SBE January Meeting Announcement

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday January 4th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will feature a presentation on Stouts by Jeremy Jerome. The entree of the evening will be Wild Mushroom Penne. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Stouts, and their place in world history – Jeremy
2. Upcoming Competitions (Stouts, surprise surprise) – Chris Stawney
3. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
1. Homebrew to share
2. Dues for 2012 ($25), if you have not yet paid
3. Cash for entree ($13, includes tax & tip)

SBE December Meeting Announcement

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday December 7th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will feature a Brewing Systems & Equipment show & tell. The entree of the evening will be Mac n’ Beer Cheese. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Brewing Systems & Equipment Show & Tell – Travis
2. Planning for 2012 Program – Andy/Jeremy
3. Upcoming Competitions – Paul/Chris
4. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
1. Homebrew to share
2. Dues for 2012 ($25), if not yet paid
3. Cash for entree ($13 includes tax & tip)

SBE November Meeting Announcement

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday November 2nd @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Yeast. We will have special guest speaker Chris White & Company for the evening to discuss Yeast for homebrewers. The entree of the evening will be Wild Mushrooms over Penne Pasta. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Yeast for Homebrewers – Chris White & Company
2. SBE Officers elections for 2012
3. Hefeweizen Club Only Competition – Paul
4. December Meeting Planning – Travis
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Hefeweizen for Club Only Competition
Homebrew for Sharing
Cash for entree ($13)

SBE Oktober Meeting Announcement

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday Oktober 5th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Dark Lagers. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Dark Lager Style Discussion and Commercial Samples – Micah
2. Oktoberfest Recap – Stan
3. Specialty Category Club Only Competition – Paul
4. Upcoming Meetings – Andy
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Specialty beer for Club Only Competition
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($13)

SBE September Meeting Announcement

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday September 7th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Hefeweizen. The entree of the evening will be Spicy Beef & Broccoli. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Hefeweizen Style Discussion and Commercial Samples – Andy
2. Stone Anniversary Fest Soda Serving Recap – Stan
3. Oktoberfest planning – Stan
4. Specialty Category Club Only Competition (judging will be in October) – Paul
5. Upcoming Meetings – Andy
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

SBE August Meeting Announcement

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday August 3rd at 6p.m. at the Alesmith Brewing Company in San Diego (http://alesmith.com/contact/) and will focus on Beer and Cheese pairing. Chris Banker who is our resident Cheesemaker will lead the event and Alesmith Brewmaster Peter Zien who is also an avid Cheesemaker will host the event. Due to the limited space, this special meeting will be open to members only and we will be asking everyone to become current with their membership dues. We will also be ordering Pizza for those who are interested in dinner.

On the agenda:
1. Pairing Beer and Cheese
2. Stone Anniversary Celebration Planning
3. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Foldup chair to sit on
Tasting glasses
Cash for Pizza

SBE July Meeting Announcement

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday July 6th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Belgian Dubbels. The entree of the evening will be Mac n’ Beer Cheese. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Belgian Dubbels with samples – Andy
2. National Homebrew Conference Recap – Lauren
3. Mead Judging for Club Only Competition – Paul
4. Stone Anniversary Celebration Planning – Andy
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

SBE June Meeting Announcement

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday June 1st @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Brewing With Unusual Ingredients. We will have special guest speaker Lars Gilman to lead this discussion. Lars is the founder of Hydrobrew, Brewmaster at Breakwater Brewing Company and a former brewer at Stone Brewing Company. The entree of the evening will be Wild Mushroooms Over Penne Pasta. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. Brewing With Unusual Ingredients – Lars
2. Big Brew Recap – Paul
3. Spring Fling Campout Recap – Andy/Stan
4. NHC Planning – Lauren/Stan
5. Treasury Update – Jeremy
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

SBE May Meeting Announcement

The May meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday May 4th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on India Pale Ales. We will have special guest speakers Dan Love and Tom Garcia to lead this discussion. Dan is the founder and brewmaster for Mother Earth Brew Co. and Tom is the founder and consultant for TAG Brewing Solutions. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. India Pale Ale Style Discussion – Dan & Tom
2. India Pale Ale Tasting – Dan & Tom
3. Big Brew Update – Paul
4. Spring Fling Campout – Andy/Stan
5. NHC Planning – Lauren/Stan
6. Treasury Update – Jeremy
7. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

SBE April Meeting – Evaluating Beer

The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday April 6th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Evaluating Beer. We will be breaking into judging panels so that everyone will have the opportunity to participate in the beer judging process. The entree of the evening will be Chicken Tikka Masala. Directions are available at http://www.stonebrew.com/visit/storedirections.pdf

On the agenda:
1. BJCP Judging Process – Paul
2. Large Group Calibration Beer – Paul
3. Small Group Judging Panels
    a) Bock Beer Judging Panel for Club Only Competition
    b) Wood Aged Beer Judging Panel for Club Only Competition
    c) Other Beers Judging Panels
4. Spring Fling Campout – Andy/Stan
5. Treasury Update – Jeremy
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

Note: See comments for notes from the meeting.