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!


Dave Ochoa – Yeastside Brewers President 2014

One thought on “September 13th Meeting – Progress Brewing

  1. I love great beer and really enjoy Eastside spots like Progress Brewery, but most of all, I love the Eastside and currently live in East L.A. I would like to learn more about beer and possibly start brewing my own soon. I have worked in Sales and have been a math teacher in the past. Please keep me posted on your next events.

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