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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The Results Are In … Mashout 2019

Group photo of SPHBC members at Summit Brewing.
2019 Minnesota Mashout Results

January 25th & 26th
Summit Brewing Company, St. Paul, Minnesota

BEST OF SHOW – CIDER: Jeremy Olsen, Ice Cider 8.0 (Category 48)

Beers:

Adrain Eastwick, Third Place, Category 7 – Schrödinger’s Bocks
David Merz, First Place, Category 10 – What’s Brown, Sticky And English?
David Merz, First Place, Category 11 – Wheat, Rhye And Wheird
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 11 – Wheat, Rhye And Wheird
Dave Bance, Third Place, Category 13 – The Queen’s Oppression Ales
Tyler Miller, Third Place, Category 15 – Pre-Whiskey Aka Scottish & Irish Ales
Tyler Miller, Second Place, Category 16 -Extra. Sweet. Irish. Oatmeal. Stouts
Paul Fowler, First Place, Category 22 – Prohibition Of Porters
James Cotner, First Place, Category 23 – Stoutiest Stouts That Ever Stouted
Garrick van Burn, Third Place, Category 29 – Saison That Are Probably Still Too Sweet
David Merz, First Place, Category 31 -I Like This Style Like I Like My Men
Amanda Neisch,  Third Place, Category 32 – Potpourri Of Amazingness
Tyler Miller, Third Place, Category 36 – Sitting Shv-A

Meads:
Amanda Neisch,  Second Place, Category 41 – Flower Ovaries
Jeremy Olsen,  Second Place, Category 42 -Drive By Fruitings At Historic High
Amanda Neisch, 
Third Place, Category 44 – Keep Your Brasilain, All I Need Is A Shv
Steve Fletty
, First Place, Category 45 – Thar Be Winners & Then Thar Be Christopher’s Delicate Sensibilities
Christopher Skottegard, Second Place, Category 45 – Thar Be Winners & Then Thar Be Christopher’s Delicate Sensibilities

Ciders:
Jessica Haverly, First Place, Category 46 – Mundus Novus
Ross Winberg, Third Place, Category 47 – Sexy Ciders
Jeremy Olsen, First Place, Category 48 -Ciders With Stuff Chucked In

All Results:

February 2019 Meeting

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

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

Tuesday, February 5th!
RESCHEDULED: Tuesday, February 12th
Cancelled (Again! Egads!) due to what is becoming the fourth snowiest February on record for Minnesota … apparently mostly falling on Tuesdays.

Stay tuned as we shovel our driveways and collect our thoughts.
Towel is officially thrown in … nature wins. No club meeting in February. See all y’all in March!


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.

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.

January 2019 Meeting

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

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

Not a member?
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.

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

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.

Not a member?
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.

Not a member?
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.

2018 Minnesota State Fair Results

Congrats to SPHBCers who medaled at the 2018 Minnesota State Fair Home Brew Competition.

Mike Spores‘ German Wheat finished first runner-up for Best of Show for Beers.

Beers:
Petr Bachan
, HM, Light Lager
Petr Bachan, Gold, Pilsner
Mike Spores, Silver, Bock
Petr Bachan, Gold, European Dark and Amber Lager
Aric Daul, Silver, English Pale Ale
Guillermo Marques with Chris Kulak, Dave Bance and John Lomnicki, Gold, American Pale Ale
Mike Spores, Gold, German Wheat
William Richartz, Silver, Brett, Mixed, Wild Fermented

Meads:
Jeremy Olsen, Silver, Traditional Mead
Rick Helps, Gold, Melomel
Amanda Neisch with Guillermo Marques, Silver, Melomel
Christopher Skottegard , Bronze, Spice & Specialty

Cider & Perry:
Jessica Haverly, Silver, Standard Cider & Sherry

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

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.