Notice: SBE Face Mask Policy

As the world opens back up the Barley Engineers look forward to meeting in person again, please review our face mask policy and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

June Meeting – “Homebrew Q&A” w/ Jamil Zainasheff

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 2nd @ 6:00 pm. We are proud to announce that our featured speaker will be Jamil Zainasheff. Since this will be an open Question and Answer session with Jamil, please let us know what you would like to know from this super-accomplished Homebrewer, Pro Brewer and Author using this Google Form.

Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you. Be sure to get to the SBE Soci-Ale Distancing Homebrew Exchange before the meeting. We have a “Love Your NorCal Local” 2-Pack of 16 oz. beers from Jamil’s brewery, the Heretic Brewing Company, for ONLY $10. Jamil will be talking through these beers (identified in the Agenda, below) at the meeting. Andy Gamelin will be hosting a Bottle Share at the Exchange on Sunday, May 30 th, from 6-8pm, where you can pick up the Heretic beers.

June Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:30)
a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange
b) Upcoming Event and Meeting Plans
c) RSVP Drawing – Extra Special Heretic Brews
3) Main Event: “Homebrew Q&A” with Jamil Zainasheff (7:30-8:30)
Jamil will also present these special “Love Your NorCal Local” Heretic beers:
– California – Dry Hopped IPA
– Worry – Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

May Meeting – “Ancient Monastic Brewing” w/ Travis Rupp

The May meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, May 5th @ 6:00 pm.  We are excited to announce that our featured presenter will be Travis Rupp.  Formerly with Avery Brewing, Travis has done extensive research on ancient brewing techniques and recipes.  He’ll be taking us on an “Ancient Monastic Brewing” tour (5th thru 9th Century CE).  Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

At the SBE Soci-Ale Distancing Homebrew Exchange, we have bottles of Benedictus Ancient Griut Ale, brewed by our very own Alvin Dixon.  Pick up your bottle to share at the meeting, where Travis will be able to tell us about the origins of the recipe and guide us through a tasting.  One bottle per household, please (quantities are limited).

We have a special (members only) “Love Your Local” 4-Pack of 16 oz. beers from Booze Brothers Brewing Company (for ONLY $12) that you should pick up at Booze Brothers before the meeting.  The beers in this mixed 4-Pack are listed below, in the Agenda.  Let them know you are an SBE member and be sure to grab more of the other fine Booze Brothers & Owl Farm offerings while you are there!  

SBE 4-PACKS AVAILABLE STARTING WEDNESDAY, APRIL 28th

Booze Bros. Hours (open every day):

Mon-Tues: 11:30 am – 8:00 pm; Wed-Thurs: 11:30 am – 9:00 pm; Friday: 11:30 am – 10:00 pm; Saturday: 12:00 pm – 10:00 pm; Sunday: 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm

(2545 Progress St., Vista, CA 92081)

May Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:30)
  a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions

   b) Love Your Local – Booze Brothers Brewing Co.

  • Buena Vista – West Coast IPA
  • 1-800-Tropics – Hazy IPA
  • Red Sangria Ale (Owl Farm)
  • White Sangria Ale (Owl Farm)

   d) Upcoming Event and Meeting Plans
  e) Drawing – The Homebrewer Gift Certificate3) Main Presentation: “Ancient Monastic Brewing” with Travis Rupp (7:30-8:30)
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

April Meeting – SD Beer & Beer News in the Age of COVID w/ Brandon Hernández

April Meeting – SD Beer & Beer News in the Age of COVID

The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, April 7th @ 6:00 pm.  We are excited to announce that our featured presenter will be Brandon Hernández of San Diego Beer News® (among many other notable contributions to San Diego’s craft beer scene). Brandon’s multi-faceted talk will cover “San Diego Beer & Beer News in the Age of COVID”, including his own journalistic journey, and details on an upcoming feature in San Diego Beer News® (that will be of special interest to homebrewers. Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We have a special (members only) “Love Your Local” 4-Pack of 16 oz. beers from BattleMage Brewing Company (for ONLY $13) that you should pick up at BattleMage before the meeting. The beers in this mixed 4-Pack are listed below, in the Agenda. Let them know you are an SBE member and be sure to grab more of the other fine BattleMage offerings while you are there!

BattleMage Hours:
Thursday & Friday 4-8pm / Saturday & Sunday 1-6pm (2870 Scott St #102, Vista, CA 92081)

April Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:30)
a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
b) Love Your Local – BattleMage Brewing Co.
· Divine Light w/Mango – American Light Lager
· Perception Czech – Classic Czech-Style Pilsner
· Verses of Victory – English Brown Ale
· Heroes’s Feast – IPA
d) Upcoming Event and Meeting Plans
e) Drawing – San Diego Beer News ® Fan Insider Membership
3) Main Presentation: “SD Craft in the Time of COVID” (7:30-8:30) – Brandon Hernández
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

March Meeting – A History of West Coast IPA w/ Vinnie Cilurzo

March Meeting – A History of West Coast IPA w/ Vinnie Cilurzo

The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 6:00 pm.  We are honored to announce that our featured presenter will be Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing. Vinnie will be covering the History of the West Coast IPA, as well as some technical brewing topics. Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

For the March “Love Your Local” activity, we are encouraging all members to find Russian River brews at their favorite local bottle shop, or store, to enjoy before, during and after the meeting. Sounds like a yummy idea, right?

March Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:15)
     a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
     b) Love Your Local – Russian River Brews
c) SBE Web Site Tour – Derek Springer
     d) Upcoming Meeting Plan
     e) Drawing – Russian River-centric
3) Main Presentation: “A History of the West Coast IPA” (7:15-8:15) – Vinnie Cilurzo
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

Febrewary Meeting – A Chat with Charlie Papazian

Febrewary Meeting – A Chat with Charlie Papazian

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Febrewary 3rd @ 6:000pm.  We are honored to announce that our feature presentation will be “A Chat with Charlie”, which will be a question-and-answer session with the Godfather of Homebrewing, Charlie Papazian!  Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We also have a special (members only) “Love Your Local” 6-pack of beer from Rip Current Brewing (for ONLY $10.99 +Tax) that you should pick up at Rip Current’s San Marcos or North Park locations before the meeting.  The beers in this mixed 6-Pack are listed below, in the Agenda. Be sure to grab more crowlers of the fine Rip Current offerings while you’re there, and Do Not miss out on the special SBE 25% discount on crowlers of Black Lagoon Scotch Ale which won a Silver at GABF in 2015 and just won a Gold at the San Diego International Beer Festival in 2020.

Rip Current Covid Hours:
San Marcos: Wed-Fri 4-7pm, Sat 1-6pm (1325 Grand Ave #100, San Marcos, CA 92078)
North Park: Thu-Fri 4-7pm, Sat 1-6pm (4101 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104)

Febrewary Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:15)
     a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
     b) Love Your Local – Rip Current Beer Share with Paul Sangster
– Aloha Mr. Haze – Hazy IPA
– Impact Zone – West Coast IPA
– Lupulin Lust – Double IPA
– Off the Lip – IPA
– Choppy Surf – Czech Pilsner
– Bodysurfing – Belgian Blonde
    c) Upcoming Meeting Plan
    d) Drawing – “Homebrewers Companion” Book
3) Main Presentation: “A Chat with Charlie” (7:15-8:15) – Charlie Papazian
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

January Meeting – Simple Homebrewing w/ Denny & Drew

January Meeting – Simple Homebrewing w/ Denny & Drew

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 6th @ 6:000pm.  Our feature presentation will be “Simple Brewing” by Drew Beechum and Denny Conn, in honor of their new book.  Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We also have a special 4-pack of beer from Five Suits Brewing (for only $8) that you should pick up at Five Suits Brewing (2575 Pioneer Ave, STE 104, Vista, CA 92081) before the meeting.  Be sure to grab more crowlers of the fine Five Suits offerings while you’re there.

Five Suits’ Hours:  Monday–Friday: 4pm-8pm; Saturday: 2pm-8pm; Sunday: 2pm-6pm

January Meeting Agenda

1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:15)
     a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
     b) Love Your Local – 5 Suits Beer Share

  • Al Toque Peruvian Lager
  • Pit BOS Hefeweizen
  • Planet Nectaron IPA
  • Cover Your Snout Stout

    c) Upcoming Meeting Plan
    d) Drawing – “Simple Brewing” Book
3) Main Presentation: “Simple Brewing” (7:15-8:15) – Drew Beechum and Denny Conn
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

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2021 Meeting Agenda Notice

NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, all monthly meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom. To make the most of this situation, we are inviting keynote speakers from out of the area to present at these meetings. Stay tuned as we identify our upcoming speakers and make sure your email (and dues) are up to date to get the meeting details!

December Meeting – The Mad Fermentationist

December Meeting – The Mad Fermentationist

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

Please note the meeting will start at 5:30pm with the main presentation beginning at 6pm in order to accommodate our East Coast speaker.

We also have a special holiday 4 pack that you should pick up at the Exchange (1218 Melrose Way) before the meeting. The Exchange is open 24/7 for homebrew exchanges and right now we have the holiday 4 packs, free brewing items and free hops at the Exchange.

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd @ 5:30pm. Our feature presentation will be Changes & Developments in Sour Beer by Michael Tonsmiere aka The Mad Fermentationist.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (5:30-6:00pm)
2) Changes & Developments in Sour Beers (6:00-7:00) – Michael Tonsmiere
3) Club business (7:00-7:45)
a) Holiday Cheer
b) Drawing – American Sour Ales book
c) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
d) Upcoming Meeting Plan
e) Intro to 2021 Officers
4) Social time (7:45-9:00)

RSVP here

November Meeting – Bru’n Water w/ Martin Brungard

November Meeting – Bru’n Water w/ Martin Brungard

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

Please note the meeting will start at 5:30pm with the main presentation beginning at 6pm in order to accommodate our East Coast speaker.

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, November 4th @ 5:30pm. Our feature presentation will be Bru’n Water by Martin Brungard.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (5:30-6:00pm)
2) Bru’n Water (6:00-7:00) – Martin Brungard
3) Club business (7:00-7:30)
a) Drawing
b) 2020 Funk Up recap
c) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
d) Upcoming Meeting Plan
e) Officer Elections
4) Social time (7:30-9:00)

RSVP here