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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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Come to Torg Brewing Thursday for Nathan Steigman’s Dark IPA aged on hickory

December 9, 2019

To get your tastebuds ready for Saturday’s Holiday Potluck Party at Summit, please come to Torg Brewing this Thursday.  In September the club held the Iron Brewer competition, and this year’s mandatory ingredient was wood.  Torg agreed to brew the best entry that the law and their systems allow, and Nathan Steigman’s Dark IPA aged on hickory was selected.  Nathan went to Torg in October to help brew a version of his recipe, and the...

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Holiday Party with live music at Summit: Saturday, December 14th; 6-9 p.m. Brew with Al THIS Sunday (the 8th)!

December 6, 2019

You DO NOT want to miss this event!  Long-time club member Jim LaRocque’s band The Cheese Bots will be performing. This is in Summit’s testing room, which is in the newer building BEHIND the older brewery and ratskeller. Please DO NOT bring commercial beer or ANY wine.  Homemade beer, mead, and cider are welcome. Bring a delectable homemade potluck item! Bring the family!  Play Pin the Homebrew in the Snowperson’s (stick)-hand. Doors at 6:00 for...

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