September 2018 Meeting

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday, September 4th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

September Meeting Agenda
September is Brew to the Style “British Bitter.”  So if you brewed this style – either with the recipe that Jeremy provided – or your own take on the style, bring it to the meeting.  Northern Brewer will be providing a special mystery prize for the winner.

Ross will have honey from Worker B to sample.

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.

August 2018 Meeting

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Tuesday August 7th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

August Meeting Agenda
We’ll be tasting what people made with the Able malt.

Able Seeding + Brewing (MPLS; http://ablebeer.com/home) malted some rye and graciously offered to share with local home brewers to use for a mini-competition that the brewery is hosting the weekend of July 28th-29th.  More than a few SPHBC members took advantage and will be bringing samples to share.

For those planning ahead, September is Brew to the Style “British Bitter.”  So get busy and bring your British Bitter to the September meeting.  There may even be a prize.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).

Again, 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.

July 2018 Meeting

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
(EGADS!  Yet another meeting date deviating from the SPHBC norm of the first Tuesday of the month)

Tuesday July 24th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

July Meeting Agenda
Paul Fowler will discuss his water “building” method using RO water.

There will be some different versions (made with different waters) of Aric’s golden bitter to sample.

We may even have a cameo by Rick Helps.

Back-slapping, high-fiving or kvetching and whining about AHA Nationals (likely a bit of both, regardless of outcome).

For those planning ahead, September is Brew to the Style “British Bitter.”  So get busy.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).

Again, 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.

June 2018 Meeting

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

A rare Wednesday Meeting for June 2018!

We’ll be at Sociable Cider Werks taproom on Wednesday, June 6th, from 5:30-7:30 p.m. for our June Club meeting.  This is in celebration of Minnesota Cider Week.  They evidently saw our 10 cider/perry entries advancing to second round of Nationals 🙂 and decided to invite us.  This will be a panel of brewers, winemakers and orchardists.
Yes, this is weird to have to sign up for a club meeting, but we’re their guests and it’s nice to RSVP.
Pints and food will be available for purchase at the event.  Please do not bring homebrew.
Hope to see you there!
Location: 

Sociable Cider Werks
1500 Fillmore Street NE
Minneapolis
(Map)

April 2018 Meeting Rescheduled 4/10

Due to weather, the April meeting is moved to the SECOND Tuesday in April, the 10th, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

April Meeting Agenda
We will be taking a closer look at an ingredient loved in some styles and loathed in others:  crystal malt.  What is it?  How is it different from base malt?  What can it contribute to a beer?  How can you use it?  We will be evaluating several US and UK crystal malts covering a broad range of the Lovibond scale to see (and taste) how they compare to one another.

Additionally, there will an off flavor session, something we will be rolling out with more frequency at meetings.  This month: pfenolic/plasticy-y

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).  Again, thank you Northern Brewer!

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring a homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.

May 2018 Club Challenge: 5B. Kölsch

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

May Style
Kolsch.  Some members will be bringing their version of the recipe below, but if you have you own, please bring it to share and discuss.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).  Again, thank you Northern Brewer!

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring a homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.

May Style Challenge Recipe
If you don’t already have a recipe or are just looking for another to try, this sample comes from Jeremy Olsen:

     5B. Kölsch
5 gallons
OG=1.050
FG=1.009
IBU 25
SRM 4

     95% German Pils Malt
5% Vienna BU

     1 oz Hallertauer (5%AA) 60 minutes

     Mash at 149F
90 minute boil
Ferment at 60 degrees with WLP029 or Wyeast 2565
Lager for 4 weeks

March Meeting 3/6/18

First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

Not a member?
Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

March Style
Do you like light, refreshing beers? Then you will hate the March meeting of SPHBC. We will devote it to a single style, imperial stouts. There will be a brief intro to the style followed by some pointers on judging. Then we will distribute examples for tasting and evaluation in small groups. There will be a very simplified score sheet to help with the judging. This is an opportunity to taste great imperial stouts, to refresh (or initiate) your judging skills, and to see how your perceptions compare to others. Of course there will be time for whatever home brew you want to bring to share and get feedback.

Location
Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue (https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul) is kindly keeping the door open for this meetings 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).  Again, thank you Northern Brewer!

Other Stuff
As always, if you bring a homebrew or mead or cider (or whatever), bring along your recipe and brewing notes.

Remember that the next “Brew the Style” challenge is Kölsch (BJCP 5B) for the May meeting … if you have something good, get brewing.