February meeting

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Remember the meeting tomorrow 2/10 at 7:00 PM at South Bay Brewing Supply.  It should be a great meeting. As part of the educational segment of the meeting I am bringing 5 saisons made from the same wort. That is right not 1 or 2 or 3 or 4 but 5!

Southern California Homebrewers Festival

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SCHF is April 30th

California Homebrewers Association is looking for volunteers for Southern California Homebrewers Festival. You can sign up to volunteer at http://www.calhomebrewers.org/

For volunteering 2 hours (or 1 hour on Sunday) you will not be required to pay for a SCHF registration fee($35). But to go to SCHF you will still need to be a member of CHA.

Strand Brewers Club has reserved 9 campsites for SCHF and there is still room for more campers.  If you haven’t been to SCHF before it is a great time.  And as usual Strand will have the 22 tap bar and be pouring beer at the festival.  Check  the January Dregs for more details.

Holiday Party

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Thank you to Steve and Christie for hosting a fabulous party!

We had 10 beers on tap including La Memoire and Cuvee du Strand and more bottles of homebrew, mead, and commercial beer.


holiday party

I know we didn’t get everyone at the party in the picture but here are some of the Strand Brewers from the party.

November Meeting Minutes

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Congratulations to the 2016 officers:

Bob Wilson – President

Dan Parker – Vice President

Barb Bovee – Secretary

Chris Remensperger – treasurer (2nd term)

At the meeting we discussed purchasing a club branded pop-up (details in an earlier post) and celebrated being awarded the California state homebrew club of the year.

As we are approaching the end of the year, we need to start finalizing the homebrewer of the year points.  The most recent listing is 2015 hboty11_24  Please email me if you are missing points.

Remember the holiday party on 12/12!

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 three years, and we have a reputation to uphold, so let’s get everyone involved!

2015 2nd Club Flyer-SBC.doc

PBC2015 SBC Handout.docx

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 in September.  If you want to get involved contact Rives or me.  Thanks to Chris Sousa-Wynn for volunteering to help with the website.  We will be one of the first competitions to adopt the 2015 BJCP style guidelines.

Looking forward to the August meeting we will have a blending session with some monster brew wort.  This is based on two or three of the seminars I attended at the NHC.  I think it will be a unique opportunity to experience some post fermentation beer adjustments.