Saturday, August 4th, 5 p.m.
Despite his better judgment, Fletty will be hosting a club Mead Day potluck starting at 5 p.m.
Please bring something to share and a chair. Chateau Fletty has limited outdoor seating. Also, please bring your manners.
The club will provide something to grill. Probably brats. If you’re vegan or gluten free, that’s your problem…er…burden…er…wonderful life choice…? Either way, not making tofu dogs or extruded veggie protein.
Spouses are welcome. As are well-behaved children. But, really, leave the kids at home.
Also, the club will be making some traditional mead for mead day. We’ll step through the entire life of the mead and do tastings at each step. When it’s all done, we’ll divide up the bottled mead among all active club members. If you’re interested in participating in this part, email Fletty directly.
And, we’re not kidding about being a respectful guest at Chateau Fletty.
10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
5825 Excelsior Blvd
St. Louis Park, MN
SPHBC members are taking the Big Brew System on the road to brew a batch at Midwest Supplies.
Stop by and say hello.
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).
Chris Smith, a truly preeminent cider maker, will be talking cider. You will not get a better opportunity to get tips, ask questions, and receive feedback on your ciders. We have several other club members who are experienced cider makers, some of whom have been doing well in major competitions, so there is a lot of knowledge and experience available if you are new to cider or want to get better.
Chris is an extremely knowledgeable brewer as well, so I suspect he’d be happy to answer questions in a wide range of topics. If you need any more incentive to come to the meeting, Scott Kosloski, General Manager of the St Paul store, has offered a special discount of 15% off to club members that night, so start working on your shopping list.
Fletty’s place. See the club list for details.
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.125 E 9th St, St Paul, MN 55101Check out the map on their website for recommended placed to park. There is metered street parking that is cheaper (or free!) than the nearby ramps.
Bang Brewing Co.2320 Capp Rd, St Paul, MN 55114
the next club meeting will be a Big Brew Saturday, May 9 at Eric’s house to debut the new club system.
Everyone is encouraged to come check out the system — hang out, have some beer, and Eric will have a grill going if you want to bring something to grill for a late lunch — but there are only a few slots for people actually brewing that day.
Brewing will start at 9:00 for those of you who are really interested in learning the all-grain brewing process or who want to see how the club system works. I think we already have four brewers lined up, but if there are any openings we will announce it via email.
Everyone is welcome to just come and hang out, but unless you are really interested in the system, please plan to arrive midday. Bring some homebrew and snacky foodstuff to share.
If you want something more substantial for lunch, plan to bring something to grill. You will be on your own for plates, silverware, condiments, etc., unless someone is willing to bring them for the masses.
Urban Growler2325 Endicott StreetSaint Paul, MN 55114
Just a reminder that our April meeting will be meeting at Urban Growler, a relatively new taproom owned by Jill Pavlek and Deb Loch (the first women-owned and -brewed in St. Paul, according to their website). Deb will be there to give us a tour of their brewery, and I suspect, give us some good brewing info.
She is a former member of SPHBC and has been a prominent figure in the local homebrewing community (more info about each of them can be found here: http://www.urbangrowlerbrewing.com/about-urban-growler/).
PLEASE NOTE: They have asked us not to carry-in anything, so unfortunately we may not bring any homebrew to this meeting. However, they usually have a wide selection on tap. They do have a kitchen: come early, grab a pint, and get some food!