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2014 Midwinter Homebrew Competition

March 23, 2014

German Wheat & Rye (19 entries)

  • 3rd  Chris Smith                Wheat Is Murder               15A: Weizen/Weissbier
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The Great Northern Brew Ha Ha – 2014 results

March 23, 2014

European Ambers (11 entries)

  • 2nd Chris Smith                                Dusseldorf Alt         7C: Dusseldorf Altbier

Light and Amber Hybrids (16 entries)

  • 1st Brett Glenna                               Cream Ale                 6A: Cream Ale

Scottish and Irish (17 entries)

  • 2nd Brett Glenna                            Scottish Beer             9B: Scottish Heavy 70/-
    Co-Brewer: Terry Fuoss

English Brown (11 entries)

  • 1st Brett Glenna                             Mild Beer                     11A: Mild
  • 3rd Michael Behrendt                 Tilted And Brown    11C: Northern English Brown Ale

German Wheat and Rye (7 entries)

  • 2nd Chris Smith                            Wheat Is Murder      15A: Weizen/Weissbier

Cider (6 entries)

  • 1st Brett Glenna                            Common Cider          27A: Common Cider MHBA
  • 2nd Chris Smith                           Cider House Fool      27A: Common Cider
  • 3rd Chris Smith                           New England Cider   28A: New England Cider

 

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March 23, 2014

2014 Upper Mississippi Mashout Final Results

 

Amber Hydrid (15 entries)

  • Josh Mahoney Second Place
  • Chris Smith Third Place

Scottish Ales (9 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Third Place

UK Dark Ales (24 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Second Place

American Amber Ale (18 entries)

  • Jim Lindborg Second Place

Mild & S English Brown (21 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Third Place

Porter – Brown & Robust (34 entries)

  • Jason Blake Third Place

Strong Roasty Ales (17 entries)

  • Sean Kampshoff First Place

Sour – Berliner & Lambic

  • Sean Kampshoff Third Place

Sour – Brown & Red (11 entries)

  • Steve Piatz First Place

Wood-Aged Beers (37 entries)

  • Sean Kampshoff Third Place

Mead – Other Mead (25 entries)

  • Matthew Weide Second
  • Matthew Weide Third Place

Cider – Standard (19 entries)

  • Brett Glenna Third Place

Cider – Specialty (10 entries)

  • Chris Smith Second Place
  • Nicholas Tillemans Third Place

Amber Lager (27 entries)

  • Jason Blake Third Place

Cream & Blonde Ale (18 entries)

  • Jim Lindborg First Place
  • Jason Blake Second Place

 

 

 

 

 

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MN Homebrew Legislation

March 18, 2014

Please contact your State Senator and State Congressman and ask them to support the following bills currently being introduced in the house and senate:

There’s a great website available to help you find the names and contact information for your Minnesota State Legislators:

Currently in Minnesota Law, homebrew is not allowed to be legally transported outside of the home. Not to competitions, not to club meetings, not even to your next door neighbo’s house.

The proposed bills would allow these type of activities to legally continue.
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Announcement – Volunteers needed for NHC First Round Judging

March 5, 2014

Once again Minnesota is one of the locations hosting first round judging for the National Homebrew Competition. We are looking for people interested in helping as Judges and Stewards. Judging will take place April 11 through April 12.

All volunteers helping this year get a first shot at the National Homebrew Convention next year!

Check out the calendar event for more information on the event and links to registration.

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Reminder – Social Event At Sociable Cider Werks

March 5, 2014

A quick reminder that the Social event at Sociable Cider Werks is happening Thursday, March 6th. The weather looks to be great and no snow storms will interrupt us this time!

Check out the calendar event for all the details!

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Announcement – Free Advanced Screening of Draft Day

March 5, 2014

Our President Emeritus, Michael Cote, has found another free advanced movie screening for us. Next Thursday, March 13, we have been invited to screen the movie Draft Day.

The calendar event has all the details, including the link and code to pick up your free passes!

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New: Renew your membership instantly online

February 26, 2014

Still haven’t renewed your 2014 MHBA dues? There is a brand new way to renew your dues instantly online. When you renew online, you get your membership card instantly via email, plus you have the option of renewing for 3 years at a discounted rate!

Go find out more about membership or renew your membership now!

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Congratulations to all Mashout Winners

January 29, 2014

Congratulations to everyone who entered beer, mead and cider in the 2014 Upper Mississippi Mashout! A big congratulations to everyone who medaled as well!

For those unfamiliar with Mashout, it is one of the largest homebrew contests in the country, drawing nearly 1000 entries from coast to coast. Mashout was started in 2002 and is sponsored by the Minnesota Homebrewers Association and the St Paul Home Brewers Club. Judges and volunteers from around the region, and around the country, descend on the Twin Cities to judge these entries as well as take part in educational seminars and catch up with friends.
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February Social Event – Crafting A Nation Screening

January 15, 2014

On Thursday, February 6, 2014 the Minnesota Home Brewers Association has been invited to a screening of the film “Crafting A Nation“. Crafting A Nation is a feature length documentary about how the American craft brewers are rebuilding the economy one beer at a time.

The film features brewers from California, Colorado, Texas, Missouri, Delaware, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Indeed Brewing Company from Minnesota!

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