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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What a Honey of a Contest!

October 1, 2017

Thanks to everyone who brought our their beer showcasing honey as an ingredient for our annual Iron Home Brewer competition at Midwest Supplies! We had an amazing collection of beverages to sample and it was fun trying everything! Congratulations to this year’s people’s choice winner, Reggie Greene, who took home a Midwest Supplies Gift Certificate. Dave Matson was our runner-up for Iron Home Brewer this year. He also took home a Midwest Supplies Gift Certificate....

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Iron Home Brewer Competition this Sunday!

September 5, 2017

You have been waiting for it all summer. It’s time to bring your entries and your taste buds out this Sunday for our annual Iron Home Brewer Competition at Midwest Supplies! Don’t have an entry with Honey, no problem. Bring yourself, bring your friends and family, bring some homebrew if you have it but either way, stop out and help us determine who will walk away with the coveted Iron Home Brewer Trophy! 2015 Best...

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