Getting Started with Homebrewing workshop at Palo Alto City Library (Mitchell Park branch) on August 12

Join members of the Sudzers and HeadQuarters homebrew clubs for an informative introduction to homebrewing beer, including history, ingredients, techniques, equipment, beer styles, recipe formulation, and more! For more information or to register, visit http://www.cityofpaloalto.org/library.

After the presentation, slides will be available for download here

Sudzers June 2017 meeting notes

In June’s meeting, we welcomed three new members, held an Anchor Steam Clone/California Common competition containing eleven homebrews, and then tasted six more delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. is accepting 2017 dues. Reach out to him at derek.wolfgram@gmail.com if you’d like to pay.
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer. Reach out to Steve H. at Stephen.Hutzler@power.com if you’d like to volunteer.
– Tim T. is organizing a public transit pubcrawl in San Francisco this Saturday, June 17th. See https://docs.google.com/document/d/14yxRF8Ioj7l3XOEKFfEcoiCNmLWbt_Kqe7wuJjO0c6g/edit?usp=sharing for more details.
– Jenn and Marc-Andrey are organizing a Berkeley-area pubcrawl on Saturday, July 8th. More details to follow.
– We had eleven brews entered into the Anchor Steam Clone/California Common competition. All of them were delicious, but the following stood out. Congratulations to all winners, and thank you, Mike from Anchor, for helping judge and giving us a history lesson on Anchor Brewing!

Anchor Steam Clone winners:
First place: Rich K. and Jim W.
Second place: Danny
Third place: Derek W. and Mikael

California Common winners:
First place: Jared
Second place: Steve H.
Third place: Tim T.

After the competition, we sampled six more beers, but unfortunately, the spreadsheet is gone, so the details of the brews are missing. However, thanks to the homebrewers who brought the Vienna Lager, Tripel, White IPA, Stout, Coffee Stout, and Mexican Stout.

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers June 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, June 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:
– The agenda is simple this week as we’ll be hosting the Anchor Steam Clone competition. Jim W. sent details a few days ago, so please check your email if you haven’t seen them already. Good luck!
– We’re looking for volunteers for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this summer. Contact Derek Wolfgram or Steve Hutzler if you’re interested in helping.

See you Sunday!

Sudzers May 2017 meeting notes

In May’s meeting, we welcomed a new member and tasted six delicious homebrews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. is accepting 2017 dues. Reach out to him at derek.wolfgram@gmail.com if you’d like to pay.
– Dark Matter was distributed to paid 2016 members in attendance.
– Reminder that we’ll have an Anchor Steam clone competition at the June meeting. We’ll be emailing more details in the near future.
– Charles and Jim conducted the off-flavor session: DMS. Learn more about DMS at http://beersmith.com/blog/2012/04/10/dimethyl-sulfides-dms-in-home-brewed-beer/
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer. Reach out to Steve H. at Stephen.Hutzler@power.com if you’d like to volunteer.
– Tim T. is organizing a public transit pubcrawl in San Francisco on Saturday, June 17th. See https://docs.google.com/document/d/14yxRF8Ioj7l3XOEKFfEcoiCNmLWbt_Kqe7wuJjO0c6g/edit?usp=sharing for more details.
– Jenn and Marc-Andrey are organizing a Berkeley-area pubcrawl on Saturday, July 8th. More details to follow.
– Reminder, Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp is in San Francisco on June 3rd. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-camp-on-tour-san-francisco-ca-tickets-32413498647

In all, we had six brews:

BREWER         BEER                          IBUs        ABV
Charles        Blood Orange Belgian Wit      33          5%
Marc-Andre     California Uncommon           35          6%
Rob C.         Black IPA                     -           -
Rob C.         New England Style IPA         -           -
Danny M.       Amazon Old Ale                50          8.5%
David J.       Too Many Peaches Sour Brown   5           -

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers May 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Due to Mother’s Day being on the second Sunday this month, our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 7th 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:
– Dark Matter bottle distribution for 2016 paid members.
– Reminder of the Anchor-clone competition in June. Get brewing!
– We’re looking for volunteers for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this summer.
– Off-flavor tasting.
– Review upcoming competitions.
– 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 April 2017 meeting notes

In April’s meeting, we welcomed several new members and tasted fifteen delicious homebrews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Welcome all new members. We hope to see you at future meetings!
– Derek W. still has t-shirts for sale.
– Derek W. is accepting 2017 dues. Reach out to him at derek.wolfgram@gmail.com if you’d like to pay.
– Dark Matter was bottled last weekend and distributed to paid 2016 members in attendance.
– Reminder that we’ll have an Anchor Steam clone competition at the June meeting.
– Bob and Dave discussed their brewery-in-progress. We look forward to hearing more about this in the future!
– Marc-Andre gave an overview of his homebrew setup.
– Charles and Jim conducted the off-flavor session: acetaldehyde. Learn more about acetaldehyde at https://beerandbrewing.com/off-flavor-of-the-week-acetaldehyde/
– We’re looking for volunteers to help organize and judge the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this Summer. Reach out to Steve H. at Stephen.Hutzler@power.com if you’d like to volunteer.
– Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp is in San Francisco on June 3rd. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/beer-camp-on-tour-san-francisco-ca-tickets-32413498647
– For other upcoming events and competitions, check out http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/comps_april2017.xlsx

In all, we had fifteen brews:

BREWER         BEER                       IBUs        ABV
Bill           Kumquat Tibicos            12          2%
Paul S.        Anchor Steam Clone         15          5.1%
Steve          The Helles This            20          5.3%
Jared          Helles Neu                 20          5.5%
Charles        Pilsner                    35          5.3%
David J.       Figgy Pudding Saison       -           7.9%
Danny          Old Fashioned Saison       21          9%
Mikael & Bill  Hop Juice                  53          5.8%
Denis          Galaxy Mosaic Citra IPA    60          7%
Marc-Andre     Chinook Pale Ale           ~68         7%
Charles        Some Arrogance IPA         not enough  7.2%
Chris          Galactic Julius NE IPA     -           6.5%
David J.       Lambic 1                   -           6.2%
David J.       Cherry Lambic              -           6.2%
Marc-Andre     Flander's Wrong            low         8.2%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers April 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm on Sunday, April 9th 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 W. will have t-shirts for sale.
– Dark Matter bottle distribution.
– Bob C. will talk about his upcoming brewery.
– Dark Matter bottling day recap.
– Steins competition recap.
– Reminder of the Anchor-clone competition in June. Get brewing!
– We’re looking for volunteers for the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew competition this summer.
– Off-flavor tasting.
– Review upcoming competitions.
– 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!