Tuesday, June 15, 2010

Brewing videos!

I haven't watched these yet, so I hope there's nothing dirty in them.  Maybe you can get a feel for what happens on brew nights!  These two videos are from brewing on June 10th, 2010.

Video 1

Video 2

Thursday, May 20, 2010

Homebrew Festival next Saturday, May 29th at Langton Labs

in 2 weeks there we are having the UCSF Brew Fest and Competition! We will be attempting to make the best Brown Ale possible! Come taste brown ales and cast your vote! Last year it was a ton of fun and the venue is an awesome warehouse in SoMa! Check out the details below!

Topic: Homebrew Festival next Saturday, May 29th at Langton Labs

*What:* Spring Beer Brewing Festival
*When:* Saturday, May 29 at 7pm
*Where:* Langton Labs (9 Langton St., SF)

Mark your calendars -- the UCSF Brewers' Guild Spring Beer Festival is coming up next Saturday. There will be beer, there will be kombucha, there will be food, and there will be entertainment. Details below.

*Beer:* Come taste beers made by local homebrewers, and cast your vote to determine the favorites. Brown Ales are the focus of this year's competition, but there will be other beers as well.

*Kombucha:* Not a beer drinker? This year's event will include a home brew kombucha competition as well, with several local kombucha-makers sharing their tasty brews.

*We're also lucky to receive the sponsorship of **Lev's http://www.levsoriginal.com/
* (no relation to the resident of Langton) Kombucha brewed on Treasure Island. They will be providing free samples.*

*Food:* We are trying to get The Hot Dog Ladies, aka Da
http://www.dabeef.com/; to cater the event. They are our neighbors and they rock. Stay tuned.

*Other entertainment:* Our friends at Ploom ;http://www.ploom.com/; will provide smokeless flavored tobacco pods and contraptions for enjoying them.

Langton Labs North: 9 Langton St, SF CA.

langton labs is: agil alex anselm aurelia dave galit hanna jane kate katy lev lou michael mick mike peretz sam todd tristan


Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Beer Tasting with Brian Yaeger

A few weeks ago a Brian Yaeger, beer blogger, organized a hefeweizen beer tasting at Clara St.  Its always really fun disecting subtle flavors with other craft beer drinkers!  Unfortunately the Franziskaner did not win as I secretly hoped.  The Weihenstephaner took first which is just as good.  I simultaneously brewed 10 gallons of my famous chamomile beer which will be ready next week!  More details on the tasting event can be seen at this SF Weekly site.  Come by and taste some beer for yourself!


The tasters! (myself, Gabrielle Chan, Jay Hinman, Brian Yaeger)

Friday, April 2, 2010

Thursday Night Brew night.. Success!

This video by the wonderful Nicole Sheikh, shows Patrick from Pacific Brewing Laboratories and I mashing in his huge double IPA recipe. I can't wait to try it in a month!

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Featured in Flavorpill!

Homebrew 101 with Clara St. Brewing
when: Saturday Apr 3 (11am–5pm)
where: Clara St. Brewing
price: FREE

Tired of Bud Lite, Blue Moon, and PBR? Maybe you could do a better job making beer for yourself. Bryan Hermannsson is a man with a passion for DIY beer, and he is paying it forward by hosting free weekly Homebrew 101 sessions out of the garage that he calls his "nano-brewery." The former bio-engineer teaches you how to mash and mill the grain, add the hop, and how the beer machine works. You then get to drink the dark lager fruit of your labor. Stay thirsty my friends. - Michelle Broder Van Dyke