February 2019 Meeting

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Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

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

Tuesday, February 5th!
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

February Meeting Agenda
An off-flavor test. Bring your scoresheets from Mashout (and a bottle or two of entries, if you still have them) for celebration or commiseration.

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.

January 2019 Meeting

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

Tuesday, January 15th!
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

January Meeting Agenda
Nothing yet set beyond the date and location (note that the January 2019 meeting is NOT the usual date for a meeting … scroll up to see the January meeting date).

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.

December 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, November 6th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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December Meeting Agenda
This one is a Potluck!  Bring a non-sucky dish to share.

Location
Bad Weather Brewing in St. Paul (https://tinyurl.com/badWeatherStP) is kindly making space for our potluck/meeting this December.  Bad Weather will also be open, so bring some cash to try some of their wonderful beers.

Thank you Bad Weather Brewing!

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.

November 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, November 6th
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

November Meeting Agenda
Calvin will be taking about Brut IPAs and we’ll be tasting a couple of commercial examples.

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.

October 2018 Meeting

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

Tuesday, October 2nd
7 p.m. – 9 p.m.

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Join us for the meeting.  This one.  Another one.  Whenever.

October Meeting Agenda
October’s meeting will include an off-flavor analysis.

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.

September 2018 Meeting

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

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.