Several club members jumped on an opportunity to share some homebrew and raise money for a great cause. Josh, the founder of Good Company Brewing and organizer of Brew For Good brought together homebrewers and craft brew enthusiasts for a fun evening to raise money for charity! Thanks to all that participated!
Event Details:Sinning with the Saints, Version 2018
Thanks to everyone who braved the rain and joined us for our annual outing to Sin with the Saints!
Event Details:2018 Big Brew Day at Unmapped
A huge thanks goes out to Derek and the entire staff at Unamapped Brewing for letting us take over part of their patio for a Big Brew session! It was fun seeing everyone’s system and trying a bunch of homebrew!
Event Details:2018 Business Meeting and Off-Flavor Seminar at Summit
The MHBA had out annual business meeting this past Tuesday, March 6th at Summit Brewing. On top electing officers for the next year, there was a fantastic opportunity to experience twelve different beer off-flavors through the use of an off-flavor sensory evaluation kit the club purchased. Dave Matson and John Longballa spearheaded the tasting with people providing great information about each of the samples and how they occur. Finishing up the evening, club friend, homebrewer and Summit employee Amanda Kutzke gave a great tour of the Summit facility!
Other items of note, John Longballa showed off the brand new limited edition club logo pint glasses. If you are a dues-paid club member and didn’t get one at Summit, show up at an upcoming meeting and ask a club officer.
First round judging for the National Homebrew Competition is happening at Summit Brewing in early April on the 13th and 14th. If you are interested in helping out, there is more information available on the competition website.
It may seem like a long way off but it’s time to get your tickets to our annual Sinning with the Saints outing to CHS field in St Paul! The date is set for June 11th and it’s sure to be an awesome time!
Our next club meeting is on April 10th at Allow Brewing in Coon Rapids.
The new MHBA officers for the upcoming year are:
President: Dave Matson
Vice-President: Pat McNeely
Secretary: Dave Royer
Treasurer: Jon Hunter
At-Large for 2018 and 2019
– Cory Monson
– Josh Mahoney
Returning At-Large for 2017 and 2018
– Alex Carlson
– Brett Glenna (replaced John Vircks who stepped down)
– John Longballa
Event Details:2017 Holiday Party
Thanks to everyone who joined us for this past year’s holiday party! We had a great time sharing homebrew and food! Congratulations to Cory Monson, whose Imperial Stout won the People’s Choice beverage award, and to Mike and Sue Moranz, whose garlic mashed potatoes made with beer won the People’s Choice food award. Josh Mahoney‘s Black Currant and Honey Cider won the prize for best cider made from this year’s cider purchase, so our collective club hat is off to him as well! All those wonderful folks took home some lovely prizes.
Happy New Year! Now is a GREAT time to check to see when your membership is expiring. 🙂 As always, you may extend your membership quickly, easily, and safely on the club website, mnbrewers.com
Event Details:2017 Iron Home Brewer Competition
Thanks to everyone who brought our their beer showcasing honey as an ingredient for our annual Iron Home Brewer competition at Midwest Supplies! We had an amazing collection of beverages to sample and it was fun trying everything!
Congratulations to this year’s people’s choice winner, Reggie Greene, who took home a Midwest Supplies Gift Certificate. Dave Matson was our runner-up for Iron Home Brewer this year. He also took home a Midwest Supplies Gift Certificate. This year’s overall Iron Home Brewer, taking home the coveted golden airlock was Jon Hunter! Congratulations everyone!
Event Details:July 2017 Social Event at Badger Hill
A huge thanks goes out to Tim Johnson and all of Badger Hill for hosting us earlier in July for our social event! It was fun checking out the latest creations on tap!
Event Details:Social Event at Inbound
A huge thank you goes out to Jon Messier, Brian Priefer and everyone at Inbound for being such gracious hosts last Tuesday for our social event. Here’s a quick look back at the evening!
Event Details:2017 Homebrew Review!
Thanks to everyone who showed up to Saturday’s Annual MHBA Homebrew Review. We had a great selection of homebrewed beverages to sample, a turkey, some great snacks and a fun behind-the-scenes tour!
This year’s home brew review was a fun filled event. There was an awesome selection of beer, mead and cider. Thanks to Dave Matson for shoving some science into the meeting with his triangle tasting experiment. Congratulations to Kevin Meintsma and Alan Grams for each winning $50 Northern Brewer gift cards for having the best beer and best mead/cider, respectively. Kevin’s wining entry was a stout with coffee, and Allan’s was an hibiscus mead.
Northern Brewer employee and past club President, Chris Smith took us on a behind the scenes tour of the warehouse as well. If you haven’t been before and have an opportunity in the future, I highly recommend it. No photos from the tour per Northern Brewer’s request. Sorry.
Event Details:2017 Elections and Chili Cook-Off
If you weren’t there, you missed some amazing chili! This year we had some mighty tasty chili to choose from and some awesome homebrew to complement them.
2nd place : Paul & Vicki Illa with their White Steak Chili
1st place : Jeff Kalchik with his Smoked Brisket Texas Red
2nd place : Centennial IPA – Cory Monson
1st place : Surly Wort on Belgian yeast w/ Raspberry puree – Nick Tillemans