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The Results are in … Valkyries Horn Competition 2019

September 27th & 28th (Summit Brewing, St. Paul)

Category 2 – Dry Traditional Mead
Jeremy Olsen, Second Place
Paul Fowler, Third Place
Jeremy Olsen, HM

Category 3 – Semi-Sweet Traditional Mead
Paul Fowler, Third Place

Category 7 – Berry Mead
Paul Fowler, Third Place

Category 3 – Stone Fruit Mead
Paul Fowler, Second Place

Category 9 – Melomel
Steve Fletty, Third Place

Category 15 – Experimental Mead Sweet
Paul Fowler, Third Place

Full results:
https://valkyrieshorn.com
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Brew For Good 2019

SPHBC at the Brew For Good 2019 at Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.

Photo of Jess, Guillermo, Ross, Aric, Dave and Fletty.
Jess, Guillermo, Ross, Aric, Dave and Fletty.

From the Brew for Good site:
“This beer sampler/fundraiser event celebrates some of the hottest up-and-coming brewers around: our homebrewers.”

Photo of tent.
Jess and Dave set up. Ross just standing about.

All donations from this event benefit local nonprofit partner Think Small.

Photo of SPHBC offerings.

Think Small is dedicated to providing services, resources, and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota.

October 2019 Meeting

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, October 1st!

October Meeting Agenda
Sitting on a heap of apples in the cellar? Taking the kids to an orchard soon? This meeting might just be for you … a review of cider making!

Plus more beer and mead and foppery and silliness. That’s what the Saint Paul Homebrewers do.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meeting in their Grand Avenue store (thankyouverymuch!) and is happy to honor your SPHBC discount on supplies while there (and, again, the next day, when you are back to pick up the Starsan or bottle caps or whatever you forgot to buy during the meeting).

Thank you Northern Brewer!

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

The Results are In … 2019 Minnesota State Fair

Judging Dates: August 16th & 17th (Summit Brewing, St. Paul)
Best of Show and Awards: August 24th (State Fairgrounds, St. Paul)

Beers:
Ron Fitch, Third Place, Category 1  – Pale American Beer
Ron Fitch, Second Place, Category 8 – Amber & Brown American Ale
Garrick Van Buren, Second Place, Category 12 – British & Irish Stout
Scott Johnson (Co-Brewer: Paul Ough, Amy Johnson), Third Place, Category 15, Imperial Stout
Garrick Van Buren (Co-Brewer: Jon Steinhorst), Second Place, Category 19 – Belgian Ale
Mike Spores, First Place, Category 22 – American Wild Ale
Mike Spores, Third Place, Category 24 – Fruit Beer

Ciders:
Ross Winberg, First Place, Category 29 – Standard Cider & Perry
Ross Winberg, Second Place, Category 29 – Standard Cider & Perry
Jermey Olsen, Second Place, Category 30 – Specialty Cider & Perry

Full results:
https://www.mnstatefair.brewcomp.com/

September 2019 Meeting

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 3rd!

September Meeting Agenda
We’re gonna drink German Pils! Because that is the September club challenge, that’s why! So if you brewed it, bring it.

Plus more beer and mead and silliness and general wankery. That’s what the Saint Paul Homebrewers do.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meeting in their Grand Avenue store (thankyouverymuch!) and is happy to honor your SPHBC discount on supplies while there (and, again, the next day, when you are back to pick up the Starsan or bottle caps or whatever you forgot to buy during the meeting).

Thank you Northern Brewer!

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

Mead Day 2019

Steve Piatz will be hosting a club  Mead  Day potluck  starting at 11 a.m. 

The club will provide something to grill. Maybe brats. Maybe burgers. Please bring something to share and a chair. And manners. Bring your manners as well.

Spouses are welcome. As are well-behaved children. But, really, leave the kids at home.

We will mix up a batch of the national mead day recipe for the club.  If you haven’t made mead before, haven’t had good luck with your meads or just want to make another mead, this is the day to come and learn.  Bring your own equipment and honey and we’ll help you mix up a batch.  

This is a great opportunity to get advice from some of the best mead makers in the nation. And share your potato salad with them.

2019 Minnesota State Fair

Judges and Stewards needed!

Registration for judges and stewards is open for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair:

https://www.mnstatefair.brewcomp.com/ (opens in a new tab)

There will be five sessions over two days, August 16th and 17th.

Also, note that the sort will be on August 4th at 9 a.m. at Northern Brewer’s Headquarters in Roseville. For location:

https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters (opens in a new tab)

Entry registration begins on June 29th. New this year is the Minn-kasi Award for the brewer racking up the most points for beer, mead, and cider placing in the competition.

July 2019 Meeting

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, July 2nd!

July Meeting Agenda
We will break out the off-flavor kit to test your senses.

And a recap of the AHA National Competition and Conference, from those who attended and were able to make it home (even if on bond or fleeing a warrant).

Plus, there will be beer and mead and frivolity and general wankery.

Location
Moved to Bad Weather Brewing Company, 414 7th Street West, St. Paul (location: https://tinyurl.com/BadWeatherBrewing).

Thanks to Bad Weather for hosting SPBHC at the last minute.

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

June 2019 Meeting

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, June 4th!

June Meeting Agenda
Who knows? We sure do not. At least not yet.

For sure there will be beer and mead and frivolity and general wankery.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meeting in their Grand Avenue store (thankyouverymuch!) and is happy to honor your SPHBC discount on supplies while there (and, again, the next day, when you are back to pick up the Starsan or bottle caps or whatever you forgot to buy during the meeting).

Thank you Northern Brewer!

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.