Sudzers August 2020 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In August’s virtual meeting, we learned about a new brewery in town, Narrative Fermentations, got an update on several barrel projects, and shared six delicious homebrews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!


  • Remember, membership dues need to be made every calendar year. If you haven’t paid yet, then you can make a payment of $25 to Derek via paypal at
  • Guest speaker Jon Berkland of Narrative Fermentations spoke about his experience going pro. Narrative Fermentations has taken over Santa Clara Valley Brewing’s old spot and is putting out some delicious beers. Check them out at your local bottle shop or order from them directly at You won’t be disappointed!
  • Cliff gave an update of several barrel projects going on. The first pull of the Solera has been bottled. Expect an email soon for how we’ll distribute those to people who contributed to the barrel.
  • Several of our members got together to share beers with each other. During the meeting, each brewer talked about their beer and got feedback from the people they shared it with. Thanks to everyone who participated!
  • 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 six homebrews:

BREWER           BEER                                     IBUs  ABV 
Marcos           Orange Hibiscus Einkorn Belg Wit Braggot 12    4%
Chet             British golden ale                       34    4.5%
Chet             English Strong Bitter                    45    5.7%
Derek W.         Quarantine Independence Saison           30    6.5%
Mike C.          Rye IPA with Simcoe and Chinook          97    5.9%
Cliff + Sudzers  Seacliff Solera American Wild Ale        -     5%