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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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Upcoming Events: Monthly Meeting, Holiday Party, and More!

December 12, 2023
It is already a week away from our next Monthly Meeting – Wednesday Dec 20 at 6:30PM at Wandering Leaf Brewing! Join us for time to get together, chat, and support a local brewery! FB Link: https://fb.me/e/1qYSopclW
 
This weekend we also have the Iron Brewer winning Brown Ale at HeadFlyer on Saturday Dec 16. FB Link: https://fb.me/e/3Y7QdQ6N9
 
Last, but not least, we also have our Holiday Party in ONE MONTH. Jan 13 at 5PM Join us at Forgotten Star with your best pot luck dish, some homebrew to share, and good spirits. FB Link: https://fb.me/e/64BaVIZJA
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Two Exciting Events This Week

November 26, 2023
Two exciting events this week:
Monthly Meeting at Modist Brewing Event Space Wednesday Nov 29 at 6:30PM. Homebrew welcome and we will learn about Gluten Free brewing. Link: https://fb.me/e/2YhaVPqzY
State Fair Winning Beer Tapping at StormKing Brew Pub at 6PM Dec 1. Link: https://fb.me/e/4JkLQtltG
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Happy Thanksgiving and Upcoming Events

November 20, 2023
Gobble gobble and happy (upcoming) Thanksgiving for all those who celebrate. Hope you enjoy the company of family, friends, and homebrew. Make sure to mark your calendars for all the fun and upcoming events!
Wednesday Nov 29 6:30PM at Modist Brewing – Monthly Meeting w/ Matt Cramer discussing Gluten Free Brewing (Homebrew welcome)
Wednesday Dec 20 6PM at Wandering Leaf Brewing – Monthly Meeting (Homebrew welcome)
Saturday Jan 13 5PM at Forgotten Star – Holiday Party with Potluck, Homebrew Share, and Festivities
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Monthly Meeting at Modist Brewing 11/29

November 13, 2023

It is two weeks till our next Monthly Members Meeting at Modist Brewing on 11/29 at 6:30. We will be in the lounge area and Matt Cramer will be sharing info about Gluten Free Brewing prior to some time to share some homebrew.

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