Sudzers October 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In October’s meeting, we met a new member, learned about Trappist Ales, and tasted ten delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

  • Welcome new member, Philip!
  • Derek collected membership dues. Dues must be paid each calendar year and can still be made to Derek via paypal at derek@sudzers.org
  • Derek had shirts for sale: $5 for t-shirts and $10 for polos. What a deal!
  • We need a volunteer for Dark Matter Brew Day. We usually hold the event in November, but of course, the host can decide which day works best for them. Please reply to the mailing list if you’d like to host!
  • The Sudzer Christmas Party will be held December 14th. Stay tuned to this list for more details about the location and exact time.
  • Congratulations to Chet and Cliff for their wins at the Santa Cruz County Fair Homebrew Comp!
  • There aren’t many competitions coming up, but the California State Fair Homebrew Comp is looking for judges. Learn more at https://castate.brewcompetition.com/
  • David W. gave a great presentation on Trappist Ales, which can be found at http://www.sudzers.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/10/Trappist-Ales.pptx. Note, if you want to brew one, we will be sharing them at the January meeting. We had originally decided November, but that wouldn’t give many brewers enough time to brew and finish their beers. So again, if you want to brew one, please bring it next year’s January meeting.
  • 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 ten brews:

BREWER           BEER                               IBUs  ABV
Bill & Mikael    Plum Gose                          0     5%
Derek W.         Apple Plum Cider                   0     ~8
David            Razzmatazz Berliner Weisse         5     5%
Adam             Strata Pale Ale                    ?     4.5%
Chet             German Pils                        36    5.2%
Cliff            Late to the Party Festbier         30    5.8%
Bill & Mikael    ARC NEIPA                          52    4.8%
Derek W.         Broke Da Mouf Coconut Black IPA    50    6.8%
Cliff            Rye Saison w/ Brett                25    6.2%
Cliff            Group Barrel Saison                ?     8.5%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers October 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, October 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:

  • If you’d like to pay dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or bring cash with you to the meeting
  • NCHF recap
  • David W. will be giving a presentation on Trappist styles.
  • 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 September 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In September’s meeting, we learned about Oktoberfest/Festbiers, tasted five Oktoberfest/Festbiers, and tasted seven other delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

In all, we had twelve brews:

BREWER          BEER                             IBUs  ABV
Evan and Sara   Novemberfest Festbier            22    4.3%
David           Oktoberfest V2                   20    5.2%
Robert          F--k Fest Festbier               20    6%
Chet            Marzen                           28    5.2%
Charles D.      FES Marzen                       30    4.33%
Cliff           Blonde                           30    5.1%
Adam            Kolsch                           -     5.5%
David           Kveik NEIPA                      ~30   6.2%
Cliff           Solera Lambic                    0     5.5%
Robert C.       Strong Saison                    ~25   7.5%
Charles D.      OH BABY A TRIPLE Belgin Tripel   ~35   7.8%
Anil            Barley Wine                      36    13.1%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers September 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, September 8th 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:

  • If you’d like to pay dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or bring cash with you to the meeting
  • Derek has shirts for sale: $5 for t-shirts and $10 for polos. What a deal!
  • Please let Derek know if you’d like to help design a logo for a Sudzer workshirt.
  • Remember, if you brewed an Oktoberfest/festbier, then bring it to this meeting!
  • We’ll discuss final planning for NCHF (https://www.nchfinfo.org/). Tickets are still available!
  • Cliff will give us an update on upcoming competitions.
  • Robert will review the history of Oktoberfest/festbier and provide a tasting of an authentic German Festbier.
  • 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 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In August’s meeting, we met a few new members and tasted eight delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

In all, we had eight brews:

BREWER            BEER                                  IBUs  ABV
Evan and Sara     Solera Base                           20    4.5%
Mikael            Kveik & Easy Pale Ale                 37    4.9%
Derek W.          Citra Maris SMASH AmerEnglishish IPA  40    5%
Steve & Derek H.  Y27 Saison                            10    6%
Robert            Sorachi Ace Saison                    ~30   5.9%
Adam              Saison(?)                             -     7.2%
Chet              Altbier                               -     7%
Robert C.         Double Double Kveik DIPA              48    8%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers August 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, August 11th 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:

  • If you’d like to pay dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org or bring cash with you to the meeting
  • Derek has shirts for sale: $5 for t-shirts and $10 for polos. What a deal!
  • We’ll discuss planning for NCHF (https://www.nchfinfo.org/).
  • Cliff will give us an update on upcoming competitions.
  • Just a reminder, we’re planning on having Oktoberfest/Festbiers at September’s meeting; so if you haven’t brewed, please do so soon!
  • 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 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In July’s meeting, we met a new members, learned about Festbier/Marzen, and tasted twenty-one delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

In all, we had twenty-one brews:

BREWER           BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Robert           Kolsch                              24    4.6%
Stephan          Kolsch                              26    4.8%
Elan             Kolsch                              28    4.9%
Cliff            Kolsch                              30    5%
Sara & Evan      Kolsch                              28    5.4%
Chet             Kolsch                              28    ~6%
Sara & Evan      LoKo Loquat Kolsch                  28    5.6%
David W.         Walla Walla Hefeweizen              15    5%
Robert           Lemon Drop Blonde Ale               24    4.9%
Cliff            Rye Table Beer                      30    4%
Kevin            Young Lager Kellerbier              49    4.7%
Derek W.         Shrill Single Pale Wit              30    5.1%
Derek W.         Saffron Shrill Single Pale Wit      30    5.1%
Eric R.          Saison D'ete                         ?    5%
David W.         Saison I                            30    6%
Steve & Derek H. Y72 Saison                         ~30    6.3%
Adam             Schwarzbier                          ?    6.3%
Anil             Darker Shade of Pale APA            45    6.5%
Charles D.       Haze Grey & Underway IPA w/ tea     28    6.4%
Noah             Dank side IPA w/ black apricots    ~40    6.8%
Anil             BBA Imperial Porter                 58    9.8%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!