Recent Events

MHBA Holiday Party Recap

January 1, 2016

On Sunday, December 13th, MHBA had its annual holiday party at the CSPS Hall. This was a change from prior years by having it on a Sunday versus the traditional Friday. Many people responded that Sunday seems to be an easier option than trying to rush during Friday evening traffic. For that reason we will be having it again on a Sunday in 2016. We were treated to a wonderful live band that played holiday...

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Thanks for a fantastic Learn To Brew Day

November 14, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out to celebrate Learn To Brew day with the MHBA and Barley John’s Brewpub! We had lots of fun giving away some fabulous prizes and sharing some fantastic homebrew! We had over 30 gallons of beer brewed, 500 gallons of cider distributed and countless bottles of homebrew shared. All-in-all it was another fantastic event! Here’s a small collection of photos from the event. If you have some you would like...

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Thanks to Bad Weather Brewing for the hospitality

October 27, 2015

Thanks a ton to Andy Ruhland and the entire Bad Weather crew for hosting us for our October meeting! On Saturday, October 17th the MHBA was invited to take over part of the brand new Bad Weather Brewing flagship brewery in St Paul. At Bad Weather the space was beautiful and the beers were fantastic. We had a chance to tour the facility and check out all the brand new shiny! After a behind the scenes tour we...

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B-Limey! The Iron Homebrewer Competition Results are In!

September 22, 2015

Sunday, September 13th, Midwest Supplies hosted MHBA’s September club meeting and the Iron Home Brew Competition. In this competition, the beers entered were not judged “to style,” but were judged on how well lime was used in harmony with the beer. This was a great opportunity for brewers to brew outside the box. Congratulations go to all the brewers who tackled this difficult ingredient. We had a panel of 3 judges taste all 8 beers...

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Beautiful Evening Sinning with the Saints

June 14, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out and helped us make this year’s Saint Paul Saints game awesome! We weren’t sure what to expect but the new CHS Stadium was beautiful. The tailgating was very reasonable for a first season in a new location. Here’s to hoping it gets even better in the next few years! Here are a collection of photos from the evening. Thanks to everyone who posted and shared their pics! Photo by...

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Great fun at the Homebrew Fest!

April 9, 2015

This past Saturday, we had over 50 people attend MHBA’s April club meeting and 6th Annual Home Brew Fest at the Northern Brewer Warehouse. We had 30 different types of home brewed beers, including 5 different single hop IPAs that the guys from Nordeast Brewers Alliance brought to share with us. There were 14 different meads and ciders. Prizes for People’s Choice included $25 gift cards generously donated by Northern Brewer and two seats on...

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Lots of Fantastic Chili

March 23, 2015

This past Saturday the MHBA hosted it’s annual Chili Cookoff! We had an amazing collection of great chili present and amazingly, we have a new keeper of ‘Chief Chili Pepper’. This year we gathered at Northeast Neighborhood Services in Minneapolis. They have a beautiful location and great staff that helped as needed. We ended up with a great variety of chili to sample with tasty options in each of our 3 categories. In the end...

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Great Social Event at Boom Island

March 15, 2015

A huge thank-you goes out to Kevin and all the staff at Boom Island for letting us crash their taproom and being fantastic hosts. Thank-you as well to everyone who came out and joined us. It was lots of fun meeting new people as well as seeing lots of familiar faces! A quick reminder to everyone that even though our Social Event at Boom Island has passed, you can still get a great discount at...

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Election Meeting Results and Wrap-Up

March 5, 2015

Thanks to Gera and Rock Bottom, the club once again enjoyed the lovely and spacious confines of Rock Bottom’s group room in downtown Minneapolis this past Saturday. As recompense for the brewery’s hospitality, the club purchased six pitchers of varying beer styles for the enjoyment of the twenty (or so) attendees. It WAS the election meeting, so no one dared step away to the restroom for long, for fear of returning to find that he...

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Thanks for showing your Love of Beer!

January 14, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out January 8th to Casket Cinema for the screening of “For the Love of Beer”! We had a fantastic showing from the club and were able to introduce a number of Casket Cinema patrons to some great examples of homebrew. The movie provided a great snapshot into the brewing industry, presented form a female perspective. It was very well produced, entertaining and informative. After the movie, the discussion with Gera,...

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