April 2019 Club 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, April 2nd!

April Meeting Agenda
Not yet determined – probably some beer, some mead, some cider. Check back as we get closer to the date.

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.

Call for Help: NHC First Round Sort 3/17

Many hands make light work …

The bottle sort for first round is set for Sunday, March 17th, at 9 a.m. at Northern Brewer headquarters in Roseville (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters).

We’ll have a lot of entries that will need to be unpacked, sorted, and labeled.  The more the merrier.  Whatever other happy crappy cliches might apply.

Need more incentive?  There will be coffee and doughnuts.  No alcohol consumption allowed on site, unfortunately, so leave your green beer (and mead) at home.

The Results Are In … MidWinter 2019

2018 Midwinter Homebrew Competition

February 15 & 16th
Milwaukee, Wisconsin

Adrian Eastwick, First Place, Category 19B  – Dark British Beer
David Merz, Third Place, Category 16  – Scottish/Irish Beer
David Merz, Third Place, Category 21  – Specialty Beer
Aric Dahl, Second Place, Category 26 – Cider with Other Fruit
Steve Fletty, Second Place, Category 29 – Fruit Mead

Results:
https://midwinterhbc.com/competition/

March 2019 Club 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, March 5th!

March Meeting Agenda
Since nature eschewed our efforts for a meeting in February (you damn, dirty month!), the agenda is pushed to March.

An off-flavor test. Bring your scoresheets from Mashout (and a bottle or two of entries, if you still have them) for celebration or commiseration.

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.

2019 AHA First Round is in St. Paul!

Call to all judges and stewards.

The dates and times for the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) National Homebrew Competition for the Saint Paul first round site have been set.

Location is Summit Brewing:

910 Montreal Cir., St. Paul, MN 55102
https://tinyurl.com/SummitBrewingCompany
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Dates and Times:

Friday 3/22/19: 1, 3 & 6:30 PM
Dinner for volunteers doing the 3 & 6:30 sessions

Saturday 3/23/19: 9 am, 1 & 3 PM
Lunch for volunteers doing the 9 & 1 sessions.

To sign up, go to:

https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/entrant-volunteer-information/
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The Results Are In … Mashout 2019

Group photo of SPHBC members at Summit Brewing.
2019 Minnesota Mashout Results

January 25th & 26th
Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

BEST OF SHOW – CIDER: Jeremy Olsen, Ice Cider 8.0 (Category 48)

Beers:

Adrain Eastwick, Third Place, Category 7 – Schrödinger’s Bocks
David Merz, First Place, Category 10 – What’s Brown, Sticky And English?
David Merz, First Place, Category 11 – Wheat, Rhye And Wheird
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 11 – Wheat, Rhye And Wheird
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 13 – The Queen’s Oppression Ales
Tyler Miller, Third Place, Category 15 – Pre-Whiskey Aka Scottish & Irish Ales
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 16 -Extra. Sweet. Irish. Oatmeal. Stouts
Paul Fowler, First Place, Category 22 – Prohibition Of Porters
James Cotner, First Place, Category 23 – Stoutiest Stouts That Ever Stouted
Garrick van Burn, Third Place, Category 29 – Saison That Are Probably Still Too Sweet
David Merz, First Place, Category 31 -I Like This Style Like I Like My Men
Amanda Neisch,  Third Place, Category 32 – Potpourri Of Amazingness
Tyler Miller, Third Place, Category 36 – Sitting Shv-A

Meads:
Amanda Neisch,  Second Place, Category 41 – Flower Ovaries
Jeremy Olsen,  Second Place, Category 42 -Drive By Fruitings At Historic High
Amanda Neisch, 
Third Place, Category 44 – Keep Your Brasilain, All I Need Is A Shv
Steve Fletty
, First Place, Category 45 – Thar Be Winners & Then Thar Be Christopher’s Delicate Sensibilities
Christopher Skottegard, Second Place, Category 45 – Thar Be Winners & Then Thar Be Christopher’s Delicate Sensibilities

Ciders:
Jessica Haverly, First Place, Category 46 – Mundus Novus
Ross Winberg, Third Place, Category 47 – Sexy Ciders
Jeremy Olsen, First Place, Category 48 -Ciders With Stuff Chucked In

All Results:

February 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, February 5th!
RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, February 12th
Cancelled (Again! Egads!) due to what is becoming the fourth snowiest February on record for Minnesota … apparently mostly falling on Tuesdays.

Stay tuned as we shovel our driveways and collect our thoughts.
Towel is officially thrown in … nature wins. No club meeting in February. See all y’all in March!


February Meeting Agenda
An off-flavor test. Bring your scoresheets from Mashout (and a bottle or two of entries, if you still have them) for celebration or commiseration.

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.