SBE November Meeting Announcement

The November Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday November 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our feature topic, American Wild Ales, will be lead by Ryan Reschan. We will also be holding Officers Elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Events Officer and Information Officer positions.

On the agenda:
1) American Wild Ales – Ryan
2) Officers Elections
3) Lambic Kegging recap – Andy
4) Alesmith Tasting Room
5) San Diego Beer Week – Derek
6) Holiday Party – Chris B.
7) Homebrew Sharing

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1drsy5xjS-cU1ro-4a3n7ow4ufcA_62vngLZNIps9C80/viewform?c=0&w=1

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

SBE Oktober Meeting Announcement

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday Oktober 7th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our feature topic, Blending Beer, will be lead by Andy Gamelin

Food will be available on the Booze Brothers patio (an e-mail will be sent out when we confirm the vendor). Booze Brothers will be serving beer inside their main suite. We will be able to bring food and drinks into the adjacent meeting room through the connected patios.

The meeting room is large, however there are not many chairs or tables within the room, so we are asking members to bring chairs and tables. Booze Brothers will supply tasting glasses.

On the agenda:
1) Blending Beer
2) Booze Brothers meeting place – Andy
3) Upcoming Officers Elections – Andy
4) Oktoberfests recap – Jim
5) Shooting Night recap – Chris & Corey
6) Lambic Kegging – Andy & Ryan
7) Homebrew sharing

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1drsy5xjS-cU1ro-4a3n7ow4ufcA_62vngLZNIps9C80/viewform?c=0&w=1

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 September Meeting Announcement

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday September 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. We will be meeting in a new dedicated meeting room adjacent to the brewery. We will be featuring two guest speakers: Chris Chalmer of Pacific Brewing and Tom Garcia of Offbeat Brewing. Both brewers started at Stone before venturing off to start their own brewery.

On the agenda:
1) Guest speakers topic TBD – Chris Chalmers & Tom Garcia
2) Upcoming meetings – Andy
3) Upcoming officers elections – Andy
4) Stone Anniversary Festival soda slinging recap – Judy
5) Summer picnic recap – Derek
6) Oktoberfests – Jim
7) Homebrew sharing

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1drsy5xjS-cU1ro-4a3n7ow4ufcA_62vngLZNIps9C80/viewform?c=0&w=1

SBE August Meeting RSVP Form

The RSVP form is now available for the August meeting:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rUMoNwqu18TFV6tMY6he3qsOLy4F5J2oYNPbT8-8b1Q/viewform?c=0&w=1

The August Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Tuesday August 4th @ 6pm at Wavelength Brewing Company in downtown Vista. We will feature a discussion on Munich Lagers that will be lead by Sean Daniel. We will have Urbn pizza and salad for $10/person.

On the agenda:
1) Munich Lagers – Sean
2) Meeting Location Survey – Andy
3) Tour de Oceanside Recap – Patrick
4) Stone Anniversary Sodas – Judy
5) Summer Picnic – Derek
6) Homebrew Sharing

SBE August Meeting Announcement

The August Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Tuesday August 4th @ 6pm at Wavelength Brewing Company in downtown Vista. We will feature a discussion on Munich Lagers which will be lead by Sean Daniel. We will also have Urbn pizza available and commercial beer from Wavelength Brewing Company.

On the agenda:
1) Munich Lagers – Sean
2) Meeting Location Survey – Andy
3) Tour de Oceanside Recap – Patrick
4) Stone Anniversary Sodas – Judy
5) Summer Party – Derek/Chris B.
6) Homebrew Sharing

NOTE: Please note that this month’s meeting will be on a Tuesday, rather than the usual Wednesday.

This early notice is to alert attendees of the change in date for the meeting. The RSVP form will be posted closer to the meeting date.

SBE July Meeting Announcement

The July Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday July 1st @ 6pm at the Stone Brewing Company World Bistro in Escondido. We will feature a discussion on Cleaning & Sanitization that will be lead by Lauren Sallee. Food will be available upstairs at a 15% discount off of the menu.

On the agenda:
1) Cleaning & Santization – Lauren
2) Upcoming Meetings – Andy
3) National Homebrew Conference Recap – Derek & Ryan.
4) Upcoming Events – Derek
5) Tour de Oceanside – Patrick
6) Stone Anniversary Sodas – Judy & Cat
7) Homebrew Sharing

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rUMoNwqu18TFV6tMY6he3qsOLy4F5J2oYNPbT8-8b1Q/viewform

SBE June Meeting Announcement

The June Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday June 3rd @ 6pm at Arcana Brewing Company in Carlsbad (5621 Palmer Way). We will feature a discussion on Malted Barley Flavors with prepared samples that will be lead by Todd Barrett & Lyne Noella. We will also have pizza available at $8/person and commercial beer from Arcana Brewing Company.

On the agenda:
1) Malt – A Gourmet Grain Bill Discussion & Tasting – Todd & Lyne
2) Upcoming Meetings – Andy
3) Strawberry Festival Homebrew Competition Recap – Chris R.
4) Upcoming Events – Derek
5) National Homebrew Conference – Derek & Ryan
6) Homebrew Sharing

Please RSVP here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1rUMoNwqu18TFV6tMY6he3qsOLy4F5J2oYNPbT8-8b1Q/viewform?c=0&w=1