Top local pics for SF Beer Week/CA Craft Beer Week, from the Los Altos Town Crier

With the pandemic disrupting San Francisco Beer Week this year, the Bay Area Brewers Guild teamed up with six other regional guilds throughout the state to organize California Craft Beer Week from February 12-21. While large gatherings and festivals won’t be happening this year, breweries are still hosting plentiful virtual tastings and other events over the next two weekends. Read more local highlights from Sudzers CFO/LATC beer columnist Derek W:

https://www.losaltosonline.com/special-sections2/sections/food-a-wine/63961-top-local-picks-for-san-francisco-beer-week

Sudzers January 2021 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In the first meeting of 2021, we had a great discussion with Jason Simpson, co-owner of Ghostwood Beer Co, got the annual CFO report, discussed ideas for 2021, and tasting seven delicious brews. Hope you all had a great New Year, and thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– 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
– Thanks so much to Jason Simpson, co-owner of Ghostwood Beer Co (https://www.ghostwoodbeer.com/), for discussing with us what it takes to own a brewery and make it through these tough times. We appreciate the candid discussion and encourage all of our members to grab some of their great beers. Also check out Derek’s article in the Los Altos Town Crier to learn more about Ghostwood: https://www.losaltosonline.com/special-sections2/sections/food-a-wine/63773-crowlers-intrepid-customers-ghostwood-beer-battles-to-break-even-under-ongoing-lockdown
– Derek gave the annual CFO report. Check it out here: http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/2020-CFO-report.pptx
– We spent some time discussing ideas for 2021. Robert will send out an email asking for ideas, so please respond if you have any, especially if you’re willing to put in the effort of making the idea a reality.
– 2019 Sudzers Dark Matter imperial stout is ready for pickup! If you were a paid member in *2019*, then you should’ve received an email from Derek detailing how to pick up your beers. If you did not receive that email and you did pay membership dues in 2019, then please email myself, Derek, or Robert and we can forward that email to you.
– If you haven’t already, please join our Discord server (link was sent to the mailing list). 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.
– Several of our members got together to share beers with each other. During the meeting, each brewer talked about their beer and got feedback from the people they shared it with. Thanks to everyone who participated!
– 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 seven homebrews:

BREWER       BEER                          IBUs  ABV
Mike C.      Helles Belles Munich Helles   18    4.7%
Chet         Fresh Hop "Harvest" Ale       29    4%
Netanel      Best Bitter                   34    4.3%
Mike C.      ABC Biere de Garde            30    7%
Charlie T.   Playhouse Oatmeal Stout       33    5.8%
Derek W.     Honey Plum Tripel             30    10.4%
Robert C.    Dark Matter 2019              100+  11%

Sudzers January 2021 meeting

Happy New Year, Sudzers! Our first meeting of the new year will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, January 10th through Zoom (details below). Hope to see you all there!

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:
– If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org.
– Derek will give the annual CFO report.
– We’ll spend some time brain storming ideas for events in 2021.
– Several of our members will have gotten together to share beers with each other. During the meeting, each brewer will talk about their beer and get feedback from the people they shared it with.

Zoom details were posted to the mailing list.

Sudzers December 2020 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In the final meeting of 2020, we had a light agenda, but had a great time hanging out, discussing HomebrewCon 2021, and tasting six delicious brews. Hope everyone has a great holiday and New Year, and thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– Several members got together for a virtual brew day to brew this year’s batch of Dark Matter.
– As of now, Homebrew Con 2021 is on and will be held in San Diego. We’ll keep the club updated on whatever we learn. If all goes well, this would be a great opportunity for us to represent our club and finally hang out again in person. More info can be found at https://www.homebrewcon.org/
– Several of our members got together to share beers with each other. During the meeting, each brewer talked about their beer and got feedback from the people they shared it with. Thanks to everyone who participated!
– 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 six homebrews:

BREWER      BEER                                       IBUs  ABV
Netanel     Session New England IPA                    12    3.9%
Thom        Robbers & Doctors Farmhouse IPA            51    5.9%
Kevin       Farmhouse Saison                            5    7.74%
Robert C.   Dubbel Nature Belgian Dubbel               20    7.5%
Noah        Dank Star Triple NEPIA w/ strawberries     -     ~10%
Anil        Monkey's Rum Fruited Imperial Stout        40    10%

Sudzers December 2020 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our final meeting of the year will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, December 20th through Zoom (details below). Hope to see you all there!

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:
– If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org.
– Don’t forget that this Sunday, we’re also going to have a Virtual Dark Matter Brew Day on Zoom. Tune in, brew a batch, and chat with your fellow club members. The Zoom meeting will start at 8:00am, and the details are below. Hope to see you all there!
– Cliff will give an update on the National Homebrew Con Competition.
– Several of our members will have gotten together to share beers with each other. During the meeting, each brewer will talk about their beer and get feedback from the people they shared it with.

Zoom details were sent to the mailing list.

Sudzers November 2020 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next virtual meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, November 8th through Zoom (details below). Hope to see you all there!

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:
– If you’d like to pay club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org.
– Don’t forget that this Saturday, we’ll be doing a Virtual Brew Day on Zoom. Tune in, brew a batch, and chat with your fellow club members. Hope to see you all there! (Zoom details were sent to the mailing list.)
– Mikael and Chet will give a short update on the BJCP classes that have been going on.
– Several of our members will have gotten together to share beers with each other. During the meeting, each brewer will talk about their beer and get feedback from the people they shared it with.

Zoom details were sent to the mailing list.