Free for all! Have a question about making beer, want to share some thoughts that have been bothering you, or just want to have some fun with fellow homebrewers? Come join and socialize with other homebrewers of the club!
- It must credibly be a BJCP classic style 1 through 26 (no fruit or spices unless intrinsic to the style)
- I need ~64 oz of the same kind of beer … 60 oz minimum = (12 examinees + 3 proctors) x 4 oz/person
- Good, average, and really bad beers are welcome!
- I’ll need to know what style it is, what you expect it to score (13-50), how old it is, and if it has any notable flaws (e.g. buttery or phenolic)
- If you have a beer you’d like to share, please email Nick at [email protected]. If your beer is used for the exam, I’ll buy you a local crowler!
It was great seeing everybody yesterday for the Learn to Brew / Cider Buy! Lots of new and old faces, along with some fantastic cider, egg bake, and of course home brew. Thank you Barley Johns for hosting and of course Pine Tree Orchards for some lovely cider. What are you doing with your share?
More details to be added later, but hold the date for the annual holiday party! Event details will be posted on Facebook as well: https://fb.me/e/2mYBFUity.
The Minnesota Home Brewers Association is pleased to announce the first MHBA Full Core Press Cider Competition. The club cider buy has long been a cornerstone of who we are collectively, and this competition strives to take our cider and cyser making to the next level by providing professional and high-level feedback.
- 100% of the cider you use MUST come from the 2021 MHBA club cider buy
- Full Core Press encourages entries in three categories: Standard Ciders (C1), Cysers (M2A), and Specialty Ciders (C2, including grafs)
- Entry and judge registration will open September 2022
- Judging will occur October 2022
- Awards will be in-person at the 2022 MHBA club cider buy
- Bring your ciders and cysers to the 2022 club cider buy for a fun bottle share!
No Questions Yet! Don’t forget that the Minnesota Home Brewers Association offers the Hive Mind as an option to ask questions from experts the community.
In order to submit a question, fill out the form here. The information is then anonymously sent to the experts who will provide their answer(s) based on years of expertise and studies. The answer(s) will then be collated and sent back to you – its that easy! At the end of every newsletter we will include the anonymous questions and answers for everybody else to see in order to spread the wealth of knowledge.
MHBA Honor Roll
- Nathan Steigman received first for berry dry and 3rd for historical at Mazer Cup
- Adam Bystrom got 1st in fruit and spice dry and 2nd for cyser at Mazer Cup
- Paul S Johnson received 3rd for SHV sweet at Mazer Cup
- Josh Mahoney received third in braggot at Mazer Cup
- The club received second place in the club competition at Mazer Cup
- Kevin Meintsma won best in show for mead/cider at Hoppy Halloween
- Al Boyce won best Halloween Beer at Hoppy Halloween
- Nathan Steigman won second and third for Traditional Mead at Hoppy Halloween
- Kevin Meintsma won first for Spice and Specialty Mead at Hoppy Halloween
- Nathan Steigman won second for Spice and Specialty Mead at Hoppy Halloween
- Kevin Meintsma won third for Cider and Perry at Hoppy Halloween
- Kevin Meintsma won Best in Show – Mead at Minnesota Mashout
- Erik Nelson won third in Bitters at Minnesota Mashout
- Soren Jensen won first in “Belgians – non-churchy” at Minnesota Mashout
- Erik Nelson won second in “Belgians – non-churchy” at Minnesota Mashout
- Dave Matson won third in “Belgians – non-churchy” at Minnesota Mashout
- Scott Haraldson won first in “Fruitsen and Spicen” at Minnesota Mashout
- Erik Nelson won first in “Smoked, wooded, weizened, and specialty” at Minnesota Mashout
- Josh Mahoney won first in Mead – Traditional at Minnesota Mashout
- Adam Bystrom won first in “Mead – Pyser Cyment” at Minnesota Mashout
- Adam Bystrom won third in “Mead – CarMelo’s Mels’ at Minnesota Mashout
- Kevin Meintsma won first in “Mead – Fruit goes here” at Minnesota Mashout”
- Anthony Davis won third in “Mead – Fruit goes here” at Minnesota Mashout”
- Al Boyce won third in “Mead – Fruit does not go here” at Minnesota Mashout
- Josh Mahoney won first in “Mead – Wilford’s bain” at Minnesota Mashout
- Nathan Steigman won second in “Mead – Wildford’s bain” at Minnesota Mashout
- Nathan Steigman won third in historic and alternative ferment beer at Music City Brew Off
The following is a curated list of what we’re reading, listening to, and thinking about in the world of beer, mead, and cider this week:
- Paige Latham Didora was on a panel for the North American Guild of Beer Writers discussing how the revelation of more than a thousand accounts of sexual harassment and assault, toxic workplaces and discrimination is affecting the beer industry – listen in here
- Good Beer Hunting writes about how a method that had fallen to the wayside for modern generations of brewers, decoction brewing, is finding new interest and popularity
- Louis Livingston-Garcia of Beer Dabbler talks with Beer Kulture, a non-profit focused on diversity and inclusion in the craft beverage industry, and the impact they are making