It's looking a lot like Christmas

Evening brewers and beer aficionados!

Inland Empire’s annual Christmas party will be held on December 14th starting at 6pm located at Jim and Marianne’s house in Riverside. The main course will be supplied by the club and we are asking everyone to bring a side dish, dessert or an appetizer. More info to come as we get closer. 

We are still looking for participants for the 12 Days of Christmas Beer Exchange. You might be asking yourself…What is the 12 Days of Christmas Beer Exchange? Well twelve brewers pitch in 12 bottles of a single homebrew and in return they will receive a beer advent calendar of sorts, comprised of the beers from 11 other participating members. The beers will be kept anonymous so as to keep each day in the calendar a tasty surprise. If you are interested in receiving a delicious variety pack of homebrew and having a little fun, then email on back and let us know.

Cheers,

Jason

November Meeting

Hello brewers!

As we sit here on the eve of our annual homebrew competition I wish you all the best of luck in taking down your categories and bringing gold back to the IEB.

Our next meeting (and first chance to show off your shiny new awards) is set for for Friday November 15th from 7pm-10pm and will be hosted by Don McAllister at 2023 Chicago Ave b88 Riverside, CA 92507. This meeting will take place at the as yet unopened All Points Brewing Company (https://www.facebook.com/860618857314762/). If you'd like an early preview of the next great IEB brewery then make sure to bring along some extra cash and treat yourself to something tasty.

Style for this meeting include categories: 30 - Spiced Beer, 32 - Smoked Beer, and 33 - Wood Beer. As always, all homebrew is welcome and encouraged, but beers in the style of the month will gain you additional points for our coveted Brewer of the Year Competition. Get smokey y'all!

12 Days of Christmas Beer: Christmas may not be yet upon us, but it's a great time to start preparing for our annual 12 Days of Christmas Beer Exchange! We are looking for 12 brewers to each pitch in 12 bottles of a single homebrew and in return they will receive a beer advent calendar of sorts, comprised of the beers from 12 participating members. The beers will be kept anonymous so as to keep each day in the calendar a tasty surprise. If you are interested in receiving a delicious variety pack of homebrew and having a little fun, then email on back and let us know.

Club Elections: Time to exercise your right to vote! The November meeting is your chance to make your voice heard and help choose the club members who will guide us through the following year. We will need to fill the positions of President, Vice President, Treasurer, and Secretary. If you've ever had a desire to help steer the club towards a greater future then considering running for one of our positions and helping execute your vision. If you have any questions about the duties involved for each position then let us know! We want access to club leadership to be available to all members who are moved to help.

Raffle: Don't forget that the club can continue to use contributions for prizes for our monthly meetings raffle. Any member that brings in an item to be raffled off will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win a $50.00 gift card to MoreBeer, or one of the other great items that come along. We've had some great prizes this year from awesome beer to helpful brewing equipment and materials. So get in there and give yourself a chance to win!

Have a great weekend everyone. I can't wait to see you, and all your delicious brews, at the next meeting. Don't forget to bring YOUR CHAIRS, water, a snack to share, and most importantly some homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

 

IEB Anniversary Reminder

Are you ready to party!!!!

The Inland Empire Brewers Anniversary Party is set for THIS Saturday October 5th and will be hosted by Eva Dunn at 11048 Stagecoach Avenue, Montclair CA 91763. The doors are open to all members past and present and also to the people who've supported us over the years. If you've ever hosted the IEB at your brewery, donated prizes to be raffled away, or assisted in any other way then please come out and help us celebrate 35 years.

Beer: The full bar will be open and pouring. If you'd like to have your beer on tap then bring it down! Unlike our charity events, there is no expectation to donate a full keg of beer. Bring on down anything you enjoy drinking, hook it up, and take home whatever is leftover at the end of the night. This is a great opportunity to share and showoff whatever concoctions you've been creating in your beer caves. As an added bonus we will be giving away a $50 MoreBeer Giftcard to the winner of the Peoples Choice beer. Party attendees will mark down their fave tap, and at the end of the night we'll tally the count and give someone a prize! Commercial bottles, crowlers, and cans are also accepted and appreciated! In the past several of our members have gone deep into the shelves to share a rare treat with their fellow club members. If there's a bottle you enjoy, then this is the time to let it shine!

Food: We have a signup sheet on the Facebook event page here https://www.facebook.com/events/689837218095328/ for side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. The main course of beer-braised bratwurst and rolls will be provided by the club and served around 5:30pm. I've had the pleasure of trying many of your wonderful dishes over the years, and I'm very excited to get to do it again. The IEB has some talented brewers, but we also have some damn fine chefs. I'm getting hungry already!

Beer Comp: Saturday October 5th is the final drop off day for our annual homebrew competition. To maximize the ease for our brewers our party site will also function as a competition drop off site! Don't forget to get set up on the website https://comp.inlandempirebrewers.com/ and get those bottles registered so you can bring home the ribbons and prizes. I expect to see a mountain of competition entries from everyone, so get to bottling!

Games: the mad minds of the club heads have come up with a variety of games to keep up entertained throughout the day. Get ready for stein holding, keg tossing, guess that beer, and more! If you have a suggestion or would like to bring a game out (cornhole, etc) then bring it along. Let's keep this party rolling!

I look forward to seeing you all Saturday for the celebration of the club that we've all worked so hard to build. Come out, relax, and have an amazing time.

Cheers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

September Meeting Recap Part 2

Oops forgot the link to the meeting minutes: https://inlandempirebrewers.com/minutes/2019SeptemberMinutes.pdf

Cheers!

September Meeting Recap

Wow brewers!

Thank you all for making our September Morebeer meeting a fantastic one! It was a awesome chance to expand your selection of brew gear with paid members of the IEB receiving a 20% discount during the meeting. We'd like to extend a great big thanks to Rob and the crew at Morebeer for being such huge supporters of both the Inland Empire Brewers and the general homebrew community. Hello and welcome to the new attendees that came out for the day. We hope you enjoyed the meeting the various members of the IEB and sampling their top level brews. The Brett Saison that made the rounds was of particular interest to me, pushing back the summer heat with a cooling refreshness. For a full recap of the meeting check the September minutes here:

The IEB will not have a October meeting this year, but fear not because we will be replacing it with a PARTY! The Inland Empire Brewers are gathering to celebrate the clubs 35th Anniversary. Clear your calendars and prep your livers! The celebration takes place Saturday October 5th at 2pm and will be hosted by Eva Dunn at 11048 Stagecoach Avenue, Montclair CA 91763. The good times will roll into the evening with food, drinks, and games. Homebrews of all types are welcomed and encouraged and the club will even be breaking out the full bar to serve your kegs in the most proper style possible. Contact us here, or through the Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/events/689837218095328/ to get your beer on draft. Trust us brewers, this is an event that you won't want to miss.

Cheers to you all, and see you at the party!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019


IEB 35th Anniversary Party

Hello IE Brewers and friends!

Our 35th Anniversary Party is fast approaching, taking place Saturday October 5th.  This party will be located at Eva's House in Montclair.  We will start at 2pm and continue on into the night! 

FOOD
We will have snacks throughout the day, but the dinner will be served up around 5:30pm.  The club is supplying some beer-braised bratwurst with rolls as the main course, and we are asking everyone to bring a side dish, appetizers or a dessert to share. A few of things that people have signed up to bring are: baked pretzels and beer cheese, wicked baked beans, cookies, and a sweet surprise. If you want to add your contribution to the sign up, you can either respond to this email or make a comment under the "Discussion" tab on the Facebook event.   

BEER
As we are a homebrew club, the main focus of the party will be our homebrewed beer. We are going to pull out the bar and serve our beer. If you don't have a keg to bring along, feel free to bring growlers or bottles of your homebrew.  Partially full kegs are A-OK!  There will be a people's choice award for the crowd's favorite homebrewed beer that is being served and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to MoreBeer! Thanks MoreBeer! If you can, please either respond to this email or on the Discussion tab on the Facebook event to let us know you are bringing beer.

GAMES & FUN
We will be playing games throughout the day such as stein holding, keg tossing and of course Guess That Beer, plus more! 

 It will be an epic time, I hope to see you all there.

Cheers,

Jason

IEB 35th Anniversary Party

Hello IE Brewers and friends!

Our 35th Anniversary Party is fast approaching, taking place Saturday October 5th.  This party will be located at Eva's House in Montclair.  We will start at 2pm and continue on into the night! 

FOOD
We will have snacks throughout the day, but the dinner will be served up around 5:30pm.  The club is supplying some beer-braised bratwurst with rolls as the main course, and we are asking everyone to bring a side dish, appetizers or a dessert to share. A few of things that people have signed up to bring are: baked pretzels and beer cheese, wicked baked beans, cookies, and a sweet surprise. If you want to add your contribution to the sign up, you can either respond to this email or make a comment under the "Discussion" tab on the Facebook event.   

BEER
As we are a homebrew club, the main focus of the party will be our homebrewed beer. We are going to pull out the bar and serve our beer. If you don't have a keg to bring along, feel free to bring growlers or bottles of your homebrew.  Partially full kegs are A-OK!  There will be a people's choice award for the crowd's favorite homebrewed beer that is being served and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to MoreBeer! Thanks MoreBeer! If you can, please either respond to this email or on the Discussion tab on the Facebook event to let us know you are bringing beer.

GAMES & FUN
We will be playing games throughout the day such as stein holding, keg tossing and of course Guess That Beer, plus more! 

 It will be an epic time, I hope to see you all there.

Cheers,

Jason

IEB 35th Anniversary Party

Hello IE Brewers and friends!

Our 35th Anniversary Party is fast approaching, taking place Saturday October 5th.  This party will be located at Eva's House in Montclair.  We will start at 2pm and continue on into the night! 

FOOD
We will have snacks throughout the day, but the dinner will be served up around 5:30pm.  The club is supplying some beer-braised bratwurst with rolls as the main course, and we are asking everyone to bring a side dish, appetizers or a dessert to share. A few of things that people have signed up to bring are: baked pretzels and beer cheese, wicked baked beans, cookies, and a sweet surprise. If you want to add your contribution to the sign up, you can either respond to this email or make a comment under the "Discussion" tab on the Facebook event.   

BEER
As we are a homebrew club, the main focus of the party will be our homebrewed beer. We are going to pull out the bar and serve our beer. If you don't have a keg to bring along, feel free to bring growlers or bottles of your homebrew.  Partially full kegs are A-OK!  There will be a people's choice award for the crowd's favorite homebrewed beer that is being served and the winner will receive a $50 gift certificate to MoreBeer! Thanks MoreBeer! If you can, please either respond to this email or on the Discussion tab on the Facebook event to let us know you are bringing beer.

GAMES & FUN
We will be playing games throughout the day such as stein holding, keg tossing and of course Guess That Beer, plus more! 

 It will be an epic time, I hope to see you all there.

Cheers,

Jason

Competition Information - we have prizes!

Hey IEB members!
 
Our competition is almost here!  We really need everyone's help for this to be successful.  Sign up now!
 
Register your entries here:  Comp.inlandempirebrewers.com   Your entries will need to be submitted by Oct 5.
Do you need help entering your beers, ciders and meads?  Contact us by email or on facebook and we can help you.
Members can use the discount code of IEB2019 and your cost will be $7.  
 
 
Sign up to judge or stewardComp.inlandempirebrewers.com  
Never volunteered before?  Don't worry!  We'll make sure to give you some training so you have a good time.
We will have some preliminary judging during the period of Oct 12-Oct 19.  The main day is Oct 19th.
 
 
Full rules are on the website, but here's the main details:
  • Entry deadline is October 5th
  • Open to all BJCP categories of beer, mead or cider.  We are using the 2015 BJCP categories.
  • Entries are $8 each ($7 for members using code), payable to Inland Empire Brewers, via check or PayPal!
  • 2- 12 oz capped bottles for each entry
  • Entries dropped off or shipped to More Beer in Riverside, Revolt in Montclair OR at the IEB anniversary party.  (see website for other drop-off spots)
  • Register online and print labels through the website
Judge and steward info:
Help out and you will get breakfast, a catered lunch and a chance at some cool raffle prizes. 
Don't be scared to help out, it's fun!  October 19th, starting at 8:30 am.
Also there will be some pre-judging sessions, which will be determined based on the amount of entries received.
 
To sign up, please register online at the competition site.  http://comp.inlandempirebrewers.com/ 
 
 
Thank you for your support!  We are counting on all of you to make this the best year yet!
 
Mandy Porter
Inland Empire Brewers - Vice President

September IEB Meeting at MoreBeer!

Hello brewers!

Just a reminder that the next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is this Saturday Sept 14th at 4pm and will be hosted by the amazing crew at Morebeer Riverside! Most of you should be familiar with the location as it's the best place around to purchase your brewing supplies, but for those of you who have never had the pleasure, set your GPS for 1506 Columbia Ave. Suite 12 Riverside, CA 92507.

All current paid members will be offered a special discount of 20% off your purchases.  (If you still owe your dues, you can pay Saturday to be eligible for the discount)

Styles of the month for this meeting cover all the classic beers of OktoberFest! Categories included are: 4 - Pale Malty European Lager, 5 - Pale Bitter European Beer, 6 - Amber Malty European Beer, 7 - Amber Bitter European Beer, 8 - Dark European Lager, 9 - Strong European Beer, and 10 - German Wheat Beer. Let's bring Munich to Riverside with an outpouring of Oktoberfest beers!

The club will also be supplying sub sandwiches.  Feel free to bring a snack to share and don't forget your chair!  


By-Law Announcement - During the meeting, we will be voting on a refresh to our existing by-laws. As the club grows and expands we want to make sure we stay organized in order to provide the best experience possible for our members. Voting on the by-law refresh will be limited to current members who attend our September meeting. An email has been sent with the updated version, but if you didn't receive it and would like to take a look then please email us and we'll have a copy sent to you immediately.

Cheers!

Mandy Porter
IEB VP 2019

September Meeting

Hello brewers!

I hope you're all enjoying a bountiful amount of basking in the beautiful summer sun! The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Saturday Sept 14th at 4pm and will be hosted by the amazing crew at Morebeer Riverside! Most of you should be familiar with the location as it's the best place around to purchase your brewing supplies, but for those of you who have never had the pleasure, set your GPS for 1506 Columbia Ave. Suite 12 Riverside, CA 92507.

Styles of the month for this meeting cover all the classic beers of OktoberFest! Categories included are: 4 - Pale Malty European Lager, 5 - Pale Bitter European Beer, 6 - Amber Malty European Beer, 7 - Amber Bitter European Beer, 8 - Dark European Lager, 9 - Strong European Beer, and 10 - German Wheat Beer. Let's bring Munich to Riverside with an outpouring of Oktoberfest beers!

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest: Coming at you Saturday September 7th at 12pm is the 10th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest. The Inland Empire brewers have been fortunate enough to be included in the festivities this year and we're looking for members to come on out and experience the good time. Tickets are priced at $40, but interested brewers can earn entry by either donating a keg of homebrew to be poured at the event, or by volunteering to pour for a portion of the day. For more info on what you can expect if you come out take a look at the website for the event over at https://ilovelakearrowhead.com/10th-annual-brewfest/.

Lake Skinner Oktoberfest: Taking place Sept 27th-29th the Lake Skinner Oktoberfest is an ideal homebrewers getaway. Spend the weekend camping, drinking, eating, and enjoying a wide variety of delicious homebrews! Each camping site costs $75 with the price including your campground, a commermorative glass for each camper, a raffle ticket, and entry to a pig roast. Last year there 75 plus taps of beer flowing poured by 8 different clubs. If SoCal Homebrew Fest didn't give you enough of camping and drinking, then consider this round two. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis, so move fast if you want to lock down your spot.

IEB 35th Anniversary: That's right brewers, the IEB is officially old enough to run for president! To celebrate the momentous achievement of churning out world class homebrew for thirty five years the Inland Empire Brewers are throwing a party! Set for Saturday October 5th this will be an all day event complete with food, raffles, and more beer than you can shake a stick at. The club will be representing strong with the full bar making an appearance in all of its 30 tap glory. Sign-ups to have your keg put on tap have begun and new details are constantly emerging as we look to make this a worldclass event for our members. For now block out that calendar and prepare yourself for a day of fun, games, and beer!

Soroptimist Event - Saturday October 26th the Soroptimist International San Bernardino chapter is holding a small beer festival to further their mission of working to improve the lives of women and girls, in local communities and throughout the world. The IEB has been invited out to help them along with their mission. We are looking for approximately 6 kegs of beer to be donated, and club members to come on out and pour. It's a great opportunity to both give back to our community and further share the love of homebrew through face to fact discussion with attendees. If you're interested email on back, or sign up at our next meeting.

Amber Waves of Grain Beer Festival - Coming to town Saturday November 2nd from 12pm to 4:30pm is the Amber Waves of Grain Beer Festival. In their own words, "On November 2nd, 2019 the Amber Waves of Grain Craft Beer Festival in Support of American Veterans will be held at The Shops at Dos Lagos, Corona, CA. The event will feature a parade, military vehicles, a military museum, non-profit organizations (directly supporting Veterans), military related vendor exhibits, a craft beer garden featuring 40-microbreweries, great food and fun activities for the entire family." Last year the beer festival raised approximately $40,000 for non-profits supporting veterans. The Inland Empire Brewers have been fortunate enough to be invited to assist in this great cause. If you'd like to volunteer to help out please email us or find a sign up sheet at the next meeting.

By-Law Announcement - It's time to get political! During our next meeting the IEB will be voting on a refresh to our existing by-laws. As the club grows and expands we want to make sure we stay organized in order to provide the best experience possible for our members. Voting on the by-law refresh will be limited to current members who attend our September meeting. An email has been sent with the updated version, but if you didn't receive it and would like to take a look then please email us and we'll have a copy sent to you immediately.

As you can all see, it's a very exciting time to be part of the IEB! Thanks to all of your hard work and delicious homebrew, the Inland Empire Brewers are receiving invites to more and more events, expanding our opportunity to share the love of homebrew. I hope to see you all soon at Morebeer Riverside for our September meeting. Don't forget the chairs, water, snacks, and homebrew!

Cheers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

IEB August Meeting Recap

Hello brewers!

Thanks to all of you that attended our sour laden August meeting at the glorious Sour Cellars in Rancho Cucamonga! Your good cheer, excitement, and delicious homebrew make each and every meeting a special event. For those of you that missed the meeting make sure to keep an ear our for the multitude of charitable events the Inland Empire Brewers will be participating in over the coming months. We are pushing to provide a positive impact on our community through the power of homebrew and we need your help to donate kegs, pour at events, and express some general love for brewing to the crowds at these events. To keep up to date head over to our website https://inlandempirebrewers.com/ or Facebook event page https://www.facebook.com/pg/inlandempirebrewers/events/. During the meeting we also dropped info on the upcoming IEB 35th Anniversary! Keep your eyes open for a future transmission with all the details, but for now block out October 5th on your calendars!

Shout out to the Astons for upping the snack game with a stack of pizzas to munch on while we enjoyed an array of beer ranging from a sour blonde to a mint milk stout to a few heavy hitting meads. And of course special thanks to our host, the intimidatingly talented Bryan Doty.

Our next event is our monthly Thirsty Thursday event scheduled for Thurs August 22nd at 6pm. Location details are being finalized but will be out soon.

Our next full meeting is locked in for Saturday September 14th at 4pm and will be hosted by the familiar crew down at MoreBeer Riverside! Morebeer is located at 1506 Columbia Ave, Riverside, CA 92507. The theme is Oktoberfest and we're going in by bringing out categories: 4 - Pale Malty European Lager, 5 - Pale Bitter European Beer, 6 - Amber Malty European Beer, 7 - Amber Bitter European Beer, 8 - Dark European Lager, 9 - Strong European Beer, and 10 - German Wheat Beer. Bring out the sauerkraut and get ready for a great one brewers.

May your sparges stay smooth and your fermentation stay vigorous.

Cheers brewers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

August Meeting

Hello brewers!

I hope summer is treating you well as we trek through the terrible temperatures teetering towards the top of the thermometer! Perhaps the best way to beat the heat is head out to a friendly location for copious amounts of homebrew! The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Friday August 9th at 7pm and will be hosted by our good friends at Sour Cellars. Sour Cellars is located at 9495 E 9th St Ste B, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. For a look ahead at the taplist, head on over to https://www.sourcellars.com/. The meeting may officially start at 7pm, but brewers in the know will want to show up early for a few refreshing pints before we get moving.

Styles for the month include categories: 23 - European Sour Ale, 27 - Historical Beer, 28 - American Wild Ale, and 29 - Fruit Beer. I can't wait to sample the bouquet of Brett, Lacto, and Pedio flowing through the halls.

Education: For our August meeting in IEB will be receiving an education on one the worlds oldest beer styles, the sahti! I'm looking forward to member Jeremy Browns breakdown of this traditional Finnish style. If you have a topic you're particularly passionate about then please reach out through email or direct contact at a meeting. We want to continue sharing knowledge with our brewers and helping each other grow.

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest: Coming at you Saturday September 7th at 12pm is the 10th Annual Lake Arrowhead Brewfest. The Inland Empire brewers have been fortunate enough to be included in the festivities this year and we're looking for members to come on out and experience the good time. Tickets are priced at $40, but interested brewers can earn entry by either donating a keg of homebrew to be poured at the event, or by volunteering to pour for a portion of the day. For more info on what you can expect if you come out take a look at the website for the event over at https://ilovelakearrowhead.com/10th-annual-brewfest/.

Lake Skinner Oktoberfest: Taking place Sept 27th-29th the Lake Skinner Oktoberfest is an ideal homebrewers getaway. Spend the weekend camping, drinking, eating, and enjoying a wide variety of delicious homebrews! Each camping site costs $75 with the price including your campground, a commermorative glass for each camper, a raffle ticket, and entry to a pig roast. Last year there 75 plus taps of beer flowing poured by 8 different clubs. If SoCal Homebrew Fest didn't give you enough of camping and drinking, then consider this round two. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis, so move fast if you want to lock down your spot.

IEB 35th Anniversary: That's right brewers, the IEB is officially old enough to run for president! To celebrate the momentous achievement of churning out world class homebrew for thirty five years the Inland Empire Brewers are throwing a party! Set for Saturday October 5th this will be an all day event complete with food, raffles, and more beer than you can shake a stick at. The club will be representing strong with the full bar making an appearance in all of its 30 tap glory. Sign-ups to have your keg put on tap will go out soon and addtional details will drop as we crawl closer to the day of the event. For now block out that calendar and prepare yourself for a day of revelry. Please note that this date has changed from our original projected party weekend. See you Oct 5th!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all August 9th at Sour Cellars brewers. As always, don't forget your chairs, waters, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

July Meeting Recap

Hello brewers!

Thanks to everyone who showed up and helped make July such an awesome meeting. It was the summer of Kviek as multiple beers inspired by the June education made the rounds during the meeting. Cheers to YOU brewers for immediately taking that fresh knowledge and running with it to make an excellent array of kviek yeast creations. The learning didn't slow down either. Cary Chitwood ran our members through a thorough review of all things kettle sour. There was some great back and forth on methodology and outcomes. I'd say that our monthly education demos are becoming one of the best things about our club. July was also raining with raffle prizes. Fueled by the Chitwoods pilgrimage to Homebrew Con 2019, our July meeting attendees were buried under a pile of shirts, hats, hops, and grains. Thanks Chitwoods, and congrats to all of our lucky winners. Scooping the final prize of the evening, a $50 giftcard to Morebeer, was our VP Mandy Dunn. No one deserves a prize more than the woman who does more organizing for club than any member past or present. Cheers Mandy!

Our next event is our monthly Thirsty Thursday. Join us as we head to the city of Claremont to share each others company and a couple of beers at The Whisper House at 6pm on Thursday July 25th. The Whisper House can be found at 502 W 1st St, Claremont, CA 91711. If you great food and awesome taplists then this is the Thursday for you.

Our next full meeting is set for Friday August 9th at 7pm and will be hosted by our good friends at Sour Cellars. Sour Cellars is located at 9495 E 9th St Ste B, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730. Keep an eye out later this week for full details.

See you soon brewers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

July Meeting Reminder

Hello brewers!

I hope you're all prepared for our meeting THIS Friday July 12th at 7pm hosted by Eva Dunn. Eva is located at 11048 Stagecoach Avenue, Montclair CA 91763.

Styles for this meeting include categories: 18 - Pale American Ale, 21 - IPA, 1 - Standard American Beer, and 2 - International Lager. I'm looking forward to seeing how much flavor you've all managed to extract from your latest hoppy creations.

Pub Crawl: The IEB heads out for the greatest ride known to mankind on Saturday August 3rd at 9am. If you plan on joining us for the trip then make sure to bring your $45 deposit to our July meeting to avoid losing your spot on the bus. Alternatively you can send payment via PayPal to paypal@inlandempirebrewers.com. The total cost for the trip will be $90 and include all food and beer. Don't miss out!

Education: Bring your pencil and paper for a great presentation on kettle souring led by Cary Chitwood. It's lacto time!

Barrel Tasting: Members who participated in our barrel project last year will have an opportunity to sample the beer and see how it's progressed.

Raffle: Every month the club raffles off a variety of beer related swag, including a $50 giftcard to Morebeer! If you'd like to get in on the action make sure to purchase a few tickets and keep yourself in it to win it! Club members can also receive a free $5.00 worth of raffle tickets by bringing in a suitable item to be included in the drawing. Glassware, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all wonderful items to contribute. Good luck brewers!

I look forward to seeing you on Friday brewers. As always, don't forget you chairs, waters, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

July Meeting

Hello to all of you lofty lords of lautering!

The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Friday July 12th at 7pm and will be hosted by the wonderful Eva Dunn. Eva is located at 11048 Stagecoach Avenue, Montclair CA 91763

Styles for this meeting include categories: 18 - Pale American Ale, 21 - IPA, 1 - Standard American Beer, and 2 - International Lager. Time for the hop masters to show their worth!

June Minutes: If you had the misfortune of missing our awesome June meeting at Hangar 24 then you can catch up on all the details here: https://inlandempirebrewers.com/minutes/2019-06%20Meeting%20Minutes.pdf

Education: For our July meeting the IEB will be treated to a talk on the finer points of kettle souring led by Brant and Deanna Springstead. Bring a pen because I'm sure you'll want to write down a few scraps of wisdom from this knowledgeable couple.

Competitions: There are a few upcoming competitions to take part in. Don't forget that every beer you enter into a comp will help you accrue Brewer of the Year points and allow you to take home a bevy of great prizes.

  • 2019 Red White & Brews hosted by the Long Beach Homebrewers. Entries are $8 per and will be accepted through July 6th with judging taking place July 14th. More info can be found at http://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/rwb/bcoem/
  • 2019 Norco Fair. This event is non BJCP sanctioned, but participating members of the IEB will receive points towards our internal Brewer of the Year Competition.

Pub Crawl: Pub Crawl 2019 has been announced and seats are near capacity. The IEB hits the road for 12 hours of drinking on August 3rd at 9am. Cost is $90 and includes food, beer, and transportation. If you haven't signed up yet then get moving!

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest: Coming at you Saturday Sept 7th is the Lake Arrowhead Brewfest. Tickets are $40 for this all you can drink fest, but club members who donate a keg will receive a free entry per keg donated. Free entry can also be earned by volunteering to pour beer for a portion of the fest. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce. Email us today if you are interested in joining the Inland Empire Brewers for this great day.

Lake Skinner Oktoberfest: Taking place Sept 27th-29th the Lake Skinner Oktoberfest is an ideal homebrewers getaway. Each site costs $75 with the price including your campground, a commermorative glass for each camper, a raffle ticket, and entry to a pig roast. Last year there 75 plus taps of beer flowing poured by 8 different clubs. If SoCal Homebrew Fest didn't give you enough of camping and drinking, then consider this round two. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis, so move fast if you want to lock down your spot.

IEB Anniversary: Set a HUGE save the date brewers! Saturday September 21st the Inland Empire Brewers will be celebrating our THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY! That's right, this club of our has been filling the IE with delicious homebrew for over three decades! Details will emerge as we get closer to the day of, but make sure you block out that time to raise a toast to the finest homebrew club in the land.

Raffle: Every month the club raffles off a variety of beer related swag, including a $50 giftcard to Morebeer! If you'd like to get in on the action make sure to purchase a few tickets and keep yourself in it to win it! Club members can also receive a free $5.00 worth of raffle tickets by bringing in a suitable item to be included in the drawing. Glassware, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all wonderful items to contribute. Good luck brewers!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all July 12th brewers. As always, don't forget you chairs, waters, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

July Meeting

Hello to all of you lofty lords of lautering!

The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Friday July 12th at 7pm and will be hosted by the wonderful Eva Dunn. Eva is located at 11048 Stagecoach Avenue, Montclair CA 91763

Styles for this meeting include categories: 18 - Pale American Ale, 21 - IPA, 1 - Standard American Beer, and 2 - International Lager. Time for the hop masters to show their worth!

June Minutes: If you had the misfortune of missing our awesome June meeting at Hangar 24 then you can catch up on all the details here: https://inlandempirebrewers.com/minutes/2019-06%20Meeting%20Minutes.pdf

Education: For our July meeting the IEB will be treated to a talk on the finer points of kettle souring led by Brant and Deanna Springstead. Bring a pen because I'm sure you'll want to write down a few scraps of wisdom from this knowledgeable couple.

Competitions: There are a few upcoming competitions to take part in. Don't forget that every beer you enter into a comp will help you accrue Brewer of the Year points and allow you to take home a bevy of great prizes.

  • 2019 Red White & Brews hosted by the Long Beach Homebrewers. Entries are $8 per and will be accepted through July 6th with judging taking place July 14th. More info can be found at http://www.longbeachhomebrewers.com/comp/rwb/bcoem/
  • 2019 Norco Fair. This event is non BJCP sanctioned, but participating members of the IEB will receive points towards our internal Brewer of the Year Competition.

Pub Crawl: Pub Crawl 2019 has been announced and seats are near capacity. The IEB hits the road for 12 hours of drinking on August 3rd at 9am. Cost is $90 and includes food, beer, and transportation. If you haven't signed up yet then get moving!

Lake Arrowhead Brewfest: Coming at you Saturday Sept 7th is the Lake Arrowhead Brewfest. Tickets are $40 for this all you can drink fest, but club members who donate a keg will receive a free entry per keg donated. Free entry can also be earned by volunteering to pour beer for a portion of the fest. Proceeds from the festival benefit the Lake Arrowhead Communities Chamber of Commerce. Email us today if you are interested in joining the Inland Empire Brewers for this great day.

Lake Skinner Oktoberfest: Taking place Sept 27th-29th the Lake Skinner Oktoberfest is an ideal homebrewers getaway. Each site costs $75 with the price including your campground, a commermorative glass for each camper, a raffle ticket, and entry to a pig roast. Last year there 75 plus taps of beer flowing poured by 8 different clubs. If SoCal Homebrew Fest didn't give you enough of camping and drinking, then consider this round two. Sites are available on a first come, first served basis, so move fast if you want to lock down your spot.

IEB Anniversary: Set a HUGE save the date brewers! Saturday September 21st the Inland Empire Brewers will be celebrating our THIRTY-FIFTH ANNIVERSARY! That's right, this club of our has been filling the IE with delicious homebrew for over three decades! Details will emerge as we get closer to the day of, but make sure you block out that time to raise a toast to the finest homebrew club in the land.

Raffle: Every month the club raffles off a variety of beer related swag, including a $50 giftcard to Morebeer! If you'd like to get in on the action make sure to purchase a few tickets and keep yourself in it to win it! Club members can also receive a free $5.00 worth of raffle tickets by bringing in a suitable item to be included in the drawing. Glassware, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all wonderful items to contribute. Good luck brewers!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all July 12th brewers. As always, don't forget you chairs, waters, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

IEB Pub Crawl

Hi brewers!


If you haven’t heard already at the June meeting, we announced we are taking sign ups for the San Diego pub crawl and we are already approaching max capacity but don’t fret there are a couple spots still left. Once we hit the limit, we will have a wait list, more details on this below.

The pub crawl will be August 3rd starting at 9am and continuing on till 9pm. It will be an epic day of comradery, great beers and fun filled times.

We will start by meeting at Route 30, who will open especially for us to hang out there, have a couple beers then jump on the bus as we make our way towards San Diego. Other stops will include Societe Brewing, North Park Brewing, Half Door Brewing, AleSmith and we will finish the night at Abnormal Brewing. At each stop you will get a minimum of 2 pours of beers. North Park Brewing and Abnormal Brewing will be food stops, which is included.

On the bus we will have 2 kegs of beer. One keg will be graciously donated to us by Main Street Brewery then we will have a keg of delicious homebrew. There will be a variety of snacks on the bus, a raffle with prizes graciously donated by the breweries we are visiting, and games to play on the bus. As always feel free to bring bottles to share on the bus also.

The club is paying for the cost of the bus and all you will have to pay for is the cost of the beers and food, which is $90 per person. To participate, email us that you would like to go. Please be aware that you must be a current paid member and pay a deposit of $45 by or at the July meeting. If you are on the list and we do not receive your deposit by the end of the July meeting (July 12th), you will lose your spot and be put to the end of the wait list. We will be contacting those on the waitlist on July 13th.
If you have already signed up but have not paid your deposit and would like to, you can send the money via PayPal to paypal@inlandempirebrewers.com and remember to select family and friend so we do not get hit with any fees.

Any questions, feel free to ask!
Cheers,
Jason

June Meeting Recap

Hello brewers!

Welcome back from a fantastic weekend that included an truly excellent June IEB meeting hosted Hangar 24. Brewers in attendance received a few special gifts from Hangar 24, so huge thank you to the crew from Redlands. We were also treated to not one, but TWO great beer education presentations. Talking all things Kviek was member Russel who not only provided a deep dive on the intriguing yeast strain, but also fresh samples for anyone who wanted to try brewing with it themselves. Visiting president of the Coachella Valley Homebrewers Josh Kunkle also stepped up to talk about the particulars of oil extracts, opening the door to a fresh take on getting maximum flavor into your brews. From Belgian dark strongs, to hazy IPAs, to cider still dripping with fruit, you homebrewers knocked it out of the park this month on the awesome alcoholic delights. Cheers to you all for making June a month to remember. Also, welcome to the slew of new brewers who came out to spend the night with us. We loved having you out and looking forward to seeing your faces again and again in the coming months. For anyone who missed out on the fun, look for a link in our next transmission to find the full June meeting minutes to catch a recap on the good times.

Our next meeting will take place Friday July 12th at 7pm and will be hosted by the marvelous Eva Dunn at 11048 Stagecoach Avenue, Montclair CA 91763. Mark your calendars now and keep your eyes on your email for further details and notes coming soon. Don't forget to check the styles of the month at https://inlandempirebrewers.com/styles.html if you want to stay in the Brewer of the Year game.

Cheers IEB!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019


June Meeting Reminder

Hello Inland Empire Brewers!

The next meeting of the IEB is set for THIS Friday, June 14th at 7pm at Hangar 24. Hangar 24 is located at 1710 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374. For a preview of the good times and great beer heading your way, check out Hangar 24 at http://hangar24brewing.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/hangar24brewing/. Members that attend this meeting will be presented with a special treat, so I highly recommend clearing the schedule and coming out for this one!

Styles of the month for June include categories: 24 - Belgian Ale, 25 - Strong Belgian Ale, and 26 - Trappist Ale. Hopefully you've had time to reload after SoCal Homebrew Fest and have a fresh plethora of delight to share with your fellow brewers.

Pig Roast: Huge shout out and thanks to Jeff and Charla Paszkiewicz for hosting the IEB Pig Roast. Organizing a big get together can be tough, but these two hosts pulled it off beautifully. As you can tell from the social media pictures, it was an amazing time for everyone involved. Cheers!

Thirsty Thursday: Thirsty Thursday is a opportunity for our brewers to convene for a casual beer or three at a local brewery or restaurant. Mixed in amongst the good times and camaraderie we also practice a bit of judging with a beer ordered from the draft board of our meeting location. This months Thirsty Thursday takes place Thursday June 20th at 6pm at TAPS Fish House and Brewery. TAPS is located at 2745 Lakeshore Dr, Corona, CA 92883.

Raffle: Would you like a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Morebeer? Then make sure to participate in the monthly raffle! Tickets can be purchased at each club meeting, but if you'd like to both help the club AND join the raffle without buying tickets, then you can enter by donating an item. If you have any beer related items you'd like to donate then bring them down! Pint glasses, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all great items to bring. Any member that brings in a donation item will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win our monthly $50.00 Morebeer giftcard, or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!

I'm looking forward to seeing you all in a few days! Don't forget your chairs, water, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

IEB Pig Roast Reminder

Hello brewers!

I hope you've kept your weekend clear for the next great Inland Empire Brewers event happening THIS Saturday June 8th at 2pm; a pig roast hosted by member Jeff Paszkiewicz! Jeff is undertaking one of the most difficult ventures in BBQ, a whole pig, and the IEB is invited down to join the party!

Jeff is located at
 13422 Elaine Way, Yucaipa CA 92399. The party kicks off at 2pm and the pig will be ready to eat around 6pm. To supplement the pig we will be taking signups for side dishes and desserts. If you're interested in bringing something to the party just reply to the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/390358508485904/) or email us back with what you're planning to bring. The hog and sides aren't the only treats because we're also having beer! The club will be bringing out the the jockey box so that any brewer interested in having a keg on tap for this special night can serve it well. Let us know if you'd like to have a beer on, and we will reserve you a spot! Don't limit yourself to kegs though, if you have something delicious and alcoholic around the house then bring it out!

Want to float away the afternoon while the hosts do the hard work of prepping the pig? Then hop in the pool! There is large pool just screaming for members to take a swim. Whether you're dipping your toes or attempting your famous triple belly flip flop, the water will be a welcome way to pass the day. After dark sets in and the tummies are full, the club may engage in some amateur stargazing. Jeff has a huge telescope and can find a planet quicker than you can finish a beer.

I hope to see you all there for this special weekend. See you soon brewers.

Cheers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

IEB Pig Roast

Hello brewers!

Despite the recent cloudy weather, summertime is almost here and summertime means BBQs! Club member and brew whiz Jeff Paszkiewicz has invited us out to enjoy the delicious flavors of a whole roasted hog at his home on Saturday June 8th. Those of you who attended last year will remember that this was an amazing experience with plenty of food (of course) and beer (duh) to go around. For those of you who didn't attend, get your butts out here!

Jeff is located at
 13422 Elaine Way, Yucaipa CA 92399. The party kicks off at 2pm and the pig will be ready to eat around 6pm.  To supplement the pig we will be taking signups for side dishes and desserts. If you're interested in bringing something to the party just reply to the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/390358508485904/) or email us back with what you're planning to bring. In addition to the hog and sides, the club will be pulling out the the jockey box! After all, what's a party without some homebrew! If you'd like to have a keg on tap for this special night, just let us know and we will reserve you a spot! Non-homebrew crowlers, cans, and bottles will also be embraced with wide open arms. If you have something delicious around the house, then bring it out!

In addition to grub and brew, don't forget to grab your swim gear! There is large pool just screaming for members to take a swim. Whether you're dipping your toes or attempting your famous triple belly flip flop, the water will be a welcome way to pass the day until the star of the show is ready to consume. Later on in the evening, clear skies willing, the club may engage in some amateur stargazing. If you've ever wanted to wave at another planet then Jeff can point you in the right direction.

Hope to see you all at the party in three weeks brewers! Until then may your yeast be active and your boils be vigorous.

Cheers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019


June Meeting

Hello all you rowdy rascals of racking!

The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Friday, June 14th at 7pm and will be hosted by IE stalwarts Hangar 24. Hangar 24 is located at 1710 Sessums Dr, Redlands, CA 92374. For a preview of the good times and great beer heading your way, check out Hangar 24 at http://hangar24brewing.com/ or https://www.instagram.com/hangar24brewing/. Members that attend this meeting will be presented with a special treat, so I highly recommend clearing the schedule and coming out for this one!

Styles of the month for June include categories: 24 - Belgian Ale, 25 - Strong Belgian Ale, and 26 - Trappist Ale. Don't forget that while all homebrew brought to a meeting will earn you points in our Brewer of the Year competition, in-style beers will give you a bump in points and help you take home the prize at the end of the year. For questions about monthly styles or the BOTY competition head on over to https://inlandempirebrewers.com/ to check the appropriate tabs.

Thirsty Thursday: While the IEB won't have a May meeting due to our participation in SoCal Homebrew Fest, Thirsty Thursday is still on the menu! Thirsty Thursday is our monthly group hangout session.  It's a great chance for our members to meet up and have a few beers at a local bar or brewery. Although there isn't any homebrew at these gatherings, the club stays on track to grow as brewers by going through a beer judging demo with a random beer selected from our hosts taplist. It's an excellent opportunity to get in a little practice, and even better, a little bit of beer! This month the IEB will be visiting our friends at Revolt Brewing Co. Revolt Brew Co is located at 8939 Vernon Ave Ste C Montclair, CA 91763. Hope to see you there!

Pig Roast: It's time to gather together to roast a pig! Club member and ace brewer Jeff Paszkiewicz has invited us out to enjoy the delicious flavors of roasted hog at his home on Saturday June 8th. Jeff is located at 13422 Elaine Way, Yucaipa CA 92399. The party kicks off at 2pm and the pig will be ready to eat around 6pm.  To supplement the pig we will be taking signups for side dishes and desserts. If you're interested in bringing something to the party just reply to the Facebook event (https://www.facebook.com/events/390358508485904/) or email us back with what you're planning to bring. In addition to the hog and sides, the club will be pulling out the the jockey box! After all, what's a party without some homebrew! If you'd like to have a keg on tap for this special nights, just let us know and we will reserve you a spot! Members are also encouraged to bring along their swimsuits and take a dip in the pool. As the night sets in, interested party goers will also have a chance for some amateur stargazing. It's an action packed day of awesome.

Raffle: Would you like a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Morebeer? Then make sure to participate in the monthly raffle! Tickets can be purchased at each club meeting, but if you'd like to both help the club AND join the raffle without buying tickets, then you can enter by donating an item. If you have any beer related items you'd like to donate then bring them down! Pint glasses, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all great items to bring. Any member that brings in a donation item will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win our monthly $50.00 Morebeer giftcard, or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!

Upcoming Events:

May 3/4 SoCal Homebrew Fest May 16 Thirsty Thursday @Revolt Brew Co June 8 IEB Pig Roast June 14 June Meeting @Hangar 24

All right everyone, have a great day and I'll see you all at Hangar 24 next month. As always, don't forget your chairs, water, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019


April Meeting

Hello brewers!

The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Saturday, April 13th at noon and will be hosted by our friends at Skyland Ale Works. Skyland is located at 1869 Pomona Rd, Units E & F, Corona CA 92880. For a preview of the good times and great beer on your way, check out http://www.skylandaleworks.com/index.html

Styles of the month include categories: 11 - British Bitter, 12 - Pale Commonwealth Beer, 14 - Scottish Ale, and 17 - Strong British Ale.

Of special interest this month is category 17c - Wee Heavy! During the meeting the club will be choosing the Wee Heavy that will represent us in the Bragging Rights Only competition at SoCal Homebrew Fest. We will hold a blind tasting to crown our club champ. If you compete, please don't forget that whoever ultimately represents us will need to provide a full keg of their Wee Heavy for Fest. Speaking of SoCal Homebrew Fest....

Fest: The 2019 SoCal Homebrew fest is taking place May 3-4 at Vail Lake in Temecula CA and the Inland Empire Brewers are gearing up to make a huge splash. If you plan on attending and joining in the glory please make sure to settle up your balance soon. Fees are $65 (IF you paid the $50 depost - $115 in total) for RV reservations and $30 for tent reservations. You can bring your payment to the April meeting on April 13th at Skyland or you can send via PayPal (paypal@inlandempirebrewers.com – use the friends and family choice to avoid the fees).  All fees MUST be paid by April 13th. If you have any issue with this, please contact the club immediately to find a resolution. Seperately, make sure you have your tickets to SCHF secured! To do so you'll need to visit https://www.calhomebrewers.org and grab your CHA membership. From there you can visit the SHOP tab to grab your SCHF tickets. Tickets must be purchased ahead of time. A full Fest breakdown was sent out by Vice President Mandy on March 13th and I highly suggest reading through it to make sure you're up to speed on your Fest planning.

New Bar: Our amazing President Jason Dunn is not letting the Inland Empire Brewers rest on their laurels. After last years refresh on the bar that has served us well for so many years, Jason is spearheading an effort to add a SECOND bar to our clubs reserves. For the moment we are staffed on builders, but if you would like to contribute to the new bar build in a different way then we would be happy to accept any faucets or shanks you would like to donate. Updates on the new bar will be released as new milestones are released and we thank all of you for any and all help we procure along the way.

Raffle: Would you like a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Morebeer? Then make sure to participate in the monthly raffle! Tickets can be purchased at each club meeting, but if you'd like to both help the club AND join the raffle without buying tickets, then you can enter by donating an item. If you have any beer related items you'd like to donate then bring them down! Pint glasses, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all great items to bring. Any member that brings in a donation item will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win our monthly $50.00 Morebeer giftcard, or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!


HUGE REMINDER that we will NOT have a May meeting due to Fest attendance, so make sure to get on out to Skyland for our April meeting and stock yourself up on that wonderful IEB camaraderie. Don't forget your chairs, water, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

Southern California Homebrew Festival

Hello Beer-loving Friends!

The Southern California Homebrew Festival is quickly approaching and we have lots to do to be ready for this awesome weekend celebrating all things homebrew!   Sorry for the long email, but read through it, as we have lots of info! 

If you plan to attend (and we highly recommend that you do), the festival is taking place at Vail Lake Campgrounds in Temecula on May 3rd and 4th this year.  In addition to all the beer being poured by homebrew clubs from all over southern California, there are educational speakers, bands, a giant raffle, food trucks, lawn games and more!  IEB will be having a club potluck at our campsites on Friday evening and will provide you breakfast on Saturday morning.  There will be a campfire and beers and music to be shared at the campsite each night too.   

Admission to the festival is through the Southern California Homebrewers Association.  You will first need to purchase a $10 membership and then you will be able to purchase your ticket to the festival. You need to purchase your tickets ahead of time, as none will be sold on site.    All of this is done on the website https://www.calhomebrewers.org/ 

Camping: The club has obtained multiple campsites and we still have one site available for an RV.  The cost for this site is $115 for the weekend (Friday and Saturday night).  Please let us know ASAP if you would like to use this site.  If we have no takers for the RV site by April 1st, we will be selling this site out to someone outside of the club.   RV site owners will receive some money back due to sharing the sites with our tent campers, amount to be determined.

We have room for people to tent camp.  If you would like to tent camp, please let us know.  The cost for the weekend of tent camping is $30. If you choose to stay at a nearby hotel, you are still welcome to join in for fun at the campsite, including potluck and breakfast.

FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ALREADY SIGNED UP…

Please pay the remainder of your balance to the club ($65 for RV reservations and $30 for tent reservations).  You can bring your money to the April meeting on April 13th at Skyland or you can send via PayPal (paypal@inlandempirebrewers.com – use the friends and family choice to avoid the fees).  Money must be in by April 13th.

FOR THE BRAGGING RIGHTS ONLY COMPETITION…

We will be choosing the beer that will represent our club at the April meeting.  If you have a wee heavy that you would like to be considered, please bring a minimum of 3 bottles or the equivalent to the meeting.  We will do a blind tasting and all members will vote.  If you are unable to get to the April meeting but have an entry in this, let us know and we’ll figure out something to get your beer there to be considered.  Please keep in mind that you must have a full keg (minimum 4 gallons) to serve at the festival should your beer win. 

SERVING YOUR BEER

Please sign up with what beer you plan to bring to serve at our bars.  We have TWO BOOTHS this year, so it is important that we know how many kegs or bottles or cans you are bringing, so we can plan appropriately.  We are working on our second beer holding device, so we will have much more room to keep our beers at a cold temperature, no matter what the weather is.

Thanks for making it through to the end.  If you have any questions at all about Fest, please let us know.

CHEERS!

Mandy Porter

March Meeting Recap

Hello IE Brewers!

Thanks to all of you who attended our March meeting at the fantastic Route 30 Brewing Company! I doubt a better time could have been found anywhere in the entirety of the Inland Empire. Special thanks of course to our brilliant hosts who not only provided a bountiful array of delicious beer, but also helped provide an air of camaraderie for our entire band of lively brewers. The meeting was a grand tour through prime examples of various delicious styles. From banana notes that jumped out of the glass to slap you in the face (Great hefe Cary Chitwood!) to IPAs with so much juice flowing that you could make a cider out of the aroma alone, our palates were locked into a constantly happy state. We were also treated to a homebrew so well packaged that most of us mistook it for commerical beer! Newcomer Chivo Vega found himself surrounded by questions after busting out 4 packs of his beautifully canned homebrew complete with custom labels. Crazy impressive, but I guess I'll have to be content with my kegs and growlers for now! Expert beer pourer and beard grower Jeremy Witter ended the night by winning this months $50 Morebeer giftcard. We'll see if it goes towards brewing an ancient viking style, or newest hotness of 2019.

Our next meeting will take place Saturday April 13th at noon and will be hosted by the fine humans at Skyland Ale Works. Mark your calendars now and keep your eyes on your email for further details and notes coming soon. Don't forget to check the styles of the month at https://inlandempirebrewers.com/styles.html if you want to stay in the Brewer of the Year game.

Cheers IEB!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

March Meeting Reminder

Hello brewers!

Our next meeting is set for THIS Friday March 8th at 7pm and will be hosted by the skilled and courteous crew at Route 30 Brewing Company. Route 30 is located at 9860 Indiana Avenue, Ste. 19, Riverside, CA 92503. Route 30 has kindly cleared a space in the back of the brewery for us, so after you grab one (or several) of their delicious beers, follow your feet to the back of the room until you hear the booming voice of our president Jason Dunn.

Styles for the March include categories: 15 - Irish Beer and 13 - Brown British Beer. Any and all homebrew is welcome, but make sure to try to brew to the styles of the month if you want to stay competitive in our Brewer of the Year Competition!

Snacks: Beer and snacks are a natural pairing that has existed since the first time yeast met wort. We're always excited to receive any and all snacks and treats for our meetings. I can personally vouch for the absolute kitchen mastery of several of our members and always look forward to the delicious offerings they so kindly share with us. For those of you a little less cooking savvy, like myself, don't forget that any good drinking event can use a smattering of chips, pretzels, and other store bought items. Thanks in advance to everyone who helps keep our bellies full and a smile on our faces.

Raffle: Would you like a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Morebeer? Then make sure to participate in the monthly raffle! Tickets can be purchased at each club meeting, but if you'd like to both help the club AND join the raffle without buying tickets, then you can enter by donating an item. If you have any beer related items you'd like to donate then bring them down! Pint glasses, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all great items to bring. Any member that brings in a donation item will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win our monthly $50.00 Morebeer giftcard, or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!

Upcoming Events:
March 8 Meeting @ Route 30
May 3/4 Southern California Homebrewers Festival


 
I'm looking forward to seeing you all soon. Don't forget your chairs, water, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

March Meeting

Hello IE Brewers!

It's been a cold rainy month but I hope that hasn't deterred you from putting your best efforts into creating fresh delicious homebrew! The next meeting of the supremely savvy sparge masters of the IEB is set for Friday March 8th at 7pm and will be hosted by our good friends over at Route 30 Brewing Company. Route 30 is located at 9860 Indiana Avenue, Ste. 19, Riverside, CA 92503. Many of you are familiar with their awesome beer and deep knowledge of brewing, but for those of you who haven't yet had the pleasure, you can get a preview by checking out their website at http://www.route30brewing.com/. For social media check out their Instagram (http://www.route30brewing.com/) or Facebook (https://www.facebook.com/route30brewing/).

Styles for the month include categories: 15 - Irish Beer and 13 - Brown British Beer.  I'm sure a few of you have brewed up a Saint Patricks Day beer for your friends and family and this is an excellent opportunity to show it off. Don't forget that while all homebrew brought to a meeting will earn you points in our Brewer of the Year competition, in-style beers will give you a bump in points and help you take home the prize at the end of the year. For questions about monthly styles or the BOTY competition head on over to https://inlandempirebrewers.com/ to check the appropriate tabs.

Hats: Would you like to keep the your eyes shielded from the elements while promoting your love for the best homebrew group in the land? Then sign up to purchase an official Inland Empire Brewers hat! The hats come in three sizes S/M(7 1/8-7 3/8), M/L(7 3/8 -7 5/8), L/XL (7 5/8-7 7/8). Some of you may have signed up at the February meeting at Solorio, but we're asking all interested brewers to please confirm their interest by replying with an email to the club with the size you want. Orders are going out soon, so make sure you reply soon to avoid missing out on the incoming stylish goods.

Raffle: Would you like a chance to win a $50 giftcard to Morebeer? Then make sure to participate in the monthly raffle! Tickets can be purchased at each club meeting, but if you'd like to both help the club AND join the raffle without buying tickets, then you can enter by donating an item. If you have any beer related items you'd like to donate then bring them down! Pint glasses, shirts, commercial beer bottles, books, and brew gear are all great items to bring. Any member that brings in a donation item will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win our monthly $50.00 Morebeer giftcard, or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!

Upcoming Events:

Feb 28 Thirsty Thursday @Kings Brew Co March 2 Metro Pub Crawl - LA Edition March 8 Meeting @ Route 30 May 3/4 Southern California Homebrewers Festival

I cant' wait to see you all March 8th. Until then, stay warm and keep your yeast happy! And of course don't forget your chairs, water, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019



Upcoming Events

August
22
Thirsty Thursday
6:00 PM
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Come on out, hang out with fellow homebrewers, talk about homebrewing techniques while having a delicious beer or two.

September
7
Arrowhead Fest
12 PM
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14
Club Meeting
4:00 PM
MoreBeer
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Coming Soon!
27
Lake Skinner OctooberFest
All Day
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