2021 Meeting Agenda Notice

NOTE: During the COVID-19 crisis, all monthly meetings will be held virtually, via Zoom. To make the most of this situation, we are inviting keynote speakers from out of the area to present at these meetings. Stay tuned as we identify our upcoming speakers and make sure your email (and dues) are up to date to get the meeting details!

March Meeting – A History of West Coast IPA w/ Vinnie Cilurzo

March Meeting – A History of West Coast IPA w/ Vinnie Cilurzo

The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, March 3rd @ 6:00 pm.  We are honored to announce that our featured presenter will be Vinnie Cilurzo of Russian River Brewing. Vinnie will be covering the History of the West Coast IPA, as well as some technical brewing topics. Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

For the March “Love Your Local” activity, we are encouraging all members to find Russian River brews at their favorite local bottle shop, or store, to enjoy before, during and after the meeting. Sounds like a yummy idea, right?

March Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:15)
     a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
     b) Love Your Local – Russian River Brews
c) SBE Web Site Tour – Derek Springer
     d) Upcoming Meeting Plan
     e) Drawing – Russian River-centric
3) Main Presentation: “A History of the West Coast IPA” (7:15-8:15) – Vinnie Cilurzo
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

Febrewary Meeting – A Chat with Charlie Papazian

Febrewary Meeting – A Chat with Charlie Papazian

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, Febrewary 3rd @ 6:000pm.  We are honored to announce that our feature presentation will be “A Chat with Charlie”, which will be a question-and-answer session with the Godfather of Homebrewing, Charlie Papazian!  Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We also have a special (members only) “Love Your Local” 6-pack of beer from Rip Current Brewing (for ONLY $10.99 +Tax) that you should pick up at Rip Current’s San Marcos or North Park locations before the meeting.  The beers in this mixed 6-Pack are listed below, in the Agenda. Be sure to grab more crowlers of the fine Rip Current offerings while you’re there, and Do Not miss out on the special SBE 25% discount on crowlers of Black Lagoon Scotch Ale which won a Silver at GABF in 2015 and just won a Gold at the San Diego International Beer Festival in 2020.

Rip Current Covid Hours:
San Marcos: Wed-Fri 4-7pm, Sat 1-6pm (1325 Grand Ave #100, San Marcos, CA 92078)
North Park: Thu-Fri 4-7pm, Sat 1-6pm (4101 30th Street San Diego, CA 92104)

Febrewary Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:15)
     a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
     b) Love Your Local – Rip Current Beer Share with Paul Sangster
– Aloha Mr. Haze – Hazy IPA
– Impact Zone – West Coast IPA
– Lupulin Lust – Double IPA
– Off the Lip – IPA
– Choppy Surf – Czech Pilsner
– Bodysurfing – Belgian Blonde
    c) Upcoming Meeting Plan
    d) Drawing – “Homebrewers Companion” Book
3) Main Presentation: “A Chat with Charlie” (7:15-8:15) – Charlie Papazian
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

January Meeting – Simple Homebrewing w/ Denny & Drew

January Meeting – Simple Homebrewing w/ Denny & Drew

The January meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, January 6th @ 6:000pm.  Our feature presentation will be “Simple Brewing” by Drew Beechum and Denny Conn, in honor of their new book.  Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We also have a special 4-pack of beer from Five Suits Brewing (for only $8) that you should pick up at Five Suits Brewing (2575 Pioneer Ave, STE 104, Vista, CA 92081) before the meeting.  Be sure to grab more crowlers of the fine Five Suits offerings while you’re there.

Five Suits’ Hours:  Monday–Friday: 4pm-8pm; Saturday: 2pm-8pm; Sunday: 2pm-6pm

January Meeting Agenda

1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:15)
     a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange – Beer Discussions
     b) Love Your Local – 5 Suits Beer Share

  • Al Toque Peruvian Lager
  • Pit BOS Hefeweizen
  • Planet Nectaron IPA
  • Cover Your Snout Stout

    c) Upcoming Meeting Plan
    d) Drawing – “Simple Brewing” Book
3) Main Presentation: “Simple Brewing” (7:15-8:15) – Drew Beechum and Denny Conn
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

     (Member Ukulele Time??)

December Meeting – The Mad Fermentationist

December Meeting – The Mad Fermentationist

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

Please note the meeting will start at 5:30pm with the main presentation beginning at 6pm in order to accommodate our East Coast speaker.

We also have a special holiday 4 pack that you should pick up at the Exchange (1218 Melrose Way) before the meeting. The Exchange is open 24/7 for homebrew exchanges and right now we have the holiday 4 packs, free brewing items and free hops at the Exchange.

The December meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, December 2nd @ 5:30pm. Our feature presentation will be Changes & Developments in Sour Beer by Michael Tonsmiere aka The Mad Fermentationist.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (5:30-6:00pm)
2) Changes & Developments in Sour Beers (6:00-7:00) – Michael Tonsmiere
3) Club business (7:00-7:45)
a) Holiday Cheer
b) Drawing – American Sour Ales book
c) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
d) Upcoming Meeting Plan
e) Intro to 2021 Officers
4) Social time (7:45-9:00)

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November Meeting – Bru’n Water w/ Martin Brungard

November Meeting – Bru’n Water w/ Martin Brungard

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

Please note the meeting will start at 5:30pm with the main presentation beginning at 6pm in order to accommodate our East Coast speaker.

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, November 4th @ 5:30pm. Our feature presentation will be Bru’n Water by Martin Brungard.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (5:30-6:00pm)
2) Bru’n Water (6:00-7:00) – Martin Brungard
3) Club business (7:00-7:30)
a) Drawing
b) 2020 Funk Up recap
c) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
d) Upcoming Meeting Plan
e) Officer Elections
4) Social time (7:30-9:00)

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Oktober Meeting – Yeast Handling w/ Imperial Yeast

Oktober Meeting – Yeast Handling w/ Imperial Yeast

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Oktober 7th @ 6pm. Our feature presentation will be on Yeast Handling led by the Imperial Yeast team.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) Upcoming Meeting Plan
b) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
c) 2020 Funk Up
d) Drawing – Imperial Yeast Swag
3) Yeast handling (7:15-8:15) – Imperial Yeast Team
4) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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August Meeting – Brulosophy Exbeeriments w/ Marshall Schott

August Meeting – Brulosophy Exbeeriments w/ Marshall Schott

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, August 5th @ 6pm. Our feature presentation will be on Brulosophy Exbeeriments led by Marshall Schott, founder and avid contributor of Brulosophy.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) September Meeting Plan
b) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
c) Drawing
3) Brulosophy Exbeeriments (7:15-8:15) – Marshall Schott
4) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

RSVP here

July Online Meeting – Fermentation & Maturation w/ John Palmer

July Online Meeting – Fermentation & Maturation w/ John Palmer

During the Covid-19 pandemic, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, July 1st @ 6pm. Our feature presentation will be on Fermentation & Maturation led by John Palmer, acclaimed author of Water, Brewing Classic Styles and How to Brew. John’s work is published extensively in magazines and he’s invited to speak worldwide, so we are fortunate to be able to host him.

On the agenda

  1. Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
  2. Club business (6:45-7:15)
    1. August Meeting Plan
    2. Upcoming Events?
    3. Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
    4. Drawing
  3. Fermentation & Maturation (7:15-8:15) – John Palmer
  4. Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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June Meeting – On Flavors

June Meeting – On Flavors

We have a special 4 pack for tasting as a part of the presentation that can be picked up at Booze Brothers for the subsidized price of $5/member (one per member). Please plan on picking this up during their pickup hours any day (except Monday) before the meeting.

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During the Covid-19 crisis, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. The meeting number will be sent out by email to the membership list on the day of the meeting.

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, June 3rd @ 6pm. During the Covid-19 crisis, we will be sharing our homebrew through the Soci-Ale Distancing Homebrew Exchange and we will be planning on discussing some of these beers at the meeting. Our feature presentation will be led by Lauren Reese featuring Sensory Analysis with On Flavors. We have a special 4 pack for tasting as a part of the presentation that can be picked up at Booze Brothers for the subsidized price of $5/member (one per member). Please plan on picking this up during their pickup hours any day (except Monday) before the meeting. While you are at Booze Brothers, please take an opportunity to pick up another 4 pack or some merchandise so that we can support our friends at Booze Brothers during this difficult time. We would really like to take this opportunity to make a statement of our support for Booze Brothers in appreciation of all the support they have provided for us over the years.

On the agenda:
1) Social time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) July Meeting Announcement
b) Upcoming Events!
c) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange beer discussions
d) Drawing
4) Sensory Analysis – On Flavors (7:15-8:15) – Lauren Reese
5) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

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