Inland Empire Brewers News

Christmas Party

Ho ho ho fellow brewers!

December has arrived, and with it, our annual Christmas party! The party starts at 6pm on Saturday December 10th at the home of Jim and Marianne Delperdang. If you haven't experienced the hospitality of the Delperdangs before, then email the club to receive the address and come join in the fun. The club will provide a ham, but we're looking to you, our members, to bring out the additional treats! Side dish sign ups can be found on the Facebook page. For those of you without a Facebook, please email back with your desired dish to bring, so we can add you to the list! I hope to see you all there at your merriest!

Elections Results: The results are in and the club has chosen its caretakers for the next year.
President - Jim Delperdang
Vice President - Mandy Porter
Treasurer - Marianne Delperdang
Secretary - Matthew Rivera
Sergeant at Arms - Jeremy Witter
I know that we'll all do our best to make the club an awesome experience for all members and continue to find new ways to involve you all in the joy of brewing


29th Annual Southern California Homebrew Competition Results

The 29th Annual Southern California Homebrew Competition is completed!  Go to view the results. Congratulations to everyone who won and thank you to everyone who entered.

Score sheets will be coming soon. Check your emails. Thank you again for your continued support!


29th Annual Southern California Homebrew Competition

The 29th Annual Southern California Homebrew Competition is almost here!  Stay tuned, we are in the process of getting our registration website updated.  The competition will be accepting registration starting Monday October 10th.

Entries will be accepted at drop-off locations through Nov 5th.  Mailed entries must also be received by this date.  Each entry will cost $7 and we will be accepting any beer, cider or mead following the 2015 BJCP category guidelines (2 bottles per entry).

Drop off locations that have been established to date in the So Cal area are More Beer in Riverside (also the mail-in location), Culver City Homebrew, Eagle Rock Homebrew and Phantom Ales and Homebrew supplies (in Anaheim).  More locations may be added, stay tuned!

To register for the competition please visit comp.inlandempirebrewers.com Thanks!


October Meeting

It's officially fall and I hope all of you and your beers had a glorious summer together. It wasn't always easy to beat the heat, but we got through it!

Our next meeting is taking place Saturday October 8th at Morebeer Riverside! The meeting will begin at 4pm and make sure to bring your wallet. Club members will receive 20% off when they pay cash. Big thanks to Morebeer for hosting us and providing such a large discount. MoreBeer Riverside can be found at 1506 Columbia Ave. Suite 12 Riverside, CA 92507.

Styles for the month are categories 3 & 4, European Amber Lager and Dark Lager. Hope you started those lager projects a few months ago! Remember that you can always look ahead to the upcoming styles of the month on the website

For those of you that join in on our raffle each month, don't forget that the club can always use contributions for prizes. 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 our monthly $50.00 giftcard to Morebeer, and hey, we'll be at MoreBeer anyways so you might as well participate!

Big thanks to Stephen and Marsha McDaniel for hosting us last month. It was a great evening with excellent beer, food, and company.

For our October meeting the club will be providing pizza, but please feel free to continue to bring side dishes and snacks. In addition, don't forget to bring a chair, some water, and most importantly of all, some homebrew!

See you all soon everyone.


September Meeting

I hope you've all been brewing barrels of delicious beer in anticipation of our next get together! Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday September 9th at 7pm and will be hosted by Stephen McDaniel. Please contact us for the address.

Styles for this meeting include categories 5, 15C & 15D (Bock, Weizenbock & Roggenbier (German Rye Beer)). Time to bust out your best bocks and biers brewers!

For those of you that participate in our raffle each month, don't forget that the club can continue to use contributions for prizes. 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 our monthly $50.00 giftcard to Morebeer in addition to any of the other great items that come along. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out.

Anyone who knows our fellow member and friend Don Miller will be excited to hear that his brewery Euryale Brewing will be celebrating it's grand opening Saturday September 24th! We had a great meeting there earlier this year where we got to take a look at the brewery while it was still being built and I can't wait to see the final product. Details can be found at https://www.facebook.com/events/937808579698863/.

I hope to see you all next week to talk some brew. Don't forget to bring a chair, water, a snack to share, and most importantly some homebrew!


June Meeting Conclusion

Good afternoon brewers!

I hope you and all your beer is thriving in the summer heat. Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday August 12th at 7pm at the home of Janet Jaurigue. Janet's address is 16360 Aviano Lane, Chino Hills, CA 91709. Weather permitting the meeting will be held on her patio, so bring a jacket or blanket if you're worried about the evening becoming too chilly. If you plan on attending send an email or Facebook message for the gate code.

Styles for our August meeting include categories 8, 10, and 14 (English Pale Ale, American Ale, India Pale Ale) but of course all homebrew is welcome!

Don't forget that the club can continue to use items for our monthly raffle, so if you have any beer related items you'd like to donate, bring them down! Pint glasses, shirts, commercial bottles, books, and brew gear are all great items to bring. 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 our monthly $50.00 giftcard to Morebeer. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out.

For those of you that are aware of our club barrel project, you'll be excited to hear that Jason Dunn is bringing along a sample of the beer to the next meeting. We'll be able to get a preview of where the barrel aged goodness is heading. For those of you who aren't aware, Jason purchased a once used 55 gallon bourbon barrel from Modern Times to house a RIS brewed by various members of the club. The fill day was a lot of fun and I think we're all looking forward to tasting day

Can't wait to see you all at the next meeting. Don't forget to bring a chair, water, a snack to share, and most importantly some homebrew!


June Meeting Conclusion

Thanks to everyone who contributed to our June meeting. It was great spending the evening with y'all and talking homebrew! It was a fantastic night with a diverse lineup of 21 homebrews! Cheers everyone!

Just a quick reminder, there is no meeting in July, instead we have the 4th of July Pool Party at Terry's place. If you are interested in more details regarding it, please feel free to contact us.

Mark your calendars, on July 23rd Jim is finally going to break in that amazing homebrew system that he won at SCHF that was donated by Brewers Hardware. Everyone is welcome to come by and hang out or assist with the brewing. There is going to be a BBQ and bottle share going on also. More information will be posted regarding the event once we get closer. If you're interested in getting a system like Jim's make sure to check out Brewers Hardware


June Meeting

After taking a month off to make a great showing at SoCal Homebrew Fest we're back to our regular meeting schedule. Come on out and join us at Jim and Marianne Delperdangs Friday June 10th at 7pm to talk about some homebrew! For those of you who need an address please email the club for directions.

Styles for the month include categories 1, 2, 6, 7, 15A, 15B (Light Lager, Pilsner, Light Hybrid Beer, Amber Hybrid Beer, Weizen/Weissbier, & Dunkelweizen) It's summertime everyone, time to make some light easy drinking beer!

For anyone who has any extra beer related items around the house, which I think includes all of us, the club could use your help! We're asking for members to bring in some prizes for our monthly raffle. Pint glasses, shirts, commercial bottles, and books are all great items to bring. 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 our monthly $50.00 giftcard to Morebeer. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out.

Looking forward to seeing you all at the next meeting. Don't forget to bring a chair, water, a snack to share, and most importantly some homebrew! See you soon!


Fest

Well another SCHF has gone and passed. It was an AMAZING event and if you didn't make it out this year, you have to put it on your calendar for next year! Thanks to everyone who donated kegs of beer, helped with the booth and everything else that went on.

If you have any pictures from Fest you want to share, please do email them to the secretary (or contact us page to get the email address). We will add them to the website and to Facebook.

Here's a couple pictures from Fest...I'll update the site as soon as I get more from everyone.

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Make sure to check out Terry's 25th Homebrewers Festival Documentary


April Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for April 9th at 4pm at MoreBeer Riverside (1506 Columbia Ave. Riverside, CA 92507).

For this meeting all club members will receive 20% off of any cash purchase made at Morebeer during the hours of our meeting, so this is the time to stock up for the coming months or purchase a piece of gear you've been on the fence about. Big thanks to our friends at Morebeer for supporting the club with this discount and the monthly giftcards for our raffle!

Styles for the month include categories 16, 17 & 18 (Belgium and French, Sour, Belgian Strong), but don't forget to bring your best IPA's as well! During this meeting we'll be choosing the IPA that represents our club in the Bragging Rights Only competition at SoCal Homebrew Fest. If you'd like to help our club represent itself well and possibly bring home the title as the club with the best IPA then get your hops swirling and show up with your best on April 9th.

Speaking of Fest, for those interested in attending make sure to head over to http://www.calhomebrewers.org/

The steps for atttending Fest are pretty simple.

1. Sign up for an account on http://www.calhomebrewers.org/ site and purchase a $10 membership.

2. Purchase a $45 ticket to Fest through the same website.

3. Reserve a camping spot with our IEB club by emailing the club or talking to an officer at the April meeting. The cost you must pay to the club is $35 per tent, regardless of how many people are in the tent.

4. Bring out your best batches of beer for the weekend and have a blast!

A newsletter with additional info for Fest will be sent out in the next few weeks, but if you have any pressing questions please feel free to send an email inquiry or contact an club officer for help.

Have a great day everyone and look forward to seeing you all at our next meeting. Don't forget to bring yourself, water, a chair, a snack to share, CASH for discounted purchases, and most importantly, SOME HOMEBREW!!!


March Meeting

Our next meeting is scheduled for March 11th at 7pm and will be hosted by Terry and Susan Boyles. If you need their address please contact us.

Styles for this month include categories 9, 19 (Scottish and Irish Ale and Strong Ale). If you'd like to get a running start into the styles for future months, take a look at styles list to see what we have scheduled for the year.

For those of you attending SoCal Homebrew Fest, don't forget that this years style is American IPA 2015 BJCP Category 21A. Time to get tinkering if you want to represent our club in the BRO competition. For those of you wondering what the Bro competition is, here's a quote from the most recent CHA email. "Our Bragging Rights Only competition, or BRO, is a chance for all the homebrew clubs attending to put their best brew forward, judged by professional brewers the night before the festival." Let's make sure to present ourselves well IEB members!

Hope to see you all soon, and if you're coming out don't forget to bring a chair, a snack to share, water, and some homebrew!


John's Bottling Presentation

If you missed the meeting and wanted to see John's presentation on bottling, you can download it here. If you're looking for the excel sheet about how many bottles to use, you can download it here.


February Meeting

Our next gathering is Friday Feb 12th at 7pm and will be hosted by Euryale Brewing Company. Euryale is located at 2060 Chicago Ave, #A-17 Riverside, CA 92507.

The styles for February include categories C1 (Standard Cider and Perry), C2 (Speciality Cider and Perry), M1 (Traditional Mead), M2 (Fruit Mead), M3 (Spiced Mead) and M4 (Speciality Mead). We hope to see everyone there!

Southern California Homebrew Festival is rapidly approaching. If you're interested in joining your fellow club members and swarms of other homebrew enthusiasts then get on over to http://www.calhomebrewers.org/ to sign up. If you'd like more information come on out to a meeting and ask a few questions!

Remember to bring yourself a chair, water, a snack to share, and of course the homebrew!


January Meeting Conclusion

What a great start to our new year! Thanks to all who joined us for the January meeting. Lots of great beers were shared!

February's meeting will be held at Euryale Brewing Company on February 12th at 7pm. The address is:

2060 Chicago Ave, #A-17
Riverside, CA 92507

The styles for February include categories C1 (Standard Cider and Perry), C2 (Speciality Cider and Perry), M1 (Traditional Mead), M2 (Fruit Mead), M3 (Spiced Mead) and M4 (Speciality Mead). We hope to see everyone there!


January Meeting

Our first meeting of the year will actually be taking place Friday Jan 15th at 7pm and will be hosted by Jason and Mandy Dunn. Please contact us for the address if you don't have it already.

The styles for this month include categories 11, 12 & 13 (English Brown, Porter, Stout).

This year we're going to attempt to have all meetings fall on the 2nd Friday of every month at 7pm, so hopefully you'll have plenty of time to schedule yourselves accordingly. There will be a few months where the schedule will have to change but, as always, updates can be found on Facebook or by emailing the club. Also if you are not getting the emails and would like to please use the contact us page and just let us know and we will get you added.

The start of the year is a great time to bring out friends who may be interested in brewing, so don't hesitate to bring along an interested neighbor or friend. Let's get the entire Inland Empire brewing and turning out delicious beer. Hope to see you all make it out for the start to another excellent year of brewing and camaraderie.

And like usual, don't forget to bring a chair, a snack to share with the group, water, and most importantly some homebrew!


Christmas Party

Incase you haven't heard the annual Christmas Party is coming up on Saturday December 12th! If you did not receive an email regarding it and plan to attend please use the Contact Us page and request for information regarding it!

Also just a quick update, all competition results have been emailed out and all ribbons / prizes have been mailed out. If you haven't received your ribbon yet, you should shortly. Congrats again to all those who won.


28th Annual Southern California Homebrew Championship

Thank you to all those who made it out to judge and steward. Thank you especially to Mandy for organizing the competition and making sure everything ran smoothly. Lastly thank you to those who entered beer.

We are currently going through the scores and confirming the results. Results will be posted soon.