Oct 16th: The Wonderful World of Liquid Fermentation with author Drew Beechum from 1:00 pm -3:00 pm


Join us on October 16th from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm to hear Drew’s talk and to ask him the “hard” questions.   You will learn “Everything” about Home Brewing of Beer, Hard Cider, Mead, Sake, Kombucha and much more.

Drew Beechum has been brewing and writing about brewing since he first picked up a kettle in 1999. Since then he’s made it a mission to have fun and help bdrew-beechum-imagerewers and vintners figure out the easiest ways to make the best fermentations.

He is the author of The Everything Homebrewing Book, The Everything Hard Cider BookThe Homebrewer’s Journal and Experimental Homebrewing with Denny Conn.

Drew writes a regular column for Beer Advocate and is co-host of the Experimental Brewing Podcast! He lives in Pasadena, California, with his lovely wife, a dedicated brewery, and his loyal army of dogs and cats.

Drew’s Experimental Brewing Podcast available on iTunes, Stitcher and other podcast platforms. You can reach out to Drew on Twitter — @Dbeechum or his website Experimental Brew.

From Amazon’s Biography page on Drew Beechum:  

I make beer. I am a homebrewer. I’m slightly obsessive. I’m also a monthly columnist for BeerAdvocate, the Magazine,  and a regular contributor to Zymurgy and other publications. What sort of beer do I make? Is every beer a thing? Literally everything from the palest American lager to the heaviest booze filled Imperial Stouts. If it ferments, I’ll do it. Cider, Sake, Wine, Kombucha, etc. But what I’m known for is the strange creations like Champagne Beer, Guacamole Beer and the dreaded Clam Chowder Saison.  And a lot of Saisons, a lot of them.  Together with my co-author Denny Conn, I host a bi-weekly podcast – Experimental Brewing. Give us  a listen.

Maltose Falcons

Founded in 1974 in Woodland Hills, the Maltose Falcons are America’s oldest Homebrew club. They meet to brew and discuss the finer points of beer every month and welcome anyone who’s interested in learning more about brewing and beer!  Drew is the “Grand Hydrometer” for the Falcons and he does a great job of presenting a monthly “Master Class” at their monthly meetings.


If you are interested in getting your books signed by the author, you can purchase Drew’s books at Amazon.com and bring them with you. Link to Drew’s page at Amazon.com

Drew is happy to sigexperimental-homebrew-book-covern your books and for your convenience will also have the following books with him to purchase:

  • Everything Homebrewing
  • Experimental Homebrewing
  • Everything Hard Cider
  • Homebrew All-Stars


Address, City, Zip: First Christian Church of Whittier –  6355 S. Greenleaf, Whittier CA 90601

Directions to event: 605 exit Whittier going East. Left on Hadley.

Church is on the corner of Hadley & Greenleaf

Parking: Back of church and street

This event is over.  Sorry you missed it.  It was great!   Please come to the next General Meeting.


Pascal Baudar to speak at SFPLA General Meeting – Sunday April 17th

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SFPLA General Meeting

Sunday April 17, 2016

4:00 pm – 5:30 pm

2113 E. Villa Street, Pasadena

The next Slow Food Preservers Los Angeles General Meeting will have a very special guest speaker!  Author Pascal Baudar is a professional forager, wild food instructor, and a self-styled “culinary alchemist” based in Los Angeles. His locally sourced wild ingredients and unique preserves have made their way into the kitchens of such star chefs as Ludo Lefebvre, Josiah Citrin, Ari Taymor, Michael Voltaggio, Chris Jacobson and Niki Nakayama

Over the years, through his weekly classes and seminars, he has introduced thousands of home cooks, local chefs, and others to the flavors offered by the wild terroir of southern California.  He has served as a wild food consultant for several TV shows including MasterChef and Top Chef Duels. He has been featured in numerous TV shows and publications, including Time magazine, the Los Angeles Times, L.A. Weekly, and the New York Times. In 2014, he was named one of the 25 most influential taste makers in L.A. by Los Angeles magazine.  Pascal wnew.wildcrafted.cuisine.book.coverill also be signing his new book “New Wildcrafted Cuisine”, which can be purchased at the end of his presentation.  The list price of the book is $40.00.   All are encouraged to bring a snack or refreshment to share with the group.

All are welcome. Please share this announcement with your friends.  Click the link above to get your tickets today.  You won’t want to miss it!

Update:   4/11/16 A message from Pascal Baudar:

I just wanted to let everyone know that my book “The New Wildcrafted Cuisine was released 2 weeks ago. It is packed with information on what you can do with wild edibles – 432 pages and over 500 photos with step by step. The price is very low right now ($27) instead of $40 on amazon.
If you’re interested in regional wild food (Southern California), I think you should consider buying it. It’s what I teach in many of my classes and much more!  How to make wild beers, wines, homemade vinegars, use of local seeds, fermentation, making wild sodas and infusions, etc… Although not a plant identification book, it also has A LOT of photos of plants I use.
The link to amazon is:

Have a wonderful day and I look forward to see you soon!

To visit Los Angeles Wild Edibles and Self-Reliance Group, go here:

This message was sent by Meetup on behalf of Pascal Baudar from Los Angeles Wild Edibles and Self-Reliance Group.