March Meeting

Hope all is well as we march further into 2018. Our next assemblage of adjunct adepts is set for Friday March 9th at 7pm and will be held within the friendly confines of Ritual Brewing Company. Ritual is located at 1315 Research Dr, Redlands, CA 92374. I highly recommend swinging by early to check out their fantastic taproom and grab yourself a tasty brew. If you'd like to get a look ahead at what Ritual has to offer then do yourself a check out their website here: http://ritualbrewing.com/

Beers for this meeting will include categories 14A Scottish Light, 14B Scottish Heavy, 14C Scottish Export, 15A Irish Red Ale, 15B Irish Stout, 15C Irish Extra Stout. If you've been prepping yourself for Saint Patrick’s Day then I daresay you're ready for this meeting.

Fest: SoCal Homebrew Fest is fast approaching and if you want to participate in the greatest weekend of the year then get yourself over to https://www.calhomebrewers.org/ to get signed up.

Pubcrawl: Is going to be April 21st and we are doing Beers of Antelope Valley! As far as the stops we have lined up they are... Ritual Brewing, Oak Hill Brewing, Kinetic Brewing, Transplant Brewing, Lucky Luke and lastly Bravery Brewing! It's going to be a fun filled day with amazing people and beer. If you'd like to join us, it is $75 for currently paid members. This includes a small breakfast, lunch and beers at every stop! A down payment of half this amount is required now to reserve your spot, the remainder due the day of the event. Contact us ASAP as we only have 6 spots left!

Brew Demo: Coming up on Sunday February 25th we'll be having our first brewing demonstration day of the year. Brewer Matthew Rivera will be taking us through the process of an extract brew and talking about some of the pros and cons of the method. The brew day is also open to any other brewers who would like to bring their equipment and brew side by side, so grab a chair, or your entire set up and get on over to his house and watch some water boil! For more information email or check the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/2019174221687328/

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 in the raffle!

Can't wait to see you all again soon. Don't forget chairs, water, snack, and homebrew.

The February meeting minutes are available to view on our website located here.

February Meeting

If you would like to read the meeting minutes from the January meeting, they are posted on the website and you can view them here.

The next meeting is going to be February 9th starting at 7 pm at Euryale Brewing Company. Euryale is located at 2060 Chicago Ave, #A-17 Riverside, CA 92507. If you haven’t had a chance to visit Don’s place yet, I highly recommend coming on out early and tasting a couple of his beers.

The styles for the February meeting are:

  • M1 Traditional Meads (M1A, M1B, M1C)
  • M2 Fruit Mead (M2A-M2E)
  • M3 Spiced Mead (M3A & M3B)
  • M4 Speciality Mead (A-C)
  • C1 Standard Cider and Perry (A-E)
  • C2 Specialty Cider and Perry (A-F)

You can check out the style BJCP style guidelines for mead on the BJCP site here and for cider it can be found here on the BJCP site.

Here is the next batch of upcoming competitions.

California State Fair – Entry Deadline 2/16/18 – Bring your entries to the February Meeting - home.castatefair.beer

BeerMeBeer Cup – Entry Deadline 3/30/18 – Drop off your entries at MoreBeer Riverside - reggiebeer.com/ReggieEntry.php?CompetitionID=VAKKML1000308

National Homebrew Competition – Application Period closes 1/30/18 – You need to be an AHA member to enter this competition. Visit www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/ for information. Depending upon where people select for a drop off the club may make a run down to San Diego to drop off everyone's entries.

World Cup of Beer – Entry Deadline 4/14/18 - The entries will have to be shipped on this one. If you're entering, please let me know, I do have plenty of shipper boxes for shipping beer and we can split shipping cost among everyone entering - www.worldcupofbeer.com

We had a good chunk of entries from the club for Romancing the Beer and America's Finest City homebrew competition. Good luck to all that entered. Let's bring home some ribbons! If you do get a chance, I do highly recommend stewarding or judging for any of the mentioned competitions. There is still time to sign up to steward or judge for Romancing the Beer and America's Finest City. Myself and Mandy will be assisting the Romancing the Beer competition on the main day of judging so hope to see you there!

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 gift card to MoreBeer or some of the other swag available that day. Thanks in advance to anyone who helps out and good luck!

January Meeting

I hope all is well as we race towards 2018! The Inland Empire Brewers will be kicking off the new year with a meeting on Friday January 19th at 7pm at Sanctum Brewing Company. Sanctum Brewing is located at 560 E. Commercial St Unit 21 Pomona, CA 91767. If you'd like a preview of the delicious beers in store for us that day, then take a look over at www.sanctumbrewing.com/

Styles for the month 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 here: https://inlandempirebrewers.com/styles.html This year you'll have even more reason to follow the styles each month because....

Brewer of the Year: The Brewer of the Year Competition is an internal competition for members of IE 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). All details can be found over at Brewer of the Year Page Hopefully at least of few of you will offer me some competition and not just let me run away with it!

Upcoming Competitions: It's time for the Inland Empire Brewers to take over the world! Ok, maybe not the world, but at least the local homebrew competition scene! This year we're challenging our members to get their beer entered into as many competitions as possible. We at the club know all about the amazing beer you've been producing, now it's time to let others in on the secret! To help you along our monthly emails will now have info on upcoming local competitions. Additionally you will be able to bring your competition entries to our monthly meetings and have them dropped off for you. NOTE: You will need to follow whatever process is necessary to enter your beers on your own, including paying fees and filling out any associated paperwork. Monthly meetings will simply act as an additional drop off location so that you don't need to worry about traveling across all of SoCal to enter the various competitions taking place. As an added perk, placing well in competitions will earn you points toward the Brewer of the Year competition and get you a step closer to a glorious title and a $100 MoreBeer giftcard. Here's the upcoming comps for January.

Doug King Memorial Homebrew Competition - Entry deadline 1/12/2018 - competitions.maltosefalcons.com/

Romancing the Beer - Entry Deadline 1/26/2018 - www.romancingthebeer.com/

Americas Finest City Homebrew Competition - Entry Deadline 2/8/2018 - quaff.org/AFC-2018/

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.

Christmas Party

This years Christmas party is happening on December 16th starting at 6pm and is being graciously hosted by Jim and Marrianne in Riverside, CA. If you need the address please contact us.

The club has decided to have the meal catered this year. Feel free to bring homebrew and beer to share. I hope to see everyone there!



Upcoming Events

February
25
Brewing Demo
12 PM
Chino Hills, CA
ADDRESS
INFO

What better way to spend an afternoon then to get together and brew some beer! Matthew Rivera will be hosting an extract brewing demonstration at his house on Sun Feb 25th at 1pm.

If you've ever been curious about extract brewing, either for yourself or a friend, then come on out and have some fun.

This will also function as a group brewing day so if anyone would like to bring their equipment you can join in the fun and produce some high quality homebrew alongside your fellow brewers.

Hope to see you there!

March
9
Club Meeting
7 PM
Ritual Brewing
ADDRESS
STYLES

14A Scottish Light, 14B Scottish Heavy, 14C Scottish Export, 15A Irish Red Ale, 15B Irish Stout, 15C Irish Extra Stout

April
21
Pub Crawl
9 AM
Information
Presenting the Beers of the Antelope Valley
  • 9:00 Arrive at Ritual Brewing: 2 half pours and bagels
  • 11:00 Arrive at Oak Hill Brewing: 2 half pours
  • 1:30 Arrive at Kinetic Brewing: lunch and 2 half pours
  • 3:15 Arrive at Transplants: 2 half pours with a special treat
  • 4:15 Arrive at Lucky Luke: 2 half pours
  • 5:30 Arrive at Bravery Brewing: BBQ lunch box from Dicky’s BBQ and 2 half pours.
  • 8:30 Arrive back at Ritual

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