September 2015 Brewletter



Being British, the owners of The Lost Knight have taken the best elements of the British Pub and created an authentic Public House right in our neighborhood.  They have 13 beers on tap (including a cask or two on beer engine), darts, and authentic pub grub with a few modern twists.  We’ll be meeting upstairs in the otheroom, which has its own set of otherbeers on tap and a great outdoor patio which we’ll have access to. Continue reading

August 2015 Brewsletter


Hey everyone, hope all’s brewing well with you.  We have a lot of info on several upcoming events, so please read through.  We hope to see you out there with us!


Barely 2 months open, Barrel Down has already proven to be a great place to find awesome craft beer in Downtown LA.  40 handles showcase 20 core and 20 rotating taps of the best beers that Cali and the rest of the US have to offer.  We may be meeting in their private upstairs room, construction permitting (it’s that new!).  Saison is the style of the month, so bring your examples (and any others), but please limit to 1 or 2 bottles, as we should certainly support this new and gracious addition to the DTLA craft beer scene.  Bonus points: this date is also the AHA’s National Mead Day, so if you have some that’s ready to serve, by all means, bring it along.



Hey ladies! Yeastside members Christina & Claire have graciously offered up their home for us to brew the first ever “Ladies of Yeastside Holiday Brew”.  The holiday beer recipe, ingredients, and all equipment needed for this epic brew day will also be provided by our hostesses.  To sign up, email Gayle, letting her know you plan to attend and what potluck dish you’ll be bringing to share.  Sorry – no guys allowed!  However, our Holiday Beer will be poured at the Yeastside Holiday Party for ALL to enjoy!  Speaking of that…

Photo: Sarah Bennett

Photo: Sarah Bennett


We’re planning a Holiday Party to end this year with a bang!  Continue reading

REMINDER: LA County Fair Entries due July 24th

Entries for the Los Angeles County Fair Homebrew Competition are due at Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply no later than noon on Friday, July 24th.  One entry consists of two 12-oz bottles and the cost per entry is $9.  If you don’t have entries but would like to learn more about how beer is judged and how a competition is run, you might volunteer to steward for this competition, which will be judged at MacLeod Ale Brewing Company on August 1st.  In any case, for more information and to register your entries or as a steward, visit the Maltose Falcons page.

Entering competitions is not only a great way to get qualified feedback on your creations, but also a means to increase the visibility and credibility of your Yeastside Brewers homebrewing club.  Some of these comps count toward the Anchor Homebrewing Club of the Year, which is a great honor, not to mention the amazing party they throw at the brewery in San Francisco for the winners.

On the horizon remain the Pacific Brewers Cup and the California State Homebrew Competition.  Please visit their sites for more information.

Go Yeastside Brewers!!!

Reminder: July Yeastside meeting this Saturday at 38 Degrees Alehouse.

Hi everyone. Here’s a friendly reminder that the Yeastside Homebrewers meeting for July will be this Saturday the 11th at 38 Degrees Ale House and Grill, located at 100 W Main Street in Alhambra, CA 91801. The meeting will begin at 2pm and go until 6pm. The style of the month is “any wheat ale”, so bring ‘em if you’ve got ‘em, but as this is a commercial establishment, please limit homebrew to one or two bottles. They have an extensive tap list and good eats, so come hungry and thirsty. Parking is limited in the small lot out back (and only 2hrs for free), but there’s a large parking structure about a block and a half away, south of Main St on South 1st street – parking there is free for 4 hours.

We look forward to seeing all of you there!



LA Beer Week and July Meeting at 38 Degrees


The AHA’s National Homebrewer’s Conference for 2015 has now come and gone. I’m certain that fun was had by all. Thanks to all 13 Yeastsiders who made the trek to San Diego and supported our club during the Social Pour and Club Night. Congratulations go to our very own Luis, Gayle, and Nathan of Angry Horse Brewing for their Hooligan English IPA’s runner-Up win in the Homebrew Label Awards competition! If you haven’t already seen the pictures from the convention, go to the Yeastside facebook page and check them out.


If you missed the LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival this past weekend, well, you really missed out. It was a great time with some amazing people and beers! Despair not, thirsty ones, there are still plenty of events scheduled. Here are a few picks; for more, go to

• Pink Boots Society Takeover – June 22nd 4pm-9pm at Three Weavers Brewing Company

The women of Pink Boots Society Los Angeles are taking over Three Weavers Brewing Company! Well, for a few hours, that is. The event will celebrate women in the beer industry with a stellar lineup of guest brews hand-selected by Pink Boots LA Chapter Lead & Three Weavers Brewmaster Alexandra Nowell. For ticket info go to

• Eagle Rock Brewery’s Battle of the Bands – June 23rd 6pm-11pm at The Echoplex
Join us at the Echoplex to watch the crews from some of your favorite SoCal breweries rockin’ out as you enjoy beers brewed by these very multi-talented people. Which brewery band will reign supreme in this year’s competition? You’ll be the ones to decide! For ticket info go to

• So, You Think You Want to Open Brewery? – June 24th 7:00PM at Golden Road Brewery
Join Yeastside members Angry Horse Brewing & Transplants Brewing Company and others as they discuss their experiences with starting a brewery, share their war stories, talk about their beers, and answer the questions that inquiring potential brewers have. Tomm Carroll from Celebrator Beer News will moderate. The event is free and beers from the breweries represented will be available for purchase. Look for what we expect to be a crowd favorite from the Transplants called Apricot Basil Exposition brewed in collaboration with Kinetic Brewing! For more info go to

• Ballast Point Full Tap Takeover – June 27th 12pm at Blue Palms Brewhouse
4 different Victory At Seas, 7 different Sculpins, a rare cask, and 14 more awesome Ballast Point beers will be on at Blue Palms’ grand finale event for 2015’s LA Beer Week. Epic. For more info, go to

Our next club meeting will be on Saturday, July 11th from 2pm-6pm at 38 Degrees Ale House & Grill in Alhambra. As this is a commercial establishment, please limit homebrew to one or two bottles. They have an extensive tap list and good eats, so come hungry and thirsty.

Attention Members

Hello Yeastside Members,


Our April 2015 Yeastside Meeting was held April 11th at Eagle Rock Lounge with over 55 attendees and over 45 homebrews to sample. The Bragging Rights Only winner was Ward Walkup IV and his (shhhh – top secret) Stout. Our club is looking forward to presenting this entry to compete with all the other homebrew clubs at the 2015 SCHF at Vail Lake May 1-3. LET’S GO YEASTSIDERS!!

Speaking of SCHF, at last count, we have 40 campers and about 25 homebrews ready to pour at the festival. Campers, please be prepped with a cobra tap and bucket if needed to pour your beer and if you didn’t let Josh Jensen know what you’re bringing to the camp site or festival, please do so a.s.a.p.

If you haven’t bought your CHA membership or purchased your event ticket, don’t forget to do that before the cutoff of April 17th at: You will NOT be let in at the gate without pre-paid CHA membership, separate event purchase and a photo ID – NO EXCEPTIONS!

If you have any of the following items, please bring with you as well:
Folding tables, chairs, EZ-up canpoies, drip coffee pot, long extension cords, Christmas lights, 2.5 gal water jugs, firewood, lanterns, flashlights.



Will be at new member, Dave Lauridsen’s home in Glendale (watch your email for the address).

May 9th 2-6pm (yep, bumped again to the 2nd Saturday due to SCHF)

Good news…no limit on how many bottles of brew you can bring which sounds like a very busy day for UBER!!

Beer Style of the Month – IPA’s



The only way you’ll forgive yourself for missing SCHF is if you sign up for the 2015 Annual National Homebrewers Conference to be held in San Diego June 11-13, 2015


The conference is an amazing confluence of incredible beer, knowledge and community.
** You must be a member of AHA to attend. Sign up using our AHA link on our Yeastside web page

Please email me with any questions you may have and Happy Brewing!

Louie – Your 2015 Yeastside Presidente

YSB Meeting This Saturday 3/14/15

Here are some important reminders for this meeting:

YSB Meeting this Saturday 3/14/15 at City Tavern DTLA 2-6pm
Parking is $5 flat rate at Fig & 7th. (please limit homebrew to 1-2 bottles)

Remember to sign up & pay for the May 2015 SCHF at Vail Lake NOW! Don’t be left hanging out in the cold May 1-3rd… tickets are limited and our camp sites are filling up.

Sign up for the BRO competition with Jack Hautzinger (limited to the first 13 entries)

​The June 2015 NHC San Diego registration is back up since they still have capacity. Let a board member know if you are going so we can gauge the amount of beer we ​will be​ bringing down for club night. ​

New Sweatshirts, T-shirts, Canvas Bags, Taster Glasses and Pint Glasses have arrived – don’t forget to get yours now before we are sold out!

​Happy brewing!​

Vail Lake – Southern California Homebrew Festival

It’s time to register for VAIL LAKE –Southern California Homebrewers Festival.  Register by April 15th “TAX DAY” – only 1600 tickets will be sold. Don’t miss out on the fun (or the most interesting brewers of SoCal)!

SCHF will be held in Temecula May 1-3, 2015.


1.  Join the Southern California Homebrewers Association:

2.  Purchase Festival Entry:

3.  Reserve your Yeastside campsite with Josh Jensen


Hello Yeastside Members…

Our February 2015 Brewsletter will be coming soon. Our Administrative Coordinator and friend has had a family emergency and we wish her and her family our very best.

Here are a few important dates and reminders in the meantime:

It’s time to sign up for The 2015 Annual NATIONAL Homebrewers Conference to be held in San Diego June 11-13, 2015 ** SIGN UP NOW **
The conference is an amazing confluence of incredible beer, knowledge and community. ** You must be a member of AHA to attend. Sign up using our AHA link on the top of this page. ** There will also be several trips, brewery tours and pub crawls during conference week not to mention the Yeastside Brewers have signed up to pour at the conference Club Night. Check out this First Time Attendee link and you will know that this is not an event to be missed!

The Yeastside Brewers will have a booth at the Ventura Beer Experience March 7th, 2015. 100% of the money raised goes to serving underprivileged youth through field trips and assemblies. We hope to see all of you at this event to support Yeastsiders and this great cause!

Due to the Ventura Beer Experience, our next Yeastside meeting will be March 14th from 2-6pm at City Tavern DTLA. Please limit homebrew to 1-2 bottles and come hungry to enjoy their superb menu.

Hope you are all busy brewing a stout to bring with you to our April meeting. Our very own club BJCP judges will be choosing (1) winner that will represent the Yeastsiders in the Bragging Rights Only Competition @ the Southern California Homebrewers Festival May 1-3, 2015. We are limiting this to the first 10 members that sign up at our March 14th Yeastside meeting.
AND – Did you sign up for your CHA membership and pay for your SCHFestival entry yet course you did, but don’t forget to sign up and pay for your Yeastside campsite too.

Please email me with any questions you may have and Happy Brewing!


Brew Demonstration – RSVP Now

For those of you that have been inquiring about an all-grain brewing demonstration, here you go…

Yeastside Members – – – Gayle, Louie & Nathan invite you to Angry Horse Brewing’s next brew day Sunday, February 22 @ 9am.

They will be brewing their 2015 Doug King winner, Hooligan English IPA, for the Southern California Homebrewers Festival.

Please RSVP by emailing Gayle at