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Upcoming Events: Big Brew Day and Iron Brewer

April 22, 2024
Big Brew Day / Wort Share at Back Channel’s Production Facility May 4th is coming up! Bring friends, family, and some homebrew to share! Also, there will be plenty of room for brewing on site. Reserve wort here https://mnbrewers.com/wort-rally/. https://fb.me/e/3xNj5uw3G
 
And looking forward, a few dates to keep on your calendar:
Iron Brewer Competition Drop off June 1 at Hackamore Brewing. https://fb.me/e/4NjVHnwjm
Monthly Meeting at 56 Brewing on June 13th at 6:30. https://fb.me/e/XefUYDcK
Iron Brewer Competition Awards at Hackamore Brewing June 22 at Noon. https://fb.me/e/1ALjrspuw
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Upcoming Events

April 8, 2024
This Saturday at 1PM we have our Monthly Meeting at Insight Brewing! Ben Gansemer will chat about experimenting in homebrew. Homebrew is welcome to be shared! FB Details: https://fb.me/e/4YZTycWwQ
 
And looking forward, a few dates to keep on your calendar:
Big Brew Day / Wort Share at Back Channel’s Production Facility May 4th (reserve wort here https://mnbrewers.com/wort-rally/). https://fb.me/e/3xNj5uw3G
Iron Brewer Competition Drop off June 1 at Hackamore Brewing. https://fb.me/e/4NjVHnwjm
Monthly Meeting at 56 Brewing on June 13th at 6:30. https://fb.me/e/XefUYDcK
Iron Brewer Competition Awards at Hackamore Brewing June 22 at Noon. https://fb.me/e/1ALjrspuw
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Spring Home Brew Review one week away – Mar 18

March 11, 2024
We are one week away from the Spring Home Brew Review at Alloy Brewing!
 
Join us at the brewery at 6:30PM on Mar 18th to share in each others home brew, get feedback, and have a great time! This is one of the best opportunities to get some insights into your homebrew and share with others that are passionate in the craft. Bring your most recent brew, or just that one that has been sitting in the cellar that you aren’t sure what to do with.
 
Hope to see you there!
 
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/3mrdYXgNl
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Last chance to enter Iron Brewer & Upcoming Events

February 26, 2024
Upcoming Events:
Cutoff for entering the Hackamore Iron Brewer is Thursday 2/29! Message or email the association to enter!!!!
 
Events:
Pickup hops for Iron Brewer at Hackamore Brewing Friday 3/1. See here for details: https://fb.me/e/1nsvWweW5
Home Brew Review / Monthly Meeting at Alloy Brewing March 18 at 6:30pm. Details here: https://fb.me/e/3mrdYXgNl
April Meeting at Insight Brewing April 12 at 1PM. Details here: https://fb.me/e/4YZTycWwQ
Iron Brewer Entries drop off at Hackamore Brewing June 1st. Details here: https://fb.me/e/4NjVHnwjm
June Meeting at 56 Brewing June 13 at 6:30. Details here: https://fb.me/e/XefUYDcK
Hackamore Iron Brewer Awards Ceremony June 22. Details here: https://fb.me/e/1ALjrspuw
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Upcoming Events

February 12, 2024
Look forward to a bunch of fun events in the coming months from the club. With all the new faces attending, do not forget to sign up for membership: https://mnbrewers.com/membership-account/membership-levels/.
 
Upcoming Events:
Iron Brewers Competition – sign up by contacting [email protected] or [email protected]. Ingredient Pickup Mar 1 (https://fb.me/e/1nsvWweW5), beer drop off June 1 (https://fb.me/e/4NjVHnwjm), Awards June 22 (https://fb.me/e/1ALjrspuw)
Details:
Competition: 2024 Hackamore Iron Brewer
[AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition]
Entry Drop Off Date: June 1, 2024
Award Celebration Date: June 22nd, 2024
Greetings to all!
This year marks the first hosting of the Iron Brewer Competition by Hackamore Brewery in Chanhassen, MN. This AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition is free for all MN Homebrewer Association Members. The rules are simple…brew the predetermined style of beer, highlighting the provided competition ingredient, and turn in to Hackamore Brewery on June 1st, 2024. The beer will then be judged by a BJCP certified judge and Hackamore’s Owner and Brewers. The winner of the competition gets not only bragging rights, but their beer recipe will be created in a full batch at Hackamore Brewery in partnership with the brewers and be made available to the general public!
Reach out to Matt Johnson to register for the event.
Here’s style information for the competition:
Beer Style: Red IPA
Style Guidelines: https://www.bjcp.org/…/2015/21/21B/specialty-ipa-red-ipa/
Competition Ingredient (provided by Hackamore Brewery): Vista Hops – 8 oz per competitor
Requirements: The beer you make can contain all, or some, of the provided competition ingredients. Keep in mind that judges will be seeing who can highlight the hop varietal best in their beer, which can mean using it solo, combining it with other hop varietals, or other ingredients. We truly want the competitors to be creative in how they choose to best highlight the ingredients in their submitted beer style. Other than that, competitors can feel free to use whichever yeast or grain they feel will create the best blend of flavors in their creation.
The competition ingredient is going to be provided to all competitors free of charge. You can pick up your hops from Hackamore Brewery on March 1st. If you are unable to come to the brewery to pick up your competition ingredient, please reach out to [email protected] to have them shipped to you. We strongly encourage you to come to the brewery to pick them up, as it’s a great way to meet the brewers and talk shop!
Looking forward to a great competition!
 
Home Brew Review / Monthly Meeting – Mar 18 6:30PM at Alloy Brewing (https://fb.me/e/3mrdYXgNl)
 
Monthly Meeting – Apr 13 1PM at Insight Brewing (https://fb.me/e/4YZTycWwQ)
 
Big Brew Day – May 4 at Back Channel Brewing
 
Monthly Meeting – June 13 6:30 at 56 Brewing (https://fb.me/e/XefUYDcK)
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Iron Brewer 2024: Hackamore Brewing Iron Brewer

January 29, 2024
Competition: 2024 Hackamore Iron Brewer
[AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition]
Entry Drop Off Date: June 1, 2024
Award Celebration Date: June 22nd, 2024
Greetings to all!
This year marks the first hosting of the Iron Brewer Competition by Hackamore Brewery in Chanhassen, MN. This AHA/BJCP sanctioned competition is free for all MN Homebrewer Association Members. The rules are simple…brew the predetermined style of beer, highlighting the provided competition ingredient, and turn in to Hackamore Brewery on June 1st, 2024. The beer will then be judged by a BJCP certified judge and Hackamore’s Owner and Brewers. The winner of the competition gets not only bragging rights, but their beer recipe will be created in a full batch at Hackamore Brewery in partnership with the brewers and be made available to the general public!
Reach out to Matt Johnson to register for the event.
Here’s style information for the competition:
Beer Style: Red IPA
Competition Ingredient (provided by Hackamore Brewery): Vista Hops – 8 oz per competitor
Requirements: The beer you make can contain all, or some, of the provided competition ingredients. Keep in mind that judges will be seeing who can highlight the hop varietal best in their beer, which can mean using it solo, combining it with other hop varietals, or other ingredients. We truly want the competitors to be creative in how they choose to best highlight the ingredients in their submitted beer style. Other than that, competitors can feel free to use whichever yeast or grain they feel will create the best blend of flavors in their creation.
The competition ingredient is going to be provided to all competitors free of charge. You can pick up your hops from Hackamore Brewery on March 1st. If you are unable to come to the brewery to pick up your competition ingredient, please reach out to [email protected] to have them shipped to you. We strongly encourage you to come to the brewery to pick them up, as it’s a great way to meet the brewers and talk shop!
Looking forward to a great competition!
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Two Weeks Till First Meeting of the Year

January 25, 2024
Two weeks until our first Monthly Meeting of the year! February 10th, 12:30 at Elm Creek brewing. We will be hosting elections as well. Homebrew is welcome as well.
 
Event Link: https://fb.me/e/4HrdrqtPv
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Collaboration with MoreBeer!

January 22, 2024
New Benefit for Club Members! Use this URL to support the club through your purchases at MoreBeer: http://www.morebeer.com/index?a_aid=MHBA.
 
The support will help fund future activities, events, and opportunities for Club Members. Think off flavor exams, brewery visits, barrel projects, etc.
 
The more its used, there more special discounts and home brew association collaborations across the US MoreBeer gives us access to.
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Highlights Reel for 2023

January 1, 2024

We will be running a highlights reel for the club during the 2024 holiday party coming up in less than 2 weeks. I KNOW we have more to celebrate and want to encourage you to get your content to me for inclusion!

(you have until Saturday Jan 6th to get them to me)

 

Did you enter competitions this year and earn a medal (or more)?

We want to celebrate your achievements – please send a summary with your name, the competition name, entry type and medal information to:
[email protected]

 

Do you have other highlights to celebrate?

Brewed your 1,000th batch of beer, cider, mead or wine?
Earned the distinction of 10 years membership? 20? …
Other?
[email protected]

 

Do you have photos from club events during 2023?

Please attach to an email and send them to:
[email protected]

 

 

 

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Photos and Achievements

December 18, 2023

Do you have photos from club events during 2023?

Please attach to an email and send them to:
[email protected]

 

Did you enter competitions this year and earn a medal (or more)?

We want to celebrate your achievements – please send a summary with your name, the competition name, entry type and medal information to:
[email protected]

 

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