June Meeting Notes

June 18 Thirsty Third Thursday meetup will be at Mission Creek
Brewing, 777 The Alameda, San Jose

July monthly meeting will be the club dark beer competition judging –
no other agenda. Meeting will be held Saturday, July 11, 4 pm at Tim
Topole’s house. Email Tim <ttopole@yahoo.com> for address. Members can
enter one beer in the below 9% ABV category and one in the above 9%
ABV category. Bring your own chair and tasting glass, and dress for
sitting outside.

August meeting will tentatively be held at Steins. Date & time TBD.

A North Bay brewery bus trip is in the works for late July. Stay tuned
for details.

Gary announced that the MoreBeer summer 15% off sale is July 11. Club
members can shop beginning at 9 am.

In honor of the last Sudzers meeting at Nick’s house, he was presented
with a one-of-a-kind commemorative tap handle

2015-06-06 19.50.37Thanks again to Nick for 12+ years of Sudzers memories!

Homebrew tasting: (*indicates a beer that will be served at National
Homebrewers Conference Club Night in San Diego)

*Jim W’s Perfect Kolsch
Jared’s Caucawatie Common
*Adam C’s El Dorado Pale Ale
*Steve H & Derek H’s Vanilla Coconut Porter
*Derek W’s Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced Oak Aged Milk Stout
*Charles’ Oaked Arrogant Bastard Clone
*Charles’ Modern Times Blazing World Clone
*Derek W’s Zombie The Elder DIPA
Tim’s Muscat Love with muscat grape
*Derek W’s ‘O ‘O Hawaiian Honey Mead
Mike C’s Dark Matter Russian Imperial Stout (2014 club brew day)

Sudzers meeting this Saturday (6/6)

Once in a lifetime not to be missed special limited event!

Ok Sudzers, this is it! As previously reported, the June Sudzers meeting is this COMING Saturday at Nick’s house at the usual time of 7:00. Brewers bring your best beer. Chefs bring your best treats. This may very well be the last Sudzers happening at Nicks mancave.

This will be the social event of the year! In addition to the normal agenda, we’re going to experience a piece of National Home Brewing Convention by requesting all Sudzers taking beer to NHC to bring a growler of their very special beer so everyone can appreciate our club’s representation at Club Night in San Diego. If for some unforeseen and inexplicable reason you cannot participate this Saturday and you have an NHC beer, it would be great if you can get a growler to another member to show off your totally awesome brewing skills.

Agenda:

7:00    ==> Club Brew Day report

7:15    ==> July & August meeting details

7:30    ==> Dark Beer Competition

7:40    ==> June TTT location

7:45    ==> NHC preview & Homebrew evaluations.

Cheers,

Pranab.

May Meeting Notes

Chris Quinn to host club brew on May 30th.
Discussion on NHC attendance, beers being brewed for the event and logistics of transporting beer to San Diego.
Guest appearance by Chris Ringer.
Sudzers members presented experimental tastings with different fermentation profiles.

Sudzers meeting this Friday (5/1)

Hello Sudzers!

Our May meeting will be held Friday, May 1st at 7PM at Nick’s house. Don’t forget to carpool if possible to make sure there’s enough parking to go around.

Meeting agenda:

7:00 ==> Club brew day
7:15 ==> Dark beer competition
7:30 ==> Report from SF Beer Stumble
7:45 ==> Sudzers new home update
8:00 ==> May TTT location

8:00 Homebrew evaluations. Reminder: Bring your recipe – club members will have lots of questions! Sign your beer in on the whiteboard along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc. – optional, but helpful in determining tasting order)

After homebrew evaluations: more social time/informal commercial brew sharing. Always welcome: homebrews from any style to share. Don’t have any homebrew on hand right now? Feel free to bring other interesting brews you’ve picked up. Don’t have a beer to bring? Please bring some snacks to share.

Cheers,
Pranab.

Sudzers meeting this Friday (4/3)

Hello Sudzers!
Our April meeting will be held Friday, April 3rd at 7PM at Nick’s house. Don’t forget to carpool if possible to make sure there’s enough parking to go around.

Meeting agenda:

7:00    ==>  SF Beer tour – Charles
7:15    ==> Stein’s beer contest

7:30    ==> NHC
7:45    ==> New meeting location update
8:00    ==> April TTT location – Mission Creek will not be ready for us
8:00 Homebrew evaluations. Reminder: Bring your recipe – club members will have lots of questions! Sign your beer in on the whiteboard along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc. – optional, but helpful in determining tasting order)

After homebrew evaluations: more social time/informal commercial brew sharing. Always welcome: homebrews from any style to share.  Don’t have any homebrew on hand right now? Feel free to bring other interesting brews you’ve picked up. Don’t have a beer to bring? Please bring some snacks to share.

Cheers,
Pranab.

Photos from the February 21 sixteen course Sudzers beer and food pairing Dinner

The full gallery is available at https://www.flickr.com/photos/siliconvalleysudzers/sets/72157650631768990/

Following are just a few samples:

March meeting notes

Nick continued to distribute the fantastic Dark Matter t-shirts that all 2014 paid club members were eligible to receive as a benefit of membership.

Upcoming club events include March 19 Thirsty Third Thursday (location TBD – either Mission Creek Brewing or Harry’s Hofbrau San Jose – watch the email list for details a few days before), a members-only vertical tasting of Bigfoot, and an April SF public transit pub crawl led by Charles. Dates for the pub crawl were narrowed down to April 18 or 19 – Charles will poll the email list before making a final decision.

As the club explores a move to potential new meeting locations later this year, we thanked Nick for many great years of hosting at his house. More information will be forthcoming from club officers, but anyone with suggestions for potential meeting places was asked to contact any of the club officers (Jim W, Derek W, Nick O, Pranab S, Tim T, or Mike C).

Beers tasted included both commercial brews from club members as well as homebrews:

Nic M’s Choco Chocolate Milk Stout

Adam C’s Burnt Sugar Cider

David P’s (Rock Bottom) Vanilla Brown Ale

Derek W’s Kiss Me I’m Shitfaced Oak Aged Milk Stout with Whiskey and Vanilla

Rob C’s (Clandestine) Session Barleywine

Nic M’s Oaky Bourbon Barrel Porter

David P’s (Rock Bottom) Oaked Pumpkin Ale

David P’s (Rock Bottom) Double Belgian IPA

Jared’s New Nunutiny Stout