As we approach the middle part of summer, I hope your Summer Party beer is just about ready for action. Along the way, don’t forget to hold back a couple of bottles for the Los Angeles County Fair. Entries are due Friday, July 21st. Registration is up and running at http://competitions.maltosefalcons.com/. Two bottles are needed for each entry. Styles are based on the Maltose Falcons Style Guidelines. Entry fee is $9.00 and must be paid via PayPal. Entries can be dropped off at the Culver City Homebrew Supply Co. They also need judges for the event. Judging will be on Saturday, August 5, 2017 at 8:30AM at the 94th Areo Squadron, 16320 Raymer St Van Nuys, CA 91406. Judges and stewards for the LA County Fair Homebrew Competition receive two free tickets to the fair as well as a free parking pass!
While you are at it, put away a couple more bottles for the 2017 Pacific Brewers Cup. As soon as you know the carbonation is good, keep them chilled. Our big competition day is September 30th and you’ll want to make sure your beers haven’t been impaired by the hot dog days of summer. You also have just enough time to start a quick-maturing beer if you brew now. If you haven’t already done so, check out the website at http://pbc.pacificgravity.com/ (or you can click on the “competitions” tab above.) The entry rules have been posted, along with the all-important timeline. You can already sign up to be a judge or steward. You can register your entries starting August 1st, with the entry deadline of September 15th. We’re gonna need a ton of help with bottle organizing and transportation, as well as judging and stewarding help in the latter half of September. The main judging session will be at St. Bede’s Episcopal Church at 3590 Grand View Blvd in Mar Vista. Depending on the number of entries we get, we may also be doing some prelim sessions at Los Angeles Ale Works.
As we get caught up in the fray of Pacific Brewers Cup, we will be approaching the deadline for the California State Homebrew Competition. On-line registration is already working at http://castatebrewcomp.org/. Entries will be due on October 12th and need to go up to San Francisco. If you happen to be going that way in early October, we are looking for a driver to drop our entries off. Drop me a line and the club can reimburse a portion of your gas money.