January Meeting Recap

Hello Brewers!

It was great to see so many of you come out for our first meeting of the year! By my quick count over 50 members came out to help us kick off 2019. First of all, big thanks to Ritual Brewing for hosting us. They had a wonderful selection of beers on tap including a Rum Barrel Aged Extra Red and a deliciously smoky Scotch Barrel Aged Fat Hog. On our end we had some fantastic stouts produced by our homebrewers, covering all the flavors from coffee to chocolate to coconut macaroons! Prizes were handed out for Brewer of the Year (congrats Jason Dunn and Cary Chitwood), our Fantasy Football League (killer job Janet Jaurigue and Mandy Dunn), and for participation in our online survey. We also raffled off our monthly $50 giftcard, landing it in the hands of Ruben Munoz. Use it well Ruben! For a more complete look at the meeting, check out our minutes on our website.

Our next meeting will take place Friday Feb 8th at 7pm. Mark your calendars now and be on the lookout for the location and any additional details.

Cheers brewers!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

January Meeting Reminder

Hello IE Brewers!

Don't forget that our first meeting of the year is THIS Saturday January 12th! The meeting kicks off at noon and will be hosted by the grand and glorious Ritual Brewing Company. Ritual Brewing Company is located at 1315 Research Dr, Redlands, CA 92374.

Styles for the month for this meeting include categories 20A American Porter, 20B American Stout, 20C Imperial Stout, 16A Sweet Stout, 16B Oatmeal Stout, 16C Tropical Stout, and 16D Foreign Extra Stout. Although we encourage our members to bring in-style beers each month, we love and appreciate all styles of homebrew. It may be stout time, but if you want to show off your new mango sour, then bring it on out so we can discuss and enjoy it!

Dues: It's a new year so it's time to renew those dues! Individual membership is $20 per year. Spouses, significant others and members of the same household can be added as members for an additional $10 apiece. Our January meeting is a great time to get yourself signed up, 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!

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.

Upcoming Events:
January 11th - Final shipping/dropoff date for Doug King Memorial Homebrew Comp
January 12th - IEB Jan Meeting @Ritual Brew Co
Janurary 31st - Final shipping/dropoff date for America's Finest City Homebrew Comp
Feb 8th - Final shipping/dropoff date for Romancing the Beer Homebrew Comp
May 3rd/4th - Southern California Homebrewers Festival

I'm looking forward to kicking off the next great year with you all this Saturday. Don't forget your chairs, water, snacks to share, and (most important of all) the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

January Meeting

Happy New Year Brewers!!

Thank you all for the grand and glorious 2018 that just passed. I can't remember beer better than what you produced in 2018 and I'm damn excited to see what you have for us in 2019. Our first meeting of the year kicks off Saturday January 12th at noon and will be hosted by the wonderful humans of Ritual Brewing Company. Ritual Brewing Company is located at 1315 Research Dr, Redlands, CA 92374. Take a look at their website http://ritualbrewing.com/, Facebook https://www.facebook.com/RitualBrewingCo/, or Instagram https://www.instagram.com/ritualbrewingco/ to get a look at the excellent beer they have on tap.

Styles for the month for this meeting include categories 20A American Porter, 20B American Stout, 20C Imperial Stout, 16A Sweet Stout, 16B Oatmeal Stout, 16C Tropical Stout, and 16D Foreign Extra Stout. Remember that you can always take a look ahead at upcoming styles by looking at the calendar on our website here: https://inlandempirebrewers.com/styles.html You should all keep up with our styles of the month if you want to compete for....

Brewer of the Year: The Brewer of the Year Competition is an internal competition for members of Inland Empire Brewers. The competition starts January 1st and continues through the Christmas party in December (date to be announced later). Points can be accumulated through entering AHA/BJCP-Sanctioned Competitions, bringing style of the month beers, or by helping with club related business. The homebrewer who accumulates the most points over the year will be crowned as Brewer of the Year and will receive a $100 gift certificate to MoreBeer and free membership to the club for 2019 (spouse membership also included). Additional prizes are in the works and will make this years competition even more worthwhile than before. Make sure to get a jump start by bringing out your stouts and porters to our January meeting. All details can be found over at https://inlandempirebrewers.com/boty.html

Dues: It's a new year so it's time to renew those dues! Individual membership is $20 per year. Spouses, significant others and members of the same household can be added as members for an additional $10 apiece. Our January meeting is a great time to get yourself signed up, 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!

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!

Upcoming Events:
January 11th - Final shipping/dropoff date for Doug King Memorial Homebrew Comp
January 12th - IEB Jan Meeting @Ritual Brew Co
Janurary 31st - Final shipping/dropoff date for America's Finest City Homebrew Comp
Feb 8th - Final shipping/dropoff date for Romancing the Beer Homebrew Comp
May 3rd/4th - Southern California Homebrewers Festival

I'm looking forward to seeing you all January 12th to begin an amazing 2019. Fire up those burners and get to brewing everyone, I can't wait to see what you've cooked up since we last met! Don't forget your chairs, water, snacks, and the homebrew!

Matthew Rivera
IEB Secretary 2019

IEB Survey

Hi brewers!

It's that time of year again, we are looking for some feedback from everyone on how to improve the club.  If you have a spare moment, please take the survey which can be found here.

This year we are going to be giving away 5 packets of Safale yeast and some Star San to one lucky person who fills out the survey... now for the minor details, the winner will be drawn at the January meeting and winner must be present to win. That's about it.

Cheers,

Jason

IEB President

IEB Christmas Party

Hi Homebrewers!

It's almost time for our annual IEB Christmas Party! The party starts tomorrow, Saturday December 8th at 6pm.  The festivities take place at Jim and Marianne Delperdang's house, at 1373 Basel Pl, Riverside, CA. The club will be providing the main dish, smoked brisket, cooked by our very own pres.  Please help out by bringing a side dish, appetizer or dessert.  If you'd like to see what others are bringing, head on over to https://www.facebook.com/events/2079116372399493/ to sign up for an item to bring.

Don't forget your festive spirit, a beer or a few to share, and most importantly YOU!

Cheers!


Upcoming Events

January
12
Club Meeting
12pm
Ritual Brewing Co.
ADDRESS
STYLES

20A American Porter, 20B American Stout, 20C Imperial Stout, 16A Sweet Stout, 16B Oatmeal Stout, 16C Tropical Stout, 16D Foreign Extra Stout

19
Fourth Thursday
6:00 PM
The Brickwood
ADDRESS
DESCRIPTION

Come on out, hang out with fellow homebrewers, talk about homebrewing techniques while having a delicious beer or two.