Are you ready for April’s Homebrew Review?

March 29, 2018

Are you ready? Coming up on April 10th the MHBA is taking over Alloy Brewing in Coon Rapids for our annual Homebrew Review. What’s the Homebrew Review? Think if it like a beer festival where you are the brewer! Bring your best beers, most interesting beers or what you are enjoying showing off right now and join us for a great night of homebrew at Alloy Brewing! The first 50 dues-paid MHBA members get a...

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Big Brew at Lift Bridge May 5th

March 28, 2018

May 5th is the American Homebrewer Association’s annual Big Brew Day, an effort to get as many people around the world all brewing beer at the same time. We will be celebrating with Lift Bridge Brewery in Stillwater. This is a chance to join thousands of homebrewers around the country in celebration of homebrewing. Currently a homebrewer? Sign up for one of the limited number of spots to brew onsite at Lift Bridge. In addition, Lift...

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2018 Business Meeting in Review

March 11, 2018

The MHBA had out annual business meeting this past Tuesday, March 6th at Summit Brewing. On top electing officers for the next year, there was a fantastic opportunity to experience twelve different beer off-flavors through the use of an off-flavor sensory evaluation kit the club purchased. Dave Matson and John Longballa spearheaded the tasting with people providing great information about each of the samples and how they occur. Finishing up the evening, club friend, homebrewer...

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Upcoming MHBA Events to add to your calendar

March 2, 2018

March 6, 2018 – 5:30 PM – 9:00 PM 2018 Business Meeting & Off-flavor Seminat at Summit Brewing The annual MHBA business meeting with Officer elections will happen at Summit Brewing! We will also be pairing this with an opportunity to test your palate against several common brewing off-flavors. We’ll have socializing until 6:30, and the club is providing pizza. Summit’s amazing beers will be available for purchase, and please remember to tip ridiculously well!...

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Social Event at Pryes this Wednesday

January 8, 2018

Join us this Wednesday, January 10th at Pryes Brewing for our first social event of 2018! Join us starting around 5pm at Pryes Brewing in Minneapolis. Come join the club after work. We will hang out and catch up on what everyone brewed over the holidays and what you are looking forward to next year. Around 7pm we will get a behind the scenes tour of Pryes Brewing where we can hear all about the...

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Thanks for a great holiday party!

January 7, 2018

Thanks to everyone who joined us for this past year’s holiday party! We had a great time sharing homebrew and food!  Congratulations to Cory Monson, whose Imperial Stout won the People’s Choice beverage award, and to Mike and Sue Moranz, whose garlic mashed potatoes made with beer won the People’s Choice food award.  Josh Mahoney‘s Black Currant and Honey Cider won the prize for best cider made from this year’s cider purchase, so our collective...

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Wooden Nickel Wednesday!

December 18, 2017

Wooden Nickel Wednesday at Dangerous Man! This Wednesday, December 20th, any club member in good standing may come enjoy a free pint at Dangerous Man, beginning at 6:30. Club funds purchased the barrel and barrel rack for this past winter’s club barrel project, and now that that has run its course, the rack has been traded to Dangerous Man for some beer. This is a social event, and no homebrew may be consumed, but at...

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2017 MHBA Holiday Party

December 4, 2017

It’s time for the amnual MHBA Holiday Party! Bring your Homebrew, Bring some food to share and bring the friends and family! This is open to anyone and everyone interested. Starting at Noon, arrive, socialize, enjoy live music! There will be PURPLE TV on-premise and turned on (hint, hint–that’s all we can say about that! 1:00 = Potluck begins, music and purple stuff continues. Families are welcome! 2:00 = PRIZES!! Prizes for the best cider...

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Cider Summit November 4th at Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day at Barley John’s

October 28, 2017

If 10:00 a.m. comes Saturday, November 4th, and you don’t find yourself in a deer stand, then we’ll expect you to be eating egg bake and sampling homebrew and cider with the club at Barley John’s!  If you haven’t attended a meeting before, and you’re there at 10:30, then I GUARANTEE that a veteran member will introduce herself/himself and pour you a beer. Barleys John’s is once again kind enough to allow us to take...

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2017 Cider Purchase

October 2, 2017

It’s time again for our annual cider purchase at November’s Learn to Homebrew Event. For those who haven’t experienced this in the past, the club is purchasing 500 gallons of fresh pressed, unpasteurized apple cider from a local orchard. They do this special for us and you can’t get this cider at the orchard. This cider is amazing and has helped numerous club members produce some amazing cider. Cider is available in 5-gallon quantities and...

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