February Meeting – Field Trip Meeting!

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February’s meeting will be held at Brouwerij West in San Pedro. Homebrew is welcome and encouraged, however please leave all commercial beer at home. See you there! Brouwerij West (310) 833-9330 110 E 22nd St, San Pedro, CA 90731

Strand Brewers Club Pop-Up

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At the November meeting we discussed purchasing a club branded pop up to use at club brews, SCHF, parties, and other events throughout the year.  Jeff and Christy Hoy have done some research and selected a candidate company and pop-up  Please review3 packages for discussion and a possible vote at the January meeting! StrandBrewersCo-Visual 3 Page Presentation Package Price List 2015 Compare Frames 2015

Pacific Brewers Cup Flyers

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Below is a full page copy of the latest flyer for the 2015 Pacific Brewers Cup that can be printed and posted in a public place like your favorite local watering hole. You will also find a second page where a smaller copy of the flyer is duplicated twice. If you print that out and cut it in half you will have a convenient hand-out you can give to friends, colleagues and fellow homebrewers who are curious about the event and may want to get involved. The Pacific Brewers Cup is only hosted by the Strand Brewers Club once every … Read More

July Meeting Minutes

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If you participated in the Monkish Monster Brew please try to bring some of your finished beer to the August meeting.  Henry and his team have been invited so hopefully we can even share our beers with him! We had the second Iron Brewer Competition this year.  The ingredients were Peaches, Rye malt, and Southern Cross or Nelson Sauvin hops.  This was one of the closest iron brewers with only 1 vote between 1st and 2nd and 1 vote between 2nd and 3rd.  Congratulations to Rich Thorton on his third consecutive win! Remember the upcoming competitions including the Pacific Brewers Cup … Read More

Monster Brew at Monkish on 6/6

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We are hosting a Monster Brew at Monkish on June 6.  The recipe for the wort is 1.051OG and 25 IBUs with a grain bill of 78% domestic 2row,  12% flaked oats,  5% Vienna, and  4% acid. That’s great but many are asking what do I make with this beer?  Based on previous posts from Carl Townsend and Jim Wilson here is what we suggest (or maybe blatantly plagiarized): The first step is to pick a style and an appropriate yeast.  After that modify the wort to make it appropriate for the style.  Some styles will require little modification.  This … Read More

CHA registration rates announced

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Remember the club has reserved 11 campsites and there is room for 6 people and two vehicles per campsite.  We have room for about 16 club members in addition to those who already expressed interest in attending or reserved one of the 11 campsites.  Here is the update from CHA: “The California Homebrewers Association (CHA) Board of Directors is happy to announce a discounted registration cost for the Southern California Homebrewers Festival (SCHF) that is scheduled for May 1 and 2, 2015.  Entry into the Festival is only available to members of the CHA.   Please see the registration cost schedule below: $25 if purchased up until Jan. 31 $30 if purchased between Feb. … Read More

2014 SBC Home Brew Club of the Year Entry

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Here is our Submission to the California State Homebrew club of the Year: SBC_2014_rev1 Thanks to Steve Fafard, Bob Wilson, Rick Wirsing, and Jason Light for all their help with the charts.  Thanks also to Rick Wirsing for capturing and sorting all the pictures of Strand Brewers Club events this year and also to Rives Borland for putting together a solid 2013 entry for us to build off of. Also congratulations to the Maltose Falcons, this years winners.