Final Friday, MHBA Honor Roll additions

Final Friday – February

On Friday, February 26th, Ryan Pitman Head brewer/Owner of Eastlake Craft Brewery will be joining MHBA members for our Final Friday Social, complete with beer tasting, virtual brewery tour and fun! The featured beer that was just released and will be a direct brewery purchase option for members in advance of this event is “Beneath The Wolf Moon” – IPA – Imperial / Double New England ABV: 6.8% – Juicy IPA featuring a flavorful trifecta of hops. Pacific Jade for peachy citrus and black pepper notes, Amarillo with more of a zesty citrus, and the tropical Azacca Hops.

Advance Ordering with a Special Price for MHBA: Ordering of “Beneath The Wolf Moon” can be made online for direct pickup and also delivery is available for free within areas listed on their ordering site: Use Promo Code YEASTCAKE – this will work on both store for delivery and also for pickup orders.

Feel free to pick up/order any others listed as there is quite a selection.
Pick-up Hours: 11a-7p Mon-Sat, 11a-6p Sun
Delivery Window: Delivery hours are 11am-6pm, leave a comment in the order notes for a smaller window if you likeDelivery Cutoff: Order by 3pm for same day delivery
We will be purchasing two $50 gift cards for this event to giveaway to eligible dues paid MHBA members in good standing. Not a member? Join today and get yourself eligible! The brewery may also have a few things to add for making this fun and engaging Q&A.
Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 970 2757 1797
Passcode: 809875

Iron Brewer

This year’s Iron Brewer challenge is saison!

Compete with other MHBA members to have your beer professionally brewed and served at the Forgotten Star Brewing taproom.

To keep our activities as healthy as possible, there will NOT be a homebrew share and voting this year. Fortunately, to keep with tradition of a yearly throw-down, Forgotten Star Brewery’s owner and head brewer Matt Asay has agreed to choose the club’s best saison.

Forgotten Star Brewery has a massive taproom section with plenty of space for a safe, socially-distant get-together as Matt, announces his favorite saison. There is also an outdoor tent and skating rink in case President Dave Matson wants to lace up and work on his axel jumps.

Entries can be dropped off at the brewery any time during normal business hours between now and February 25th.

Limit three unique entries per entrant. One bottle per entry. Attach your name and saison strength and color per BJCP guidelines. Including the beer recipe would be helpful but not required.

Entry deadline February 25th.

Winner revealed 6:00 P.M. March 2nd at Forgotten Star Brewing Company.

Also, if you’d like to bring bottles to swap with other members, feel free. Just don’t bring them into the brewery.

Good luck!

Final Friday – January recap

On January 29, 13 club members got together online and had a lively discussion. As promised we held a raffle and club members in good standing Matt Johnson and Josh Mahoney each won a $50 gift card to Fair State Brewing Cooperative just for being there.

MHBA Honor Roll

This club is unbelievably impressive. The MHBA website has a brand new In the Media page with links to books, articles, podcast appearances, and blogs by members of the club. Are we missing stuff? Let us know and we’ll add it!

The MHBA won the best homebrew club at Domras Cup! Congratulations to the following club members who came away with swag:

  • Adam Bystrom. 9th place Heavy Medal, 3rd place Melomel, 3rd place Braggot.
  • Josh Mahoney. 7th place Heavy Medal, 1st place Sweet Mead, Honorable Mention Cysers and Pyments.
  • Nathan Steigman. 6th place Heavy Medal, 1st place Braggot, 3rd place Experimental Mead.
  • Matthew Weide. 1st place Cysers and Pyments.