Recent Events

2014 Holiday Party Recap

January 8, 2015

Thanks to everyone who came out to last month’s holiday party. We had a fantastic turn out with a great collection of food, beverages and people! This year’s winners of the “Best Food” and “Best Beverage” awards went to Paul Illa and Tim Burman. Paul took best beverage with his triple IPA, brewed at Learn to Brew day at Barly John’s. Tim amazed us with “beer-amisu”, a beer version of tiramisu! Thanks to everyone who...

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Huge Thanks to Bauhaus

November 19, 2014

A huge thank you goes out to Matt and Howard and the entire Bauhaus Brew Labs family for hosting us last week. We had a great turn out, with lots of newer and seasoned club members all stopping out to try some of Bauhaus’ beers and to learn about their process. We were able to sneak our tour in during their brew day while their IPA was boiling away. Photo by Dave Royer (more…)

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Thanks for a great Learn To Brew Day

November 13, 2014

Thanks to everyone who took the time to join us for the MHBA Learn to Home Brew meeting on Saturday at Barley John’s Brewpub. Despite the cooler weather, we had an excellent group and a fantastic time!Photo by Dave Royer HUGE thanks to Barley John’s and their fantastic staff who allowed us to hang out on their patio again this year. Not only do they open early for us, but they also make sure we...

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MHBA Visits Mighty Axe Hops

July 23, 2014

The Minnesota Home Brewers Association had a great turnout at Mighty Axe Hops this passed Saturday. Eric Sannerud, a co-founder of Mighty Axe Hops played host and tour guide for the club.  Eric showed the club the way their farm operates now and discussed how they hope to grow in the future. Currently Mighty Axe is growing exclusively Cascade hops and is working on trying to determine exactly how their plants behave on their farm....

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A big day at Lucid

May 7, 2014

Saturday, May 3 brewers from far and wide desended on Lucid Brewing for a homebrew double header. Close to 50 individual brewers from numerous homebrew clubs throughout the state started the day with the annual American Homebrewers Association Big Brew Day. Big Brew Day encourages brewers to come together and brew batches of beer, share homebrew and learn from watching each other brew. In addition to huge amount of homebrewed beer, mead and cider being...

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A Look Back at the Homebrew Fest

April 29, 2014

On Saturday, April 26th, Midwest Supplies graciously opened their doors (and their parking lot) to the MHBA for our fifth-annual homebrew tasting event. The skies were mostly clear, the temperatures mostly temperate, and the beverages mostly delicious. Approximately forty tasters showed up, and they were treated to myriad beers, ciders, and meads, as well as club-provided sandwiches, and a burgeoning tub of baker’s yeast-infused yogurt (more on that later). The people’s choice award for beer...

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Lots of fun at the chili cook-off

March 19, 2014

Thanks to everyone who made it out to the March Meeting and Chili Cook-off at the CSPS Hall on March 15. We had a great turn-out with lots of fantastic chili and incredible beverages! Chief Chili Pepper is back at his regular home, as of late, with Gera Exire LaTour taking first place again in the Chili competition. First place for beverages went to Jim Sogla with his Cyser made from Apples and Honey procured...

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Thanks to Sociable Cider Werks

March 19, 2014

Special thanks to Jim and the entire crew at Sociable Cider Werks for hosting the Minnesota Home Brewers Association on March 6. Jim gave us a fantastic tour and shared plans for what sounds like some very ambitious brewing plans in the upcoming years.

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February 2014 Meeting Followup

February 26, 2014

On Saturday, February 15, the Minnesota Home Brewers Association met at Rock Bottom Brewery in Minneapolis. The primary focus of the meeting was to elect new leadership to run the club for the next year. In addition to this though, we had several fun extras! Michael Agnew was on hand to talk about his new book, Craft Beer for the Homebrewer, a collection of home brew recipes of commercial beers, directly from the professional craft...

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Crafting a Nation Screening

February 12, 2014

Thanks to everyone who came out and joined us at Casket Cinema for the screening of Crafting a Nation. Our hosts, Mark Wojahn and Wilbur Ince, both said it was the most attended movie event they’ve ever done. The film was very interesting and shot well. We had a nice showing of MHBA members and we had some pretty good beer as well. The players were Wilbur Ince and Mark Wojahn – co-founders of the...

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