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/

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 2018 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)

Minnesota State Fair Home Brewed Beer, Mead and Cider Competition!

Judging will take place at the Minnesota State Fairgrounds on August 19th and 20th. If you’ve never judged the State Fair it’s held at the Creative Activities Building. NOTE: Preliminary judging not open to the general public.

Best-Of-Show Judging and Awards Ceremony will be held during the fair August 27, 2011, 11am – at the Education Building’s outdoor stage, adjacent to the Creative Activities building.