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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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Ready for another Social Event?

July 28, 2017

Coming up on August 9th, the Minnesota Home Brewers Association has been invited to visit the brand new brewery Unmapped Brewing, in Minnetonka. Club member and BJCP Judge Derek Allmendinger is the head brewer. He will give us a tour and share his perspective on the professional brewing experience. Bring your friends and family and come out and enjoy some of Derek’s beers, hang out and catch up with fellow club members and brag about...

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Huge thanks to Tim and all of Badger Hill

July 28, 2017

A huge thanks goes out to Tim Johnson and all of Badger Hill for hosting us earlier in July for our social event! It was fun checking out the latest creations on tap!

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Social event at Badger Hill Wednesday

July 10, 2017

A quick reminder that this Wednesday, July 12 we will be heading South of the river to visit our friends at Badger Hill Brewing. Stop out, try some Badger Hill beer, bring your brewing questions for club members and get a peek behind the glass with a tour! We will be showing up around 6pm with a tour around 7pm or slightly thereafter.

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