Sudzers April 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In April’s meeting, we recapped the Dark Matter Bottling Day, learned about Kegtron, and tasted 12 delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Several Sudzers will be attending the Sequoia Sake Brewery Tour and Food Paring Dinner on Saturday, April 21. Sign up at https://sequoiasake.com/events/
– The Santa Cruz Brewery Tour will be held this Saturday, April 14. If you’re interested in attending, then please fill out the signup sheet at https://goo.gl/forms/RO4E9bz3utR7k61k2
– We settled on Saturday, April 28th for the Admiral Maltings Club Brew tour. More info will be sent in the coming weeks.
– We now have a recipe sharing site (https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home). If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– Marc-Andre recapped the Dark Matter Bottling Day. All 2017 paid members will get FOUR bottles of Dark Matter! Thanks to everyone who helped out and Marc-Andre and his family for hosting.
– Steve Keck presented his new product, Kegtron, which will be coming soon to Kickstarter. Full info can be found at http://www.kegtron.com/
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be attending, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER         BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Mikael         Dirty Fermentation Blonde Ale       12    4.25%
Cliff          Kveik Blond Ale                     25    4.9%
Marc-Andre     Alcoholic Ginger Ale                0     5.3%
Colton         'Strong' Pale Ale                   -     6%
Bill & Mikael  Booming NZ IPA                      65    6.1%
Cliff          Sour Blonde #1                      0     -    
Cliff          Sour Blonde #2                      0     -
Chet           Kettle Soured Amber                 14    6.9%
Adam           Cherry Brown                        -     6.7%
Derek W.       Blueberry Apple Cider               0     8%
Jay            Belgian Golden Strong               31    8.6%
Kevin          Saison                              35    9.6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers April 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, April 8th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis. Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos, as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:
– Derek will be collecting dues. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Shirts for sale (Derek): $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Mikael’s update on BJCP Judge Cert plans
– Cliff’s update on Homebrew Comp plans. If you’re competing in the Monterey Homebrew Contest, then please drop your beers off with Cliff.
– Santa Cruz Brewery Tour: Finalize plans for Santa Cruz Brewery Tour 4/15
– Admiral Maltings Club Brew: Finalize date to visit Admiral in Alameda for a tour: Friday 4/20, Friday 4/27, or Saturday 4/28
– Sequoia Sake Brewery Tour and Food Paring Dinner: Saturday 4/21, sign up at https://sequoiasake.com/events/
– Sud Talk: Steve Keck and his Kegtron Kickstarter
– Homebrew evaluations. Remember, bring your recipe – club members will have lots of questions! Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers March 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In March’s meeting, we welcomed Gigayeast, who treated us with glassware, yeast, and an extremely informative presentation on harvesting yeast at home. A huge shoutout and thank you to them for showing up!

Business:
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Dark Matter Bottling date is tentatively set for April 7th at Steve Hutzler’s house. We’ll send out a note to this list once that’s 100% confirmed.
– Mikael is organizing a BJCP exam for January 12, 2019. He will be sending out more info on the preparations, which will most likely begin late Summer/early Fall. Also, the exam can only hold 12 people, and we currently have more than 12 signed up, so once you complete your online exam, email Mikael at hakansso@hutchtel.net. The first 12 to do so will get top priority for the exam.
– We are still planning to visit Admiral Malting’s for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share. Stay tuned for more info.
– Thanks to Cassie, Amelia, and Matt from Gigayeast for joining us and giving out glassware and yeast and then answering all our questions on yeast and yeast harvesting at home. It was extremely informative and certainly appreciated, and you all are welcome to come back anytime! Check out the presentation at: http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/03/harvesting-and-reuse.pptx
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be attending, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/. Please email jonguzman@steinsbeergarden.com if you’re interested in judging on March 24th, and don’t forget to attend their 5 year anniversary party on the 31st!
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER       BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Adam         Maiden Voyage Light Lager           -     3.7%
Mikael       Kolsch                              25    5%
Christy      Kolsch #2                           -     6%
David        Boho Pils Rd 2                      35    6%
Christy      Murky Hefe                          -     5%
Cliff        Oh Hi Murk Rye Pale Ale             35    5.5%
Robert C.    Hidden Beach Super Saison           25    8.4%
Derrick W.   Hazy Days NEIPA                     30+   7.8%
Robert C.    Admiral Nelson British Nut Brown    27    4.7%
Marc-Andre   Wheat and Rye and Dark Stuff Ale    38    4.7%
Derek W.     Tropical Stout                      35    7.2%
Derek W.     Tropical Stout w/ Toasted Coconut   35    7.2%

Thanks to Gigayeast, Steins, and everyone that showed up!

Bay Area brewers take center stage during annual Beer Week event, from the Los Altos Town Crier

Sudzers CFO Derek W’s monthly beer column in the Los Altos Town Crier highlights some favorites from the Meet the Brewers festival last month. Cheers!

(Note: to find where to purchase South Bay BrewCo beers, you can visit https://sobabrewing.com/beer-finder/)

Bay Area brewers take center stage during annual Beer Week event

Sudzers March 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, March 11th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/
895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis. Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos, as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:
– Derek will be collecting dues. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Shirts for sale: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Reminder: Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/
– We need a date and place for Dark Matter bottling
– Mikael’s update on BJCP Judge Cert Plans
– Cliff’s update on Homebrew Competition Plans
– Brewery tours: Organize tours of Sante Adairius and Humble Sea in Santa Cruz
– Admiral Maltings Club Brew: plan for a date to visit Admiral for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share (likely March because of SF Beer Week)
– Sud Talk: Guest Gigayeast on how to propigate yeast (including a yet unreleased yeast for us to brew with)
– Homebrew evaluations. Remember, bring your recipe – club members will have lots of questions! Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers February 2018 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In February’s meeting, we saw Kevin’s homebrew setup, welcomed a few new members, and tasted fourteen (or twenty if you were brave enough to stay until the end) delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome new members Chet and Aaron!
– Derek collected membership dues: You can still pay via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek sold shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Mikael is organizing a BJCP exam for January 2019. Robert will send out a signup sheet for those interested in studying.
– We are planning a date to visit Admiral Malting’s for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share (likely March because of SF Beer Week)
– Several Sudzers received wort from Santa Clara Valley Brewing. They’ll have an event to feature their beer plus the homebrews. We’ll post details when we get them.
– Robert and Derek will be brewing at Freewheel’s homebrew comp this Sunday, February 18. The event begins at 11:00am. Feel free to come by!
– Thanks to Kevin Wolf for presenting his homebrew system. View the presentation at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/Sudzers-presentation.pdf
– In March, Gigayeast will join us and teach us how to propagate yeast
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be attending, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER         BEER                              IBUs  ABV
David F.       Flawed Lager, Munich Helles       25    5.2%
Cliff          Lager with Gallagher's Best       15    5%
Craig          Dunkles Weissbier                 16    5.3%
Mikael         Rustic Maiden Saison              34    6%
Steve K.       Paparazzi American Brown          21    5.8%
Kevin          Everything's coming up 80 shill   23    5.8%
Danny          Coffee Porter                     36    6%
Colten         I Miss Two Hearted IPA            ~60   7.5%
Bill & Mikael  Lightening NEIPA                  70    6%
Robert         Foggy Bay NEIPA                   30    5.8%
Kevin          treNdiE IPA                       95    9.8%
Adam C.        Baltic Porter                     -     9.3%
Mike G.        Dewberry/Huckleberry Mead         0     ?
Derek W.       Prickly Pear Mead                 0     16%
Craig          Blonde                            28    3.6%
Robert         Dubbel Nature Belgian Dubbel      20    6%
Robert         Tough Guy Wine Barrel Aged Sour   20    6%
Cliff          Dark Mild                         20    3.8%
Cliff          Baltic Porter                     75    10%
Mikael         Parfait Saison                    27    6%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers February 2018 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, February 11th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View.

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895 Villa Street
Mountain View, CA 94041

As a reminder, club dues are collected on a calendar year basis. Becoming a paid member gets you a discount at MoreBeer in Los Altos, as well as access to the special members-only events we do through the year.

Agenda:
– Derek will be collecting dues. Please bring $25 or avoid the line by paying via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Shirts for sale: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts
– Reminder: Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/
– New Committee chairs: BJCP Judge Certification (Mikael Hakansson), Homebrew Competitions (Cliff Sullivan), Homebrew Events (????)
Mikael’s update on BJCP Judge Cert plans
Cliff’s update on Homebrew Comp plans
– Brewery tours: Clandestine review, possible tours of Sante Adairius and Humble Sea in Santa Cruz
– Admiral Maltings Club Brew: plan for a date to visit Admiral for a tour of their malthouse and new tap room, plus bring beers made with their malt to share (likely March because of SF Beer Week)
– Sud Talk: Kevin Wolf’s Homebrew system
– March Sud Talk: Guest Gigayeast on how to propigate yeast
– Homebrew evaluations. Remember, bring your recipe – club members will have lots of questions! Sign in your beer along with your name and statistics (IBU, ABV, etc.). The info is optional, but helpful in determining tasting order.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers January 2018 meeting notes

Happy New Year! In January’s meeting, we reviewed our financial report, discussed upcoming events and ideas for 2018, presented the Homebrewer of he Year award, viewed Robert C.’s homebrew setup, and tasted twelve delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. is collecting dues for 2018. Dues are $25 and can be paid by cash at the next meeting or via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
– Derek W. is also selling t-shirts: $15 for polos, $10 for t-shirts, $5 for clearance t-shirts.
– Derek W. discussed our financial report for 2018. You can view it at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/01/2017-CFO-report.pptx
– Congratulations to Robert C., the Sudzers’s 2017 Homebrewer of the Year!
– Clandestine Brewing (http://www.clandestinebrewing.com/) has been generous enough to offer the Sudzers a brewery tour. More info to come.
– Robert C. has malt from Admiral Malting (http://admiralmaltings.com/) for sale. A few Sudzers have already purchased some, and we plan on having all beers brewed with the malt presented at an upcoming meeting. More info to come.
– Steins 4th annual homebrew competition will be held in March. Info can be found at http://steinsbeergarden.com/mountainview/2018/01/12/homebrewcontest2018/
– The National Homebrewers Conference will be held June 28-30 in Portland, Oregon. We suspect many Sudzers will be joining, so we’ll make sure we get everyone coordinated before the event. For more info: https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Robert C. gave a presentation on his homebrew setup. View the presentation at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/02/RobertsHERMS.pdf
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER      BEER                           IBUs  ABV
D.          Old Yella Pilsner              29    5.8%
David F.    Winter LukeWarmer              30    4%
Derek W.    Shrill 2 Belgian Blonde        30    6%
Robert C.   Ruddy Quagmire Red Beet IPA    30    5.25%
Danny       Rye IPA                        70    6%
Chris K.    IPL                            -     6.7%
Adam C.     Citra Pils IPL                 -     6.7%
Derek W.    Pear Honeycrisp Cider          0     6.9%
Cliff       Porter                         23    5.4%
Cliff       Imperial Brett Saison          30    7.7%
Kevin       Not Really Cream Ale           -     8.8%
Danny       Barley Wine                    60    11%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!