Great news from the California Homebrewers Association! Not only is our 2015 Homebrewers Festival going to take place, it looks like we are moving it back to beautiful Vail Lake Resorts! The event will be Saturday, May 2, 2015! At this time, CHA does not know for sure the rates for the campsites, but does know they will not be higher than their posted rates of $70 per night in The Oaks and $65 per night in all other campsites, Friday through Sunday. Keep in mind that all sites at Vail are Full Hookup sites. You are allowed up to … Read More
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.
There is a club brew this Saturday at Chris Remensperger’s in North Redondo Chris will be brewing an all-grain bourbon porter that earned a medal earlier this year. Mash in should start at 8AM There is space for 1 or 2 others to brew, so let Chris or I know if you are coming and plan to brew. I can always be reached at president(at)strandbrewersclub.org Hope to see you there.
On 10/8 Strand Brewers Club held the October meeting and the 3rd Iron Brewer Competition of the year. The first iron brewer competition was coconut, special B, and Calypso hops, won by Steve Gardner, the second competition was for hazelnut victory malt and tettnag hops won by Michelle Nuemann and her assistant bottle washer Bob Wilson. This competition was coffee, marris otter and Willamette hops. Adair Johnson had a fantastic blond stout with coffee and cardamom, but Rich Thorton wan the competition soundly with a delicious coffee vanilla milk stout. Thanks to everyone who competed! Paypal is up on the … Read More
At the September 2014 meeting the Strand Brewers Club voted to replace the 22 old, dinged, and beat up chrome plated faucets and shanks on the club bar with new stainless faucets, shanks, and tailpieces. With care these club bar upgrades will be the last we need for a very long time. The Strand Brewers Club is looking for donors to help offset the expense of the upgrade. Donors will be recognized with something like a nameplate on the club bar or a commemorative glass, but details are yet to be finalized. The total cost for the new stainless parts … Read More