SBE Märch Meeting Announcement

The Märch meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday, Märch 2nd @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery ( in Vista. Our topic this month will be Homebrewing Sour Beers presented by Andy Gamelin.

On the agenda:
1) Social time and small pour sharing.
2) Homebrew sharing and discussion.
3) Recaps and announcements.
4) Events updates:
A. Big Brew – Jacques
B. Tour de Miramar – Patrick
C. Club Lambic Brew Day – Andy
5) Homebrewing Sour Beers – Andy
6) Post-presentation social time.

Don’t forget to bring a chair and tables!

Please RSVP Here:

SBE November Meeting Announcement

The November Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers will be held on Wednesday November 4th @ 6pm at Booze Brothers Brewery in Vista. Our feature topic, American Wild Ales, will be lead by Ryan Reschan. We will also be holding Officers Elections for President, Vice President, Treasurer, Events Officer and Information Officer positions.

On the agenda:
1) American Wild Ales – Ryan
2) Officers Elections
3) Lambic Kegging recap – Andy
4) Alesmith Tasting Room
5) San Diego Beer Week – Derek
6) Holiday Party – Chris B.
7) Homebrew Sharing

Please RSVP here:

Event: Lambic Kegging 2015

The 2015 Lambic Kegging session will be held on Oktober 10th starting at 1:30pm at the Gamelin picobrewery in Vista. We have close to 150 gallons of Lambic to keg, which is the largest club brew we have ever done. We will start by pulling a growler from each barrel for sampling. Members can select which barrel they would like to receive. We will be prioritizing kegs for members that participated in the Lambic brew session and those that can commit to bring a Lambic keg to the Southern California Homebrew Festival. We will also make sure that everyone who participates can bring back at least a growler of club Lambic.

We will also have barrel dregs for you to bring home to brew your own Lambic. We would like to encourage everyone to brew a Lambic on Sunday and use these barrel dregs for the brew.

I will have three Lambics on draft, A Gueuze blend of 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014 Lambics, a blended Apricôt and a blended Framboise. As always you are welcome to bring bottles to share.

Every year at this time I become antsy as we don’t open the barrels to taste them. So, hopefully this years Lambic will be as good as the 2013 and 2014 batches!

Please RSVP here if you plan to attend:

SBE September Meeting Announcement

The September Meeting of the Society of Barley Engineers homebrew club will be held on Wednesday September 3 at 6pm at the Stone Brewing World Bistro in Escondido. The featured topic will be Sour Mashing which will be led by Derek Springer. The group meal will Chicken Penne Pasta with Tomatoes.

On the Agenda:
1) Sour Mashing – Derek
2) Stone Anniversary Soda Serving Recap – Judy
3) Upcoming Events – Derek
4) SBE Competition Update – Chris S.
5) Homebrew Sharing

Please RSVP using the following link:

SBE September Meeting Announcement

The Society of Barley Engineers will meet at 6pm on September 5th at Stone World Bistro. Directions are available at
We will be treated to a talk on Sour Beers by Chris Anderson, president of the Coachella Valley Homebrewers Club. Chris was a former brewer at Midnight Sun Brewing, and is currently starting up his own brewery in Southern California.

The Entree for the the evening will be Chicken Penne Pasta with Tomatoes.
To take part in the group Entree, it is $13, which includes tip and tax.
Please take a brief moment to RSVP for the meeting using the link below. This information is critical for us to plan and coordinate with Stone for support.

Please fill out this RSVP form to help with planning the meeting:

On the Agenda:
1. Sour Beers
2. Collection of club-only competition entries for Light Hybrid Ale.
3. Recap of Stone Anniversary Event, and upcoming events.
4. Homebrewsharing

To bring;
Homebrew for sharing.
Submissions for light hybrid club-only competition
Money for Entree if interested
A thirst for sour beers!

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

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.