October Meeting Notes

Meeting was held on Oct 18th at Steins Beer Garden at 4PM.

Club Activity Reports:

Sudzer tent @ NCHF this year – Pranab

AHA Rally at Heretic – Charles

Christmas party was briefly discussed and more announcements will be made after the officer meeting on Nov 2nd.

November Thirsty Third Thursday – Smoke Eaters @ Mercado (Nov 19th)

Beer Tasting:

Jared – Saison

Jim W – Evil Twin Clone

Rich K – Deschutes Inversion IPA Clone

Charles – IPA

Charles – Belgian Golden


Homebrewing Workshop at Northside Branch Library in Santa Clara Tuesday at 7 pm

On Tuesday, October 27, Andrew Carroll from the HeadQuarters homebrew club and Derek Wolfgram from the Sudzers will present an introduction to homebrewing, including history, ingredients, techniques, equipment, beer styles, recipe formulation, and more! The workshop will be held at 7 pm at 695 Moreland Way in Santa Clara. To register, please visit http://www.santaclaraca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/18514/41. Hope to see you there! The slide deck is available for download.


Info for NCHF attendees

For those attending the Northern California Homebrewers Festival the weekend of September 18, please join the Google Group for communications about the festival. Add your contact information, as well as beers, food, and gear you plan to bring to the Google Doc so that we can plan the booth and make sure we have enough taps available. The theme this year is Prohibition, and a small planning group headed by Steve Hutzler (NCHF chair) and Mike Conant (Chief Events Officer) have been working on a theme for the club presence.

August Meeting Notes

The hospitality of the staff of Stein’s was fantastic, and we hope to meet there again in September. We were in a large private back room near the kitchen for August, but are looking at the smaller private room for September – less capacity but also less ambient noise. We’re planning on continuing meetings on the first Sunday of each month at 4, but are tentatively planning on meeting September 13 (2nd Sunday) to avoid the Labor Day weekend. More information forthcoming once confirmed.

Club members who attended the North Bay Bus Trip reported having an excellent time, some great beers at some lesser-known breweries, and a lot of face to face time with brewers and owners.

Thirsty Third Thursdays:
August 20 meetup will be at the newly remodeled Campbell Brewing Company (formerly Sonoma Chicken Coop in downtown Campbell). They have tasty bbq and a solid guest tap list, and their first house-brewed beers just went on tap this week. September 17 meetup will be at East Coast Alice, a new upscale diner with, as you might imagine, some east coast food specialties. They have about 10 taps of interesting craft brews and a nice patio in Downtown Saratoga.

Homebrew tastings:

Steve Hutzler brought a brett Gravenstein apple cider from a local
producer called Rider Ranch
Adam C’s Hefeweizen
Rich’s Perfect Kolsch
Derek W’s Tasty Waves Hoppy Blonde Ale
Derek W’s Kottbusser (alt with honey, molasses,and oats)
Rob C’s El Dorado & Motueka Pale Ale
Jim W’s Ron Mexico Pale Ale
Jim W’s Smokin’ Chipotle Robust Porter
Paul’s Simcoe & Columbus IIPA

Sudzers North Bay Brewery Tour 2015


The North Bay Brewery Tour is around the corner and we are now taking sign-ups!

Date: July 25, 2014, 7am – ~8pm (this is an all day trip!)

Breweries include:

Bear Republic, Healdsburg — Tour of facility starting at 10am, before they open

Lagunitas Brewing, Petaluma

St. Florian’s, Windsor

Baeltan or 101 North, Novato

Travel: Bus will pick us up and drop us off at the Mountain View Caltrain parking lot

Sign-up Limit:  25 people (we have to manage our impact on the breweries we visit), priority will be given to paying Sudzers members.

Cost: $65 per person

Signup Online