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The time for our March gathering is near, and what better place to have a fine Irish Stout than an Irish-themed pub?  We’ll be returning to the upstairs room at Timmy Nolan’s in Toluca Lake. In addition to typical pub grub, they have an extensive menu that includes salads, sandwiches, and traditional Irish dishes. Corned Beef and Cabbage, anyone?
As is usual when our meetings are at commercial establishments, we ask that you please limit the homebrew you bring to one or two bottles, and leave the commercial beers at home. Remember to support our host establishment by purchasing some beers and food while we visit.
The style for March is...what else?  Irish Stouts (BJCP 15B)! Bring your example for the educational portion of the meeting or any other style you'd like to share and discuss.

Thanks to everyone who has paid their membership dues for 2017. If you haven't, what are you waiting for?  Please see Club Treasurer Bono to square up - cash, check, or charge - $24 for individual membership or $36 for couples.

As always, please have a plan for safe transportation to your next destination.

Looking ahead to our club meetings for the next couple of months, our April meeting will be at Craft Beer Cellar in Eagle Rock and the May meeting will be on the second Saturday at the Eagle Rock Homebrew Supply Shop.
Two more competitions have come and gone and while we are awaiting the results for America’s Finest City, we can send congrats to Bono Ruiz, Jeremy Stacy and Cori Stacy for their wins in the Romancing the Beer Competition.

Place     Brewer                         Category                      Beer Name
1st         Bonfilio Ruiz                  4: Scottish and Irish      Sad But True
2nd        Bonfilio Ruiz                  6: Specialty Beer          Roggen One: A Bier Story
2nd        Jeremy & Cori Stacy  14: Sour Beer                  Twinbro's Twin

Hopefully, your entries have been delivered for shipment to the California State Fair and your entries need to arrive at your chosen location for the first round of the National Homebrew Competition on March 8th.  Coming up quickly, the entries for Pacific Gravity’s Los Angeles Belgian Brew Challenge are due March 17th.  Finally, entries for Maltose Falcons’ Mayfaire are due April 7th.  Mayfaire is counted in the totals for Brewer of the Year, so make sure you get your entries ready to start cutting down on Noe’s lead.  

We will be doing a style tasting of Irish Stouts (Cat. 15b, of course) at our March meeting.  The style for April is American Brown Ales (Cat. 19c).  In May we will have people showcasing their Bière de Gardes (Cat. 24c).  Remember, this portion of the meeting is for learning both on the tasting side as well as on the brewing side so it is a good excuse to stretch your brewing wings and have entries for competitions!

Our friends at Eagle Rock Brewery have arranged a special competition for the Yeastsiders to start the new year!  The winner of this competition will brew their beer with the brewers at ERB.  We have purchased a box of Jarrylo hops and the brewery is asking you to put on your brewing caps!  Entries into this competition will showcase Jarrylo hops as the finishing character in the beer.  Any hop can be used for bittering, but the winning entry will integrate the Jarrylo hop flavors and aromas.  Each Yeastsider can enter 2 beers - one ale and/or one lager/hybrid.  All styles of beer are welcome, so be creative!  Beers are due April 30 and the ERB team will decide the winner.  The entry fee is just the hop purchase.  Hops are sold by the pound ($10/pound).  Please let Jeff know ASAP how many pounds you would like to buy and whether you will enter one or two beers.

On a final note, please join me in congratulating the newest BJCP beer judges from our club.  Six Yeastsiders took the exam and all six passed with scores allowing them to be Certified rank once they have enough points from judging competitions!  This takes a lot of work and commitment so please buy these gents a beer the next time you see them!  The new BJCP judges are Mario Artiga, Jeff Leming, Jerl Leutz, Brett Shaw, Jeremy Stacy, and Noe Tellez.

Good luck and let’s keep taking home medals!

The Fest is just around the corner.  Have you started brewing for it?  We'll need lots of beer to sate the thristy masses!  We've now attended the Fest as a club several times, spreading our love of the art with the rest of the local homebrewing community, and all the while building friendships with other clubs, increasing the rapport within our own club, and of course, sharing our awesome homebrew!  We always have a great time, so let's join the other 37 clubs pouring hundreds of beers, meads, ciders, and...bananawine...and show 'em what we've got!  Dates for the Fest this year are May 5th and 6th.  As those who've joined us know, we make a full weekend of it - camping, eating, imbibing, and enjoying the late-night visits by strange characters (or a guy in a pink unicorn suit handing out smoked brisket).
Remember that you'll need to create an account (if you don't already have one) at the California Homebrewers Association website and log in to purchase your $10 CHA membership (required) and Fest registration - there are two separate transactions involved.

We'll continue taking signups and payment for camping fees ($25 for the weekend) at the March meeting.  Don't snooze - join us for a great weekend!
See you at Timmy Nolan's on the 11th!
Sláinte mhaith!
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