Sudzers October 2017 meeting notes

In October’s meeting, we met some new members, did the off-flavor tasting of the month, and tasted thirteen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Congratulations to Marc-Andre and Jenn on their new addition to their family!
– Welcome new members Cliff and Mark!
– Derek W. handed out Polo shirts to all paid members
– Steve H. recapped another incredible NCHF. Did we actually have *too much* beer!? We’ll discuss this before next year’s event.
– Marc-Andre has volunteered to host this year’s Dark Matter Brew Day, which is tentatively set for November 11. More details to follow.
– Rich has volunteered to host this year’s Christmas Party, which is tentatively set for December 9. More details to follow.
– We’ll need volunteers to bring and/or serve beer for Stanford’s Beerfest on November 18. Danny will follow up with more details.
– Jim and Charles hosted the off-flavor of the month: acetic acid. Learn more about it at http://www.milkthefunk.com/wiki/Acetic_Acid
– Judges are needed for the Queen of Beer 2017 competition: http://queenofbeer.beer/

In all, we had thirteen brews:

BREWER             BEER                                  IBUs  ABV
Christy A.         Anise Goose Gose                      5     5.5%
Marc-Andre         Wheat n' Rye n' Stuff                 22    5.3%
Adam               Jack Fruit Saison                     -     5.2%
Cliff S.           Saison/Mixed Ferment Ale              30    6.2%
Marc-Andre         La Rousse a Line Irish Red            20    5.5%
Cliff S.           Scottish Ale                          20    5.5%
Jay P.             IPA (sort of)                         66    ~6%
Danny              Cascade 666 IPA                       66    6%
Rich K.            Bell's 2 Hearted Ale Clone            55    7.6%
Mikael & Bill      150 Julius NZ IPA                     85    6%   
Christy A.         Coco NEIPA                            60    8%
Steve & Derek H.   Bri's Fave Coconut/Nib/Van./Porter    -     6.5%
Derek W.           Coconut Dark Matter                   60+   11.7%

Thanks to Steins, Cupertino and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers October 2017 meeting

Reminder: This meeting will be held at the Steins in CUPERTINO!

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, October 8th at Steins Beer Garden in Cupertino.

http://steinsbeergarden.com/cupertino/
10088 N Wolfe Rd Suite 130
Cupertino, CA 95014

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:
– Again, this meeting will be held at the Steins in Cupertino
– Derek W. has Polo shirts to distribute
– We’ll recap another great NCHF
– We’ll discuss the next Dark Matter Brew Day (potentially at Marc-Andre’s house)
– We still need a time and location for this year’s Christmas party
– Homebrew setup discussion led by Derek W.
– 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 in Cupertino!

Sudzers September 2017 meeting notes

In September’s meeting, we discussed NCHF, did the off-flavor tasting of the month, and then tasted nine delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Derek W. handed out Polo shirts to all paid members
– Please enter your beer information in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Y2L_JBTKQFy_0yLsXnDx_b1Hf6e3f8jjxyuJJLUWCM/edit#gid=0 if you’re attending NCHF. Also, you may want to bring chairs, floor fans, misters, etc. for the tent.
– We’ll need volunteers to bring and/or serve beer for Stanford’s beerfest. More details to follow.
– Jim hosted the off-flavor of the month: light-struck/skunk.
– We need a volunteer for this year’s Sudzers Christmas party. Please let us know if you’re interested in hosting.
– We also need a volunteer to host this year’s Dark Matter brew day. Again, please let us know if you’re interested in hosting.
– Marc-Andre brought up the idea of the San Jose Brew Bike (http://www.sanjosebrewbike.com/). Please contact Marc at harvey.marcandre@gmail.com if you’re interested in attending.
– NOTE: our next meeting may take place at the Steins in Cupertino, so please plan accordingly. We’ll make sure to mention the location in October’s meeting announcement.

In all, we had nine brews:

BREWER       BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Kevin        Salute your Schwartz, Schwartzbier  -     6.69%
Derek W.     Por Que? Brown Ale                  40+   6.3%
Marc-Andre   The Shed Farmhouse Ale              5     7.6%
Corey        Breakfast Stout                     31    8.5%
Kevin        Not Another IPA                     -     6.04%
Mikael       El Dorado IPA without hopoil        121   7.5%
Mikael       El Dorado IPA with hopoil           121   7.5%
Derek W.     Honeycrisp Cherry Cider             0     6.3%
Adam C.'     American Barleywine                 -     10.9%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers September 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, September 3rd 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 Polo shirts to distribute!
– NCHF is just a few weeks away, so we’ll spend some time discussing it, Hoppy Hour, etc. Also, if you’re attending NCHF, please make sure you enter your information in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Y2L_JBTKQFy_0yLsXnDx_b1Hf6e3f8jjxyuJJLUWCM/edit#gid=0
– Reminder that judges are needed for the upcoming competitions announced on the mailing list. Also, we need volunteers for Stanford’s beerfest.
– Off-flavor of the month session
– 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 August 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, August 13th 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:
– NCHF is just a month away, so we’ll spend some time planning
– Also, we’re pouring at NCHF’s Hoppy Hour again this year. We need people to brew, so please brew soon if you haven’t already!
– If you’re attending NCHF, please make sure you enter your information in https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Y2L_JBTKQFy_0yLsXnDx_b1Hf6e3f8jjxyuJJLUWCM/edit#gid=0
– Work shirt discussion
– Off-flavor of the month session
– 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 July 2017 meeting notes

In July’s meeting, we welcomed two new members, discussed NCHF, and then tasted twelve 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. He also has t-shirts for sale!
– Welcome Christy and Jay to the Sudzers!
– This year’s Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) is September 15-16. Tickets go on sale Sunday, July 16 at 10:00am and Saturday, July 22 at 10:00am. See http://www.nchfinfo.org/ for more info. Thanks, Steve C. for volunteering to be the event coordinator!
– Derek sent out a spreadsheet to keep track of who’s going and what everyone’s bringing. Please fill it out if you plan on attending: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/19Y2L_JBTKQFy_0yLsXnDx_b1Hf6e3f8jjxyuJJLUWCM/edit?usp=sharing
– We’re pouring again this year at Hoppy Hour. Last year we went through around 40 gallons of beer, so we need beer! Hoppy Hour beers are typically 6% and less, so start thinking about what you want to brew.
– 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. The main judging event is this Saturday, July 15.

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER                 BEER                                 IBUs   ABV
Jay P.                 Cream Ale                            -      4.5%
Mikael H.              Queen Kolsch                         27     5%
Adam C.                Kitchen Sink Pale Ale                -      5.8%
Christy A.             Sahti Wannabe Rye Ale                -      7.5%
Derek W.               India Cream Ale                      60     6.8%
Robert C.              Misty Mountain Hazy IPA              60     6.56%
Jim W.                 NEIPA                                -      8%
Christy A.             Coffeee! Breakfast Stout             low    8%
Robert C.              Thirteen Belgian Dark Strong Ale     20     11%
Steve K.               Angus the Younger DIPA               100+   9.6%
Bill K., Robert C.'s   Motor Oil Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout  30     8.2%
Marc-Andre's           Imperial Dark Matter RIS             -      15%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers July 2017 meeting

Hello Sudzers, hope you had a great 4th! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, July 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:
– NCHF is just a few months away, so let’s start planning! Also, we’re pouring at Hoppy Hour again this year, and we need people to brew, so please start thinking about what you want to bring.
– If we want work shirts for NCHF, then we’ll need to get them designed and ordered soon.
– 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.
– 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!