Charity Oktoberfest @ Mission San Luis Rey

Join the Barley Engineers on Friday, September 28th @ 5:00 PM as we join the Knights of Columbus Council 3162 in supporting the Columbian Foundation with a charity Oktoberfest at the historic Mission San Luis Rey!

Enjoy handcrafted beers brewed by the club along with grilled brats and other foods. Tickets are $15 (must be 21 or over), but contributing members will get in free.

Further details here

Booze Bros Appreciation Party & ALNC Benefit

Hi Everyone!

You are invited to the 2018 Booze Brothers Appreciation Party hosted by our very own club, Society of Barley Engineers. The beer being served will be that which was created from the Big Brew back in June! Can’t wait to see all the different creations that club members came up with and all the reactions from visitors and charity supporters. This is sure to be a great event.

If you have not already done so, please fill out the RSVP as soon as possible so that we can plan. For those who are able to contribute materials outside of food and beer, please check the RSVP as we still need the following:

  • Tables
  • Games (i.e., cornhole, dominoes, etc.)
  • Power Strips for multiple hot pots
  • Jockey Boxes
  • CO2 Tanks


Booze Bros Appreciation Party & ALNC Benefit

Stone 22nd Anniversary Soda Signups

Stone 22nd Anniversary Soda Slinging

The Barley Engineers will once again be volunteering to make and serve sodas at Stone’s 22nd Anniversary Beer Fest. We’ll need members to make sodas and…

The Barley Engineers will once again be volunteering to make and serve sodas at Stone’s 22nd Anniversary Beer Fest. We’ll need members to make sodas and help serve on Saturday, August 18th. Servers will receive a pass to the opposite session’s fest and jockey box donors will receive an extra special reward!

Please use this form to register your sodas and RSVP for the event.

Stone will reimburse us for all the ingredients, so be sure to keep your receipts!

Check out the club’s soda recipe book

Summer Events Newsletter

In addition to reminders about individual events, I’m going to try to put out a periodic newsletter to consolidate the details and dates of upcoming events.   As always, I welcome ideas from members for additional or future events.
Recent Event Recaps:

Thanks to everyone who came out this past weekend to the Urge Bowling and Bocce event.  We had a great time hanging out with club members and friends while bowling, playing bocce, and drinking beers.  Special thanks to Tom Wood for taking the lead on organizing the event.

Photos are posted here:

We also recently had an amazing annual Beer and Cheese Pairing event at Wild Barrel Brewing.  Special thanks go out to Dr. Bill, Bill Sobieski, and the whole staff at Wild Barrel for accommodating us and making it an event to remember.
You can see some photos from the event here:

Upcoming Events:
Big Brew with Booze Brothers
Weds June 20th, 6pm
Booze Brothers will be brewing us a whole batch of wort to purchase for $2.50 per gallon and ferment as we please.  Make sure to sign up and pay, and bring sanitized fermenters to fill.  Pizza will be available for those who sign up for it on the form.
Foot Golf at Rancho Carlsbad Golf Course
Sunday July 15th, afternoon
An afternoon of playing foot golf, which is like golf with a soccer ball and holes the size of keg buckets.  No prior experience or equipment is needed, other than closed-toe shoes.  Price should be in the $15-20 range for 18 holes.  Bring cans of good beer and non-glass cups for a can-share on the course.  We may also plan World Cup Soccer brunch and brewery visit events earlier in the day for those who want to make a day of it.
Pub Night at Second Chance Brewery
Weds July 18th, 6pm
Come sample the great beers at Second Chance in Carmel Mountain Ranch.  Club members will receive a discount on beers.  Come early for a meet and greet with owner and brewmaster, Marty Mendiola.
Save the dates:
Booze Brothers Appreciation Party – Weds August 8th
Stone Anniversary Fest (Soda Serving) – Sat August 18th
Multi-Club Summer Picnic – Sat August 25th
Viasat Beer Fest – Thurs September 13th
QUAFFtoberfest – Sat September 15th
SBE Holiday Party – Weds December 12th
I hope to see you at some future events!

2018 Booze Bros Big Brew

Booze Bros Big Brew

This year Booze Bros will be making an American-style Wit base that members can take home and do whatever they want to it–the results can be surprising!…

This year Booze Bros will be making an American-style Wit base that members can take home and do whatever they want to it; the results can be surprising! Sign up for how much you want, pay by the gallon–this is finished yeast-ready wort!

Sign up on the interest page and pledge your interest here:

Date:  Wednesday, June 20th @ Booze Bros Brewery in Vista

Time: – about 6:00 PM (give or take) since we never know EXACTLY when it’ll be done

Cost: – 2.50 per gallon, all in

How to pay: Preferred: PayPal, Venmo or Zelle to Jacques. Or Exact change and Cash on the day of the event.

To make the evening more fun, I’ve asked Maurey if he can put some fun and funky beers on tap for us and he said he’d do it. I also asked that if there won’t be a food truck if we could bring pizza for us all and they’re OK with that. I’ve put it on the spreadsheet to gauge interest. We can bring bottles to share but they can only be in the event room.

If you can’t make it, try to find a friend who can bring (and pick up) a vessel for you. Maybe we can get them to hold a few a day or so if that helps.

Battlemage Game & Pub Nite – 3/22

Board Game Pub Nite

Board Games & Beers pub nite at BattleMage.

We have pub night with a twist coming up this Thursday (March 22) from 7pm – 10pm at Battlemage Brewing in Vista, CA.

I’ll be bringing a variety of board games to play with those who are interested, but feel free to bring your own that you enjoy. The link below has a sign up where you can specify your desired type of games. I imagine we will have a few tables set up for those who want a more serious game and those who want a easier “family” games. Either way, no game will be too complicated, everyone and their families are welcome, and it should be a great time – so hope to see you there!

Some Ideas for serious games include:

– Small World

– Blood Rage

– Scythe

Some ideas for easier “family games” include:

– King of Tokyo

– Deception: Murder in Hong Kong

– Codenames

– Machi Koro

– Liar’s Dice

SBE Bottle Share – Friday 2/23 @ 6:30 PM

SBE Bottle Share

Search through your refrigerators, keezers and closets for that rare, unusual or favorite beer, or get a fresh one at your local brewery or bottle shop to bring.

There’s no specific theme, so all styles are welcome.

We’ll be serving a few hors d’oeuvres but encourage attendees to bring their favorite to share also.

Please fill out your RSVP info here

Event: BattleMage Brewing Pub Night

The Barley Engineers will be meeting at fellow Engineers Ryan and Chris’ BattleMage Brewing this Wednesday, Oktober 18th starting at 6:00 PM to hang out and enjoy some fine ales and elixirs. Looking forward to seeing y’all there!

2870 Scott St, Vista, CA 92081

Please RSVP here, so we can plan accordingly:

SBE May Event – Bear Roots Brewing

Join us this month for club night as Bear Roots Brewing hosts Barley Engineer club members. They will be pouring a variety of their beers. Come by and meet the head brewer Terry and co-owner Nick Boling. There’s no excuses this month not to join your fellow club members and enjoy some great beer.

WHAT: SBE club night

5/26 at 6pm

WHERE: Bear Roots Brewing
1213 S. Santa Fe Ave. Vista Ca, 92083


DETAILS: Come try their beers with other SBE members

DISCOUNT: Club members get 10% off with current membership card

Event: Lambic Kegging 2015

The 2015 Lambic Kegging session will be held on Oktober 10th starting at 1:30pm at the Gamelin picobrewery in Vista. We have close to 150 gallons of Lambic to keg, which is the largest club brew we have ever done. We will start by pulling a growler from each barrel for sampling. Members can select which barrel they would like to receive. We will be prioritizing kegs for members that participated in the Lambic brew session and those that can commit to bring a Lambic keg to the Southern California Homebrew Festival. We will also make sure that everyone who participates can bring back at least a growler of club Lambic.

We will also have barrel dregs for you to bring home to brew your own Lambic. We would like to encourage everyone to brew a Lambic on Sunday and use these barrel dregs for the brew.

I will have three Lambics on draft, A Gueuze blend of 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Lambics, a blended Apricôt and a blended Framboise. As always you are welcome to bring bottles to share.

Every year at this time I become antsy as we don’t open the barrels to taste them. So, hopefully this years Lambic will be as good as the 2013 and 2014 batches!

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend: