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The Homebrew of the Maltose Falcons

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If you're in the mood for a little award-winning homebrewed beer, you might trek out to the Mayfaire celebration of the Maltose Falcons, America's oldest homebrew club this weekend. Based out of the Home Wine, Beer, and Cheesemaking Shop in Woodland Hills, the club has been in pursuit of perfect homebrew since 1974. On Saturday, they meet for an annual picnic in Santa Paula, where winners of this year's competition will be announced; results are part of the statewide Sierra Nevada homebrew competition. More importantly, best in show gets custody of a replica of the Maltese Falcon named Hashell Dammet. You, as a paying visitor, get dinner and some mighty fine beer.