“Learn to Brew” day was held this year on Saturday, November 2nd at Barley John’s. And it was another excellent turnout! The weather was very nice this year which made it much easier to stay outside and see all the action. The day started with our normal setup of multiple brewing stations. Thanks go out to Al, Gera, Todd, Paul and TJ for taking the time to bring your setups. They treated us to extract and all grain brewing methods, which ranged from a 5 gallon batch to a 30 gallon batch. Marie, manager of Barley John’s, and her staff did a great job of taking care of our group and serving excellent beer and food. We had one guest who was promoting his availability of honey and another promoting their website for beer recipes. There were a number of new people asking lots of questions and wanted to become members of our club. We had great gift sponsors in Northern Brewer and Midwest Supplies as we raffled off 2 new brew kits as well as a lot of glasses, t-shirts and other beer swag. Big thanks go out to Gera for putting this year’s event together! Thanks to everyone who participated!
Don’t forget to put our annual Christmas/Holiday party on your calendar for December 13th and if you haven’t yet voted for our club in this year’s “Kind of a Big Deal” awards, please vote for the Minnesota Home Brewers Association as the best home brew club in Minnesota! We won it last year so let’s keep this train going!
We’ll see you in December!
Michael President – MHBA
PS: You can find more of Dave’s photos at his photo gallery