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The Great Northern Brew Ha Ha – 2014 results

March 23, 2014

European Ambers (11 entries)

  • 2nd Chris Smith                                Dusseldorf Alt         7C: Dusseldorf Altbier

Light and Amber Hybrids (16 entries)

  • 1st Brett Glenna                               Cream Ale                 6A: Cream Ale

Scottish and Irish (17 entries)

  • 2nd Brett Glenna                            Scottish Beer             9B: Scottish Heavy 70/-
    Co-Brewer: Terry Fuoss

English Brown (11 entries)

  • 1st Brett Glenna                             Mild Beer                     11A: Mild
  • 3rd Michael Behrendt                 Tilted And Brown    11C: Northern English Brown Ale

German Wheat and Rye (7 entries)

  • 2nd Chris Smith                            Wheat Is Murder      15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Cider (6 entries)

  • 1st Brett Glenna                            Common Cider          27A: Common Cider MHBA
  • 2nd Chris Smith                           Cider House Fool      27A: Common Cider
  • 3rd Chris Smith                           New England Cider   28A: New England Cider


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March 23, 2014

2014 Upper Mississippi Mashout Final Results


Amber Hydrid (15 entries)

  • Josh Mahoney Second Place
  • Chris Smith Third Place

Scottish Ales (9 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Third Place

UK Dark Ales (24 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Second Place

American Amber Ale (18 entries)

  • Jim Lindborg Second Place

Mild & S English Brown (21 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Third Place

Porter – Brown & Robust (34 entries)

  • Jason Blake Third Place

Strong Roasty Ales (17 entries)

  • Sean Kampshoff First Place

Sour – Berliner & Lambic

  • Sean Kampshoff Third Place

Sour – Brown & Red (11 entries)

  • Steve Piatz First Place

Wood-Aged Beers (37 entries)

  • Sean Kampshoff Third Place

Mead – Other Mead (25 entries)

  • Matthew Weide Second
  • Matthew Weide Third Place

Cider – Standard (19 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Third Place

Cider – Specialty (10 entries)

  • Chris Smith Second Place
  • Nicholas Tillemans Third Place

Amber Lager (27 entries)

  • Jason Blake Third Place

Cream & Blonde Ale (18 entries)

  • Jim Lindborg First Place
  • Jason Blake Second Place






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Lots of fun at the chili cook-off

March 19, 2014

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the March Meeting and Chili Cook-off at the CSPS Hall on March 15. We had a great turn-out with lots of fantastic chili and incredible beverages!

Chief Chili Pepper is back at his regular home, as of late, with Gera Exire LaTour taking first place again in the Chili competition. First place for beverages went to Jim Sogla with his Cyser made from Apples and Honey procured through the Minnesota Home Brewers Association! Below is a list of all the winners!


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Thanks to Sociable Cider Werks

March 19, 2014

Special thanks to Jim and the entire crew at Sociable Cider Werks for hosting the Minnesota Home Brewers Association on March 6. Jim gave us a fantastic tour and shared plans for what sounds like some very ambitious brewing plans in the upcoming years. 2014_03_Sociable_Cider_Werks

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MN Homebrew Legislation

March 18, 2014

Please contact your State Senator and State Congressman and ask them to support the following bills currently being introduced in the house and senate:

There’s a great website available to help you find the names and contact information for your Minnesota State Legislators:

Currently in Minnesota Law, homebrew is not allowed to be legally transported outside of the home. Not to competitions, not to club meetings, not even to your next door neighbo’s house.

The proposed bills would allow these type of activities to legally continue.

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Announcement – Volunteers needed for NHC First Round Judging

March 5, 2014

Once again Minnesota is one of the locations hosting first round judging for the National Homebrew Competition. We are looking for people interested in helping as Judges and Stewards. Judging will take place April 11 through April 12.

All volunteers helping this year get a first shot at the National Homebrew Convention next year!

Check out the calendar event for more information on the event and links to registration.

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Reminder – Social Event At Sociable Cider Werks

March 5, 2014

A quick reminder that the Social event at Sociable Cider Werks is happening Thursday, March 6th. The weather looks to be great and no snow storms will interrupt us this time!

Check out the calendar event for all the details!

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Announcement – Free Advanced Screening of Draft Day

March 5, 2014

Our President Emeritus, Michael Cote, has found another free advanced movie screening for us. Next Thursday, March 13, we have been invited to screen the movie Draft Day.

The calendar event has all the details, including the link and code to pick up your free passes!

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Style of the Month: California Common

March 5, 2014

By Steve Piatz

This article originally appeared in the April 2008 newsletter of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association

The MHBA Style of the Month is an opportunity to brew a particular style and join fellow club members in sharing, discussing and critiquing a particular style. Consider brewing this now and bringing it to the April club meeting to share and discuss!

This month the style of the month (SOTM) is for a California Common in preparation for the July meeting. Your California Common should take no more than seven to ten days for the primary fermentation step. Bottle conditioning will add a couple more weeks to the time required. Brewing your California Common before the end of March should give you sufficient time for your California Common to be ready to serve at the June meeting.


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Reminder: Sociable Cider Werks Social Event

February 26, 2014

Remember the Sociable Cider Werks Social event coming up this Thursday, March 6. If you haven’t been there yet, Sociable Cider Werks is one of NorthEast Minneapolis’ newest breweries. It produces hard ciders as well as beers! Come join us there to check them out.

Check the event page for more details.

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