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)

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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)

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Oktober Meeting – Yeast Handling w/ Imperial Yeast

Oktober Meeting – Yeast Handling w/ Imperial Yeast

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.

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Oktober 7th @ 6pm. Our feature presentation will be on Yeast Handling led by the Imperial Yeast team.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) Upcoming Meeting Plan
b) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
c) 2020 Funk Up
d) Drawing – Imperial Yeast Swag
3) Yeast handling (7:15-8:15) – Imperial Yeast Team
4) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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August Meeting – Brulosophy Exbeeriments w/ Marshall Schott

August Meeting – Brulosophy Exbeeriments w/ Marshall Schott

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.

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, August 5th @ 6pm. Our feature presentation will be on Brulosophy Exbeeriments led by Marshall Schott, founder and avid contributor of Brulosophy.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) September Meeting Plan
b) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
c) Drawing
3) Brulosophy Exbeeriments (7:15-8:15) – Marshall Schott
4) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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July Online Meeting – Fermentation & Maturation w/ John Palmer

July Online Meeting – Fermentation & Maturation w/ John Palmer

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.

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, July 1st @ 6pm. Our feature presentation will be on Fermentation & Maturation led by John Palmer, acclaimed author of Water, Brewing Classic Styles and How to Brew. John’s work is published extensively in magazines and he’s invited to speak worldwide, so we are fortunate to be able to host him.

On the agenda

  1. Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
  2. Club business (6:45-7:15)
    1. August Meeting Plan
    2. Upcoming Events?
    3. Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
    4. Drawing
  3. Fermentation & Maturation (7:15-8:15) – John Palmer
  4. Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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June Meeting – On Flavors

June Meeting – On Flavors

We have a special 4 pack for tasting as a part of the presentation that can be picked up at Booze Brothers for the subsidized price of $5/member (one per member). Please plan on picking this up during their pickup hours any day (except Monday) before the meeting.

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During the Covid-19 crisis, 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.

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd @ 6pm. During the Covid-19 crisis, we will be sharing our homebrew through the Soci-Ale Distancing Homebrew Exchange and we will be planning on discussing some of these beers at the meeting. Our feature presentation will be led by Lauren Reese featuring Sensory Analysis with On Flavors. We have a special 4 pack for tasting as a part of the presentation that can be picked up at Booze Brothers for the subsidized price of $5/member (one per member). Please plan on picking this up during their pickup hours any day (except Monday) before the meeting. While you are at Booze Brothers, please take an opportunity to pick up another 4 pack or some merchandise so that we can support our friends at Booze Brothers during this difficult time. We would really like to take this opportunity to make a statement of our support for Booze Brothers in appreciation of all the support they have provided for us over the years.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) July Meeting Announcement
b) Upcoming Events!
c) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
d) Drawing
4) Sensory Analysis – On Flavors (7:15-8:15) – Lauren Reese
5) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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April Meeting – Healthy Homebrew Hacks

April Meeting – Healthy Homebrew Hacks

During the Covid-19 crisis, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. We are planning social time from 6-6:45, club business from 6:45-7:15 and the main presentation from 7:15-8:15. I’ll open the meeting hall up around 5:30pm and I’ll leave it open at the end of the meeting as well.

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The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, April 1st @ 6pm. Due to our social distancing compliant meeting format, we won’t be able to share homebrew, but we will be encouraging you to join the meeting with your homebrew or a local craft beer. We will be featuring Healthy Homebrew Hacks which will be led by special guest speaker, Travis Hammond.
On the agenda:

1) Social time or group happy hour (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) Meeting plan
b) Events plan
c) Drawing – gift certificates for local establishments
4) Healthy Homebrew Hacks (7:15-8:15) – Travis Hammond
5) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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March Meeting – Kveik Fermentation

March Meeting – Kveik Fermentation

The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, March 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers in Vista. We will be featuring Kviek Fermentation which will be led by special guest speaker Oleg Shpyrko.
On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Club Only Competition – Kolsch
4) Upcoming Events
a) Pink Boots Fundraiser Brewday (March 7)
b) Lambic Brew Session (March 22)
c) Miralani Walkabout (March 28)
d) Meading in the Gardens (April 4)
e) Tri City MTB Tour (April 18)
f) Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 1-3)
5) Kviek Fermentation – Oleg Shpyrko
6) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

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Société du Lambic Brew Session

Société du Lambic Brew Session

The 2020 Société du Lambic brew session will be held on Sunday March 22nd at the Brasserie-Brouwerij Gamelin in Vista. We are inviting members to bring their brew systems on site for a massive communal brew session. If you are not able to bring your brew system, you can help others or brew at home and transport the wort. Our production target will be 350 gallons of Lambic. The ingredients are being procured in advance (big thanks to Jim & MoreBeer), so you can pick up ingredients if you are planning on brewing at home.

We also will be harvesting Lambic from the oak barrels and will be able to fill kegs for those that weren’t able to make it to Lambic Harvest day or those that would like Lambic from these barrels.

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Febrewary Meeting – Irish Ales

Febrewary Meeting – Irish Ales

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Febrewary 5th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers in Vista. We will be featuring Irish Ales which will be led by Curt Wittenberg.

On the agenda:

  1. Social time & small pour sharing
  2. Homebrew sharing and discussion
  3. SBE 2020 Events Plan
  4. Whiskey Barrel Challenge Judging
  5. Upcoming Events
    1. Bottle Share (Febrewary 28)
    2. Lambic Brew Session (March 22)
    3. Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 1-3)
  6. Irish Ales – Curt Wittenberg
  7. Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

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