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April Meeting Notes

Club Meeting

Sunday, April 3, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop


Agenda Topics

  1. Grand Hydro: International Session Beer Day is on April 7th!

    • Guinness Draught brewed in Dublin, 4.2%abv

    • Timothy Taylor’s, 4.2%abv

    • Down to Earth IPA by 21st Amendment, 4.4%abv

    • Briney Melon Gose, Watermelon Ale brewed by Anderson Valley in Boonville, CA- 4.2%abv

    • Beachwood Blendery #512, 3.6%

    • Grand Hydro’s People’s Choice Winner:

    • Timothy Taylor’s

    • Grand Hydro’s Special Guest Appearance:

    • Beachwood Brewing Thrillseeker IPA, 7.1% (Not a session!)

  2. New People, Welcome!!  

  3. We are official!! Today we are canning our very own homebrew (Maltose Falcon Saison du Mai) that will be shared with all of our Judges and Stewards during our Mayfaire Competition on May 23rd!

  4. Thank you Craig Shapland for providing us with a wonderful Hop extract demo

  5. Upcoming Events:

    • Registration and Additional event information will be posted on our website and social medial outlets.

      1. DTLA Brewery Tour- We will be meeting the bus at 10am and visiting the following breweries in Downtown LA (Iron Triangle, Mumford, Arts District and Boomtown) Buy your tickets, $60 per person!

  1. Mayfaire Judging Competition-  will be on April 23rd, 9am at St. Martins in the Fields Church. Please sign up to be a steward or a judge.

  2. SCHF- If you are planning on attending on April 29-May1st, please make sure to purchase your tickets and reserve your campsite.  

  3. Lady Falcon Brew Day- will be on May 15th with brew leaders Nancy Gold & Tiffany Ashrafi. They will be making a Firestone Union Jack Clone.

  1. Mayfaire Festival- will be at the KOA in Acton on May 21st all starts at noon!

  1. Brew with a Falcon (BWAF)- will be on June 25th at various locations. Locations to be determined.

  2. Lake Arrowhead Brewfest will be on August 13th

  1. Upcoming Shop Brew Session:

    • Lady Falcon Brew Day- will be on May 15th with brew leaders Nancy Gold & Tiffany Ashrafi. They will be making a Firestone Union Jack Clone

  2. Meetings Homebrew Winner: Rick Morales’ Specialty DIP

Board Meeting

Tuesday, April 19th, 2016

Location: Home Beer & Cheese Making Shop


  1. Next board meeting date and location?

    1. Tuesday, May 17th, 2016 at 7pm in Art’s House (Natalie will provide address)

    2. There will be NO May Club meeting. The next Club meeting will be held on Sunday, June 5th, 2016

  2. Treasurer’s Report

    1. Usual Financial info- We got money!

    2. Swag:

      1. Can we sell/move more old stock so we can get cool new stuff? Yes

      2. We can possibly use it for raffle gifts for Mayfaire

      3. We have plenty of carabiner cups and old school shirts.

      4. Do we have an inventory list? Kent knows what we have in stock, but there is no list.

  3. Activities: PROMOTE!!

    1. Downtown brewery tour update- It was great! We made money!

    2. SCHF/CHA update- 38 tent, 5RV’s, 21 on keg list

    3. Mayfaire fest/camping update- Will be held in Acton KOA on May 21st.Information is on the website and we currently have 2 RV’s and tenters signed up.

    4. Plans for Brew with a Falcon- Will be on June 25th. Specifics on locations will be posted on website.

    5. Lake Arrowhead- We are set for 2 campsites on August 13th

    6. Oktoberfest- Details to come

  4. Vice President

    1. Mayfaire Competition update-

      1. Ed will be sending out a checklist

      2. Judges and Stewards will be receiving canned Homebrew and candied almonds. Also, some swag from Kent’s treasure swag chest.  

    2. LACF Competition update-

      1. Will be held on July 23rd and possibly at St. Martin’s (John will be looking into booking this for us)

  5. Webmaster and Grand Hydro

    1. Dana was able to fix the competition check in issues, yay!

    2. May Grand Hydro- None! No meeting until June

    3. Canning Demo went well and was super cool

    4. Mayfaire goodies- The almonds require a label

  6. Membership

    1. Mailed out about 20 membership cards this month!

  7. Publicity

    1. Shop Brews- Kent and Matt will be hosting the June shop brew possibly on the 12th or 19th

    2. Grain buy is set with the shop: 200lbs. max, 10lbs. per member is now closed off until next year.

    3. Ladies’ Brew Day will be on May 15th: Natalie will be making food for this event!

    4. Charity Prospects to look into- Falcon, FOLAR, Valley Food Bank, Service Dogs for Veterans, Surf Rider, Heal the Bay, Kids and Children’s Hospital.  

  8. Newsletter- Materials are due on WEDNESDAY, April 27th

    1. President’s article – Talk up grain buy, SCHF, Mayfaire, etc.

    2. Who else contributing? Can we have a piece about the canning demo?

  9. Burgermeister

    1. May club meeting- NO May club meeting, silly!

    2. Mayfaire judging session on Saturday- Pulled pork/BBQ jackfruit sandwiches (lunch) and Sausages for breakfast for approximately 70 people. There will be food for Friday’s competition event as well.

  10. Other business?

    1. LA Beer Week Kick Off Party will be on Saturday, June 18th at the Los Angeles Center Studios. Please pass the word around that we are looking for volunteers to pour (x1 AM shift and x1 PM shift available) and soda contributors (x10 kegs needed). Space is limited so it’s first come, first serve!

      1. Each contributor will receive a ticket into the event =)

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