Tour de Beach – 2/24

Tour de Beach

Hi Engineers,
I’m excited to formally announce the details for the first bike tour brewery crawl of 2019; the Tour de Beach on Sunday February 24 at 12:00 pm noon!

The plan is to start south and work our way back up north. This is a relatively flat 14+ mile course with just one significant hill at the beginning of the ride going in to Del Mar. The hill is about the size of the hill going up to Stone Escondido. I would suggest a bike with gears.

We will meet at the Sorrento Valley Transit Center. The group will leave shortly after the Coaster drops off train 684 at 11:42am. If you’d like to take the Coaster down, please see the link at the bottom of this email for schedules.

The Details

Once the group is together, we will head to New English Brewing to arrive when they open at 12 noon. After a couple of tastes, we will ride north about 5 miles at Viewpoint Brewing. If you haven’t been to this brewery, there is a great patio overlooking the lagoon, a full kitchen, and tasty beers. The next bit will be about a mile-and-a-half to Culture Brewing in the Cedros Design District. From there, we will ride about 2.5 miles to Lost Abbey’s tasting room in Cardiff called The Confessional. After checking Tshe Confessional out, we head to Modern Times in Encinitas. Modern Times is another opportunity to eat, but be advised, it is 100% vegan food. That being said, it’s damn tasty. If you’ve had enough, you will be right by the Encinitas Transit Center and can get back in your car, or take the train further north to wherever you boarded the Coaster to get to Sorrento.

If you would like to ride on, we will head up beautiful Neptune Dr. to take a quick peek at the ocean at my personal favorite beach, Beacon’s Beach, and then head down to The Regal Seagull Taproom/St. Archer Brewing (they are right next to each other) for a final beer/taste.

Start
Sorrento Valley Transit Center – Mile 0
New English Brewing – Mile 1
Viewpoint Brewing – Food opportunity – Mile 6
Culture Brewing on Cedros – Mile 7.5
The Confessional – Lost Abbey – Mile 10
Modern Times – Mile 12.5 – Food opportunity
Optional End
The Regal Seagull/St. Archer Brewing – Mile 14.5 – Food opportunity
Extended
End

RSVP Below!
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdCjDdHDoB70BiXL3Ns9U_sJnAqMId7httPN2CDhxjRs-hRGQ/viewform

Map of the full route:
http://www.gmap-pedometer.com/gp/bookmark/view/id/7331235

Coaster Schedule:
http://www.gonctd.com/wp-content/uploads/Schedules/COASTER-Schedule.pdf

Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you have any questions or concerns. We hope to see you there for a great day of biking and breweries!f

-pz

Arcana Pub Nite – 1/23

Arcana Pub Nite

Barley Engineers: Join us for a pub night at Arcana Brewing (5621 Palmer Way, Suite C, Carlsbad) on Wednesday January 23, 2019 from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Darts and shuffleboard. Bring a cheese or other appetizer that pairs with beer, if possible. RSVP to David now (or at least by January 16) so we know how many will be there (we can reserve a table) and what kind of cheese/appetizer you can bring. Cheers!

SBE January Meeting

January Meeting – Resurrecting Beer

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, January 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our feature presentation will be on Resurrecting Beer by Patrick Zukowski.

If you haven’t already paid dues for 2019, you can pay electronically or bring to the meeting ($30/member, $40/couple). All members that pay 2019 dues by January 6th will receive a special 25th anniversary T-shirt at the Febrewary meeting.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) 2019 Events Plan
4) 25th Anniversary T-shirt design
5) Resurrecting Beer – Patrick Zukowski
6) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

SBE December Meeting

December Meeting – 20×20 Night

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, December 5th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. We will be featuring rapid fire short presentations on brewing related topics that will be coordinated by Brian Frederick.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Holiday beer judging
3) Homebrew sharing and discussion
4) SdL Sours Competition Results
5) 2019 Officers & sneak preview of the Plan
6) Holiday Party (December 12)
7) Rapid Fire Presentations – Brian Frederick & Friends
8) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

Holiday Party – Dec 12

Society of Barley Engineers will be holding our fifth annual SBE Holiday Party.

It will take place the evening of Wednesday, December 12 at Chris Banker’s home in southeast Oceanside. 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 12 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 (sign up in the RSVP).

Please RSVP here

2019 Officer Elections

Officer elections are planned for November 7th at our meeting. There are 5 elected positions and 5 appointed positions (at the discretion of the elected officers). In addition, we make use of a string of volunteers to coordinate events and activities. The club has been successful in large part through the volunteer efforts of the organization, so I encourage you to get involved. Please let Andy (president@societyofbarleyengineers.org) or any of the current Officers know if you are interested in one of the Officer positions for 2019 or would like to volunteer to coordinate an event. Below are the elected positions and the expected appointed positions for 2019.

ELECTED POSITIONS

President (Chief Engineer): Responsible for running the monthly meetings and for the overall operation of the club. Coordinates and supports speakers for the meeting.
Vice President (President of Vice): Makes the President look good. Supports meetings by running the back bar and working with the President to engage with all star guest speakers. Runs meetings in the absence of the President.
Events Officer (Special Ops): Develops the master event plan and ensures that each planned event has a coordinator and adequate resources. Provides support for events to ensure we are able to organize successful events.
Information Officer (Propaganda Minister): Provides IT support for SBE communication forums including mail list, web site and Facebook page.
Treasurer (Guido): Manages finances and membership list. Can be persuasive when collecting overdue debts.

EXPECTED APPOINTED POSITIONS

Papparazi: Documents meetings and events with photos and takes notes at Officer Meetings.
Festmeister: Helps coordinate festivals that we organize or participate in.
Charity Officer: Creates the master plan for charity support and participates in the coordination of charity events and activities.
Competition Czar: Plans out and coordinates SBE and SdL homebrew competitions throughout the year.
Swag Officer: Coordinates paraphernalia with SBE and SdL designs and logos for members. Sources drawing prizes and has the grand responsibility of generating a random number for the drawing.

SBE November Meeting

November Meeting – Hopping Techniques

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, November 7th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our feature presentation will be on Hopping Techniques which will be led by Corey Magers.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) SD Beer Week (November 2-11)
4) SdL Sours Competition (November 16-18)
5) Holiday Party (December 12)
6) December Meeting (mini-presentations)
7) 2019 Officers Elections (President, Vice President, Events Officer, Information Officer, Treasurer)
8) Hopping Techniques – Corey Magers
9) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

Please RSVP here

SBE Oktober Meeting

Recipe Modification

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Oktober 3rd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our feature presentation will be on Recipe Modification which will be led by Ryan Reschan. We will discuss methods to adjust published recipes to make them your own.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Event Recap (Viasat, Quafftoberfest, Charity Oktoberfest)
4) Lambic Harvest (Oktober 13th)
5) SD Beer Week (November 2-11)
6) SdL Sours Competition (November 16-18)
7) Holiday Party (December 12)
8) Recipe Modification: Making It Your Own – Ryan Reschan
9) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

RSVP here

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

SBE September Meeting Announcement

September Meeting – Peter Zien

We will have special guest speaker Peter Zien, CEO of Alesmith, who will lead a discussion entitled The Maturing of the Craft Beer Industry – A New Era Begins.

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, September 5th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. We will have special guest speaker Peter Zien, CEO of Alesmith, who will lead a discussion entitled The Maturing of the Craft Beer Industry – A New Era Begins. I hope you don’t mind, but we let Peter know that it is okay for him to bring Alesmith beer to the meeting as a part of the presentation. 👍

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) ViaSat Fest (September 13) 
4) Quafftoberfest (September 15)
5) Charity Oktoberfest (September 28)
6) Lambic Harvest (Oktober 13th)
7) The Maturing of the Craft Beer Industry: A New Era Begins – Peter Zien
8) Post-presentation social time

Don’t forget to bring name badges, tables and chairs!

Please RSVP here