First Tuesday of the month, 7 p.m. – 9 p.m.
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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.
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!
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.
At Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue in St. Paul (Map: https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul).
Bring scoresheets from Mashout and samples of entries (if you still have them) for discussion.
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We will be meeting at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 2nd, at Northern Brewer on Grand Avenue in St. Paul (Map: https://tinyurl.com/NBStPaul).
The club style challenge for this meeting is Dark Belgian Strong.
We will be meeting at Northern Brewer – St Paul at 7:00 tomorrow evening. We’ll be having a brief discussion on kettle souring and an informal tasting of pale ales made by different brewers supposedly following the same recipe.
We are allowed to bring beer to share, but please make sure you thank Jay accordingly by buying beer from the bar and tip him well. We are very fortunate to be able to hold our meeting at his brewery.
Please bring a couple bottles (a label with your name and beverage will be helpful!) of anything that you have signed up to be served at Club Night and Social Club for Home Brew Con. We will be collecting the bottles at the meeting, and a group of us will be tasting everything at a later date, before the conference. If you are unable to attend please let me know so that we can collect your bottles ahead of time.
Ross and Guillermo will have samples of their parti-gyle, and William has put together a blind tasting of 4 beers to compare yeasts. Both will be fairly informal, but should be interesting and informative.
Wheat, wheat, and more wheat!
The third in our series of style-themed meetings, we’ll be talking (and tasting) wheat beers this month.
Bring your American Wheat (Cat 1D) and German Wheat beers (Cat 10) to share. Also, don’t forget to bring your recipe if you’d like to get the most feedback.
We will be meeting Tuesday, April 4 from 7:00-9:00 at Northern Brewer- St. Paul.
This month the focus will be on base malt. Yes, base malt: that stuff often described only as 2-row that composes most of your grain bill yet rarely gets more than a passing thought when cobbling together a recipe. We will (hopefully) shed some light on the differences between popular pale malts, why you should care what you’re using, and how to determine what might work best for your recipe.
Ross and Alejandro will be providing an overview of strains offered by Omega Yeast Labs, now carried by NB.
Alejandro will have a couple beers made using yeasts currently available only from OYL.
Take a look at the attached spreadsheet comparing the strains from the OYL, White Labs, and Wyeast catalogs. Though there is likely some variation between manufacturers, in many instances the comparable strains will be pretty similar if you need to make a substitution because your go-to yeast is not available.
The December meeting will be our club Holiday Party. We will be at Able Seedhouse and Brewery, 1121 Quincy St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55413 from 7-10.
It will be potluck style and we will be inviting significant others to join this meeting.
Once again they are not normally open on Tuesday’s, so please be respectful of our hosts, purchase beer from the bar and tip well. More info to come regarding details.
Homebrew is allowed.
429 Wabasha St S, St Paul, MN 55107
They have opened their new space in the front of the building and have a beautiful taproom. They are not normally open on Tuesdays, so please make sure to buy from the bar and tip well. Homebrew is allowed.