May 2024 Club Meeting

Image of Drinky the Viking.

Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, May 7th, 7 – 9 p.m.
This month’s topic: Steve has a schedule conflict, so Dave Bance will be talking about cleaning and sanitation in the parts of the brewery kit and fermentation/ kegging equipment that people don’t clean often enough, or even don’t think to clean.

The 2024 membership cards are in, and as such, a monthly reminder about 2024 club dues. This gets you guilt-free SPHBC benefits and merriment, and any other deals which might be scrounged up. Click here to get yourself back in the club’s good graces:https://sphbc.org/product/membership-for-2024/

As usual, bring your latest and greatest homebrew, mead, cider, cyser and whatnot for sampling and feedback – bring your notebooks. Leave your ego at home.

Location:
Northern Brewer World Headquarters – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

April 2024 Club Meeting

SPHBC logo Drinky the Viking.

Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, April 2nd, 7 – 9 p.m.
This month’s topic: Aric Daul and Garrick van Buren talking about brewing sugars, potentially with some home-made examples if they work out. 

The 2024 membership cards are in, and as such, a monthly reminder about 2024 club dues. This gets you guilt-free SPHBC benefits and merriment, and any other deals which might be scrounged up. Click here to get yourself back in the club’s good graces:https://sphbc.org/product/membership-for-2024/

As usual, bring your latest and greatest homebrew, mead, cider, cyser and whatnot for sampling and feedback – bring your notebooks. Leave your ego at home.

Location:
Northern Brewer World Headquarters – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

March 2024 Club Meeting

SPHBC logo Drinky the Viking.

Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, March 5th, 7 – 9 p.m.
This month’s topic is Luke Frolek talking about his nanobrewery/homebrew shop concept in the old NB St. Paul location. Should be lively conversation if you’ll be as forthcoming with the in-person feedback as you were on the listserv emails. 

The 2024 membership cards are in, and as such, a monthly reminder about 2024 club dues. This gets you guilt-free SPHBC benefits and merriment, and any other deals which might be scrounged up. Click here to get yourself back in the club’s good graces:https://sphbc.org/product/membership-for-2024/

As usual, bring your latest and greatest homebrew, mead, cider, cyser and whatnot for sampling and feedback – bring your notebooks. Leave your ego at home.

Location:
Northern Brewer World Headquarters – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

The Results are in … Valkyries Horn 2024 Amateur Mead Competition

February 19th – 24th
Fridley, Minnesota

Best of Show – Mead
Steve Fletty – Silver Medal (Semi-Sweet Pyment), Chateau Fletty

Mead
Steve Fletty – Bronze Medal (Dry Mead), Chateau Fletty Clover Blossom Select

Cyser
Steve Fletty – Silver Medal (Semi-Sweet Mead), Apple Sauced

Pyment
Steve Fletty – Gold Medal (Semi-Sweet Pyment), Chateau Fletty

Dry Berry
Jeremy Olsen – Bronze Medal (Dry Berry), Raspberry Beret

Stone Fruit
Steve Fletty – Gold Medal (Semi-Sweet Stone Fruit), Cherry Tupelo

Melomel: Dry and Semi-Sweet
Steve Fletty – Gold Medal (Semi-Sweet Melomel), Mo Passion Mo Problems

Full results: https://comp.valkyrieshorn.com/

Between the Bluffs Homebrew Competition 2024

The 2024 Between The Bluffs Homebrew Competition is organized by The La Crosse Area Grain Enthusiasts & Related Specialties (LAGERS), La Crosse, WI.

Key Dates:
Registration: 1/15 – 3/20
Entry Dropoff: 2/1 – 3/20
Judging: 3/23
Awards: 4/27 (Southside Oktoberfest Grounds, La Crosse, WI)

More information:
https://laxlagers.brewingcompetitions.com/

February 2024 Club Meeting

SPHBC logo Drinky the Viking.

Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, February 6th, 7 – 9 p.m.
This month’s topic is a demonstration of Dave’s cold-side practices to avoid oxygen pickup in both kegging and bottling.

The new club shirts are in! If you put in a shirt order, be sure to show up to the February club meeting to get your shirt or whatever merch you ordered through Joe. Thanks to Joe for volunteering to help out on this!

As usual, bring your latest and greatest homebrew, mead, cider, cyser and whatnot for sampling and feedback – bring your notebooks.

Location:
Northern Brewer World Headquarters – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

January 2024 Club Meeting

SPHBC logo Drinky the Viking.

Not a club member? Not a problem!
Just stop on by. This meeting. Another meeting. Whenever it works for you. Meetings are informal and tend to last about two hours or so.

This meeting: Tuesday, January 9th, 7 – 9 p.m.
NOTE THAT THIS IS NOT THE FIRST TUESDAY OF THE MONTH (as is the usual)

Meeting Agenda
This month, the long-anticipated Brew the Style meeting featuring British and Irish stouts, categories 15 and 16.

BUT HERE’S THE BONUS: Northern Brewer General Manager Todd Jackson wants to do a test run of will-call pickups at our meeting.

That’s right- pick up at NB at a club meeting with no shipping cost, just like the old days!

How great is that?!

Orders must be placed online by midnight, Sunday, January 7th; orders will be ready to pick up at the January meeting at 7 p.m. SPBHC members – the club listserv message sent out by Dave Bance on December 19th on the step-by-step to place your order by midnight Sunday, January 7th, to pick up at Tuesday night at the meeting.

Location:
Northern Brewer World Headquarters – 2221 MN-36, Roseville, MN (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters)

Valkyries Horn Amateur Mead Competition: 2024

The Valkries Horn Amateur Mead Competition is in February 2024.

Key 2024 dates:

  • Registration opens December 2, 2023
  • January 5 – Shipping opens February 2
  • Delivery deadline February 2
  • Entries and changes close February 3, 9:00am
  • BOTTLE SORT AT NORTHERN BREWER HEAD QUARTERS in Roseville
    If you volunteer at the bottle sort, you may bring your entries with you!

More information is at https://comp.valkyrieshorn.com/

DÉJÀ BRÜ 2024

The Homebrew Competition Remembering Historic and Long-Forgotten Beer Styles. Join us in rediscovering beers from a different place in time, again.

150 entry limit, $8/entry, 3 bottles/entry

Three New Styles for 2024: Pennsylvania Swankey, Skibsøl and Wurtzburg Mead.

Key Dates:

  • 15 Dec 2023 – Registration opens
  • 27 Jan 2024 – Drop-off closes
  • 16-18 Feb 2024 – Judging

More Information:
https://dejabru.org/