Sudzers October 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In October’s meeting, we met a new member, learned about Trappist Ales, and tasted ten delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!


  • Welcome new member, Philip!
  • Derek collected membership dues. Dues must be paid each calendar year and can still be made to Derek via paypal at
  • Derek had shirts for sale: $5 for t-shirts and $10 for polos. What a deal!
  • We need a volunteer for Dark Matter Brew Day. We usually hold the event in November, but of course, the host can decide which day works best for them. Please reply to the mailing list if you’d like to host!
  • The Sudzer Christmas Party will be held December 14th. Stay tuned to this list for more details about the location and exact time.
  • Congratulations to Chet and Cliff for their wins at the Santa Cruz County Fair Homebrew Comp!
  • There aren’t many competitions coming up, but the California State Fair Homebrew Comp is looking for judges. Learn more at
  • David W. gave a great presentation on Trappist Ales, which can be found at Note, if you want to brew one, we will be sharing them at the January meeting. We had originally decided November, but that wouldn’t give many brewers enough time to brew and finish their beers. So again, if you want to brew one, please bring it next year’s January meeting.
  • All shared recipes can be found at If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to Full info can be found at
  • For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar:

In all, we had ten brews:

BREWER           BEER                               IBUs  ABV
Bill & Mikael    Plum Gose                          0     5%
Derek W.         Apple Plum Cider                   0     ~8
David            Razzmatazz Berliner Weisse         5     5%
Adam             Strata Pale Ale                    ?     4.5%
Chet             German Pils                        36    5.2%
Cliff            Late to the Party Festbier         30    5.8%
Bill & Mikael    ARC NEIPA                          52    4.8%
Derek W.         Broke Da Mouf Coconut Black IPA    50    6.8%
Cliff            Rye Saison w/ Brett                25    6.2%
Cliff            Group Barrel Saison                ?     8.5%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!