Competition: IPA Classic 2020, hosted by Riip Brewing

Hey OC Mashups!

As discussed in our February club meeting, we will be collaborating with Riip Brewing to host the IPA Classic 2020.  From dank and resinous to juicy and hazy, this competition invites you hop lovers to put those IPA flavors on full display. For the full details, see the OC Mashups competition website. Or see below for the key info. Please be sure to register your competition entries via the website before the deadline (Feb 21, 5PM)!


IPA Classic 2020

Entry Dropoffs

Where: Riip Brewing, Windsor Homebrew Supply Co

When: 10AM February 21 thru 5PM February 28


Where: Riip Brewing, Huntington Beach

When: 9AM Febraury 29


For further questions about the competition, send an email to


New Meeting Location – November 4th

This post is to serve as a reminder that on November 4th, our meeting will be at TAPS Barrel Room at 7pm. See you there next Monday!

Location of TAPS Barrel Room:
15501 Red Hill Ave
Tustin, CA 92780

Summer Team-Up Competition with Bootlegger’s

OCMU Summer Team-Up Competition

Hey Mashers!

As discussed in our April team meeting, we will be collaborating with Bootlegger’s Costa Mesa on our annual Team-Up Competition coming up in June. Sign up to be partnered with another member for the team-up competition here. For more details visit the competition site.

For further questions about the competition, send an email to


SoCal Homebrew Festival 2019

SoCal Homebrew Festival 2019

Are you ready, OC Mash Ups!?

The 28th Southern California Homebrewers Festival will be May 3-4, 2019. We will be at Vail Lake Resort, just outside Temecula, California.

We have some camp sites secured, and space is still available! If you would like to join the Mash Ups for the festivities, here is what you’ll need to do:

  • Send an email to to RSVP for the event
  • Send $35 via PayPal to Please make a note on the payment that this is for the SoCal Homebrew Festival.
  • Visit the California Homebrewers Association website and secure a membership as well as a ticket to the event. THIS IS ABSOLUTELY NECESSARY FOR YOU TO BE ABLE TO ATTEND!
  • If you would like to pitch in to get food with the group, an additional fee will apply. Amount TBD (We expect this to be around $10-$20).

Looking forward to having a great time and representing the club at this epic event!


Club Brew – April 13, 2019 @ Cedar Alley

Club Brew @ Cedar Alley

Hey Mashers!

On April 13th President Aaron Andrews will be graciously hosting a club brew at his house at 10:00am. We will be brewing a German Kolsch.

This event is for Grist members only. RSVP by sending an email to if you can attend. Please contact Aaron at for his address.

Food for this event will not be provided, and it will be potluck style. Please indicate in your RSVP email what dish you would like to bring to the event.


January Team-Up Comptition

OC Mashups January Team-Up Competition Results…

The top three placing teams are:

Sean O’Shea, Rene Rodarte
Experimental Golden Ale

Gabriel Adler, Danny Kemp
Brown Ale w/ Pecans and Vanilla Bean

Cameron Kurth, Matt Cowper
Wheat Wine

Bootlegger’s Head Brewer Robert has decided to brew Gabe and Danny’s recipe.

Congratulations to the winners and thank you to everyone who participated!

And thank you to the judges, stewards, Robert and Bootlegger’s Brewery for helping to make this competition such a success.


October Meeting

It’s that time again…our October meeting will be next Monday, October 3. As usual, we will be sampling tasty recipes from you brewers while discussing all things beer. What could be better than that? Well, we are also planning an educational segment on grain taste.

Join us at Barley Forge Monday night at 7:00pm…see you there.


September Meeting

Hey Brewers! You don’t want to miss this months meeting on Monday the 12th. We will be discussing the recent survey results and upcoming October logo and brewing competitions. Also, there will be an educational segment about sparging…batch vs fly. Of course, as usual, we will be tasting some great beers from club members. See you there!

OC MASHUPS – September 2016 Club Meeting

** September 2016 Meeting – September 12th

Our next club meeting will be on Monday, September 12th at Barley Forge Brewing Company. We’re looking forward to seeing you there at 7 PM! Please remember to wear closed toed shoes to be allowed in the back-of-house.


Beer Tastings

We will be tasting beers at the event. If you would like your beer tasted for feedback, please click on the link below. We accept 10 beers on a first-come-first-serve-basis so if you’re interested, make sure you sign up ASAP!

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April Updates

Hey Brewers!
It is almost time for member dues. Instead of doing one annual membership collection, we have split it up to twice a year. If you would like to join the club or renew your membership, please bring a check for $50 made payable to the “OC Mashups”. This will be collected on our May 2nd meeting at Barley Forge. A check is preferred, but you can pay with cash as well. We will have a form that you will sign indicating your date of payment.
Start thinking of those design ideas for this years mantra. Last year it was “Death Before Dacetyl”. We will be having a contest to see who can come up with the best and most creative design idea. We will make the deadline for design entries by our June meeting. The winner’s design will be put on the back of this years T-Shirts, which should be available by the July meeting. This competition is open only to paid members.
The OC Fair Homebrew competition is now accepting online registration until April 29th. Once registered you can deliver your entries from April 30th-May 7th.  See the following link for more details:
Hope to see you all at the May meeting!