Two fun club events this month! First up, on Saturday, it’s the annual Learn-to-Brew event at Barley John’s. Pre-ordered cider will be distributed at this event.
Then, on the 20th, we head to not one, but TWO club members’ breweries. We’ll visit u4ic and Roets’ Brewing.
Check mnbrewers.com for all the details.Read More
The club will be at Number 12 Cider in Minneapolis August 20th. This is family-friendly, but please, no animals or homemade beverages. 6:00-9:00.
Then, November 20th–DOUBLE Social, at club members’ breweries. First we’ll stop at u4ic (5:30), then at Roets Jordan Brewery (7:30). Homebrew is welcome at both, since these will be private events for just us. Family-friendly.
Saturday, December 14th. The holiday party will be back at the training room at SUMMIT! Club member Jim LaRoque will perform with his band, The Cheese Bots. More later, but think about a 6:00 arrival and 7:00 potluck. Family friendly!Read More
Come one, come all, to the casual social event! This is different from a meeting in that it’s really just club members and interested drinkers hanging out somewhere, but there is no set agenda.
MHBA Social Night @
Number 12 Cider
Tues Aug 20, 6pm, tour at 7pm
Number 12 Cider
614 N 5th St
Mpls, MN 55401
Tour with Stephen Hance, or his partner, Collin.
Al will talk about new BJCP Cider Judge Certification.Read More
If you enjoy drinking homebrew outdoors, then you and your family do NOT want to miss the camp-out!
Tuesday, April 9th, from 6-9 at Under Pressure Brewing, you can sample myriad homebrewed beers, ciders, and mead. So why wouldn’t you?
You can see the brand-new Under Pressure Brewery, and can also win prizes for YOUR homebrew.
There have been numerous club members who have done well at the recent homebrew competitions. Thank you to all who entered Minnesota Mash-Out and Great Northern Brew Ha Ha under the banner of the Minnesota Home Brewers Association. Congratulations to the following members who are listed below! Special recognition goes to Colby Reineke, who cleaned up at Mash-Out, to Kevin Meintsma, who did well in both contests, and to Nathan Steigman for taking the Mead Best of Show(!) at Mash-Out. If you entered but didn’t win, please take heart; the MHBA board went 0-for-11 with their Mash-Out entries . . .
Hopefully we’ll get to taste some of these award-winning beverages at the annual business meeting at InBound at 2:00, Sunday, February 24th.
Minnesota Mash-Out Winners:
Nathan Steigman: Mead Best of Show–Fireweed Traditional; 1st with Kruke Lingonlunda; 1st with Wall-Less Mazer
Colby Reineke: 1st with Freshly Squeezed IPA; 1st with Shea DDH Golden Sour; 1st with Juicebox and Crayons Fruit Beer; 3rd with Scry Pale Ale; 3rd with Mixed Familia Brett Beer
Adam Bloomquist: 2nd with MECCA IPA
Paul Dienhart: 2nd with Barbera Pyment
Devin Jouwstra: 2nd with Dr. Rhu vegetable beer
Matt Weide: 3rd with Root Beer Bochet
Brew Ha Ha Winners:
Kevin Meintsma: 1st with Sweet Esspression SHV beer; 1st with Cunning Lingonberry fruit cider; 1st with Muscat Luv pyment
Dave Matson: 2nd with Medium Dry Cider
Chris Smith: 2nd with Ice Cider
Apologies to any members who won but did not declare MHBA in the Club field. This author searched only for medal winners listing MHBA as the member club.Read More
Happy New Year! Thanks to everyone who joined us for this past year’s holiday party at Summit Brewing! The new location was a fantastic place to share homebrew, food and listen to the Jazz Central Trio. Congratulations to Gera Exire LaTour for winning the People’s Choice Beer/Mead award for her Tart Cherry Mead, Lloyd McIvor and his delicious cider for winning the People’s Choice Cider award and Jeff Kalchik for winning the People’s Choice Food award for his amazing brisket!
NOW is a GREAT time to check to see when your membership is expiring. As always, you may extend your membership quickly, easily, and safely on the club website.Read More