Missing out is just spooky

October 28, 2020

October can get pretty spooky, so to avoid the very real and totally not made up terror of missing out the Minnesota Home Brewers Association wants to let you know that three windows of opportunity are quickly closing. All orders for cider need to be placed before Monday, November 2. You don’t want to miss out on Pine Tree Apple Orchard’s delicious cider or Barley John’s famous egg bake. Place your order here.  Due to...

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Cider Buy, Bottle Share, Cysers

October 20, 2020

The Cider Buy The Minnesota Home Brewers Association is hosting our annual cider buy at Barley John’s Brewpub on November 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. The cider is from Pine Tree Apple Orchard and is being sold to club members for $25/5 gallons. The deadline is November 3, so don’t delay! Order your cider here! If you’re new to making cider or want to up your cider game, check out: A Brewing TV...

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Save-the-Date for the Club Cider Buy and Recapping a Busy September

September 27, 2020

Before we recap the busy September we had in the MHBA, we are pleased to announce preliminary details of the (drumroll, please) … club cider buy! Club Cider Buy Join the Minnesota Home Brewers Association for our annual cider distribution and homebrew demonstrations at Barley John’s Brewpub on November 7 from 10 am to 4 pm. This year, due to Covid-19 we will be scaling down the event bit and still working through some of...

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Mead Day is TOMORROW

July 31, 2020

WHO’S COMING???! Saturday, August 1st (tomorrow) is MEAD DAY 2020! This year club members are invited to a virtual tour and mead tasting with one of 2019’s most awarded meaderies – LOST CAUSE MEADERY out of San Diego, CA! We’ll be tasting: DEVILRY: Raspberry mead with meadowfoam honey. GSB: Grenache, syrah and blackberry mead with buckwheat honey aged on oak. DEAR MONTANA: Traditional mead made with Montana sweet clover blossom aged on oak. After the...

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How to bottle swap … with the MHBA

June 3, 2020

Don’t miss out! This is a reminder that the MHBA virtual bottle swap starts tomorrow. It’s a great way to get feedback on your beer, cider, and mead and have fun! Don’t know how? It’s easy!   Step 1: Make a back alley deal When: THIS Thursday (June 4) from 5 – 7 pm Where: The alley behind Al’s house (3208 Edgewood Ave S, Saint Louis Park, MN 55426) What: Drop off 6-12 labeled bottles...

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MHBA Virtual Bottle Swap

May 21, 2020

MHBA BOTTLE SWAP! June 4-6, 2020 Do you miss hanging out at MHBA meetings and sharing beers with your buds? YOU BET YOU DO!! But how to do it, given the global pandemic lockdown? WE HAVE A PLAN FOR AN MHBA BOTTLE SWAP!! THURSDAY, JUNE 4 – 5-7pm Bring one or two six-packs of homebrew of 12oz. bottles (in 6-pack holders) of a SINGLE VARIETY of your labeled beer, mead, or cider to Al Boyce’s...

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Video Meeting Friday the SEVENTEENTH!

April 14, 2020

Dah.  The new WordPress calendar goes Monday through Sunday, so Saturdays look like Fridays when one is moving quickly . . . Anyway–at 7:00 this Friday, Zoom your fellow MHBA members.  Board election around 7:30.

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Video Meeting at 7:00, Friday, April 18th

April 14, 2020

(President Dave Matson writes) What a great way to maintain our social distance, stay at home and hang out together! Join us for a virtual club gathering and share a few homebrews or whatever kind of quarantine beverage you have been enjoying recently. Got a good brew disaster story? A virtual tour of your brewery? Latest thing you’ve been fermenting? Be ready to share the stories and enjoy the night virtually hanging out. Only “business”...

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January 31, 2020

Adam Bystrom, Josh Mahoney, and other MHBA members did the club PROUD at Mash-Out! Thank you to everyone who entered under the club name, and congratulations to the following members whose wares were deemed medal-worthy. Josh Mahoney took second in Best of Show Mead, Adam Bystrom won TEN(!) mead medals, and Kevin Meintsma and Anthony Davis each also won a mead medal. Paul Dienhart and Colby Reineke each won two medals for their beers! The...

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Free bowling party for members and their families

January 23, 2020

Bring the family for some free bowling in a Catholic church basement!  Shoe rental is your responsibility, but it’s only $2/pair.  Sunday, February 16th.  Check the article for more details. Growlers, Crowlers, and Bowlers!  

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