2019 Minnesota State Fair

Judges and Stewards needed!

Registration for judges and stewards is open for the 2019 Minnesota State Fair:

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

There will be five sessions over two days, August 16th and 17th. Also, note that the sort will be on August 4th at 9 a.m. (location to be added).

Entry registration begins on June 29th. New this year is the Minn-kasi Award for the brewer racking up the most points for beer, mead, and cider placing in the competition.

Brew For Good 2019

SPHBC at the Brew For Good 2019 at Sociable Cider Werks in Northeast Minneapolis on Saturday, June 15th, 2019.

Photo of Jess, Guillermo, Ross, Aric, Dave and Fletty.
Jess, Guillermo, Ross, Aric, Dave and Fletty.

From the Brew for Good site:
“This beer sampler/fundraiser event celebrates some of the hottest up-and-coming brewers around: our homebrewers.”

Photo of tent.
Jess and Dave set up. Ross just standing about.

All donations from this event benefit local nonprofit partner Think Small.

Photo of SPHBC offerings.

Think Small is dedicated to providing services, resources, and advocacy for early childhood education in Minnesota.

July 2019 Meeting

Tuesday, July 2nd!

July Meeting Agenda
We will break out the off-flavor kit to test your senses.

Plus, there will be beer and mead and frivolity and general wankery.

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.

June 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, June 4th!

June Meeting Agenda
Who knows? We sure do not. At least not yet.

For sure there will be beer and mead and frivolity and general wankery.

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.

May 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, May 7th!

May Meeting Agenda
The time has arrived! The Brut IPA club challenge is here.

Plus the usual devilry and waggery one comes to expect from certain unnamed individuals.

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.

The Results are in … AHA National Homebrew Competition First Round 2019

2019 American Homebrew Association National Homebrew Competition First Round

Various First Round Sites, Various Dates in March and April
Updated as sites report

Beers:
(Minneapolis First Round)
Aric Daul, First Place, Category 1  – Pale American Beer
Petr Bachan, First Place, Category 4  – Amber European Beer
Tyler Miller, First Place, Category 5  – Dark European Beer
Mike Spores, Third Place, Category 7  – German Wheat Beer
Tyler Miller, First Place, Category 9  – Scottish & Irish Ale
William Richartz, First Place, Category 26  – Smoke-Flavored Beer
Mike Spores, First Place, Category  28 – American Wild Beer
William Richartz, Third Place, Category  28 – American Wild Beer
William Richartz, First Place, Category  29 – Specialty Beer

(Kansas City First Round)
David Merz, Third Place, Category  22 – Strong Belgian Ale

Meads:
(New York First Round)
Steve Fletty, Third Place, Category 30  – Traditional
Steve Fletty, First Place, Category 32  – Spice & Speciality
Steve Fletty, Second Place, Category 32  – Spice & Speciality

(Minneapolis First Round)
Paul Fowler, Second Place, Category 32  – Spice & Speciality
(Indianapolis First Round)
Jeremy Olsen, First Place, Category 31  – Fruit Mead

Ciders and Perrys:
(Indianapolis First Round)
Jeremy Olsen, First Place, Category 34  – Specialty Cider & Perry

Results:
https://www.homebrewersassociation.org/national-homebrew-competition/winners

April 2019 Club 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, April 2nd!

April Meeting Agenda
Not yet determined – probably some beer, some mead, some cider. Check back as we get closer to the 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.

Call for Help: NHC First Round Sort 3/17

Many hands make light work …

The bottle sort for first round is set for Sunday, March 17th, at 9 a.m. at Northern Brewer headquarters in Roseville (https://tinyurl.com/NBheadquarters).

We’ll have a lot of entries that will need to be unpacked, sorted, and labeled.  The more the merrier.  Whatever other happy crappy cliches might apply.

Need more incentive?  There will be coffee and doughnuts.  No alcohol consumption allowed on site, unfortunately, so leave your green beer (and mead) at home.