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)

RSVP here

April Meeting – Healthy Homebrew Hacks

April Meeting – Healthy Homebrew Hacks

During the Covid-19 crisis, we will be holding our meetings on a Zoom video conference. We are planning social time from 6-6:45, club business from 6:45-7:15 and the main presentation from 7:15-8:15. I’ll open the meeting hall up around 5:30pm and I’ll leave it open at the end of the meeting as well.

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The April meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, April 1st @ 6pm. Due to our social distancing compliant meeting format, we won’t be able to share homebrew, but we will be encouraging you to join the meeting with your homebrew or a local craft beer. We will be featuring Healthy Homebrew Hacks which will be led by special guest speaker, Travis Hammond.
On the agenda:

1) Social time or group happy hour (6:00-6:45pm)
2) Club business (6:45-7:15)
a) Meeting plan
b) Events plan
c) Drawing – gift certificates for local establishments
4) Healthy Homebrew Hacks (7:15-8:15) – Travis Hammond
5) Post-presentation social time (8:15-9:00)

RSVP here

Febrewary Meeting – Irish Ales

Febrewary Meeting – Irish Ales

The Febrewary meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Febrewary 5th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers in Vista. We will be featuring Irish Ales which will be led by Curt Wittenberg.

On the agenda:

  1. Social time & small pour sharing
  2. Homebrew sharing and discussion
  3. SBE 2020 Events Plan
  4. Whiskey Barrel Challenge Judging
  5. Upcoming Events
    1. Bottle Share (Febrewary 28)
    2. Lambic Brew Session (March 22)
    3. Southern California Homebrew Festival (May 1-3)
  6. Irish Ales – Curt Wittenberg
  7. Post-presentation social time

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

RSVP here

Oktober Meeting – Reviving Historical Brews

Oktober Meeting – Reviving Historical Brews

The Oktober meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Oktober 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will be featuring Reviving Historical Brews by Alvin Dixon.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Lambic Harvest (Oktober 19th)
b) SdL Sours Competition (Oktober 17th dropoff deadline)
c) 117W Whiskey Distribution
d) San Diego Beer Week (November)
e) SBE Holiday Party (December 11th)
4) November Meeting @ Lost Abbey
5) Reviving Historical Brews – Alvin Dixon
6) Post-presentation social time

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

RSVP here

September Meeting – Brewing for Competitions

September Meeting – Brewing For Competitions

The September meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, September 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewing Company in Vista. We will be featuring Brewing For Competitions by Nick Corona.

On the agenda:
1) Social time & small pour sharing
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion
3) Upcoming Events
a) Viasat Beer Festival (September 19)
b) Oktoberfest (TBA)
c) Lambic Harvest (Oktober 19th)
c) SdL Sours Competition
4) SdL T-Shirt order
5) Brewing For Competition – Nick Corona
6) 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 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

Public Event: SBE and VANC Oktoberfest

Society of Barley Engineers and Veterans Association of North County (VANC) are working together to run the First Annual VANC Oktoberfest. The event will be held on Oktober 15th at VANC’s facility in Oceanside. All proceeds will benefit the Veterans Association of North County. See the flyer below for details.

Tickets are available at the VANC website.

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