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

Sudzers November 2021 meeting notes

Hello, Sudzers! In our final meeting of the year we met several new members, tasted our future club brew, and tasted eleven extremely diverse brews. Thanks to everyone who showed up!

Business:
– We welcomed several new members: Tammi, Andi, and Kevin. Welcome to the club!
– Several officers will be stepping down from their positions in 2022: Robert as President, Cliff as Competition Guru, and Adam as Communications Officer. We will send out more info about this, but in the meantime, you can let us know if you’re interested in any of these positions.
– Our next club brew will be Robert R.’s Biere de Noel. This is a perfect beer for warming yourself up on a cold night and should age well. More info about the club brew day will be sent out.
– We discussed ideas for this year’s Christmas party. As with the other topics, we’ll send out more information in the near future, but please let us know if you have any ideas for a venue.

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 eleven homebrews:

BREWER     BEER                              IBUs   ABV
Dan R.     Blue Mountain Kolsch              16     5.5%
Robert R.  Biere de Noel                     24     8.0%
Tim T.     Left Over Grain Porter            50     6%
Mikael     Cistra IPA                        69     6.8%
Stephan    Korean Makgeolli (two blends)      0     ??
Tammi      New Year Mulberry Wine             0     ~10%
Andi       Ollie Mead                         0     12%
Andi       Jalapeno, Habanero, Mango Mead     0     12%
Netanel    Carignan Mixed Ferm. Ale           -     6.5%
Netanel    English Bitter                    40     5.5%

Sudzers November 2021 meeting

Hello, Sudzers! Our last meeting of the year will be held at 4:00pm this Sunday, November 14th through both Zoom and in person 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 club dues, please send $25 via paypal to derek@sudzers.org.
– We will be conducting a competition to see what beer we’ll brew for this year’s club brew, so please bring your entries! We’re not sure how many people will attend the meeting, so if you’re bringing 12oz bottles, then please bring two.
– We’ll discuss ideas for this year’s holiday party.
– We’ll also talk about several Sudzer Officer positions that will be available in 2022.
– 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.
– Zoom info was sent to the mailing list.

From the Los Altos Town Crier – Women in craft: Influential brewers have seen industry evolve with times

For his monthly column in the Los Altos Town Crier, Sudzers CFO Derek W interviewed two pioneering women in California craft brewing: Barbara Groom of Lost Coast Brewing and DeVonne Buckingham of Drake’s Brewing.

https://www.losaltosonline.com/food/women-in-craft-influential-brewers-have-seen-industry-evolve-with-times/article_ea081210-2c9e-11ec-8c99-6314062104b7.html