2013 Holiday Party Wrapup

December 19, 2013

On December 13th, our group held our annual Christmas party at the CSPS Hall in St. Paul. This year we were able to create a family friendly, festive atmosphere with colored table clothes, red and green beads, candy canes and great food, beer and music. The 70 or so group of attendees were treated to live music throughout the evening as Reuben Ristrom and his band played a number of Jazzy seasonal songs and classic jazz...

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Mississippi Mashout Competition – UMMO

December 16, 2013

It’s Mashout time again and it’s the thirteenth year of the competition! This years UMMO competition will focus on helping Kathy Stock, who was diagnosed with brain cancer earlier this fall. This is a terrific opportunity to not only have a great time, but to help someone many of us know. Volunteers are also needed for this event. This typically a well staffed event, so if you’re interested – be sure to volunteer early. All volunteers...

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MHBA Holiday Party @ CSPS Hall

December 11, 2013

You are invited to the Annual Holiday Potluck (A.K.A. our December meeting) Friday, December 13th from 5:30 to 
p.m. at the CSPS Hall, above the Glockenspiel Restaurant Check out the Event Page for address, a map and directions. Buffet-style food service will begin at 7:00. Setup will start around 5:30, and teardown at 9:30. Again this Year: The club is providing a 5-gallon keg of Summit Unchained: Bière de Garde. What to bring:  ...

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2013 Cider Buy Wrap-up

November 20, 2013

Thanks to everyone who showed up to Barley John’s on Saturday to help with our Annual Cider distribution. This year the MHBA purchased 500 gallons and probably set a record for how quickly it was distributed, with it all going within about 3 hours!  As usual, Barley John’s Brew Pub in New Brighton hosted our event and had a fantastic collection of beers available for us to try while filling buckets and carboys. For anyone...

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2013 Learn To Homebrew Day

November 13, 2013

“Learn to Brew” day was held this year on Saturday, November 2nd at Barley John’s. And it was another excellent turnout! The weather was very nice this year which made it much easier to stay outside and see all the action. The day started with our normal setup of multiple brewing stations. Thanks go out to Al, Gera, Todd, Paul and TJ for taking the time to bring your setups. They treated us to extract and all grain...

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2013 Club Cider Pickup

November 6, 2013

It’s time to warm up your Cider making skills. The 2013 Club Cider Buy pickup date has been officially confirmed.  Below is the official announcement from Jonathan. Check out the Upcoming Events section for directions and more information on the event. We finally have a date for the 2013 Club Cider Buy. It will be Saturday November 16th @ Barley John’s. As usual it will be $4 per gallon payable by cash, check or square...

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2013 Learn To Homebrew Event Reminder

October 31, 2013

Just a reminder about our upcoming meeting this Saturday! Our November meeting celebrates AHA’s Learn to Homebrew Day. Once again, Barley John’s Brew Pub has invited us to hang out on their patio while club members provide demonstrations on how to brew both extract and all-grain beers. The meeting is from 10 am to 3 pm on Saturday, November 2nd. Home brew is welcome and remember that Barley John’s offers great beer and wonderful food,...

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October 2013 Meeting at Surly Brewing

October 28, 2013

On October 12, the Minnesota Home Brewers Association was invited for a private tour by Surly Brewer, Derek Allmendinger. Derek is a member of the club and homebrewer turned pro! Derek started his career in professional brewing at Schell’s in New Ulm before coming back to the Twin Cities and joining Surly Brewing. (more…)

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2013 Kind of a Big Deal Voting is On!

October 18, 2013

Please vote for us! The 2013 “Kind of a big Deal!” voting is happening right now! Show your support for your favorite Homebrew Club, as well as all your other favorites by voting for us. All you have to do is follow the link below and vote for the Minnesota Homebrewer’s Association under Best Homebrew Club: (more…)

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Summit Tap Room - photo by Dave Royer

Summit Tap Room Social Event

October 12, 2013

On September 4th, Summit Brewing Company opened their doors to us and generously provided a fantastic tour of the entire facility. From the malt storage, to brewing and on to fermentation, Summit has a fantastic setup and it was fun to see their setup. (more…)

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