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

February
28
Thirsty Thursday
6:00 PM
Kings Brewing
ADDRESS
DESCRIPTION

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

March
2
Metro Pub Crawl
All Day
Downtown LA
DESCRIPTION
Start off by taking the Metro Link down to LA and visiting multiple places then heading home. Agenda coming soon.
8
Club Meeting
7:00 PM
Route 30
ADDRESS
DESCRIPTION
Category 15 - Irish Beer, 13 - Brown British Beer
28
Thirsty Thursday
6:00 PM
TBA
ADDRESS
DESCRIPTION

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