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Great time Sinning with the Saints

July 8, 2018

Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and joined us for our annual outing to Sin with the Saints!

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Thanks to Unmapped for providing a Big Brew location

July 8, 2018

A huge thanks goes out to Derek and the entire staff at Unamapped Brewing for letting us take over part of their patio for a Big Brew session! It was fun seeing everyone’s system and trying a bunch of homebrew!

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It’s time for Big Brew

April 30, 2018

What’s better than Big Brew Day with the Minnesota Home Brewers Association? How about two Big Brew Days!

Big Brew Day at Lift Bridge

Coming up this weekend on Saturday, May 5th we will be heading to Lift Bridge to join them for their annual Big Brew Day celebration. Whether you are there to brew, to share homebrew, to grab some Lift Bridge beer or just to hang out, swing by with the family and friends and say hi to the MN Home Brewers Association!

If you are planning on brewing at this event, please check out the details with Lift Bridge on the event page as they are the coordinators.

Big Brew Day at Unmapped

Next Saturday, May 12th we will be at Unmapped Brewing for an MHBA Exclusive Big Brew Day! Bring your Homebrew, Bring your brew rig, bring the friends and family and come out for some great homebrew, great Unmapped Beer and some awesome people!

If you are planning on Brewing at this event, please let us know via email or via the FaceBook event page so we can coordinate plans.

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Last Call for Saints Tickets

April 30, 2018

It’s that time. We are wrapping up selling tickets for our annual outing to CHS field to visit the St. Paul Saints! You don’t want to miss this event! What could be better than hanging out on a warm summer afternoon, enjoying some homebrew, a delicious brat, then heading in to watch a baseball game!

Purchase your tickets to the Saint Paul Saints game now.

If you don’t purchase your tickets this week, there will not be a ticket for you. No extra tickets will be available after this weekend.

Photo by Matt Weide

Photo by Matt Weide

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Homebrew Review This Week Tuesday

April 9, 2018

A quick reminder about a few fantastic events heading your way.

Tomorrow we are heading to Allow Brewing for our annual Home Brew Review. Be one of the first dues-paid members and you will get a free Alloy Beer!

If you are participating in the judging the First Round of NHC this weekend at Summit Brewing, you may want to check out the video from BJCP Education Liaison Kristen England that club member Chip Walton posted about the new scoresheets we will be using this weekend.

There are a few tickets left for the Saints game, but we would like to get them all sold before the turn-back date! Go get your tickets now!

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Are you ready for April’s Homebrew Review?

March 29, 2018

Are you ready? Coming up on April 10th the MHBA is taking over Alloy Brewing in Coon Rapids for our annual Homebrew Review.

What’s the Homebrew Review? Think if it like a beer festival where you are the brewer! Bring your best beers, most interesting beers or what you are enjoying showing off right now and join us for a great night of homebrew at Alloy Brewing!

The first 50 dues-paid MHBA members get a free Alloy Beer!

This event is open to everyone! Bring the family and friends and get ready for a great time!

Check out the event page for the Homebrew Review for more details.

For those of you planning out to April, make sure you have our two Big Brew Days events on your calendar!

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Big Brew at Lift Bridge May 5th

March 28, 2018

May 5th is the American Homebrewer Association’s annual Big Brew Day, an effort to get as many people around the world all brewing beer at the same time. We will be celebrating with Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater. This is a chance to join thousands of homebrewers around the country in celebration of homebrewing.

Currently a homebrewer? Sign up for one of the limited number of spots to brew onsite at Lift Bridge. In addition, Lift Bridge will be brewing up a big batch of unfermented wort available for homebrewers to take home for a small fee. This year they are brewing a Honey Lager, one of the two official Big Brew Day recipes.  You do need to sign-up for either a reserved spot to brew with your equipment onsite or to reserve wort, space and quantities are limited. Sign up here.

Interested in knowing more about homebrewing? Come join us. See different homebrewer set-ups. Talk with everyone. Listen to some educational sessions.

Location and time details are on the club calendar for the event. More details from Liftbridge are here.

AHA’s suggested recipes are on their Big Brew page.

And if you can’t join us in Stillwater May 5th – or you do and realize how much fun this is – we’ll be celebrating a second time with Unmapped Brewing in Minnetonka on May 12th. Join us for both!

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2018 Business Meeting in Review

March 11, 2018

The MHBA had out annual business meeting this past Tuesday, March 6th at Summit Brewing. On top electing officers for the next year, there was a fantastic opportunity to experience twelve different beer off-flavors through the use of an off-flavor sensory evaluation kit the club purchased. Dave Matson and John Longballa spearheaded the tasting with people providing great information about each of the samples and how they occur. Finishing up the evening, club friend, homebrewer and Summit employee Amanda Kutzke gave a great tour of the Summit facility!

Other items of note, John Longballa showed off the brand new limited edition club logo pint glasses. If you are a dues-paid club member and didn’t get one at Summit, show up at an upcoming meeting and ask a club officer.

First round judging for the National Homebrew Competition is happening at Summit Brewing in early April on the 13th and 14th. If you are interested in helping out, there is more information available on the competition website.

It may seem like a long way off but it’s time to get your tickets to our annual Sinning with the Saints outing to CHS field in St Paul! The date is set for June 11th and it’s sure to be an awesome time!

Our next club meeting is on April 10th at Allow Brewing in Coon Rapids.

The new MHBA officers for the upcoming year are:

President: Dave Matson
Vice-President: Pat McNeely
Secretary: Dave Royer
Treasurer: Jon Hunter

At-Large for 2018 and 2019
– Cory Monson
– Josh Mahoney

Returning At-Large for 2017 and 2018
– Alex Carlson
– Brett Glenna (replaced John Vircks who stepped down)

President Emeritus
– John Longballa

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Upcoming MHBA Events to add to your calendar

March 2, 2018

March 6, 2018 – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM

2018 Business Meeting & Off-flavor Seminat at Summit Brewing

The annual MHBA business meeting with Officer elections will happen at Summit Brewing! We will also be pairing this with an opportunity to test your palate against several common brewing off-flavors.

We’ll have socializing until 6:30, and the club is providing pizza. Summit’s amazing beers will be available for purchase, and please remember to tip ridiculously well! Homemade beverages are welcome.

At 6:30 we will have our 2018 business meeting, which includes a treasurer’s report and election of board members. The offices of president, vice-president, treasurer, and secretary are all open, as are two, two-year term at-large positions. Please let president John Longballa know of your interest in running for a position. The club LOVES having new faces and ideas on the board, and there are current board members who are ready to step aside.

At 7:00 we will have an off-flavor seminar, wherein we use a Siebel Institute Flavor kit to doctor some lighter Summit beer. Your pre-seminar study assignment is to familiarize yourself with the BJCP (Beer Judge Certification Program) Beer Faults information.

Join us on Tuesday, March 6th for a private event for mhba members, friends and family Summit Brewing Company in Saint Paul.

April 10, 2018 – 6:00 PM – 10:00 PM

9th Annual MHBA Homebrew Review

Join us for our annual MHBA Homebrew Review. This is the event for you to bring out your favorite homebrew and go head-to-head against your fellow club members. Bring something you have been looking for some feedback on, bring your favorite creation or just bring yourself and a tasting glass and try what everyone else is bringing!

This is a closed event for MHBA members, family, and friends, and the taproom (which is normally closed on Tuesdays) will be open JUST FOR US! This is a great event to bring a friend who is contemplating homebrewing or joining the MHBA.

During the event, we can help you with your membership. The first 50 MHBA members in good standing will receive an Alloy Brewing drink token! The new, members-only club logo pint glasses should be available at this event.

The event will happen on April 10th at 6PM at Alloy Brewing Company located at 2700 Coon Rapids Blvd, Coon Rapids, Minnesota 55433

May 12, 2018 – 9:30 AM – 1:00 PM

BigBrew Day at Unmapped Brewing

It’s Big Brew time. Join us at Unmapped Brewing in Minnetonka for the MHBA’s cellebration of the annual AHA Big Brew Day. Brewing details will be coming but MHBA club member and Unmapped Head Brewer Derek Allmendinger is looking forward to having us out to brew at his place! This will happen on May 12th starting at 9:30AM at Unmapped Brewing located in Minnetonka.

June 11, 2018 – 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM

Sinning with the Saints in 2018

Monday, June 11th is your opportunity to participate in one of the club’s most-cherished traditions–tailgating at the Saints!

At 4:00 that day, people and families begin chilling, swilling, and grilling in the tailgating lot, located to the east of CHS Field, in the corner of Lafayette and Kellogg.

The club provides the meat and grills, and you provide the beverages and delicious homemade potluck items.

At 7:00, we venture into the stadium to see the Saint Paul Saints take on the Fargo-Moorhead Red Hawks. We will all be seated together in the section behind first base.

Tickets are $20 each, and must be purchased through the online form by Monday, May 14th. Please use the link below to make your purchase. Tickets will be distributed in the tailgating lot just before the game.

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Social Event at Pryes this Wednesday

January 8, 2018

Join us this Wednesday, January 10th at Pryes Brewing for our first social event of 2018!

Join us starting around 5pm at Pryes Brewing in Minneapolis. Come join the club after work. We will hang out and catch up on what everyone brewed over the holidays and what you are looking forward to next year. Around 7pm we will get a behind the scenes tour of Pryes Brewing where we can hear all about the process of expanding from a homebrewer, to the partnership with Lucid/InBound into his own large-scale brewery.

We’ll leave the homebrew at home for this event but please bring your friends and family to what is sure to be a fun event! This event is open to anyone and everyone interested!

Look for us in the Mill Room at the brewery.

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