Sudzers August 2023 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our August meeting, we discussed this year’s NCHF and had a presentation on kettle sours. Then we tasted 14 (yes, 14) homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– Sebastian Brisbois gave a presentation on brewing kettle sour beers. The slides are available at:

– The Northern California Homebrewers Conference (NCHF) will be on September 15 and 16. The Sudzers usually have 2 booths at the festival. A signup sheet will go out to members who are attending to find out what beer, food, and equipment they will be bringing.There will also be a club brew competition. The styles for this year’s competition are hazy IPA and fruit beer. For more info on the festival:

– The beers we tasted:

BrewerBeer NameBeer StyleIBUsABVBrewer Notes
Sebastian BApricot and Passionfruit Kettle Sour Berliner WeisseFruit Beer53.30%
Chris LRoggenbier
Derek WPurple Waves of GrainEgyptian Purple Barley Beer154.9
Derek WCitra ShineMexican Lager256.4Attempted Citraveza clone
Kevin SAustriken!german pilsner405.2
Kevin SBrilliant Bitterstrong bitter486.1
Sebastian BSaisonSaison305.40%
ChrisKitchen Sink IPAIPA676.20%
StephanAll Eyes on ThighsThiolized Beer6.80%
StephanRed RyederAmerican Amber6.2%Encore tasting after Santa Clara comp judging
Adam CBaltic Porter8.9
Robert ROld and BitterImperial stout808.8
Peter PrayBrett oatmeal stout285.1

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