Our next meeting is scheduled for Friday March 10th at 7pm and will be hosted by Terry and Sue Boyles. Long time members will remember the way, but if you need an address contact the club through Facebook or email so you can join the party!
Styles for the month include 14A - Scottish Light, 14B - Scottish Heavy, 14C - Scottish Export, 15A - Irish Red Ale, 15B - Irish Stout, 15C - Irish Extra Stout. I'm looking forward to some delicious caramelization and highly drinkable beers!
Fest: If you like to attend SoCal Homebrew Fest then make sure to get yourself over to www.calhomebrewers.org as soon as possible. Entry fees go up beginning March 1st. As a reminder, the club competition style this year is lager, so get your bottom fermenting yeast moving and help us show the rest of California that the number one beer club in the state resides in the Inland Empire!
Pub Crawl: Don't forget that on Saturday March 25th the club will board a bus and set out for Pub Crawl 2017! We have extremely limited space remaining, so if you're interested in joining your fellow brewers for a fantastic trip to visit FIVE purveyors of delicious beer then get signed up IMMEDIATELY.
Club Social: Thanks to everyone who joined us for our inaugural Club Social last weekend at Sour Cellars. It was a wonderful afternoon of drinking beer and relaxing in at an awesome new brewery in Rancho Cucamonga. Club Socials will be sprinkled across the calendar throughout the year, so keep your eyes peeled for information floating through your email box or posted to Facebook.
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! 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 to bring. Any member that brings in an item 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.
We'll see you all in two short weeks everyone. Don't forget to bring a chair, water, a snack to share, and most importantly some homebrew!
Welcome to the rainy season brewers!
I hope you've all stayed dry and safe since our last meeting. Our next gathering of malt masters and kettle keepers is scheduled for Friday, February 10th at 7pm and will be hosted by the new Bootleggers tasting room in Redlands. The address is 2351 W Lugonia Ave, Unit G Redlands, CA 92374. If you have a chance show up a bit early and show our hosts some love by ordering a pint or two!
Styles for this months meeting include 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 Speciality Cider and Perry (A-F). If you have a cider or mead you've been sitting on, this is the time to share it!
Pub Crawl: It's time to prepare for one of the best events of the year! We have locked down Saturday March 25th as our date for Pub Crawl! If you're interested in attending them you'd better hop on board early. The total package (including lunch, dinner, and 5 stops worth of beer) will come to $80 with $30 required upfront to hold your seat on one of the greatest trips a bus has ever taken. The final route will be posted soon, but you can anticipate stops at Stuffed Sandwich, Smog City, and Monkish along the way.
Membership It's a new year everyone, so it's time to renew your dues! As a reminder club membership is $20 per person and $10 for each additional household member. Benefits of membership can be found at https://www.inlandempirebrewers.com/ but we all know the most important perk is getting to hang out with each other! Oh, and the beer. And the discounts.
Fest: The glory that is SoCal Homebrew Fest is fast approaching! May 5th and 6th is going to rock your beer loving socks off. Get on over to https://www.calhomebrewers.org/events/homebrew-festival/ if you'd like to represent the Inland Empire Brewers by bringing some kickass beer and spending time with your fellow homebrew lovers. If you are one of the club members who is paying for a campsite, please bring $110 to the next meeting so we can get this festival locked down and ready to rock!
Social: Time for more events! This year the club will begin a series of brewery socials. These are a chance to hang out with your fellow members without the structure of a meeting or the need to bring out your homebrew. Every month IEB will choose a brewery and time to descend upon it. All are welcome to attend, but club members wearing their IEB shirts will have access to food and snacks provided by the club. So you can have delicious beer, represent your club, and get free slices of pizza? Sounds like a win!
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! 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 to bring. Any member that brings in an item 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.
Can't wait to see you all at the next meeting. Don't forget to bring a chair, water, a snack to share, money for dues, and most importantly some homebrew!
Great turnout at last Friday's meeting. Over 15 home brewed beers were poured. Thank you to Don and Carrie Miller from Euryale Ale for hosting us at their brewery. IEB members get 15% off at Euryale Ale, be sure to show your membership card when you visit their tasting room.
Next month's meeting is at the new Bootleggers tasting room in Redlands on Friday February 10th at 7pm.
Our first brewery social is going to be Saturday February 25th at Sour Cellar in Rancho Cucamonga starting at noon. More details to come about it.
We have confirmed Saturday, March 25th for our pub crawl. Be sure to mark your calendar. The club is paying for the bus and we only have 30 spots. We will be collecting a $30 deposit to hold a place for you. We've worked out a lunch, dinner and drink deal for $80 per person. Be ready to sign up at the next month's meeting.
Happy New Year Brewers!
2016 was a blast and I'm looking forward to all the fun our club is going to have in 2017. I expect a lot of great beers and good times with my fellow brewers. Our next meeting will be held Friday January 13th at 7pm and hosted by Don Miller and Euryale Brewing Company (http://www.euryalebrewing.com/). Euryale is located at 2060 Chicago Ave #A-17, Riverside, CA 92507.
Styles for the month of January include categories 11, 12 & 13 (English Brown, Porter, Stout). I hope you some of you did some brewing over the winter break, because this one of my favorite sets of styles and I'm looking forward to all your delicious offerings.
Keep your eyes on your inbox, some early information about the 2017 SoCal Homebrew Fest will be sent out soon.
As always for our next meeting please bring a chair, some water, a snack to share with the club, and most importantly? THE HOMEBREW!!!
Have fun and be safe ringing in the new year everyone.
Meet at Thompson Brewing, 9900 Indiana, Riverside at 9 AM sharp! This even applies to club secretaries who tend to run late. We don't want to leave anyone behind, but the bus WILL LEAVE without you if you are not on time.
Stop 1 - Craftsman Brewing: undetermined number of pours http://www.craftsmanbrewing.com/
Stop 2 - Stuffed sandwich: 1/2 sandwich (Turkey Sandwich, Sub Sandwich or Hot Pastrami), small salad, and (2) 8 oz pours of beer http://stuffedsandwich.com/
Stop 3 - Smog City: (2) 8 oz pours http://smogcitybrewing.com/
Stop 4 - Brouwerij West: (2) 8 oz pours http://www.brouwerijwest.com/
Stop 5 - Valiant Brewing: (2) 8 oz pours, 3 taco plate (including rice, beans and chips) from the Governator food truck. http://www.valiantbrewing.com/