2019 Mayfaire Party & Keg Sign-up

Saturday, May 18th, 2019, join us at the Woodland Hills Disabled American Veterans Hall (DAV) for another fun Mayfaire party! DAV Address: 6543 Corbin Ave, Woodland Hills, CA 91367

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45th Anniversary Celebration!

Join the fun at The Maltose Falcons Homebrew Club 45th Anniversary Party!

Date: Saturday, November 2nd, 2019 Party Time: 6:00pm - 11:30pm

Venue: The Valley Relics Museum, 7900 Balboa Blvd. C3 & C4, Van Nuys, CA 91406 (Check out their website & awesome pictures of their event space! https://valleyrelicsmuseum.org/)

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Brews & News March 2019

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Welcome to a new year of Brews & News newsletters!


In 1539, Charles V, co-King of Aragon, of which Sicily was a fiefdom and Malta a part, granted use of the island of Malta to the Knights.of the Order of St John along with the responsibility of garrisoning Tripoli. In exchange for this kindness, the knights offered to celebrate a daily mass for Charles. Or, in lieu of a mass, the emperor, an avid falconer, could elect to receive a prized falcon annually in tribute. He chose the falcon.

Brew With a Falcon/BWaF - 3/16/19 - Scot Beidelman

March Mashness Brew With a Falcon 2019!

Sign up to brew with Scot Beidelman on Saturday, March 16th! Style to be brewed is his "Tripelfest Ale".

Start time: 10am

Location: Sunland

Brewing methods: 8 gal system

Maximum occupancy: 6 people

Location address will be emailed to those who sign up a couple days before the brew day.


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2019 SCHF Camping & Keg Sign-up

Southern California Homebrewers Festival & Maltose Falcon Club camping is back at Vail Lake Resort in Temecula & will be held the weekend of May 4th. Come join your fellow Falcons & more than 35 other homebrew clubs!

See complete list of events on the CHA site (more info coming soon!) We have (6) sites reserved: 136 - 141. All sites have water, sewage, & 50 or 30 amp power RV hookups. Fire rings, picnic table & chairs are not guaranteed for every site. Be sure to bring your own tables & chairs just in case!

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Brew With a Falcon/BWaF - 3/9/19 - Drew Beechum

March Mashness Brew With a Falcon 2019!

Sign up to brew with Drew on Saturday, March 9th! Style to be brewed is TBD but updates coming soon!

Start time: 10am

Location: Pasadena

Brewing methods: Regular Brew Rig / PicoC / Grainfather / Mash & Boil (4 batches!), plus a new gylcol chilled Conical!

Maximum occupancy: 10 people (sign up ASAP - Drew's brew day always fills up fast!)

Location address will be emailed to those who sign up a couple days before the brew day.


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March Member Meeting

Sunday, March 3rd - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro - Drew - will be presenting and sharing liquid samples yet to be determined! Check back soon for an update. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

And then lunch - Burgerfrau Jenna has a yummy spread planned for us - Shepard's Pie and a green salad (with a veggie option too!) YUM!

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March Mashness BWaF 2019! CALL FOR HOSTS!


Sign up to host a brew day on your own personal rig! Pick any weekend day in the month of March to share your brew method, tips & tricks, and a few brews with fellow Falcons.

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Belgian Beer Challenge


From Carl Townsend of Pacific Gravity:

Lady Falcon Brew Day 2019

Get ready for a very special Maltose Falcons event - the 6th Annual Ladies Brew Session on Saturday, March 23rd!

Falcons Burgerfrau Jenna Bonney & Kyrsten Beidelman will lead an all-women brew crew in making a clone of Drew's Saison. To put our own lady twist on this award winning brew, we could add adjuncts such as dried hibiscus, roses, pink peppercorns, etc at the end of the boil & voilà: Pink beer! Comment with your ideas below!

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February 2019 Club Meeting - Chili Cook-off!

Sunday, February 3rd, 2019 - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro - Drew - will present the style of the month which is "Flagship February" - a throwback to classics from breweries you love & should drink - and provide liquid examples. Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share and for review by your peers.

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Falcons Beer Bar at Food Charity Volunteer Appreciation Party

Attention Falcons, as part of the club's efforts to do more charitable activities and bring beer-joy to the world, we are honored to have been invited to once again host a homebrewed beer bar to support the Volunteer Appreciation Party of the local non-profit Food Forward on Saturday, January 26, 2019. To participate, you have to commit to bringing a 5 gallon keg (or a bunch of bottles) of beer, cider, soda, cold brew coffee, or kombucha, and be there by 4:00 PM to help set up.  

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January Shop Brew Dortmunder Adambier with John Aitchison Sat. Jan. 19

Join John Aitchison, Chris Moon, and Roger Taylor in brewing this rare beer on Saturday, Jan 19 at the Home Beer and Wine Shop. Same recipe they used in Nov. 2016 and basically same recipe Figueroa Mountain used in brewing Deacon's Nightcap. See the attachment for details.

Be prepared to work--they'll be decocting over 100 pounds of grain in two kettles over two burners and they'll be using lots of burners to caramelize and concentrate wort. But you'll have fun and learn a lot and walk out with a unique beer. You will know decoctions when you leave.

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Maltose Falcons' 45th Anniversary Celebration - Survey

We are approaching our 45th Anniversary Party to celebrate being the oldest (and most fun) Homebrew Club in the USA!

In preparation & planning of this grand celebration, the Maltose Falcons' board has assembled a survey for you to complete - we love hearing your ideas & feedback!

Please click this link to access the survey:

Please be sure to include your contact info so we can thank you for your help!

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January Member Meeting - Beer for the New Year!

Sunday, January 6th - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro, Drew, will be presenting and sharing liquid samples of styles warming and strong for this chilly time of year! Some of these beers include: Einstok Icelandic Doppelbock, TJ’s Vintage, Ridgeway Isanely Bad Elf, Diet du ciel’s solstice d’hiver, 2014 Sami Helles, and maybe a bonus gift or two.
Remember to bring your own tasting glass and your homebrew to share & for review by your peers.

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Thanks So Much for All the Toys Falcons

I just wanted to send a note out to thank you again for ALL the wonderful gifts you brought to the meeting today for our 9th Annual Toy Drive. I am overwhelmed each time by your generosity in bringing so much for the kids. Such a great selection of gifts for youth of all ages. I am humbled and so proud of our club. What wonderful hearts you all have. The Fire Department sends a big thank you to everyone. If you want to give more, you can drop off more gifts at any Fire Department. We will post pics on the Falcon Facebook page of the toy drop off!

December Member Meeting - Pot Luck & Informal Sharing!

Sunday, December 2nd - Join us for our monthly membership meeting. All are welcome!

The meeting starts at 11:00 am, with introductions and general business. The Grand Hydro - Drew - will present and provide liquid examples of "Holiday" style beer (& 2 Australian beers too!) Remember to bring your own tasting glass.

Then we'll move on to our lunch - POTLUCK! If you would like to bring a dish to pass, please comment below so Burgerfrau Jenna can organize the line up.

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November Club Shop Brew - Breakaway Barleywine with Rick

Join Board Secretary Rick Morales as he leads the crew in brewing his Breakaway Barleywine on Sunday, November 18. Rick named this beer after Breakaway from Cancer - https://www.breakawayfromcancer.com and is dedicating this beer to his and our good friend and longtime Falcon Richard "Beanie" Webster, who has been struggling with cancer during the last year. Rick hopes to let his batch age until it can be tasted by Beanie when he's able to drink beer again.

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November Member Meeting @ Figueroa Mountain!

The next Club meeting is Sunday, November 4, 11:00 AM - 3:00 PM, at Figueroa Mountain Brewing's Westlake Village brewpub!

They have wide range of fantastic brews, both novel and classic styles and a beautiful, fun restaurant. We have been trying to get one of our meetings into a brewery for some time now, and Fig. Mtn. has been enthusiastically trying to host us! They've been a generous friend of the Falcons, donating lots of excellent prizes and beer to sponsor our competitions, and they have offered to brew a collaboration brew for our 45th anniversary in 2019!

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2018 Stuffed Sandwich Holiday Tasting Reservation

Calling all Falcons! You are cordially invited to a unique tasting of hard to find seasonal and vintage beers at the world famous Stuffed Sandwich in San Gabriel, CA on Saturday, December 15th, 2018!

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New Member - Saison for the Dinner Table

Hi guys! I'm new to the Los Angeles area and I recently joined the club. I look forward to meeting all of you. I have a blog I write that I call Flood Pants Brewing. I recently wrote about my experience brewing a Saison for a large seated dinner in Rome, Italy. Read and enjoy.



Pacific Brewers Cup

This year's cup is on Sept. 29. It is the Strand Brewers turn to organize it, and they always do a great job. The venue will be at the Ximix Brewery in Gardena. The address is 13723 Harvard Place in Gardena.

They need judges of course. You can register as a judge or enter at: http://strandbrewersclub.org/pbc/bcoem/. Our friends at Strand always help us judge, let's return the favor.

June-July 2018 Brews and News

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Strand Brewers - Beach Bar Bike Bash

The Strand Brewers would like to invite you to join us for our combined Beach
Bar Bike Bash (the BBBB) and Summer Party.
It’s taking place on Saturday, August 4rth.
So save the date.
More details will be coming soon, but we want you to know this year’s bash
is going to be something special.
We are going to end up at Summers Sports Bar in upper Manhattan Beach at
around 3-4 PM in the afternoon.
Summers Sports Bar
3770 Highland Ave
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

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The next monthly club meeting is on Sunday, July 8th, 11:00 AM at the Home Beer Wine and Cheese Making Shop in Woodland Hills.

Drew's Grand Hydrometer presentation and commercial beer tasting is PORTLAND EXTRAVAGANZA!

$6 Lunch by our Burgermeister, Jenna: Taco bar, shredded beef and chicken, with all the toppings to go with it, rice and beans, and a dessert.

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Bravery Brewing 6th Anniversary Weekend

Bravery Brewing
42705 8th St W, Lancaster, CA 93534

Our 6th Year Anniversary is coming up, it's going to take an entire weekend to celebrate properly!

- Friday, July 6th (Open 12PM - 11PM)
We're releasing our 6th Anniversary Bottle.
Food Truck TBA, come hungry!

- Saturday, July 7th (Open 12PM - 12AM)
Mama's Hot Sauce is back to shake it up from 7PM - 11PM.
Food by Roni Macaroni Food Truck.

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MacLeod's Fourth Anniversary and Cask Ale Festival

MacLeods Ale Brewery 14741 Calvert St, Van Nuys, CA 91411

Cask Ale as far as the eye can see!
Guest casks from 20+ premier So Cal craft breweries!
Great food trucks!
Live bands!

Join us for our FOURTH anniversary! We are celebrating the only way we know how...with a mega Cask Ale Festival! We will be featuring 20+ casks from some of the best breweries in California. This is a great chance to check out a rare cask offering from many of your favorite So Cal breweries!


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2018 LA Beer Week Kickoff Festival

L.A. Beer Week was founded in 2009 by a group of dedicated beer enthusiasts and community members. Entering its 10th year in 2018, L.A. Beer Week will be produced by the Los Angeles County Brewers Guild; a 75+ brewery strong non-profit organization dedicated to fostering the culture of #LAbeer.

LA Beer Week will feature an L.A. Brewers Beer Week Kickoff festival at Los Angeles Center Studios on Saturday, June 16th which will be the flagship to a week's worth of great events all throughout the City of Angels.

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