Tomorrow February 8th is our meeting at Packinghouse Brewing Company! They are opening up at noon for us tomorrow and located at 6421 Central Ave Riverside, CA 92501. The educational piece will be on HOP AROMAS! So make sure your sniffer is ready and prepared to be put to work.
CHOPPED CHALLENGE - Brewing Edition! The club is going to give you 4 ingredients that you have to use in a brew session. If you made it out to the January meeting, you've already heard what the ingredients are, but if you didn't you will just have to wait and see tomorrow...
If you are interested in participating, go to icomp.inlandempirebrewers.com and sign up for an account. It is completely free for current Inland Empire Brewer members ONLY (Pay your dues!). We will be handing out the ingredients at the upcoming February meeting along with announcing the rules.
Hope to see everyone at the meeting!
Our next monthly meeting is schedule for Saturday February 8th starting 12pm at Packinghouse Brewing Company. Packinghouse is located at 6421 Central Ave, Riverside, CA 92504. They are opening up an hour early for us so that we will have some quiet time.
Styles of the month for this meeting are category M1-M4 meads, 19A - American Amber Ales and 19C - American Brown Ales. As always, if you don't have in style beers or meads, feel free to bring any other style you'd like to share!
This Saturday February 1st is Brewing Especially for the Ladies! Although the event was scheduled specifically to help any women who are interested in getting started with brewing, all are welcome, men too. Mandy will be brewing an extract Irish Red ale, going over the process step by step. The event will be held at Mandy's house in Corona, CA. If you need the address just drop us a message.
One last thing, if you are interested in donating a keg of beer to the Fire and Ice Chili Festival, please let us know. The festival will be coming up on February 29th and each person that donates a keg will receive entry to that festival.
Happy New Year IE Brewers!
Just a quick reminder about some of the details for the Inland Empire Brewer’s first meeting of 2020:
When: THIS Friday January 10th @ 7:00pm
Where: Escape Craft Brewery, 721 Nevada Street, Redlands, CA 92374
**Let’s show IE Brewer’s gratitude to Escape for hosting our January club meeting and be gracious patrons before and/or after our club meeting.**
Things to Bring: Your Homebrew, A Chair, Snack to Share (Optional)
Styles of the Month Categories: 16 - Dark British Brown and 20 - American Porter & Stouts
***For Styles of the Month bring at least three (3) 12oz bottles or two (2) 22oz bombers to ensure that everyone in the crowd can taste your homebrew in order to give you valuable feedback***
2020 IE Brewers Club Membership: If you’re renewing or ready to join this amazing community of Homebrewers don’t forget to check out our website to keep apprised of club information, activities, and for details on the benefits of membership (https://inlandempirebrewers.com/).
Raffle: Ready to start off your brew year with a bang? I’m sure you’ve already have in mind some of your 2020 home brewing needs and a $50.00 gift card to MoreBeer might put a ding towards fulfilling them. Don’t miss your opportunity to leave our club meeting with one in hand or one of many other items that we raffle at our monthly club meetings. Raffle tickets are a $1 each. Want to Increase your odds of winning? Purchase 6 tickets for $5. No time to stop and grab some cash before you get to the meeting, but still want a chance to win? You’re in luck…members that donate a brewing/beer related item to be raffled will receive 6 tickets into the drawing. Really want to increase your odds of winning?? Purchase multiple $5 tickets packs and/or bring items to donate to the raffle. Who will be the first winner of 2020?....it could be you!!!
Did you RSVP for the 2020 Southern California Homebrew Festival (Fest)? If so, the January meeting is great time to pay for your Friday and Saturday night campsite OR do so before then via PayPal.
I’m excited to see what the Year of Vision (2020) has in store for the IE Brewers; looking forward to seeing you all at our 2020 club meetings and events.
IEB Secretary 2020
Happy New Year Brewers!
Thanks to the efforts of our fantastic members and leadership, 2019 was a stellar year for the Inland Empire Brewers. We're not going to settle for great however, we're going to keep pushing to add even more layers of awesome to the IEB!
Our 2020 kicks off with our first meeting of the year set for Friday January 10th at 7pm and will be hosted by the wonderful crew at Escape Craft Brewery. Located at 721 Nevada St, Ste 401, Redlands, California 92374, Escape Craft Brewery is a bastion of great beers and good times. For a preview of the Escape experience, check out their website https://escapecraftbrewery.com/ and give them a follow on instagram at https://www.instagram.com/escapecraftbrewery/
Styles for this month include categories: 16 - Dark British Brown and 20 - American Porter & Stouts. The cold months are upon us, so lets warm our hearts and bodies with some dark beer.
Dues: It's a new year so it's time to renew those dues! Club memberships are priced at $25 per individual or $40 per household. Our January meeting is a great time to get yourself signed up and paid for in person, but you can also pay online through PayPal if it's more convenient. If you have questions about the benefits of membership then check our website at https://inlandempirebrewers.com/benefits.html or send your questions right back here. The IEB is a wonderful group that helps our members learn and grow as brewers while also actively looking for ways to participate in charitable endeavors throughout the Inland Empire. So sign up and come along for the ride!
Fire and Ice Beer Festival and Chili Cookoff: Set for Feb 29th this charity event held at Dos Lagos benefiting the local rotary club. If you’re interested in donating a keg to be poured or volunteering your time please email the club and let us know.
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 worth at least $5.00 to be raffled off will receive $5.00 worth of tickets for the raffle, giving them a chance to win our monthly $50.00 giftcard to Morebeer or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!
Have a great weekend everyone. I can't wait to see you, and all of your delicious brews, at the next meeting. Don't forget to bring your chairs, water, a snack to share, and most importantly, the homebrew!
IEB Secretary 2019
This year has flown right by us and we are almost off into 2020. I hope everyone had an amazing holiday and has an epic beer line up for your New Years Eve party.
Whenever you get a chance, please take the IEB survey https://forms.gle/VioZcndt1qKABh2B8 It greatly helps us decide what the club should be focused on and what we can do to improve the club.
The 2020 Southern California Homebrew Festival is coming up fast and with that, it’s almost time for Inland Empire Brewers to get our camp sites. For those that don’t know what Fest is, it is a giant homebrew festival located at Vail Lake Resort just outside of Temecula on May 1st through May 3rd. There are approximately 40 homebrew clubs that bring out their bars and serve up their homebrew Friday evening and all day Saturday. For more details about Fest, please contact us by any means with your questions or visit https://www.calhomebrewers.org/events/homebrew-festival/.
The club will reserve the sites for everyone that has signed up and with the call out coming up soon we need to get a firm number on who is planning to attend, especially if you plan to bring an RV or trailer (or have it delivered). We also need a count of those that are tent camping.
Here is the cost for Friday and Saturday night.
RV/Trailer – approx. $120 in total for the weekend. A down payment of $60 is due to the club January 10th. This is to reimburse the club for covering the initial purchase. The remaining balance is due at our April meeting.
The cost for tent camping will be $30 per tent for the weekend.
If you’ve already signed up, thank you. If you would like to go, please let us know as soon as possible.
I hope you all look good in red and green because THIS Saturday December 14th the Inland Empire Brewers will be holding their annual Christmas party! This years festivities kick off at 6pm and will be hosted Mirthful Marianne and Jolly Jim Delperdang. For those who don't know the way, simply email the club here, or send us a note on social media so you can come out and enjoy the good times.
The main dish of turkey will be provided by the club, but we are also taking signups for side dishes, appetizers, and desserts. Signups can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/506257459964356/ or you can reply here. Beer, of course, is also heavily encouraged and extremely welcome.
Ho ho hope to see you all there brewers!
Cheers and Merry Christmas!
IEB Secretary 2019
Thank you all for coming out and making our last official meeting of the year a great one. Our hosts Don and Matt have a beautiful thing going at All Points Brewing Company and we thank them for opening their doors to the IEB and letting us take an early look at the bright future they have ahead. In addition to the great beer, both homebrew and otherwise, the IEB was dishing out prizes left and right with our monthly raffle. Brewers in attendance had a chance to be practically buried underneath a mountain of hops, grains, a carboy, and our monthly $50 Morebeer giftcard. Speaking of which, cheers to Jeremy Brown for winning the grand prize Morebeer giftcard at the end of the night. We're already looking forward to that brew Jeremy! For a full recap of the events of our November meeting, take a look at the minutes here: https://inlandempirebrewers.com/minutes/2019-11%20Meeting%20Minutes.pdf
Next up for the IEB is our annual Christmas party. We're looking forward to a mirthful meeting of merry members ready to spread holiday cheer and share holiday beer (or really any beer for that matter). The party is set for Saturday December 14th at 6pm and will be hosted by the wonderful Jim and Marianne Delperdang. If you haven't visited their gingerbread house yet then email the club or drop a social media message for the address. Additional details and side dish signups can be found at the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/506257459964356/
Along the Christmas theme, the club is also doing a 12 Days of Christmas bottle exchange. In return for giving 12 bottles of your homebrew you'll received back a decorated box with a mixed pack of 12 beers provided by the other participating club members. Each day we'll open a bottle and have a small discussion in the Facebook group. Spots are limited (to 12, duh) so get back to us quickly if you'd like to participate and add a little extra happy to your holidays.
The votes are in and your 2020 IEB Board has been elected. Congratulations to: Secretary - Jenn Poliakon, Treasurer - Marianne Delperdang, Vice President - Mandy Dunn, and President - Jason Dunn. May you lead the club to greater glory and new heights as we enter a fresh decade.
The next meeting of the Inland Empire Brewers is set for Friday January 10th at 7pm and will be hosted by Escape Brewery in Redlands. Keep an eye on your inbox for full details to be delivered later.
See you at the Christmas party and CHEERS BREWERS!
IEB Secretary 2019
The next meeting of the IEB is set for THIS 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/). Make sure to bring a bit of extra cash so you can treat yourself to a delicious preview pint!
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.
Christmas Party - Ho ho ho, Merry Christmas and happy new beers! The IEB Christmas party is set for Saturday December 14th at 6pm and will be hosted by the jolly Jim and Marianne Delperdang. The main course for the event will be handled by the club but side dishes, appetizers, snacks, and desserts will be provided by you! Dazzle us with your best for the holidays brewers! Signups can be found on the Facebook event page at
12 Days of Christmas Beer Exchange - 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. Hurry though, as spots will fill up soon. Don't forget that ciders and meads are also welcome. If you've put together either for the holidays then fill up a few extra bottles and get in on the exchange!
Rock the Vote - 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.
Alright brewers, see you in a few short days. Don't forget your water, snacks, chairs, and all of that great homebrew!
IEB Secretary 2019
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.
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!
IEB Secretary 2019
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.
IEB Secretary 2019