SBE March Meeting – Dark Ales

The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday March 2nd @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Dark Ale styles. 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 Ale styles – Chris Stawney
2. Blind tasting (match the dark ale to the style) – Chris Stawney
3. Information Office update – Chris Banker
4. Upcoming Events – Stan
5. Stone March Madness AHA Rally event – Andy
6. Americas Finest City Homebrew Competition Results – Paul
7. Homebrew Sharing – All

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

Note: See comments for notes and photos from the meeting.

SBE Febrewary Meeting Announcement

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday Febrewary 2nd @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Wood Aging Beer. 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. Wood aging process discussion – Jeremy
2. Commercial & homebrewed samples of wood aged beer – Jeremy
3. Events Plan for 2011 – Stan
4. Upcoming competitions – Paul
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree if desired ($10 + tax & tip = $13)
Dues for 2011 ($25), if not already paid

Note: See comments for presentation notes.

SBE January Meeting Announcement

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday January 5th @ 6 p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Bock Beers. We are pleased to have a special guest speaker and QUAFF member Greg Lorton to lead the discussion on Bock Beers. 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. Bock Beer discussion with commercial samples and homebrewed examples – Greg Lorton
2. Lager brewing tips – Andy
3. Introduction to 2011 SBE Program – Andy
4. National Homebrew Convention Event planning – Stan
5. English Pale Ale Club Only Competition – Paul
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrewed bock beers for main discussion
English Pale Ales for competition
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)
Dues for 2011 ($25)

Note: See comments for notes from the meeting.

December Meeting Information – Holiday Ales

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday December 1st @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Holiday Ales. Since it is the sharing season, we would like to encourage everyone to bring a friend that would enjoy holiday beers. 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. Holiday Ale discussion with commercial samples – Chad
2. Homebrewed holiday ale sharing and brewing discussion – All
3. Green Flash Anniversary Celebration recap – Stan
4. Solicit input for meeting topics and events for 2012 – Andy & Stan
5. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
A friend
Homebrewed holiday ales for discussion
Homebrew for sharing
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)
Dues for 2012 ($25)

Oktober Meeting Fermenting…


The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday Oktober 6th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens and will focus on Fermentation Science.  The entree of the evening will be pesto penne with chicken & tomato.  Directions are available on the Stone Brewing Company website [PDF link].

On the agenda:
1. Fermentation Science – Jason & Susan Cellitti
2. Oktoberfest planning – Eric & Stan
3. Green Flash Anniversary Celebration – Lauren
4. Homebrew Sharing – All

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

Note: Slides from the presentation can be found in the comments.

Sour-tember with the Society of Barley Engineers!

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday September 1st @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato.Directions are available at the Stone Brewing website [PDF link].

On the agenda:
1. Sour Ale Style guideline discussion – Berliner Weisse, Flanders Red, Oud Bruin, Lambic, Gueze, Fruit Lambic
2. Sour Ale commercial example tasting
3. Sour Ale blending demonstration
4. Judging Sour Ales for club only competition
5. Stone Anniversary Festival recap
6. Oktoberfest planning
7. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:

Homebrew for sharing
Sour Ale for club only competition (at least 22 oz)
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

Note: See comments for slides from the meeting.

August Meeting Information – Hops!

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday August 4th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens. We will be focussing on topics relating to Hops and will have a number of presenters including special guest speakers Ken & Eric from Star B Ranch. The entree of the evening will be Mac ‘n Beer Cheese. Directions are available at the Stone Brewing website [PDF link]

On the agenda:
1. Commercial hop growing – Ken & Eric from Star B Ranch
2. Growing hops at home – Travis Hammond
3. History of Hops in Brewing – TBD
4. Calculating Hop Bitterness – TBD
5. Dry Hopping Techniques – TBD
6. Stone Anniversary Celebration planning – Eric
7. SBE T-shirt sales ($12 each)
8. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:

Homebrew for sharing
Star B Ranch has indicated that they will bring some fresh harvested hops to the meeting, so bring some cash for hops
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

July Meeting and Meading

Greetings fellow Barley Engineers and prospective Barley Engineers:

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday, July 7th @ 6p.m. at the Stone Brewing World Bistro & Gardens [upstairs]. The entree of the evening will be Pesto Penne with Chicken & Tomato. Directions are available at the Stone Brewing Co website [pdf link]

On the agenda:
1. Brewing beer with honey – Jeremy
2. Mead making – Dean
3. Judging meads for club only competition – Paul
4. SD County Homebrew Competition Recap – Paul/Andy
5. Stone Anniversary Celebration planning – Eric
6. Homebrew Sharing – All

What to bring:
Homebrew for sharing
Mead for club only competition (at least 22 oz)
Cash for entree ($10 + tax & tip = $13)

See you there, cheers!

Meeting Information for May


Fellow Barley Engineers as well as potential Barley Engineers:

The May meeting for the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, May 5th at Lost Abbey in San Marcos. The topic is going to be on pairing breads and cheeses with Lost Abbey and Port Brewing excellent line up of award winning brews.

For more information on Lost Abbey and Port Brewing company, hit up their websites:

The Lost Abbey

Port Brewing Company

Map of Lost Abbey Location:

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Meeting Information – FeBREWary

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The topic for this month is English Brown Ales. We will have a style discussion, present commercial examples as well as judge for the homebrew club only competition. So bring in your English Brown Ales, at least two-12oz beers for the panel as well as one to send off for the competition.

Check back often as the location and date is not set and may not be the normal time. We’ll update this as soon as a location and date is set.

Update: The FeBREWary meeting will be on February 3rd at Churchills in San Marcos. Ivan [Owner of Churchills] will have the Alesmith Nautical Nut Brown on keg for us, plus he will have Newcastle on as a standard offering with his new 50-TAP setup!  Yes, all 50 taps should be pouring by tomorrow night, if they’re not already primed and up today.

Meeting will start at 6:00pm.

Map below:


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