Upcoming competitions and activities

There are a number of upcoming activities you should keep on your calendar. If you need more information, follow the links or just ask?

MHBA April 4th Homebrew Fest

This is our 6th Annual Home Brew Fest on April 4th from noon – 3 pm at the Northern Brewer Warehouse at 2221 Highway 36 West in Roseville, MN.

This has been a very popular event and last year we had over 70 different home brews to try. It is a great opportunity to share your beer, mead, or cider with your fellow members. There will be $25 Northern Brewer gift card for People’s Choice Beer and another for People’s Choice Mead/Cider. You can bring bottles, growlers, or kegs—any amount, but try to bring enough so you can share.

To help this event run smoothly, I assign each entry a number and print out labels with the styles beforehand. Therefore, please contact Gera Exire La Tour before the meeting to let me know what home brew you plan to bring, so I don’t have to do too much writing at the event. Also, let me know if you’re going to want a spot on one of the jockey boxes.

This is also a great event to bring a friend who is contemplating getting involved in either homebrewing or joining the MHBA. Hope to see you there!

First Round Judging for the National Homebrew Competition

The National Homebrew Competition is fast approaching! Deadline for signup for judging and stewarding is Saturday, April 4.

Judging will be the the 10th and 11th of April, at the VFW Hall in Roseville, MN.

If you entered beers, you can signup through the same portal, or else go to the link below. You do NOT have to be an AHA member to judge, though BJCP judges will have preference for assignments.

Want to brew with the pros? Lucid BFD

Interested in brewing like a professional? Enter the Lucid Brewing’s 2015 BFD homebrew competition for your chance to win a brew day on Lucid’s system and have your beer entered in the Great American Beer Festival Pro-Am Competition. Winner also get’s full access to the GABF festivities! Entry and event details can be found on the Lucid BFD Competition Site.

We’ll be celebrating the winner on May 2nd at the Big Brew & BFD Awards ceremony at the brewery. Join us for a day of homebrewing!

Sinning with the Saints

Tickets have been for sale for a while now and some tickets are still available. Join the MHBA for our annual Saint Paul Saints Game at their new home in Lowertown Saint Paul! Tickets are available on the event page and run $18 each. General admission ticket sales have started and it’s not likely that we will be able to get any additional tickets at the last minute. If you are thinking you want to come but haven’t purchased tickets yet…buy them now!st-paul-saints-logo

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