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