Buy your Sinning with the Saints Tickets Now!

April 2, 2014

The annual club “Sinning with the Saints” event is fast approaching. If you are interested, please go purchase your tickets now! This event always draws a huge crowd, with lots of home brewed mead, cider and beer showing up before the game.

Contact John Longballa with any questions.

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What are YOU bringing to the Home Brew Fest?

April 2, 2014

Have you figured out what you are bringing for the MHBA’s 5th Annual Home Brew Fest at the Midwest Supplies?

This informal event is a great opportunity to share your beer, mead, or cider with your fellow members. There will be prizes for People’s Choice Beer and People’s Choice Mead/Cider. You can bring bottles, growlers, or kegs – any amount, but try to bring enough so you can share. Last year, we have over 50 different home brews to taste!

Please try to remember your tasting glass. Friend and family are welcome.

To help this event run smoothly, I assign each entry a number and print out labels with the styles beforehand. Therefore, please contact Gera before the meeting to let me know what home brew you plan to bring, so we don’t have to do too much writing at the event. Also, let me know if you’re going to want a spot on one of the jockey boxes.

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March Mashness 2014 Results

March 23, 2014

BOS – Beer

  • 3rd Sean Kampshoff                   Barrel Aged Dead Hand Stout                  22C: Wood-Aged Beer

LIGHT HYBRID (8 entries)

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

AMBER HYBRID (6 entries)

  • 1st Chris Smith                             Dusseldorf Alt                                                7C: Dusseldorf Altbier

ENGLISH ALES (6 entries)

  • 2nd Brett Glenna                         Mild Ale                                                           11A: Mild


  • 1st Brett Glenna                         Scottish Ale                                                    9C: Scottish Export 80/-
  • 3rd Brett Glenna                       Scottish Ale                                                     9B: Scottish Heavy 70/-

Porters (8 entries)

  • 3rd Sean Kampshoff              Sean’s Baltic Porter                                      12C: Baltic Porter

STOUTS (18 entries)

  • 1st Sean Kampshoff              Dead Hand Stout                                           13F: Imperial Stout

GERMAN WHEAT & RYE (7 entries)

  • 1st Chris Smith                      Wheat Is Murder                                           15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Smoke and Wood Aged (5 entries)

  • 1st Sean Kampshoff            Barrel Aged Dead Hand Stout                 22C: Wood-Aged Beer

SPECIALTY (9 entries)

  • 1st Sean Kampshoff            Emily                                                                23A: Specialty Beer
  • 2nd Shane Korthals            Mexican Snowman                                     23A: Specialty Beer

CIDERS (7 entries)

  • 1st Chris Smith                    Ding-A-Linongberry                                  28B: Fruit Cider
  • 2nd Chris Smith                  Cider House Fool                                        27A: Common Cider
  • Brett Glenna                         Cider                                                                 27A: Common Cider
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2014 Midwinter Homebrew Competition

March 23, 2014

German Wheat & Rye (19 entries)

  • 3rd  Chris Smith                Wheat Is Murder               15A: Weizen/Weissbier
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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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