October Meeting

Get your Helles on this Sunday Oct 12th at the Barn. The honey is nice, the milk is
better, but the Housh Helles is best! 1105 MORE RANCH ROAD. Off S. Patterson.
(Patterson off ramp towards the ocean and right turn on More Ranch Rd)
The meeting will be held behind the barn and the start time is 1:00. Rumor is
there will be a keg of Spaten on tap! Bring beer and food to share.

August 2014 Mtg

Meeting will be Saturday Aug 9th at Jimbo and Nance’s at 126 Cooper rd. (One street over from Mesa lane). We’re the 5th house from the end on the left. Come through the front gate and through the front door or up the driveway and turn right and go through the red door under the driftwood arch. Don’t go through the big Asian Torrey gate at the end of the driveway, we have renters back there in our vacation rentals. 1 PM for Saison judging, 3 PM regular mtg, possible raffle and bring some food and beer to share.


Beer Camp was a Blast. Anyone that took awesome photos or have a story  they would like to tell for the next newsletter send it my way.

Click the link below or right click and save to your computer. Use a PDF reader to open.        Santa Barbeerianjune2014

Reminder………….The July meeting has been changed from Saturday July 12 to Sunday July 13 @ 1:00, because of the  Barrelworks Liberation. The Newsletter says Sat 12.



At Fig Mtn in Funk Zone Thursday, April 17th

I wanted to let you know about a special event we have on Thursday, April 17th in Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co’s Santa Barbara Taproom starting at 6pm. Ignacio “Nacho” Cervantes, Head Brewer of Pizza Port’s Ocean Beach brewery, will be brewing a collaboration beer with our Brewmaster, AJ, this week and on Thursday evening he’ll be pouring samples from Pizza Port. This Q&A with Nacho will be a fun event for local home brewers. I’m hoping you can spread the word with your club members or let me know how I can promote this event to them.

Our Santa Barbara Taproom is located at 137 Anacapa St, Suite F in the Funk Zone.


Kady Fleckenstein
Brand Director
Figueroa Mountain Brewing Co.

Current California ABC Position

from https://www.abc.ca.gov/forms/SalesOfHomemadeBeerorWine_FAQ.pdf

CAUTION: Although California law authorizes the sale of homemade beer or wine in very limited
circumstances, such activity may violate federal law. Federal law (for wine at 26 U.S.C. 5042(a)(2)
and for beer at 26 U.S.C. 5053(e)) provides that homemade wine and beer is restricted to personal or
family use, and may not be sold under any circumstances.

Q. What does the new law allow?

A. Business and Professions Code section 23356.2 was amended (effective January 1, 2014) to clarify
certain provisions about when homemade beer or wine may be removed from the location at which it is
produced. In addition, it is now possible to non-profit organizations to sell homemade beer and wine
that has been donated to them, under specific circumstances. The full language of the amended section
is: Continue reading

Homebrewers Unite!

from California legislature:

(see also archived video from legislative hearing)

Amended  IN  Assembly  March 28, 2014
Assembly Bill     No. 2609
Introduced by Assembly Member Nestande
February 21, 2014

An act to amend Section 23356.2 of the Business and Professions Code, relating to alcoholic beverages.


AB 2609, as amended, Nestande. Home brewers and home winemakers. Continue reading