Sudzers July 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, July 14th 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:

  • Remember, if you brewed a Kolsch, then please bring it to this meeting! We’ll be tasting our homebrewed versions along with a commercial version.
  • 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!
  • Derek will be distributing Dark Matter imperial stout to 2018 dues-paying members. The July meeting will be the last meeting to which Derek will bring the Dark Matter. If you have not yet received your bottles and cannot make the July meeting please contact derek@sudzers.org to make arrangements to get your bottles. Any unclaimed bottles as of the end of July will become property of the club for further distribution, use at club events, etc. Thanks!
  • Derek will discuss Sudzers work-shirts.
  • We’ll discuss planning for NCHF (https://www.nchfinfo.org/). Tickets go on sale at 10:00am this Sunday, July 14th and again at 10:00am, July 20th.
  • We’ll discuss organizing a committee on creating an annual swap meet.
  • Cliff will give us an update on upcoming competitions.
  • Robert will present on best practices for brewing Oktoberfest/Festbier in preparation for the September meeting
  • 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 June 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In June’s meeting, we met some new members, learned all about hops, and tasted seven delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

In all, we had seven brews:

BREWER           BEER                                IBUs  ABV
 Xabriel         No name Munich Dunkel               21    3.7%
 Kevin           Little London Brown                 21    4.2%
 Derek W.        1826 Berliner Braun Bitterbier      60    5%
 Mikael & Bill   BUD on Warp Milkshake IPA           35    6.5%
 Kevin           Beermosa Premix NEIPA               57    6.3%
 Stephan         Melon Man V2 NEIPA                  ??    6%
 Noah'           Pliny the Elderberry W Coast IPA    ~75   8%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers June 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, June 9th 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!
  • Derek will have Dark Matter to distribute to 2018 paid members.
  • Derek will discuss whether we want to have a new club shirt
  • Initial Northern California Homebrewers Festival (NCHF) planning
  • Steve H. will discuss the upcoming Santa Clara County Fair competition, in which the Sudzers will play a big part in organizing and judging
  • David Fortune will be giving a SudTalk on “Hops: Basic Favor Descriptors and Understanding IBUs”
  • Remember if you brew, or plan on brewing a Kolsch, please bring it to July’s meeting!
  • 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 May 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In May’s meeting, we met a new member, learned about Kolsch and heterofermentative yeast, and tasted seventeen delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

In all, we had seventeen brews:

BREWER          BEER                                 IBUs  ABV
Cliff           Little Yellow Lite Lager             25    4.5%
David W.        Maibock                              25    7.5%
Adam            Coconut Schwarzbier                  -     6.3%
Adam            Kviek IPA w/ Lemondrop hops          -     7.5%
Liza            A Kelis Tribute Mango Milkshake IPA  -     7.1%
Christy         Watermelon Gose                      5     5%
Charles D.      American IPA                         81-86 6%
David W.        Plum Bum, Golden Sour w/ Plums       10    6%
Christy         Sour Cherry Golden Sour w/ Cherry    30    7.5%
Cliff           Black Lager                          30    5.5%
Christy         Desecration Dark Sour                25    9.5%
Christy         Boozy Barrel-aged Belgian Tripel     25    10%
Robert          Unnamed Porter                       28    6.5%
Robert          Smoked Unnamed Porter                28    6.5%
Robert          Cocao Nib Unnamed Porter             28    6.5%
Evan and Sara   Oat St. Stout/porter                 48    4.2%
Charles D.      Nathanz Coffee Milk Stout            25    3.3%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers May 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, May 19th 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 won’t be able to attend this weekend, so if you’d like to pay dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org
  • Robert will announce our new program where we will have a presentation on a new beer style every other month
  • Cliff will give an update on the Sudzer Solera Project
  • Cliff will give an update on the homebrew comp calendar
  • Mikael will cover brewing tips on Kolsch for the first beer to be brought to the July meeting
  • David Wilson will give a SUD Talk on acid producing yeast
  • 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 April 2019 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In April’s meeting, we met some new members, received our 2018 Dark Matter allocations, and tasted nine delicious brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:

In all, we had nine brews:

BREWER      BEER                                IBUs  ABV
Mikael Kolsch S - 196 25 6.4%
Chet Accidental Festbier 20 6.4%
Nathan Oats A Brown Ale 36 5.2%
Robert R. Old and Bitter Imperial Stout 74 8.3%
Sudzers Dark Matter 2014 100 Insane
Cliff Berliner Weisse 5 4.5%
David W. Berry Warhead Fruited Golden Sour 20 6.5%
Bill P. Ginger Wild Ale 0 6.2%
Cliff 11 Year Old And Sour 0 5%

Thanks to Steins and everyone that showed up!

Sudzers April 2019 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our next meeting will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, April 14th 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!
  • If everything goes according to plan, we’ll have Dark Matter to distribute (bottling day of the meeting). Derek will provide more details.
  • Congratulations to Cliff for his win at the Steins Home Brew Contest!
  • Congratulations to Cliff, Chet, and everyone else involved in the Freewheel Battle of the Brew Clubs!
  • We’re looking for people who want to pour at Steinbeck’s Home Brew Fest (https://www.steinbeckrotary.org/2019-steinbecks-home-brew-fest). Talk to Cliff if you’re interested.
  • 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!