Sun 21 Sep 2014
Mon 25 Aug 2014
This coming Monday the 25th we have our August meeting (same time, same place). We do however have a new topic! We will have Matt Sager give us an off-flavor presentation which will include up to 3 off flavor tastings and identifications. If you want an introduction into off flavors in your (well maybe not yours) beer then come on out.
If you have already taken an off flavor course, then we could really use your help in pouring and distributing the tainted beer to your fellow members. See me or Matt at the beginning of the meeting.
NCHF is only one month away and WE NEED YOUR HELP!
You need to sign up to help decorate the booth, bring beer, and bring food for the booth. We will need at least 20 to 30 kegs of great beer to pull off this event.
We will need help with the booth decoration and the beer lists. Remember it is a “Go West Young Brewer” theme when thinking of beer names and appropriate attire.
The booth will be a double size canopy, but we need western themed decorations like hay, saloon doors, a back room, a place to tie up your horse or put your hat.
GET INVOLVED!!! This is an awesome weekend for our club. And remember, you can send beer to NCHF without going, we need it all.
See you tonight!
Tue 12 Aug 2014
- Pot-luck food item to share (food screen for food items to keep the bees away
- Kegs or bottles of homebrew to share
- Charcoal, fire, and grilling utensils
- Tablecloth for the picnic tables
- Sunscreen, hats, sunglasses (especially for the kids)
- Frisbee, horseshoes, or other game to play
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Fri 25 Jul 2014
It’s July, it’s finally hot, what better way to chill than to attend the July 28 meeting at Lindsay Wildlife Museum!
We will have a CCWD representative give us a presentation in the first half of the meeting. We will have BOTM table, a gadget to share, great homebrew to share, and some discussion about NCHF and the annual multi-club picnic.
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Sat 28 Jun 2014
Cancel your vacation plans because you will want to attend this upcoming meeting on Monday, June 30th!
We will once again have Chris Graham give a presentation to us, and I believe it is about closed system brewing.
We will also have Scott Thomas share his experiments with black malts when he brewed several stouts just changing the dark malt. He will share his insights and will welcome your input as you taste the difference in the beers.
BOTM table will be open for you competitive minded brewers. Just remember that you can only share one beer on this table and each “judge” gets one token vote.
NCHF (Northern California Homebrew Festival) has announced their ticket plans and prices. This is an event in September that you do not want to miss! Tickets will go on sale July 20 and again on July 26 at 10am PT. Check out the info on their website: nchfinfo.org There are some new rules in regards to ticket purchases that you must read.
We will be building a booth, and serving beer and food at this festival. So if you plan to go please add your name to one of the committee lists available at the meeting.
See you Monday, meeting will begin promptly at 7:00pm, so be early. We have lots to cover.
Tue 3 Jun 2014
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Wed 21 May 2014
Congratulations to all that entered and especially the winner(s) of our GABF Pro-Am competition with Black Diamond Brewing Co.
As you know, we were using two different yeast strains, WLP007 and WLP530. We had 18 entries with a wide variety of beer styles.
In 2nd place in the WLP007 category, with a Foreign Extra Stout was ….. Brian Klatt
In 2nd place in the WLP530 category, with a Belgian Pale Ale was ….. Mike Smith
Runner up (or 2nd place overall, or 1st loser) with a Chipotle Porter was ….. Paul Brown
And, the winner (drum-roll please) with a Am. Style Belgian Pale Ale was ….. Erik Beer !!
Congratulations! Erik will brew his beer with Black Diamond soon and it will be served at the taproom and then entered in the Pro-Am of GABF.Share on Facebook
Mon 19 May 2014
Our May meeting is tonight on May 19th. It will be held at Black Diamond Brewing Co. in Concord. The address is 2470 Bates Ave., Concord, 94520. You can arrive early and enjoy beers in their taproom if you want.
The meeting will begin at the regular time of 6:30 pm with a tour of the facilities and sharing of homebrew. We will be meeting in the brewery so you can bring your homebrew for tasting and feedback. We will still have the BOTM table. After a short “business” section, Black Diamond will announce the winner of the Pro-Am GABF contest. Good luck to all that entered!
This is important! If you want to sit down during anytime of the meeting, you must bring your own chair. Black Diamond does not have enough to go around.Share on Facebook
Mon 28 Apr 2014
We have a meeting tonight, Monday, April 28th at the normal place and time.
Your GABF-Black Diamond beers are due tonight. Bring them along with your entry form and bottle labels. We will deliver them to Black Diamond the following day.
We will have Jay Goodwin from the Rare Barrel to give us a talk about sour beers and barrels.
We will also have a Q & A session in the second half of the meeting (since no one volunteered to give a style talk). So, bring your questions and get ready for answers!
Also, bring your BOTM beers for the special table. This will be a point total month with the winner getting a prize for accumulating the most points in the three BOTM’s. Remember, only one beer per brewer, and one token per taster.Share on Facebook
Wed 16 Apr 2014