Save the Dates – AHA First Round is in St. Paul!

Mark your calendars and roll up your sleeves – St. Paul is once again one of the first round sites for the American Homebrewer Association National Homebrew Competition. Judges and Stewards will be needed!

Sort:
Sunday, March 8th (time TBA, but usually 9 or 10 a.m.)
Location: Northern Brewer Warehouse – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

Judging Sessions:
Friday, March 13th (sessions at 1 p.m., 3 p.m. and 6 p.m.)
Saturday, March 14th (sessions at 9 a.m., 1 p.m. and 3 p.m.)
Location: Summit Brewing’s wonderful Beer Hall in St. Paul
(map: https://tinyurl.com/SummitBrewingCompany)

About volunteering for the AHA National Competition:
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/entrant-volunteer-information

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/

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.

‘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)

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.

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.

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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2019 Minnesota Mashout Sort

Hey gang… it’s that time again… time to unpack, sort, and put labels on 2000 bottles of homebrew for the 2019 Minnesota Mashout!

When: Sunday, January 13th – starting at 9a.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.

NHC First Round Sort 3/31

Many hands make light work …

The bottle sort for first round is set for Saturday, March 31st, at 9 a.m. at Northern Brewer headquarters in Roseville (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters).

Any help is appreciated and no experience is necessary as there will be hundreds of entries which need to be carefully and lovingly sorted in preparation for judging (Friday, April 13th, and Saturday, April 14th, at Summit Brewing in St. Paul).

2018 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)

Dates and Times:

Friday 4/13/18: 1, 3 & 6:30 PM
Dinner for volunteers doing the 3 & 6:30 sessions

Saturday 4/14/18: 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/
(link opens in a new page)