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December 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, November 6th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

December Meeting Agenda
This one is a Potluck!  Bring a non-sucky dish to share.

Location
Bad Weather Brewing in St. Paul (https://tinyurl.com/badWeatherStP) is kindly making space for our potluck/meeting this December.  Bad Weather will also be open, so bring some cash to try some of their wonderful beers.

Thank you Bad Weather Brewing!

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.

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2018 Minnesota State Fair Results

Congrats to SPHBCers who medaled at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competition.

Mike Spores‘ German Wheat finished first runner-up for Best of Show for Beers.

Beers:
Petr Bachan
, HM, Light Lager
Petr Bachan, Gold, Pilsner
Mike Spores, Silver, Bock
Petr Bachan, Gold, European Dark and Amber Lager
Aric Daul, Silver, English Pale Ale
Guillermo Marques with Chris Kulak, Dave Bance and John Lomnicki, Gold, American Pale Ale
Mike Spores, Gold, German Wheat
William Richartz, Silver, Brett, Mixed, Wild Fermented

Meads:
Jeremy Olsen, Silver, Traditional Mead
Rick Helps, Gold, Melomel
Amanda Neisch with Guillermo Marques, Silver, Melomel
Christopher Skottegard , Bronze, Spice & Specialty

Cider & Perry:
Jessica Haverly, Silver, Standard Cider & Sherry

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

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Congratulations, Dr. Olsen!

Photo of Jeremy Olsen
Jeremy Olsen on stage in Portland.

Congratulations to Jeremy Olsen, who took home not one but two Bronze Medals from the American Homebrew Association’s Homebrew Con 2018, for his Melomel (Category 30: Fruit Mead) and his New England Cider (Category 33: Specialty Cider & Perry).

The 2018 competition had 8,405 entries judged, with 1,201 entries advancing to the Final Round in Portland, Oregon.

November 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, November 6th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

November Meeting Agenda
Calvin will be taking about Brut IPAs and we’ll be tasting a couple of commercial examples.

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.

October 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, October 2nd
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

October Meeting Agenda
October’s meeting will include an off-flavor analysis.

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.

September 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, September 4th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

September Meeting Agenda
September is Brew to the Style “British Bitter.”  So if you brewed this style – either with the recipe that Jeremy provided – or your own take on the style, bring it to the meeting.  Northern Brewer will be providing a special mystery prize for the winner.

Ross will have honey from Worker B to sample.

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.

August 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday August 7th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

August Meeting Agenda
We’ll be tasting what people made with the Able malt.

Able Seeding + Brewing (MPLS; http://ablebeer.com/home) malted some rye and graciously offered to share with local home brewers to use for a mini-competition that the brewery is hosting the weekend of July 28th-29th.  More than a few SPHBC members took advantage and will be bringing samples to share.

For those planning ahead, September is Brew to the Style “British Bitter.”  So get busy and bring your British Bitter to the September meeting.  There may even be a prize.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).

Again, 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.

Mead Day 2018!

Saturday, August 4th, 5 p.m.
Fletty’s House

Despite his better judgment, Fletty will be hosting a club Mead Day potluck  starting at 5 p.m. 

Please bring something to share and a chair. Chateau Fletty has limited outdoor seating.  Also, please bring your manners.

The club will provide something to grill. Probably brats. If you’re vegan or gluten free, that’s your problem…er…burden…er…wonderful life choice…? Either way, not making tofu dogs or extruded veggie protein.

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

Also, the club will be making some traditional mead for mead day. We’ll step through the entire life of the mead and do tastings at each step. When it’s all done, we’ll divide up the bottled mead among all active club members. If you’re interested in participating in this part, email Fletty directly.

And, we’re not kidding about being a respectful guest at Chateau Fletty.

Seriously.

July 2018 Meeting

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(EGADS!  Yet another meeting date deviating from the SPHBC norm of the first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday July 24th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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

July Meeting Agenda
Paul Fowler will discuss his water “building” method using RO water.

There will be some different versions (made with different waters) of Aric’s golden bitter to sample.

We may even have a cameo by Rick Helps.

Back-slapping, high-fiving or kvetching and whining about AHA Nationals (likely a bit of both, regardless of outcome).

For those planning ahead, September is Brew to the Style “British Bitter.”  So get busy.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).

Again, 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.