Sudzers May 2024 meeting notes

For our May meeting, we discussed the upcoming Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition. Then we tasted eight great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up.

– The Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition will be held Saturday, July 27. The Sudzers are co-organizing it with The Grain Trust. Registration is open, and the deadline is June 26. Entries can be dropped off at Clandestine Brewing in San Jose through Friday, July 12. Entries will also be accepted at the Fiesta Hall at Santa Clara County Fairgrounds, Saturday, July 13 and Sunday, July 14. The Best of Show winner will get to have their beer brewed at Clandestine. For more details: Anyone interested in judging or stewarding can fill out the brief questionnaire at by June 30. If you’re willing to help with accepting entries at the fairgrounds you can contact Derek directly.

– Other business: We briefly discussed the homebrew competition that was held at the San Mateo County Fair before the pandemic. Kevin will reach out to the organizers of the fair to see if there’s any interest in having a competition in the future. Another topic that came up was a possible field trip to Admiral Maltings in Alameda; Robert will take a look at this.

– The beers we tasted:

Kevin SKolsch StyleKolsch275.10%
MikaelJamil’s Angel WingsMai BockOt285.60%Kept a high mash temp for fuller beer
DanAmerican Pre-prohibition Lager346.73%Stalled at 1.018 for a month. bottled with bottling yeast.
Kevin SJAKs IPAAmerican IPA606.30%
Adam + MauryDry Irish Stout w/ Coffee3.70%
DerekSteve Is DeliciousEnglish Barleywine2015%Attempted Double DBA clone
Kevin S.BWBerliner Weisse83.70%
DerekRubusSour104.50%Raspberry blonde brewed with Sourvisiae in 2022

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