SBE November Meeting Announcement

The November meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, November 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. The topic this month will be New Hop Varieties presented by Jason Arcand (& friends).

On the agenda:
1) Social time, small pour sharing, and Feedback Corner.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Recaps and announcements.
4) Events updates:
    A. San Diego Beer Week – Andy
    B. Holiday Party – Chris B
    C. Radegast Award – Dan
5) New Hop Varieties – Jason
6) Post-presentation social time.

SBE Board elections are also coming up in November. You might be familiar with the lineup, it’s the same as last year! Please contact me ASAP if you are interested in running for an elected position please reach out and I’ll add you to the ballot.

President: Derek Springer
Vice President: Lauren Sallee
Events: Andy Gamelin
Communications: Chris Banker

Otherwise, we are happy to find an appointed job for you!

Please RSVP here:

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)