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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January Meeting – “I Can Ferment That!”

January Meeting – “I Can Ferment That!”

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, January 8th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers in Vista. We will be having a special wacky presentation by Stan Sisson entitled “I Can Ferment That!”

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) SBE 2020 Meeting Plan
4) Whiskey Barrel Challenge
5) Upcoming Events
a) Stone AHA Rally (January 11)
b) Lambic Blending (January 19)
c) Guadalupe Pub Night (January 22)
d) Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 1-3)
6) “I can Ferment That!” – Stan Sisson
7) Post-presentation social time

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

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Holiday Party! 12/11

SBE Holiday Party

Society of Barley Engineers will be holding our sixth annual Holiday Party the evening of Wednesday, December 11. It will be held at Chris Banker’s home in southeast Oceanside and directions will be sent to those who RSVP.

This will be a casual holiday gathering with potluck food and beer sharing. It will be a chance for everyone to get together outside of regular meetings, share homebrew and food, and celebrate a great year of beer.

Date and Time: Wednesday, December 11 at 6:30pm
Location: Chris Banker’s house, southeast Oceanside (south of the 78 near CostCo and the DMV). Address will be provided to those who RSVP
Details:

  • Open to members and their guests. Festive casual attire is encouraged.
  • Please bring a food item to share, along with any homebrew or commercial beers you wish to share.
  • Kegs can be accommodated with advance notice.

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December Meeting – Hop Varieties

December Meeting – Hop Varieties

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, December 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers in Vista. We will be featuring Hop Varieties (in Bud Light bottles) which will be led by Jason Arcand.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) SBE Holiday Party (December 11th)
b) Stone AHA Rally (January 11th)
c) Lambic Blending (January 19th)
4) Hop Varieties (In Bud Light Bottles) – Jason Arcand
5) Post-presentation social time

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

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November Meeting @ The Lost Abbey

November Meeting @ The Lost Abbey

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, November 6th @ 6pm at The Lost Abbey In San Marcos. We will special guest speaker, Tomme Arthur to discuss Innovative Brewing and we will be hosting the meeting at Lost Abbey. Since we will be returning to our first commercial meeting location (with Stone brewing), we will be bringing back a tradition of brining in pizza and will have that available at the retro price of $5 per person.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) SdL Sours Competition Awards Announcement
4) Upcoming Events
a) SDBW Rip Current/Churchill’s (November 8)
b) SDBW Tap That Beer & Chocolate Pairing (November 9)
c) 117W Whiskey Distribution (November 24)
e) SBE Holiday Party (December 11th)
5) Innovative Brewing – Tomme Arthur
6) Post-presentation social time

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

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Oktober Meeting – Reviving Historical Brews

Oktober Meeting – Reviving Historical Brews

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Oktober 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will be featuring Reviving Historical Brews by Alvin Dixon.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Lambic Harvest (Oktober 19th)
b) SdL Sours Competition (Oktober 17th dropoff deadline)
c) 117W Whiskey Distribution
d) San Diego Beer Week (November)
e) SBE Holiday Party (December 11th)
4) November Meeting @ Lost Abbey
5) Reviving Historical Brews – Alvin Dixon
6) Post-presentation social time

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

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September Meeting – Brewing for Competitions

September Meeting – Brewing For Competitions

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, September 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will be featuring Brewing For Competitions by Nick Corona.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Viasat Beer Festival (September 19)
b) Oktoberfest (TBA)
c) Lambic Harvest (Oktober 19th)
c) SdL Sours Competition
4) SdL T-Shirt order
5) Brewing For Competition – Nick Corona
6) Post-presentation social time

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

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August Meeting – Brewing Coffee Beer

August Meeting – Brewing Coffee Beer

Event in Vista, CA by Derek Springer on Wednesday, August 7 2019

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, August 7th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will be featuring Brewing Coffee Beer by Chris Vascellaro.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Booze Brothers Appreciation Night (August 14)
b) San Diego Cross Club Picnic (August 24)
c) Other Events
4) Brewing Coffee Beer – Chris Vascellaro
5) Post-presentation social time

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

RSVP here