Glitter Bat Gang – Can Release Party

Glitter Bat Gang –
Sour Wheat Ale Blended w/ Fresh Apple Juice Newtopia Cyder Collaboration:

Remember that one time the whole block was taped off by the Cops? They were investigating some bad guys. While they opened up a trunk, they pulled out a baseball bat covered in pink glitter…. the Glitter Bat Gang had struck again!! To celebrate those sweet but sour moments, Home Brewing Co. and Newtopia Cyder bring you Glitter Bat Gang.

We started with our Gose base beer, and added 49% fresh apple juice from Newtopia Cyder. We allowed the beer/cider mix to ferment all of the way through. The result is a hard cider/beer hybrid that bursts with fresh apple/pear/peach/bready/honey-like aromas, and drinks with a refreshing hint of lactic tartness, and a crisp/dry finish.

We think it’s quite delicious, so we’re excited to offer these to you in cans to go for the first time!

 

PRESALE:

We’ll keep your stash cold for you. Order Now.

Release Party:

Join us as we celebrate our beautifully quirky neighborhood. We’ll be hanging out in our backyard, and enjoying a film. Bring your own snacks and a warm blanket.

Wiener Takes All – Film Screening + Q&A

Wiener Takes All

Wiener Takes All: A Dogumentary:

Award winning documentary about the crazy world of competitive wiener dogs, “Wiener Takes All, A Dogumentary” will be screening here in the tasting room at 7:00 pm.

Our own Joe Park, who worked on the film, as well as the films director, Shane MacDougall will be on hand for a Q&A after the screening.

Dogs are always welcome, but we strongly caution you that there will be a larger group in the tasting room, so please use your best judgement as a responsible dog owner.

Trivia Night

Trivia Night:

Our very own Joe Park hosts our weekly trivia night with a variety of themes and topics ranging from music, film, history, and the occasional beer-geek trivia.

Points vary based on the question, and quite frankly… how Joe feels about it. Bonus points are awarded for cleverness.

First round starts at 6:30pm.

 

Master Level Off Flavor Training

Take advantage of this extremely rare opportunity to go through the Master-Level Off-Flavors Kit in a casual and informative setting.

We will taste through 23 spiked samples of beer, discuss the aromatics & flavors, their origins, and potential fixes.

2 Master-Level candidates will also be participating, and will help lead the group discussion, and answer any questions about the various certification programs that exist.

These kits are extremely expensive and difficult to organize, so this is a great chance to experience them without all of the hassle & upfront expense.

Reserve your seat here:

http://www.thehomebrewersd.com/product/master-level-off-flavors/

Intro to Kegging Homebrew

This class covers the entire process of kegging homebrew — from equipment needs to the carbonation process, serving methods and troubleshooting. We’ll also look at home draft systems and their maintenance. This class is designed for brewers of all levels.

Topics will include:

Demonstration of the kegging process
Options for carbonation
Overview of draft systems — from picnic taps to commercial and DIY kegerators
Basic principles of draft system balance and maintenance
Filling bottles and growlers from your tap
Troubleshooting common issues

Class includes two 8oz. pours from our tasting room

Class length 1.5 hours

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE

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SD Homebrew Fest 2017: Winners

SD Homebrew Fest 2017
Recap & Winners

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The 2nd San Diego Homebrew Fest was another success for many reasons. Most notably, we raised funds for a great local cause that is vital to the future success of our neighborhood – extra curricular activities for a local elementary school. Friends of Jefferson Elementary, the event organizers, raise funds help teachers cover the costs of valuable supplies and learning experiences that are not funded otherwise (other than the teacher’s pocket, of course).

The event also gave 40+ homebrewers, cider makers, and craft breweries the opportunity to connect with community and spread their passion. This is perhaps our favorite example of how the hobby of homebrewing can bring people and communities closer together.

Homebrewers attended with their friends and family to share their wares, and talk about their beloved hobby with attendees. All guests were allowed to vote for their favorite homebrew/cider.

For a complete list of the participating brewers, read below, but first, allow us to announce the winners of the 2017 San Diego Homebrew Fest:

Official Judging Session Results:

This session was judged/coordinated by members of the Beer Judge Certification Program, as well as esteemed members of the brewing community. Entries were grouped into similar categories when necessary. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place awards were granted to the top three of the entire competition. These entries were selected from the top 2-3 beers from each group. We also awarded ribbons to the beer with the most points in each group.

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1st Place:

Darrel Brown – Exquisite Blonde – American Blonde Ale – 18A

2nd Place:
Sean Thompson – Aperplop – Apricot Cider – Cider w/ Other Fruit – C2B

3rd Place:
Doug Brown – Suppermolly (Don’t Haze Me Bro) – American IPA – 21A

 

 

 


 

Group Leaders:

People's Choice Winner: Ben Elson
People’s Choice Winner: Ben Elson

The following brewers came out on top of their groups, and advanced to the overall Best of Show (BOS).

Pale Ale/IPA:
Doug Brown – Suppermolly (Don’t Haze Me Bro) – American IPA – 21A

Light/Amber/Dark/Strong/Cider:
Darrel Brown – Exquisite Blonde – American Blonde Ale – 18A

Spice/Fruit/Specialty Beers:
Ben Elson – Rope Swing: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (NZ hops) – 28A – Brett Beer

Belgian/Sour Beers:
Ben Elson – Rope Swing: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (NZ hops) – 28A – Brett Beer

People’s Choice Awards:

This award is granted to the crowd favorite. Each attendee placed a ballot for their top pick. The winner this year, by a sizeable margin, was Ben Elson for his Rope Swing: Dry Hopped Farmhouse Ale (NZ hops) – in the Brett Beer category 28A.

Other Participants/Thanks Yous:

We have several people/groups to be grateful for:

Waypoint Public, The Homebrewer, Barons MarketCommunity Real Estate Co, Observatory North Park, A7D Creative Group Inc, Green Beans PreSchool North Park Beer Co, Pariah Brewing Co, Coronado Brewing Co, Thorn St Brewery, Fall Brewing Co, Mike Hess Brewing, Home Brewing CoBeer Can Soap, SD Beer Talk Podcast, Woo Bars, Original Grain Watches

Many thanks to all of our participating homebrewers:

Hayden Charter, Roy Leyrer, Josiah Vivona, Ralph Carrasquillo, Doug Brown, Jeremiah Trammel, Edgar Regis, Joseph Herrmann, Mark Bolczak, Gloria Pratt, Nicholas Schoch, Mark Vacha, Ben Elson, Michael Lettieri, Edgar Regis, Joe Pastry, Ben Elson, Sarah Schoch, Doug VomSteeg, Daniel Huffman, Chris Sullivan, Darrel Brown, Daniel Huffman, Tricia Gallant, Nicholas Schoch, Sean Thompson, Jesse Valle, Charles Pulley, Andrea Cerda, Anthony Espinoza, Jeremiah Trammel, Michael Zimbric

 

Beer and Cheese Pairing Night – Oct 26th

Join us for a monthly curated beer and cheese pairing featuring Home Brewing Co beers and select cheeses from Brothers Provisions.

Pre-purchase your pairing and arrive anytime between 6:00 and 8:00 to receive your beer and cheese flight.

Starting at 7:00 George will give a talk on food pairing principles and what makes a winning combination. Impress your friends and family! Woo your loved ones!

Includes:

flight of four 4oz tasters and 4 cheeses
presentation on beer and food pairing

RESERVE YOUR SEAT HERE

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Blind Tasting Group – FREE

Sharpen your skills! Taste a beer blind, describe it, try to guess the style… then discuss it with the group.

This is a group activity, where we can all help each other grow, and learn from our collective experiences.

This is a free tasting group. You just need to bring a classic example to share.

(1) Everyone brings a classic example of a style of beer.

(2) That beer is kept secret to the rest of the group.

(3) You will pour your beer for the group, but the person to your left will lead the tasting notes (this will be limited to about 6 minutes).

(4) That person will try to guess the style – there are no points… it’s just for discussion.

(5) The rest of the group will get a shot to weigh in.

(6) The person that poured the beer will reveal it… a short discussion will follow

… rinse and repeat.

George will begin the session with an overview of how we should go over the tasting together. He will also moderate the evening, to help keep track of time and keep the learning going.

Here are the rules:

Q: What kind of beer should I bring?

A: Bring a beer that is a classic example for a particular beer style.

Q: How do I know it’s classic?

A: Consult the BJCP Guidelines at bjcp.org. They list several easy to find classic examples. They have apps for that too.

Q: Where should I buy them?

A: Go to a reputable bottle shop. Freshness is key. Especially since many of these are NOT whales.

Q: Should I bring this super hard to find whale, bro?

A: NO. That’s not the point of this session.

Q: Then what is the point?

A: To work and train our palates, and to spend time appreciating where our beer culture came from.

Q: Is this a bottle share?

A: NO. Only bring your blind beer. We’re here to work, not to hang out.

Q: Will everyone think I’m cool if I show up with some boozey, out of balance beer from Indiana, that is famous because it is hard to get, but no one seems to really actually enjoy it for real?

A: NO.

Q: Are you just being coy, and I should bring my super overly sour American made, out of balance beer that I just spent $30 on shipping to trade for?

A: NO. Either you should not show up to this class, or you may really need to. Bring a classic example.

Q: Do you think rare beers are cool?

A: Sure, whatever.

Q: Do you think that classic, well balanced beers are way more sexy?

A: Ya, no shit.

Reserve your seat here.

http://www.thehomebrewersd.com/product/blind-tasting-group-free/

Basic Off Flavors

A large part about improving yourself as a brewer is understanding how to identify off flavors, how they are created, and how to avoid them. These skill sets are also important for bartenders, servers, restaurant/bar owners. The average beer consumer should also be aware of how to identify these flaws, and how to politely address the issue if they are served a flawed beer. Not all flaws are equal, and some “flaws” are acceptable to a certain degree in many styles. This course will serve as a building block for building your overall beer knowledge and appreciation. This 1.5 hr class will provide samples of a control beer that has been dosed with the chemical compounds that we associate with the most common off-flavors in beer production and draft dispense. Includes:

  • 6 Off-flavors
  • 1 control beer
  • Guided tasting/instruction

Must be 21, or older, to attend.

Reserve your seat here.

 http://www.thehomebrewersd.com/product/basic-off-flavors-course

Beer Style Breakdown: Germany

This is a curated study group. I will select and purchase all of the styles according to the BJCP.

We will split the cost of the beers amongst all of us. Bring $15-30 cash.

The flight of beers will follow a specific trend/theme designed for breadth and depth where possible.

We will go over the beers together and spend time researching/discussing the brewery, the beer itself, the style, food pairings, etc…

This will be fun and light hearted, but the goal is to have a place where we can be a little more focused and organized, so the only other request is that you take it seriously, and keep chatter down to a minimum.

🙂

Must be 21, or over, to attend.

Each group starts at 6:30pm

To Register:

Go to http://www.thehomebrewersd.com/product/style-focus-study-group-series/

select the appropriate date/class.

 

Basic Off Flavors

A large part about improving yourself as a brewer is understanding how to identify off flavors, how they are created, and how to avoid them. These skill sets are also important for bartenders, servers, restaurant/bar owners. The average beer consumer should also be aware of how to identify these flaws, and how to politely address the issue if they are served a flawed beer. Not all flaws are equal, and some “flaws” are acceptable to a certain degree in many styles. This course will serve as a building block for building your overall beer knowledge and appreciation. This 1.5 hr class will provide samples of a control beer that has been dosed with the chemical compounds that we associate with the most common off-flavors in beer production and draft dispense. Includes:

  • 6 Off-flavors
  • 1 control beer
  • Guided tasting/instruction

Must be 21, or older, to attend.

Reserve your seat here. 

 http://www.thehomebrewersd.com/product/basic-off-flavors-course