The Results Are In … Mashout 2020

Saint Paul Homebrewer Club members at Summit Brewing in St. Paul, MN, at the end of the awards ceremony.
SPHBC at 2020 Mashout awards ceremony.

January 24th and 25th, 2020 at Summit Brewing, St. Paul, Minnesota

BEST OF SHOW – CIDER
AMANDA NEISCH (CO-BREWER: GUILLERMO MARQUES), C2D CIDER

Beers:
Ross Winberg (Co-Brewer: Robb Stephens) – First, Table 5: Pils, Kleine Pils Und Hil Yis Pils!
Paul Fowler – First, Table 6: Schrödinger’s Bocks
Asa Bielenberg – Second, Table 8: Dark Blackish Lagers 
Dave Bance – First, Table 9: #megxitMegxitMEGXIT
Dave Bance – Third, Table 10: Small Brown Jobbers
Ron Fitch – Second, Table 14: Beer Styles Trump Hates
David Mertz – Second, Table 18: Ipas For People That Are Bored
Aric Daul – Second, Table 22: I Like This Style Like I Like My Men
David Mertz – Third, Table 22: I Like This Style Like I Like My Men
Douglass Johnson – Second, Table 23: Hopefully Not Booch

Ciders:
Jessica Haverly – First, Table 29: Sexy Ciders
Amanda Neisch (Co-Brewer: Guillermo Marques) – First, Table 30: Sexierist Ciders

Meads:
Guillermo Marques (Co-Brewer: Steve Fletty, Amanda Neisch) – HM, Table 35: Sour Grapes
Paul Fowler – First, Table 36: Flower Ovaries
Paul Fowler – Third, Table 37: Stoned Fruit
Steve Fletty – Second, Table 38: Sideshow Mels
Amanda Neisch (Co-Brewer: Guillermo Marques) – HM, Table 40: Keep Your Brazilian, All I Need Is a little Shv
Jeremy Olsen – Second, Table 41: Apples, Burnt Sugar And Made Up Stories
Steve Fletty – Second, Table 42: Meadtails & Hateraide

Full results: https://mashout.org/bcoem/

February 2020 Meeting

Not a club member? No problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so. Often followed by a trip to a local establishment, if’n folks are inclined.

This meeting: Tuesday, February 4th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

February Meeting Agenda
It’s pour and celebrate/commiserate time … bring your score sheets from Mashout and – if you still have some – entry samples to gloat about your winners or kvetch about the judges (some of whom will be at the meeting, quite likely).

Plus more beer and mead and cider and farce and tommyrot. 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 it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

Save the Date – 2020 Minnesota Mashout Sort

It’s that time again… time to unpack, sort, and put labels on 2000 bottles of homebrew for the 2020 Minnesota Mashout! The Mashout is closing in on 20 years and is organized by the Saint Paul Homebrew Club.

When: Sunday, January 12th – starting at 9 a.m.
Where: Northern Brewer Warehouse – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

If you have access to, or have any spare, 6-pack holders and 24-pack cases, please bring them… as per usual we’ll need as many as we can get.

January 2020 Meeting

Not a club member? No problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so. Often followed by a trip to a local establishment, if’n folks are inclined.

This meeting: Tuesday, January 7th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.!

January Meeting Agenda
It’s the January Club Style Challenge … Porters!

Bring your Porters, bring your recipes, bring your notes and palate … because we are sampling the Porters you and others brewed and bring to this meeting.

Plus, discussion of the 2020 Minnesota Mashout (https://mashout.org/), the competition organized by the Saint Paul Homebrew Club. Get an idea of how the competition is run, opportunities and benefits of volunteering, plans Mashout for speakers and events.

Plus more beer and mead and folly and foppery. 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 it! Along your recipe and brewing notes.  Leave your ego at home.

‘Tis the Season … Minnesota Mashout 2020!

Get busy, folks, this is the big one.

The 19th annual Minnesota Mashout (aka, the “BumbleRick” one) – organized and run by the Saint Paul Homebrew Clue (that’s us!) -is set for January 24th and 25th at Summit Brewing in St. Paul.

Some Important Dates:
– Account Registration opens Friday, December 20th
– Entry Registration opens Friday, December 20th
– Judge and Steward Registration opens Friday, December 20th
– Entry Drop Off/Shipping opens Friday, December 20th at 9 a.m.
– Entry Drop Off/Shipping ends Friday, January 10th at 5 p.m.

Everything you could possibly want to know about the competition – how to enter, where to ship or drop off entries, how to VOLUNTEER to help as a judge or steward or at the sort, the invited speakers, the silent raffle and more – is posted and updated at the https://mashout.org/ web site.

The two-day event ends with the awards ceremony Saturday night at 6:00ish at Summit Brewing’s wonderful Beer Hall in St. Paul (map: https://tinyurl.com/SummitBrewingCompany)

December 2019 Meeting

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

Tuesday, December 3rd! 7:00 pm. – 9:00 p.m.

December Meeting Agenda
It’s a derned ol’ Club Potluck!

So bring something to share … but it cannot be homebrew, due to Minneapolis city codes (yup, we’re taking this one over the river into Minneapolis).

The very good folks at Falling Knife Brewing are inviting us into their new brewery for this meeting. Best behavior, please. Tom and crew have been open a few months and will have great beers on tap, but won’t put up with any buffoonery nor silliness.

Location
Falling Knife Brewing Co. is located in Northeast Minneapolis at 783 Harding Street N.E.
(map: https://tinyurl.com/fallingKnifeBrewingCo)

Other Stuff
Did we mention NO HOMEBREW allowed at the December meeting? It’s the law, man. Thanks.

November 2019 Meeting

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

Tuesday, November 5th!

November Meeting Agenda
We’ll talk about entering competitions. What you have to declare, what information you can add, what kind of information you should keep off the entry, etc.

Bring your Hoppy Halloween scoresheets and entries, if you have not finished them off already. Coburn drinks free!

Plus more beer and mead and idiocy 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 … 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
(opens in a new tab)

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.