Mead Day 2019

Steve Piatz will be hosting a club  Mead  Day potluck  starting at 11 a.m. 

The club will provide something to grill. Maybe brats. Maybe burgers. Please bring something to share and a chair. And manners. Bring your manners as well.

Spouses are welcome. As are well-behaved children. But, really, leave the kids at home.

We will mix up a batch of the national mead day recipe for the club.  If you haven’t made mead before, haven’t had good luck with your meads or just want to make another mead, this is the day to come and learn.  Bring your own equipment and honey and we’ll help you mix up a batch.  

This is a great opportunity to get advice from some of the best mead makers in the nation. And share your potato salad with them.

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.

Mead Day 2018!

Saturday, August 4th, 5 p.m.
Fletty’s House

Despite his better judgment, Fletty will be hosting a club Mead Day potluck  starting at 5 p.m. 

Please bring something to share and a chair. Chateau Fletty has limited outdoor seating.  Also, please bring your manners.

The club will provide something to grill. Probably brats. If you’re vegan or gluten free, that’s your problem…er…burden…er…wonderful life choice…? Either way, not making tofu dogs or extruded veggie protein.

Spouses are welcome. As are well-behaved children. But, really, leave the kids at home.

Also, the club will be making some traditional mead for mead day. We’ll step through the entire life of the mead and do tastings at each step. When it’s all done, we’ll divide up the bottled mead among all active club members. If you’re interested in participating in this part, email Fletty directly.

And, we’re not kidding about being a respectful guest at Chateau Fletty.


Sept 2015 Club Meeting: 7p Tue Sept 1 @ Northern Brewer St. Paul

Chris Smith, a truly preeminent cider maker, will be talking cider.  You will not get a better opportunity to get tips, ask questions, and receive feedback on your ciders.  We have several other club members who are experienced cider makers, some of whom have been doing well in major competitions, so there is a lot of knowledge and experience available if you are new to cider or want to get better.

Chris is an extremely knowledgeable brewer as well, so I suspect he’d be happy to answer questions in a wide range of topics.  If you need any more incentive to come to the meeting, Scott Kosloski, General Manager of the St Paul store, has offered a special discount of 15% off to club members that night, so start working on your shopping list.

May 2015 Club Meeting: Saturday May 9th – Big Brew @ Eric’s House.

the next club meeting will be a Big Brew Saturday, May 9 at Eric’s house to debut the new club system.

Everyone is encouraged to come check out the system — hang out, have some beer, and Eric will have a grill going if you want to bring something to grill for a late lunch — but there are only a few slots for people actually brewing that day.

Brewing will start at 9:00 for those of you who are really interested in learning the all-grain brewing process or who want to see how the club system works.  I think we already have four brewers lined up, but if there are any openings we will announce it via email.

Everyone is welcome to just come and hang out, but unless you are really interested in the system, please plan to arrive midday.  Bring some homebrew and snacky foodstuff to share.

If you want something more substantial for lunch, plan to bring something to grill.  You will be on your own for plates, silverware, condiments, etc., unless someone is willing to bring them for the masses.