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

WHEN:
​Thursday
5/26 at 6pm

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

760-726-4204
www.Brbrewco.com

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:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FK22h2-dkflWVvPmm5kSwrjVUjpR-E3uKPsQkvBDcJo/viewform

Event: SBE Target Shooting Night

We are putting together a Society of Barley Engineers shooting night event. It will be on Tues 10/6 starting at 6pm. We will gather at Iron Sights shooting range in Oceanside for some target shooting. This is a great opportunity to do some target shooting in a safe environment with fellow club members. Afterwards, we will head over to Tap That for some beers. If you have a Tap That pint glass bring it in for $1 off pints on Tuesdays.

Anyone with their own gun(s) is welcome to bring them. People who do not have guns may rent them at the range (typically $6). Range fees should be around $10-14 per person. For ammo, you may bring your own approved ammo, purchase ammo at the range, or participate in a group buy for discounted ammo (about 1/2 of range price). Ammo cost will depend on how much you shoot. If you bring your own ammo, it cannot contain steel or be “Wolf” brand ammo, they will check it with a magnet. Ear and eye protection are provided free of charge. Paper targets may be brought from home or purchased at the range for a small fee.

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1YhFK_HIxJdaYfXdorNLN9sI9aOql8N6vUguX1cJaXXA/viewform

Note: if you wish to get in on the group ammo buy, we will need your RSVP within the next two weeks.

Event: Stone Farms Summer Picnic

Join the Barley Engineers for a late summer potluck at the picnic-friendly Stone Farms. A stone’s throw from their brewery in Escondido, Stone Farms is a relaxed location to enjoy some vittles, drink some beers from their taps, and stroll the farms. We’ll meet at 1 PM and stay until we get hot, tired, or they kick us out (6 PM). There are shaded picnic areas scattered around the farms and there should be plenty of space for us all, feel free to bring any of your favorite picnic games.

Please sign up to bring a main, side, or desert to serve at least a dozen people. I’ll update the form or send an email out of we get over-loaded on any particular dish.

Stone Farms also appears to be dog-friendly, but if anyone has dogs that like to eat chickens or peacocks, Stone would probably be pretty unhappy.

Note: The barn only has water and Stone beer available. We cannot bring any of our own alcohol onto the premises.

When:
– Sunday, August 23rd
– 1:00 PM until we get tired or they kick us out (6:00 PM)

Where:
– Stone Farms
– 9928 Protea Gardens Rd Escondido, CA 92026
http://www.stonebrewing.com/farm/

Hope to see y’all there!

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1l5DUj5Tu6qKf0yGRsbAC0DSxH01RQrXe8bPskTcCPxw/viewform?c=0&w=1

SBE May Pub Night – Irina’s

Our first pub night of 2015 will be Wednesday, May 13th, at Irina’s Bar and Grill in Oceanside. For anyone not familiar, they are a little pub with good German and other bar food, and a good tap and bottle selection of local and German beers. They’ll provide happy hour pricing for us all evening.

There are a couple of pool tables as well as bar trivia (anyone up for a contest?) and Golden Tee. And for anyone interested, we can make this a mini pub-crawl, as Legacy Brewing and the Tap That tap room are a few blocks away.

The event starts at 6PM, and we hope to see lots of you there.

Weds, May 13, 6pm
Irina’s Bar and Grill
3375 Mission Ave, Oceanside, CA 92058

SBE Homebrew Competition

As most of your know, we are hosting our first big homebrew competition, sponsored by Rip Current Brewing. The grand prize winner will get to scale up their recipe and brew on Rip Current’s production brewery!

The link to our competition is http://competition.societyofbarleyengineers.org
The competition will be capped at 100 entries, 2 entries per person max with no duplicate sub-category entries.
Entries are now being accepted and will remain open until we hit the entry cap, or 8/24.

Categories accepted:

Category #5 – Bock
Category #13 – Stouts
Category #16 – Belgian & French Ale
Category #18 – Belgian Strong Ale
Category #23 – Experimental/Specialty Beer

We need BJCP qualified judges and a few volunteer stewards for the competition! You can register for these positions via the competition software. These are available for signup right now. The competition is registered with BJCP so judges will be awarded points. Judging will take place on Sunday, September 7th. Lunch will be provided and also a custom gift. Judges and stewards will be contacted to confirm acceptance.

Entry cost is $5/entry and must be paid through the competition software via PayPal only. You will not be able to print your labels until your entries are paid for. No cash or checks accepted.
If you do not have a PayPal account, sign up for one. It’s free and easy.
**IMPORTANT** Once you click the PayPal link and pay for your entries, you must click the “RETURN” button to go back into the competition software. If you fail to do this, your entries will not show as paid.

Each entry must be 2 plain brown 12oz unlabeled bottles, with unmarked caps.
Bottle drop off dates are: 8/20-8/24 in person at Rip Current Brewing (1325 Grand Ave #100, San Marcos, CA 92078) during Tasting Room hours ONLY. Wed – Thurs: 4PM – 8PM, Fri: 3PM – 9PM, Sat: 11AM – 9PM, Sun 12PM – 5PM.
No mailed entries accepted. No after hours entries accepted.
Rip Current is doing us a huge favor by hosting and accepting entries, so please help us make this as easy on the brewery and their employees as possible.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at competition@societyofbarleyengineers.org

Good luck & may the best brewer win!

Chris Stawney
Competition Czar

Event: Churchills Pub Night

Continuing our effort to host more events outside of meetings, we are putting together a SBE pub night at Churchills Pub in San Marcos. The event will be on Tuesday 7/8 at 6:30pm. We will have an area of tables reserved for our group. This will be a great chance to socialize with other members and enjoy the great selection of beer and food at Churchills.

Please RSVP using this form and contact me with any questions:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1ZsRl8BqC4AlobVMYu_NiSqSZd3vNWGRqH80JyW4Hrco/viewform

Vista Strawberry Fest Fruit Beers Homebrew Competition

The Vista Chamber of Commerce is putting on a homebrew competition as part of the Vista Strawberry Festival with assistance from Society of Barley Engineers.

The details of the competition are here: http://vistastrawberryfest.com/strawberry-homebrew-contest/
Entries are due between May 19th – 23rd at the Vista Chamber of Commerce.

Entry forms are here: http://vistastrawberryfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/01/Home-Beer-Brew-Entry-Form.pdf

Although this competition is during the Strawberry Festival, ANY fruited beer can be entered. So, get brewing and enter this local competition!
$10 entry fee. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd!
There was a cap at the first 35 entries, but that limit has been removed (everyone can enter!)

Good luck!

Event: Bicycle Tour de Vista

The Society of Barley Engineers is planning a biking tour of breweries in Vista for Sunday Febrewary 23rd starting at 1pm. The plan is to visit 8 breweries that are spaced 2-12 minutes apart by bike. This is not a drinking tour with bikes, but a biking tour with beer samples, so safety and moderation are paramount. The tour is approximately 10 miles (although there are some shortcuts if you are so inclined) with approximately 1 hour biking time. We will start with a taster at Indian Joe brewery in Vista at 1pm, after which we will bike to Mother Earth (Thibodo), Booze Brothers, Barrel Harbor, Latitude 33, Belching Beaver, Iron Fist and conclude at Aztec.

There are some moderate hills, so bikes with gears are recommended.

If you are interested in attending, please fill out the following RSVP form:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/18osKkAjyYxmyZM22IyfzWzQChTojC7Q7LQMRXcJpL5o/viewform