The Results are in … 2021 Minnesota State Fair

Judging Dates: August 1st – 20th (Virtual)
Best of Show Judging: Week of August 23rd (Bent Brewstillery, Roseville, MN)

2021 Minn-kasi: Richard Helps, Third Place (11.02 points:2 1sts, 2 2nds, 1 3rd)

Beers:
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 1  – Pale Lagers
Jeremy Olson, Second Place, Category 2 – Pilsners
James Henjum, First Place, Category 6 – Bock
Richard Helps, Third Place, Category 7, Cream Ale
James Cotner, Third Place, Category 8 – Light Hybrid
Dave Bance, Second Place, Category 11 – Pale British Ale
James Henjum, Second Place, Category 14 – American IPAs
Richard Helps, First Place, Category 16 -Other Strong Ales
Dave Bance, Honorable Mention, Category 16 – Other Strong Aless
Ross Winberg (co-brewer Jessica Haverly), First Place, Category 17 – European Sour Ales
Richard Helps, Second Place, Category 18 – Belgian, French and German Ales
Joe Kinney, First Place, Category 19 – Saison
Garrick Van Buren, Third Place, Category 20 – Trappist and Belgian Strong Ales

Meads:
Steve Fletty, Second Place, Category 26- Fruit Mead: Cyser and Pyment
Richard Helps, First Place, Category 27 – Fruit Mead: Berry/Stone Fruit/Melomel
Richard Helps, Second Place, Category 28 – Spice, Herb and Vegetable Mead
James Cotner, Second Place, Category 30 – Ciders and Perries

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


2021 Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competition

There’s a Fair … in the air!

Dust off your equipment and clear your calendar to help out with judging and toting beers and such, because the Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competition is BACK for 2021! And we need your help.

SPHBC and the Primary Fermenters run this (mostly) annual event, one of the biggest competitions in the state.

Important Dates:
Account registration: Now Open
Entry Registration: Begins June 14th
Sort: August 7th
Judging: August 7th through August 22nd (remote/small group judging)

Sign up to enter. Sign up to help out: https://mnstatefair.brewcomp.com

AHA First Round is in St. Paul is Indefinitely Postponed.

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 (9 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)

SIGN UP TO JUDGE:
https://brewingcompetition.com/

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

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
(link opens in new tab)

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/
(link opens in new tab)

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).