VIBE ProAm Competition 2013

November 19, 2012

VIBE will be holding a BJCP-sanctioned competition in January.  The hope is that the winning recipe will be scaled up at Surf Brewery, served, and submitted to the 2013 GABF ProAm Competition.  Each VIBE member may enter one beer per style.  Entries will only be considered in the following categories: 8A           Standard/Ordinary Bitter 8B           Special/Best/Premium […]

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September Meeting Notes

September 26, 2012

Hello Beer Enthusiasts! Thanks to everyone for coming out to the September VIBE meeting.  Thanks to Doug Ecker for outlining the finer points of Northern English Brown Ale.  As always, anyone is welcome to present the BJCP guidelines for the style of the month.  Please, volunteer!   First, VIBE meetings will be moving from the […]

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July Meeting Notes – VIBE Events

July 26, 2012

Hello Beer Enthusiasts! It’s been a while since I’ve sent out a follow-up to the meeting, and I wasn’t even there! Thanks Garrett for providing the details. Mmmm, beer travel. I happened to be in Alaska last week and found myself walking to the Skagway Brewing Company for a taster. After all, spending the day […]

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Southern California Homebrewer’s Festival

May 3, 2012

Come join VIBE and over 40 other homebrew clubs at Lake Casitas May 4-5. Tickets are not sold at the event, you must be a CHA member to attend. Visit before Noon on Friday, May 4th, to purchase your membership. Hope to see you there!

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Surf Brewery Beer and Brewing Classes

April 14, 2012

Hey VIBE: I am going to be teaching beer brewing and tasting classes at Surf Brewery.  Please let me know if you or any of your friends/family are interested in learning how to brew or taste beer!  

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April 1st Saison Competition

February 24, 2012

Hi Everyone, Denny from Surf Brewery made an announcement at the last VIBE meeting that the Santa Barbeerians are having a Saison competition on April 1st, and they’ve been nice enough to let VIBE members enter. He spoke with Bob Gruenberg from SB and here’s the deal: RULES: 1 entry/brewer 3 best of each club […]

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November Beer Style: Belgian Dubbel

November 9, 2011

One of the first Belgian beers I can remember tasting was Chimay Red, a Belgian Dubbel. From the first whiff of raisins and caramel in the nose, to the creamy lingering head and subtle warmth from alcohol in the flavor profile, I was hooked. Since then, I’ve tried many spectacular homebrewed and commercial versions of […]

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November 3, 2011

Well, not exactly live, but… a few months ago, I interviewed with Our Ventura about VIBE and homebrewing.  My only regret is not having a few homebrews sitting on the table between us.  If you haven’t seen it, check out the link below.  Cheers! Our Ventura – Ventura Independent Beer Enthusiasts (VIBE), with Dan Baker […]

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VIBE August Style -Berliner Weisse – Sour German Beer

October 17, 2011

by otisbradley on October 15, 2011 I didn’t like beer at first … might sound weird for an avid beer brewer but I had to “acquire” the taste for beer much like yogurt. That’s what my parents said when I asked about all the funny drinks and food they liked, “its an acquired taste!” Well […]

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Munich Helles – October Meeting’s Beer Style

October 16, 2011

This month’s style is Munich Helles A beer I know nothing about Who wants to speak about this beer ? Description: When the golden and clean lagers of Plzen (Bohemia) became all the rage in the mid-1800’s, München brewers feared that Germans would start drinking the Czech beer vs. their own. Munich Helles Lager was […]

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