercial samples are welcomed as well.

Other things to consider bringing to Saturday’s meeting:

  • Tasting glass (YSB glasses are still for sale, see below)
  • Snacks
  • Anyone want to grill/BBQ? The weather should be perfect
  • Beer kegs, CO2 and connectors (our jockey box is online, self-aware, and fully operational)
  • Cobra-taps, as an alternative to the jockey box, with a keg on ice
  • An extra cobra-tap for your ill-prepared president’s keg of Belma ESB (please, and I thank you)
  • ICE and a chest/tub as appropriate

SCHF Was a Success!

The 2013 SCHF was last Saturday, May 4, 2013. Dozens of Yeastsiders attended, and we had over 20 beers and brews of various sorts on tap. We made a grand FIRST showing and a lasting impression on our fellow members of homebrew community. The jockey boxes and cask engine all performed perfectly. We should all feel proud and accomplished!

Cheers to those of you who pledged kegs and bottles of beer for the festival! I send a special thanks to Josh for spearheading the logistics of the trip!

Upcoming Competitions in and around May

Competition season is in full swing! Check the site regularly for deadlines. As far as this month’s Club Only Competition (“COC”), the May COC submissions were due at our last meeting (Extract Beers), and entries are now closed. Going forward, the AHA phased-out the COC program and instead instituted the Radegast Club of the Year program. No more COCs going forward.

YSB Logo T-Shirts and Glasses For Sale

Yeastside Brewers logo glasses, while becoming scarce, are for sale, $8 each, $20 for three. Get ’em while they’re hot.

Yeastside Brewers logo t-shirts are for sale, too. They are American Apparel, sizes M through XXXL, white shirt with Yeastside-red logo.

If you have design skills, you can help with the next round of shirts. Check in with Jerl or Jeremy.

June’s Meeting will be held at Gayle and Louie’s house in Montebello (aka Angry Horse Brewing!), on June 1.

Thanks for reading! Happy Brewing, and we’ll see you on Saturday!

Jerl Leutz – Yeastside Brewers President 2013