Inland Empire Brewers News

June Meeting

June's meeting with be June 19, 2015 at Javier's pad. Please contact us for the address. This year is flying by and if you haven't paid your membership dues yet, there is no time like now!

Meeting Agenda:

7:00-7:30 Welcome and sign in.
7:30-8:00 Meeting
8:00-8:45 Homebrew evaulation
8:45-9:00 Ask the Brewers

  • President's expectations revisited!
    • Every member brew at least ONE beer and bring it to a meeting.
    • Support our home brewers...save your craft bottles for yourself and none before we've evaluated homebrew on a meeting date
    • What's brewing? Seriously, let's chat!
  • Treasure's report
    • Updated treasurer report covering March/April 2015
    • Membership dues is simple! PAY UP so we can earn some back
  • Fest Breakdown - Bruce and members present
  • "Raincross Cup" update and points standing
  • Competition Updates
  • Update - National Homebrewers Conference (San Diego Jun 11-13) Anyone attending?
  • Open Topics

June's monthly styles are category 1, 2, 6, 7, 15A, 15B (Light Lager, Pislner, Light Hybrid Beer, Amber Hybrid Beer, Weizen/Weissbier, & Dunkelweizen) with the focus style being 2 (Pilsner).


April Conclusion

Thanks to Terry & Sue for hosting the meeting at their house. There is no meeting in May because of Fest. Hope to see everyone there!

Next meeting will be in June. The month styles are Category 1, 2, 6, 7, 15A, 15B (Light Lager, Pislner, Light Hybrid Beer, Amber Hybrid Beer, Weizen/Weissbier, & Dunkelweizen) with the focus style being 2 (Pilsner).


April Meeting

The meeting will be held on April 10th, 2015 at Terry's and Sue's garage starting at 7:00pm. If you are planning to go to fest, you don't want to miss this meet. We will be discussing all items regarding fest.

April's months styles are Category 16, 17 & 18 (Belgium and French, Sour, Belgian Strong) with the focus style being 16B (Belgian Pale Ale).

Please remember to bring chairs, water, a snack to share and most importantly some homebrew!


March Meeting Conclusion

Thanks to who made it to Packinghouse Brewing Co for te meeting and to Jim, Jason and David for bringing some beers in style of the month. Raincross Cup points have been updated.

We have a couple spots left on the club's Pub crawl for members. If you are interested please contact us to request more details.

April's meeting will be held at Terry & Sue's on April 10th. Details will be released once we are closer. April's monthly styles are Category 16, 17 & 18 (Belgium and French, Sour, Belgian Strong) with the focus style being 16B Belian Pale Ale. We will also be judging any and all stouts to be considered for the BRO competition for Fest.


March Meeting

The meeting will be held on March 14th, 2015 at Packinghouse Brewery in Riverside, CA starting at 5:00pm.

This months styles are Category 9, 19 (Scottish and Irish Ale and Strong Ale) with the focus style being 9C (Scottish Export 80).

Please remember to bring chairs, water, a snack to share and most importantly some homebrew!


February Conclusion

Thank you to Revolt Homebrew Supply for hosting the meeting! For those of you who weren't able to make it out to the meeting check them out on the web at Revolt Homebrew Supply. Also for the month of March, if you go to the shop and put one of the Revolt stickers on your car and post a photo of it on Instagram or Facebook, you will get 5% off all your purchases for the entire month!

The March meeting will be held at Packinghouse Brewery and we will have more details regarding it shortly.


February Meeting

The meeting will be held on February 15th, 2015 at Revolt Homebrew Supply in Montclair, CA starting at Noon-2:00pm. Following the meeting we will make stops at Dale Bros from 2:30pm - 3:30pm and Claremont Craft Ales from 4:00pm - 5:00pm.

This months styles are Cat 24, 25, 26, 27 & 28 (Traditional Mead, Melomel, Other Mead, Standard and Specialty Cider).

Meeting Schedule:

  • Noon-12:30 welcome and sign in
  • 12:30-1:00 meeting
  • 1:00-1:45 Mead/Cider Eval, homebrew to follow
  • 1:45-2:00 Ask the brewers

Meeting Agenda:

  • Presidents Expecations revisited.
  • Treasure's Report
  • Pub Crawl Update
  • Raincross Cup Update
  • Fest Update
  • Competition Update
  • NHC Update
  • Open Topics

Next meeting will be 3/13 or 3/14 possibly at Packinghouse. We will have more information will be posted soon.


Pub Crawl Update

Arrangemetns have been made with 5 different breweries and 1 tap house to visit their fine drinking establishments on March 21st, 2015. Here is the schedule of events:

  • Killarney's Pub for a beer and breakfast burrito
  • Garage Brewing for 4 tasters
  • Aftershock Brewing for 4 tasters
  • Refuge Brewing for 4 tasters and a sandwich & fries from Devilicious Food truck
  • Weins Brewing for 4 tasters
  • Electric Brewing for 4 tasters and a pretzel
Cost of the bus for currently paid members is $15.00, non members will pay $25.00.

Cost of food and beer is $60.00 and tasters are 4 oz each.

The pub crawl will start at Mark's office at 9 AM and we will return to Mark's office at 7 PM. As always beer and snacks will be provided on the bus. There will be a raffle onboard the bus with items donated by the locations we are visiting so make sure you bring some cash if you want to win some swag! There is a non refundable $15.00 fee (or $25.00 for non members) from anyone wanting to be on the bus on March 21st. Non club members will be paying $25.00 since the club is underwriting half of the bus cost.

There are only 30 spots on the bus, so let Marianne know at the club meeting on February 15th (This Sunday!) if you are in. She will be collecting the bus money on Sunday. You can contact us if you are unable to make the meeting but want to go on the pub crawl.


Raincross Competition & Monthly Styles Update

The monthly styles have been updated. Head on over to the monthly styles and check it out! Along with the styles update, information regarding the Raincross Cup (former Rat Bastard competition) has been released. The point system has been completely redesigned so make sure you check it out! You can check out all the details here.


Fest Reminder

If you plan on going to Fest this year (which is an amazing event and highly recommended going) make sure to buy your membership and register for the event. The price is currently $25.00 until January 31st 2015. From February 1 until Feb 28 price will jump up to $30 and $35 between March 1st and April 17th. Registration will not be available after April 17th. You can go to www.calhomebrewers.org to purchase your membership and register for the event!

The style for the Bragging Rights Only (BRO) Competition will be stouts this year. The competition does not go by the BJCP rules. Each club is allowed to enter only one entry into the competition. If you would like to be considered to be entered into the BRO competition get to brewing! We will have a mini competition to determine which entry will be entered as the clubs. The only requirement is if you are selected as the entry for the club, you will need to supply a full 5 gallon keg of the stout.

The CHA has announced their annual artwork contest. Entries for the contest must be received by February 4th. Winner will receive a $300.00 price, two complimentary memberships, and two t-shirts bearing their artwork. If you would like more information regarding the event please contact us and request more information.


January Meeting Conclusion

Thank you to Inland Empire Brewing Company for hosting us. We had a great turn out and a lot awesome homebrew.

Our next meeting will be Sunday February 15th, 2015 at 12:00pm to 2:00pm at Revolt Homebrew Supply in Montclair. There will be stops at Dale Bros from 2:30-3:30 and Claremont Craft Ales from 4:00-5:00. Hope to see everyone there.

Beer style for February is:

Category 24, 25, 26, 21, 27 & 28 (Traditional Mead, Melomel, Other Mead, Spice/Herb/Vegetable Beer, Standard and Specialty Cider)


January 2015 Meeting

Welcome to our next great year of home brewing. Our first meeting of the year is scheduled for Saturday January 10th from 6pm to 9pm at Inland Empire Brewing Company.

IEBC is located at 1710 Palmyrita Ave Ste 11, Riverside, CA 92507


2015 IEB Cabinet

Lots of business was conducted yesterday at our November meeting. our new cabinet was voted into place last night, ready to go for 2015! Please give your support to Brent Brubaker as our president, Mandy Porter as vice president, Marianne Delperdang as treasurer and Matt Rivera as secretary.

We will not be holding a meeting in December instead we have our annual Christmas party which is going to be hosted by Jim and Marianne on December 13th, 2014 at 6 PM. Please contact us for the address.

Since it was the last meeting of the year, the 2014 rat bastard competition has come to an end. Congratulations to David Peel for winning the 2014 Rat Bastard competition.


November Meeting

The club meeting will be November 16th at 3:00 PM at Inland Empire Brewing Company. We will be holding elections for the 2015 officers for the club. There as no chairs so please bring a chair. Also please bring a snack to share.

The address is:
1710 Palmyrita Ave #11
Riverside, CA 92507

Beer style for this month is:

Category 9 & 19 (Scottish and Irish Ale and Strong Ale)


Competition Update

All score sheets have been e-mailed out. If for some reason you did not receive the score sheets or have questions regarding them, please e-mail . Thank you again for all your entries!