MHBA Virtual Bottle Swap


June 4-6, 2020

Do you miss hanging out at MHBA meetings and sharing beers with your buds? YOU BET YOU DO!! But how to do it, given the global pandemic lockdown? WE HAVE A PLAN FOR AN MHBA BOTTLE SWAP!!

THURSDAY, JUNE 4 – 5-7pm

Bring one or two six-packs of homebrew of 12oz. bottles (in 6-pack holders) of a SINGLE VARIETY of your labeled beer, mead, or cider to Al Boyce’s house on Thursday, June 4, between 5 and 7pm, and hand them to Al through your car window or from your opened trunk (in an appropriately “Socially Distanced” manner.) We will mix them all up, and repack your 6-pack holders with six or twelve DIFFERENT beers from your fellow MHBA members.

NOTE: You MUST label EACH BOTTLE with bottle labels below. Attach with rubber band to bottle. Please do this PRIOR to arriving at Al’s house. SEE COMMENTS BELOW FOR LABEL SHEET.

FRIDAY, JUNE 5 – 5-7pm

Come back to Al’s house on Friday, June 5, between 5 and 7pm and Al will hand you your new beers through your car window or to your opened trunk, and you can drive home to sort through your spoils! DON’T DRINK THEM YET! The FUN part is yet to come! Chill your stash overnight!

SATURDAY, JUNE 6 – 7-9pm

On Saturday, Jun 6 at 7pm LOG IN TO ZOOM (Zoom link to follow in comments below) and we will share each other’s beers in real time! We’ll have the brewers talk about their brews, and we can offer them our feedback!

BONUS POINTS if it’s the beer you brewed on BIG BREW DAY!


Al’s house:
3208 Edgewood Ave S., St. Louis Park, MN 55426
(drive NORTH in alley between Edgewood & Dakota)

From Highway 100 –
• Exit on Minnetonka Boulevard and go west for about 0.5 miles
• Turn south (left) at the light on Dakota Ave S. for about 0.4 miles
• Turn west (right) 33rd St west
• Pass Edgewood Ave south, and turn right into the alley between Edgewood and Dakota
• Stop at Al’s white garage, 3 garages south of 32nd Ave S, white picket fence

Al will be sitting in his driveway with your hooch!

Note: do NOT take the Wooddale exit off of Hwy 7! There is Light Rail construction going on, and the intersection is shut down.


Thursday, June 4, 2020

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Drop Off Bottles at Al’s House

Friday, June 5, 2020

5:00 PM – 7:00 PM – Pick up Swapped Bottles at Al’s House

Saturday, June 6, 2020

7:00 PM – 9:00 PM – Log into club ZOOM meeting to drink and talk BEER!

Bottle Labels

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