We’re switching from “first Sundays” to “first Saturdays.” Therefore, the February meeting will be Satuday, February 5th.
Details to be announced!
In anticipation of Aprils’s AHA Club-Only Bock competition, we’ll be brewing, talking about, and sampling all things bock. (Maibock/Helles Bock, Traditional Bock, Doppelbock, and Eisbock). Brewing will start around 10:00 for those who are interested in watching/helping. We’ll be brewing an (all-grain) Maibock.
Also on the agenda will be:
Organization for 2011
- Mission Statement/Bylaws
- Meeting Schedule
- Dues ($20)
- Competition Schedule
Sunday January 02, 2011
Meeting at 12:00
Brewday starts at 10:00am; see below
Lee & Andrew’s, mail lee at bakofsky.com for the address
Any homebrew, commercial example of the bock style, or any homebrew. Snacks.
Thanks again to Jeff for leading us in another off-flavors/troubleshooting class. The third and final session will take place mid-January, check back for details. Additionally, our first regularly schedule meeting of 2011 will take place sunday, January 2nd.
Thanks again to Jeff Koehler for the great flaws/off-flavors tasting!
Check us out on the Examiner.
Acetaldehyde, Diacetyl, DMS, Isovaleric, Geraniol, Butyric (my favorite) and a few others down, about 16 more to go! Session 2 coming soon; check back for details or subscribe to our mailing list.
A huge thanks to Jeff Koehler for leading us through a great beer flaws & off-flavors tasting session. We had a huge turnout, and [intentionally] crappy beer was enjoyed by all! Stay tuned for the date of Session 2, likely sometime between Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Many thanks to our friends at Eagle Rock Brewery as well for letting us commandeer their tap room.
Great response to the invite for the off-flavors session. 20 of 20 seats have been spoken for, but if you have not yet attended and really want to come let me know (mail lee at bakofsky.com); most likely someone signed up will be unable to attend, or we can stretch our samples a little further. Looking forward to seeing you all soon!
You’ve likely heard terms such as diacetyl, acetaldehyde, DMS, and so forth in the context of beer flaws and off-flavors, but what do they really taste like? Join is Saturday, November 13 for the first in a series of sensory analysis sessions to find out.
We’ll conduct a tasting of ‘doctored’ beers, each highlighting a specific flaw. Prepare to savor such flavors as cardboard, green apple, creamed corn, and if you’re lucky maybe even a little baby diaper! This is a great opportunity, particularly for newer brewers, to learn to identify beer flaws and troubleshoot their process. If you have any beers that didn’t turn out as you’d planned, bring them along! (Feel free to bring good beer as well).
We have room for 20 people, so please RSVP to me so I can keep track. To cover the cost of the off-flavors kit and beers we’ll take up a collection of $5 per head.
We’ll be meeting at 2:30 PM at Eagle Rock Brewery, and will stick around for a pint or two after the meeting once Eagle Rock’s tasting room opens (4:00).
RSVP to lee at bakofsky.com
Saturday, November 13
Eagle Rock Brewery
3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, CA
Congratulations to Eagle Rock Brewery and homebrewer Donny Hummel for their Gold Medal win in the GABF Pro-Am!
After a long work-imposed hiatus an oat malt XPA is headed into into the fermentors. It looks something like this:
|UK Oat Malt
|US 2-Row Malt
|UK Toasted Oats
|UK Dark Crystal
|US Caramel 40L
With a tiny 60 minute addition of Simcoe and lots of late Amarillo, Citra, and Simcoe, plus more Citra and Simcoe in the hop back.
L.A. County Fair results are in!
Ben Guzman and Scott Goodell Dort with Jasmine 3rd Place
Jeff Koehler American Brown Ale 2nd Place
Jeff Koehler Baltic Porter 1st Place
Jeff Koehler Roggenbier 2nd Place
Jeff Koehler Flanders-Style Red Ale 2nd Place
Josh Jensen American Pale Ale 3rd Place
Josh Jensen Bavarian-Style Hefeweizen 3rd Place
Lee Bakofsky and Andrew Bakofsky Saison (Spring/Summer) 2nd Place
Lee Bakofsky and Andrew Bakofsky Strong Bitter and Extra Special Bitter (ESB) 2nd Place