When: Saturday February 4th, 11AM – 5PM
Where: 2456 Sundown Drive, Glassell Park, 90065
This Saturday we’ll be meeting at Scott’s house while he brews up a batch of Amber Ale in his garage. If you would like to learn about all-grain to make the jump from extract, this is a great chance to do so. Parking may be tricky, so check the link at the beginning of this paragraph for a helpful map that Scott made explaining how to get there, and where to park. If you can’t make it for the whole brew day, we’ll be having meeting announcements around 2pm. Scott is looking to improve his brewing system, so would like ideas and input.
We recommend bringing a folding chair, and a tasting glass to prevent plastic waste. Also bring lots of beer/homebrew! Scott has a fridge in the garage to keep your beers well chilled.
The style of the month is English Pale Ales, but feel free to bring any type of homebrew to share and discuss with your fellow brewers. Consider bringing a copy of your recipe for any homebrews, as that only helps when discussing your beer and getting feedback.
If you would like to see the meeting locations and styles for the rest of this year, check the website for recent updates.
When: Saturday January 7th, 2PM – 6PM
4981 Eagle Rock Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90041
This meeting is the first anniversary of our first official club meeting! We had many folks attend that brew day in the Bakofsky garage, and we got a great start to our club. This month we’ll be returning to the Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply shop, where we had our April and July club brew meeting. If you don’t like to stand for 4 hours, you should bring your own chair. Also bring lots of beer/homebrew!
The style of the month is Holiday Ales, but feel free to bring any type of homebrew to share and discuss with your fellow brewers. It would be a great idea to bring a copy of your recipe for any homebrews, as that only helps when discussing your beer.
The results are in, and the people have spoken (i.e. voted for the one person that ran for each position). The club board for 2012 is:
President: Josh Jensen
Vice President: Jerl Leutz
Treasurer: Danny Exum
Activities Director: Kyle Hertler
Competition Cooridinator: Jeff Koehler
Beer Ninja: Joey Espinosa (Board appointed position)
Upcoming Competition: Doug King Memorial
The Doug King Memorial is coming up soon, hosted by the Maltose Falcons. Entry due date is Jan. 12th, and the cost is $6 per entry. The Best Of Show beer will be brewed by Eagle Rock Brewery as the 2012 GABF Pro-Am entry! More info available here, check it out as not all categories will be judged. The focus is on Lagers, Experimental/Specialty, Imperial anything, and Session beers.
Hope to see you Saturday at the Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply!
When: Saturday November 5th, 2PM start or 9AM if you sign up for the demo
Where: 3056 Roswell Street, Los Angeles, CA 90065-2214
November 5th is the American Homebrewer’s Association “Learn To Homebrew Day.” You’ll have a chance to learn about all-grain brewing if you are thinking about making the jump from extract. Steve Raub from Eagle Rock Brewery will be brewing his Full Moon Bock as a pilot batch. It begins at 9AM, and the cost is $10. You get a simple lunch and a pint of ERB beer as well. Find more info and sign up here. If you don’t want to attend the entire brew day, we’ll be starting the normal meeting at 2PM. Our fellow Yeastside Brewer and ERB Taproom manager Lee Bakofsky will be giving a tour of the brewery around 2:30. We can share homebrews until the taproom opens for the public at 4PM.
The style of the month is Dark Lagers, but feel free to bring any type of homebrew to share and discuss with your fellow brewers. You can bring commercial beer examples to this meeting.
We will be picking the club entry for the Club Only Competition in German Wheat beers. This covers categories 15A, B, C, and D. If you have one of these, bring 3 (12oz.) bottles and we’ll have a judging panel pick the brew to represent our club.
If you would like to visit Island Brewing, Surf Brewing, and Ladyface to the North of LA, consider joining Pacific Gravity on their November 12th road trip. Cost is $30, and the bus leaves at 9:30AM from the Culver City Homebrew Shop.
Want to get more involved with the club and guide its direction in 2012? Then this is your chance! We’ll be voting for President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Compeitition Cooridinator, and Activities Director in December. If you are interested, nominate yourself for any of these positions before December 1st by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. All members in good standing will be able to vote for the nominees at the December 3rd meeting, or via email if you can’t make it that day.
See the full results here. Four Yeastside Brewers entered beers that placed. Ward G. Walkup IV got a 1st place in Cat. 14 IPA, for his “Pacific Rim IPA” (we got a taste of this great beer at the Sept. meeting). Josh Jensen got a 1st place and 2nd Runner-up Best of Show in Cat. 15 German Wheat and Rye beer for his “Hubris Hefeweizen.” Jerl Leutz got a 3rd place in Cat. 16 Belgian and French Ales for his “Oaked Trappist Tripel with Agave.” Jeff Koehler got a 2nd place in Cat. 23 Specialty Ales for his “Rye Barleywine.” This was a great showing for our young club!
The next big competition is the 33rd Annual California State Homebrew comp. Entries are due Oct. 15th, and you need to ship them up to Concord or Berkeley.
The next upcoming COC is Hefeweizen (BJCP 15A-15D) in November. Then Dark Lagers in Jan 2012 and Stout in March. Brew a batch to enter!
When: Saturday October 8th, 1PM to 5PM
1498 Sunset Blvd., #3
Los Angeles, CA 90026
Our October meeting is on the 8th since some members will be at GABF. If you haven’t gone before, it is a must do event. Start planning for next year!
We’ll be checking out the brand new craft beer bottle shop and tasting bar, Sunset Beer Company in Echo Park. General Manager Alex Macy will be hosting us. You can find more info about the spot in the LA Weekly write up, and Caroline on Crack, and more!
The style of the month is Porters but feel free to bring any type of homebrew to share and discuss with your fellow brewers. For license reasons, we’ll need to keep the homebrew on the side patio that will be reserved for club members. Don’t bring commercial beer examples to this meeting there are more than 200 for sale!
LA Beer Week is nearly upon us! Check the events section, there will be some great events every day (including a Musical Beer Crawl in Echo Park on Oct. 11th.) The LA Beer Week Festival at Union Station on Sunday the 23rd can’t be missed.
Can’t wait that long? You can go meeting up with the Pacific Gravity homebrewers at the Long Beach pub crawl on Oct. 2nd. Take the metro Blue Line!
FYI, there are still a few seats left in the Brettanomyces class tonight at Eagle Rock Brewery.
Matt Staley (Heretic Brewing’s pro-am beer Tafel Bully) and Drew Beechum will be speaking, and we’ll be sampling Orval, Fantome La Dalmatienne, Anchorage Whiteout, Ommegang’s Aphrodite, Heretic Tafel Bully, and possibly a surprise or two. 7:00 pm.
More info & sign-up here…
Club-brew at the new Eagle Rock Homebrew shop, starting bright and early Sunday July 10 at 9:00 am.
Several folks will be lugging down their gear and brewing; presenting a great opportunity for less experienced brewers to gain insight on more advanced techniques.
Rumor has it there may be some kind of BBQ or grilling happening as well.
For the non early-risers, feel free to roll out later, the shop is hosting a brewing class at 5:00 pm.
See you there!