Notice: SBE Face Mask Policy

As the world opens back up the Barley Engineers look forward to meeting in person again, please review our face mask policy and we look forward to seeing you all again soon!

March Meeting – “Brewing-to-Style in the 2020s” w/ Jeff Bagby

The March meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. on Wednesday, March 2nd @ 6:00 pm.  Please review our updated Face Mask Policy.

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker will be Jeff Bagby of our local Bagby Beer Company, presenting on “Brewing-to-Style in the 2020s”.  There will samples of Jeff’s delicious wares during his presentation.

Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We will be simulcasting this meeting via Zoom.

“Pizza Brothers” is now serving their delicious pizza on site every day!  

Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:30 pm)
2) Club Business (6:30-7:30)
     a) Review of Recent Events
     b) Upcoming Events and Meeting Plans
     c) RSVP Drawing – Give-Away(s) TBD…

3) Main Event: “Brewing-to-Style in the 2020s” (7:30-8:30) by Jeff Bagby

4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

Febrewary Meeting – Lambic, SBE-Style (Online Only)

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Febrewary 2nd @ 6pm.

This will be a ZOOM-ONLY on-line meeting this month, in an effort to keep our members as safe as possible. The meeting link will be sent out on Wednesday.


Our feature presentation will be “Lambic, SBE-Style” presented by Andy Gamelin. Since this is a virtual presentation, it would be cool to have folks break out their Lambic bottles to taste the nectar during the meeting and presentation. If you don’t happen to have an SBE Lambic bottle, there a lot of great commercial examples that could be substituted and enjoyed, as well.

On the Agenda:
1) Social Time (6:00 to 6:30pm)
2) Recent Events Review
3) Upcoming Events
4) Upcoming Meeting Plans
5) RSVP Drawing (for SBE Lambic)
6) “Lambic, SBE-Style” presented by Andy Gamelin
7) Post-presentation Social Time

November Meeting – “Baltic Porter” w/ Sean Bush

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. on Wednesday, November 3rd @ 6:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker will be our very own Sean (no beard) Bush, presenting on “Baltic Porters”. There will (yummy) samples of the style shared at the meeting.

Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We will be simulcasting this meeting via Zoom.

“Pizza Brothers” is now serving their delicious pizza on site every day!

Meeting Agenda

  1. Social Time (6:00-6:30 pm)
  2. Club Business (6:30-7:30)
    1. Review of Recent Events
    2. Upcoming Events and Meeting Plans
    3. RSVP Drawing – Give-Away(s) TBD…
  3. Main Event: “Baltic Porters” (7:30-8:30) by Sean Bush
  4. Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

Oktober Meeting – “Scottish Ales” w/ Sean Daniel

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. on Wednesday, Oktober 6th @ 6:00 pm.

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker will be our very own Sean Daniel, presenting on “Scottish Ales”.  There will (delicious) samples of the style shared at the meeting.

Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you.

We will be simulcasting this meeting via Zoom.

“Pizza Brothers” is now serving their yummy pizza on site every day!  

Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:30 pm)
2) Club Business (6:30-7:30)
     a) Review of Recent Events
     b) Upcoming Events and Meeting Plan1s
     c) RSVP Drawing – Give-Away(s) TBD…
3) Main Event: “Scottish Ales” (7:30-8:30) by Sean Daniel
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

September Meading – “Mead… a Honey of a Beverage” w/ Billy Beltz

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. on Wednesday, September 1st @ 6:00 pm.

We are thrilled that our featured speaker will be Billy Beltz from Lost Cause Meadery, presenting “Mead… a Honey of a Beverage”.

Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you, We will be simulcasting this meeting via Zoom.

“Pizza Brothers” is now serving pizza at Booze Brothers every day (VERY Tasty)!

July Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:30 pm)
2) Club Business (6:30-7:15)
    a) Review of Recent Events
    b) Upcoming Events and Meeting Plans
    c) RSVP Drawing – Good Stuff

3) Main Event: “Mead… a Honey of a Beverage” with Billy Beltz (7:15-8:15)

4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:15-9:00)

August Meeting – “Farmhouse Ales” w/ Kenton Collup

The August meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, August 4th @ 6pm.
We are meeting in-person at Booze Brothers Brewing Company this month.

Booze Brothers now has “Pizza Brothers” on-site for your dining pleasure. Be sure to let us know if you’re planning to buy food from Pizza Brothers (it is DELICIOUS!) in the RSVP form.

I’m happy to say that our feature presentation is “Farmhouse Ales”, by Kenton Collup. I’ve heard there will be on-topic beverages shared during Kenton’s presentation.

Please review the NEW SBE FACE MASK POLICY on the SBE Web site: https://societyofbarleyengineers.org/

Face Masks are now REQUIRED for ALL attendees.
We will also be Zooming this meeting, so that is still an option for everyone.

On the agenda:
1) Social Time & small pour sharing
a) SBE Tasting Glasses – pickup/purchase
b) SBE Name Badges – pickup/order
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Recent Events Review
4) Upcoming Events
a) Big Brew “Beer Fest” Charity Event for Assistance League of North Coast @ Five Suits (August 18)
b) QUAFFtoberfest @ San Dieguito Park (Oktober 2)
c) Rooted in Nature Craft Beer Festival @ Marna O’Brien Park, Wildomar (Oktober 16)
5) Upcoming Meeting Plans
6) RSVP Drawing
7) “Farmhouse Ales” – Kenton Collup
8) Post-presentation Social Time

July Meeting – The History of Beer in America w/ Judith Downie

The July meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held at Booze Brothers Brewing Co. on Wednesday, July 7th @ 6:00 pm. YES, we are meeting in person this month!!

We are excited to announce that our featured speaker will be our very own Judith Downie, presenting “The History of Beer in America”. Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you. We will be simulcasting this meeting via Zoom.

Don’t forget to bring a chair to Booze Brothers. Also, be prepared for what we’re expecting on this night: A LARGE number of small pours – Please pace yourself! Unlike other recent meetings, you’ll need to navigate home after the meeting.

Regarding Food: “Pizza Brothers” is now serving pizza on site every day! Please let us know on the meeting RSVP if you intend to have a meal from Pizza Brothers on the meeting night. BTW – The food from Pizza Brothers is VERY Tasty!

July Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:30 pm)
2) Club Business (6:30-7:30)
a) Review of Recent Events
b Upcoming Events and Meeting Plans
c) RSVP Drawing – Growler of Twisted Horn Cider (& some other goodies)
3) Main Event: “The History of Beer in America” with Judith Downie (7:30-8:30)
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)

June Meeting – “Homebrew Q&A” w/ Jamil Zainasheff

The June meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held via Zoom on Wednesday, June 2nd @ 6:00 pm. We are proud to announce that our featured speaker will be Jamil Zainasheff. Since this will be an open Question and Answer session with Jamil, please let us know what you would like to know from this super-accomplished Homebrewer, Pro Brewer and Author using this Google Form.

Watch for the meeting RSVP and Zoom link coming soon to an email near you. Be sure to get to the SBE Soci-Ale Distancing Homebrew Exchange before the meeting. We have a “Love Your NorCal Local” 2-Pack of 16 oz. beers from Jamil’s brewery, the Heretic Brewing Company, for ONLY $10. Jamil will be talking through these beers (identified in the Agenda, below) at the meeting. Andy Gamelin will be hosting a Bottle Share at the Exchange on Sunday, May 30 th, from 6-8pm, where you can pick up the Heretic beers.

June Meeting Agenda
1) Social Time (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club Business (6:45-7:30)
a) Soci-Ale Homebrew Exchange
b) Upcoming Event and Meeting Plans
c) RSVP Drawing – Extra Special Heretic Brews
3) Main Event: “Homebrew Q&A” with Jamil Zainasheff (7:30-8:30)
Jamil will also present these special “Love Your NorCal Local” Heretic beers:
– California – Dry Hopped IPA
– Worry – Ale Aged in Chardonnay Barrels
4) Post-Presentation Social Time (8:30-9:00)