Opportunity abounds

January 25, 2021

Welcome to 2021. Like most of you, I’m reminded this time of year is nonpareil for quiet reflection. The sun, low in the sky, casts long shadows and lets you recount how far we’ve come and where we want to be going. Last night, after some exercise, I found a bottle of IPA from the club bottle share last November that was positively sublime. Joy can come in unexpected places, even a forgotten bottle. With...

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Iron Brewer, Holiday Party recap

December 28, 2020

Iron Brewer This year’s Iron Brewer challenge is saison! Compete with other MHBA members to have your beer professionally brewed and served at the Forgotten Star Brewing taproom. To keep our activities as healthy as possible, there will NOT be a homebrew share and voting this year. Fortunately, to keep with tradition of a yearly throw-down, Forgotten Star Brewery’s owner and head brewer Matt Asay has agreed to choose the club’s best saison. Forgotten Star...

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Virtual Holiday Party this Friday!

December 14, 2020

Club Holiday Party this Friday from 7 – 10 pm Rolling with the punches! Since we can’t be together to celebrate at our annual party, we are planning a virtual party! Join us for a virtual MHBA Holiday Party!!! It’s your chance to hear from old friends, meet new members and let everyone know what you’ve been brewing during these crazy times. Working on a few things like a local brewery beer tasting, ugly beer...

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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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