Sudzers May 2022 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,

For our April meeting, Derek gave an update on the Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition. And, last but not least, we tasted seven great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!

Business:

– We welcomed a new member, Logan. Welcome to the club!
– We got an update on the Annual Santa Clara County Fair Homebrew Competition which is being hosted by the Sudzers and the Grain Trust. The competition is looking for judges and stewards to assist with judging at the Santa Clara County Fairgrounds in San Jose on Saturday, July 23. There might also be preliminary judging conducted in the South Bay & Peninsula on weekends and weekday evenings beginning July 17. If you are interested in judging or stewarding, please fill out the brief questionnaire at https://forms.gle/7VTDQvh8qT4imw73A no later than June 15, 2022. If you’re interested in entering the competition, details and the registration link are at: https://bit.ly/3ON3VxH. The competition is also looking for volunteers to help collect the entries at the fairgrounds on July 16.
– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as club President, Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let me or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.

Extras:
– 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 derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

The seven brews we had:

1Kevin SNo Name LagerAmerican Lager21.56%
2Derek WSo It GoesDortmunder ish204.7%%Pre-prohibition recipe: Dortmunder lager with coffee in the mash.https://www.brewersfriend.com/homebrew/recipe/view/1192325/kurt-s-mile-high-malt
3Kevin SHappy TrailsAmber Ale355.50%
4SebastianHoppy French SaisonSaison375.20%The Mad Fermentationist recipe
5MikaelFreshishs CiquadoWest Coast IPA817Citra Equinox & some El Dorado
6Dan RGordon Strong recipeBelgian Dark Strong2410
7Robert R.Brewed Under a Bad SignImperial Stout85-8610.20%Worst brew day ever

Sudzers May 2022 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! 
This month’s meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, April 10th 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 will give an update on the Santa Clara County Fair homebrew competition
– Ideas for events, competitions, etc. for 2022, as well as last year’s club brew
– Derek will be collecting dues. If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via Paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday
– As a reminder, we are still looking for people to step into the President and VP roles. Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these.
– Homebrew evaluations. Don’t forget to 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.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

Sudzers April 2022 meeting notes

Hello Sudzers,
For our April meeting, Lance Shaner, owner of Omega Yeast, joined us via Zoom. He discussed Omega Yeast’s history, operations, and their kveik, hybrid and bioengineered strains. In addition, Derek gave his treasurer’s report for 2021. And, last but not least, we tasted five great homebrews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!
Business:
– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as club President, Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let me or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.
– Our next club brew will be Robert R.’s Biere de Noel. Three of us have volunteered to brew it.
Extras:
– 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 derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out the Worts of Wisdoms’ calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

The five brews we had:

Robert R.Altbier (7b)385.8%
Charlie T.Uncommon CommonCalifornia Common (19B)435.6%
SebastianSaison256.7
SebastianBière de Garde Brune257.1
Blonde Ale275.2

Sudzers March 2022 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In our first meeting of the year we discussed upcoming competitions and tasted twelve delicious brews. Thanks to Stein’s and everyone who showed up!

Business:
– We’re still looking for volunteers to take over as club President, Vice President, and Competition Guru. Please let myself or any other current officer know if you’re interested in any of these positions.
– Our next club brew will be Robert R.’s Biere de Noel, but we still need to organize a brew date. Please let us know if you’re interested in hosting.
– The World Cup of Beer is coming up on Saturday, April 2. Good luck to all those that entered!
– Homebrew Con Competition Registration opens March 22. More info can be found at https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/

Extras:
– 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 derek@sudzers.org
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server at https://discord.gg/mBQ7smguu7. All official communication (meeting information, event information, etc.) will continue to go through the mailing list, but Discord provides us a convenient way to have smaller, quicker conversations, so we encourage you to join.
– All shared recipes can be found at https://sites.google.com/a/cloudyforecast.com/brewme/home. If you’d like to have your recipe shared on the site, then please email it in any format to recipe-share@sudzers.org. Full info can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/?page_id=2910
– For a list of all upcoming competitions, check out WoW’s awesome calendar: http://www.wortsofwisdom.org/calendar/upcoming-homebrewers-competitions/

In all, we had twelve homebrews:
Mikael’s Jamil’s Myburger Lager
Kevin’s Triumph Pale Ale
Kevin S.’s West Coast IPA
Tim T.’s White IPA
Stephan’s Black Cat Black IPA
Adam’s Nectarine Sourvisiae Patch Kids
Sebastian’s Hoppy Kettle Sour
Andi & Tammi’s Off Dry Show Mead
Andi & Tammi’s Semi-Sweet Show Mead
Kevin’s American Barleywine
Dan’s Allison (Gordon Strong Tripel)
Steve H.’s Porter

Sudzers March 2022 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our first, official meeting of the year will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, March 13th at Steins Beer Garden in Mountain View. Hope to see you all there!

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 will be collecting dues. If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or give him $25 in person this Sunday.
– Derek will give his annual, always-scintillating Treasurer report.
– We will brainstorm ideas for events, competitions, etc. for 2022.
– As a reminder, we are still looking for people to step up into the President, VP, and Communications roles. Please let us know if you’re interested in any of these.
– Also as a reminder, this meeting will only be held in person. There will be no Zoom.
– 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.

Hope to see you all at Steins!

From the Los Altos Town Crier – Beer Week is back at last – here’s what not to miss near here

Sudzers CFO Derek W’s Los Altos Town Crier beer column this month highlights some great events for San Francisco Beer Week, which begins today. There were lots of cool events added after the article deadline, so be sure to also check out all the awesome breweries hosted this week at Ale Arsenal, Capelo’s Barbecue, and Gourmet Haus Staudt & Beer Garden Staudt, among other places. Cheers!

Beer Week is back at last – here’s what not to miss near here