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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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!

RSVP here

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!

RSVP here