February Recap

Monthly Meeting

As it happens every February, Eastside Neighborhood Services is busy offering the community tax preparations services. So the lovely folks at Northern Brewer were more than willing to host us as well as impart some knowledge about yeast as our monthly education topic. Ryan Lear gave a great presentation on yeast health, starters, pitching rates, harvesting, washing and slanting. To top it off, they kept the registers open and gave us a special discount. A big Thank you to all the folks at Northern Brewer Minneapolis for their support.

This was the first meeting with the new Nordeast Brewers Alliance Executive committee. All new members were present, Aaron De Boer – President, Aaron Hamann – Vice President, Steve Mittleset – Director of Operations, Perrin Bishop-Wright – Director of Communication and Technology, and absent was Matt Price – Director of Finance.

Science Museum of Minnesota – Fermentation Informational. Yup, we are going back! 

The NBA is headed back to the 2015 Fermentation Informational to do two of the things we do best. Sharing our knowledge and sharing beer. Once again, we are doing an emphasis on hops. We have yet to hear back about pouring beer but we have the plans to brew it, and will be ready to serve it.

2015 – The year of Mini Experiments – Mini Experiment #1 Wood Aged

The Nordeast Brewers Alliance prides it’s self on knowledge and experiments. With 2015, we want to make it the year of the mini experiments. So for our first one of the year, Tyler Bye generously donated a bunch of HONEY COMB® Barrel Alternative pieces from Black Swan Cooperage for members to try out. It was asked that members have their beer ready to drink at the April meeting and the only requirement was to pitch a proper healthy amount of yeast.

2015 Single Hop Experiment

We are super excited to announce that Northgate Brewing has agreed t make wort for our Single Hop experiment this year. Tentatively we are planning on Big Brew Day (May 2nd 2015), but we will post a sign-up sheet as soon as we have all the details firmed up.

NBA Merchandise 

In the near future we will have NBA logo caps available. Will post pictures as soon as we have a sample. As well, we have the following merchandise for sale. Just remember we will take cash or credit cards at NBA events for the merchandise.

  • 149 Stickers – FREE
  • 2 2xl Brewer Shirts -$20 (Blow out pricing!!!)
  • 5 Medium T-Shirts – $10
  • 19 Large T-Shirts – $10
  • 16 Extra Large T-Shirts – $10
  • 1 Pint Glass – $5
  • 30 Tasting Glasses $2 each or 3 for $5

Chow Girls Follow Up

The lovely people at Chow Girls asked us in return of letting us use their awesome space, that we brew some beer for their annual party. Long story short, it was a ton of fun. We brought 17 gallons of beer, they drank 17 gallons of beer.

February 19th Meeting Agenda – Northern Brewer Mpls

P1010490Its time for our first regular meeting of 2015. Everyone is welcome -members, friends, and all interested parties should feel free to check us out!

Take Note: The February meeting will be held at Northern Brewer Minneapolis.
7:00-9:00pm @
6021 South Lyndale Avenue
Minneapolis, MN 55419

Please show up before 7PM as the doors with be closed and locked at 7PM.

Active members will also be getting 15% off. 

As always, bringing homebrew is welcome, and encouraged.  Have a great batch you want to show off?  Have a bad batch you want critiqued?  Bring it in, please label according to the law (SF 2336 details here 7.17).  It needs to say it’s homemade, not licensed for sale or subject to inspection, and it needs the brewer’s name and address on it.

Onto the agenda:

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December 18th Meeting Agenda

The third Thursday of the month means it’s the monthly club meeting!  Everyone is welcome -members, friends, and all interested parties should feel free to check us out!

Usual location and time: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St NE, Minneapolis.  7:00-9:00pm.

As always, bringing homebrew is welcome, and encouraged.  Have a great batch you want to show off?  Have a bad batch you want critiqued?  Want to watch Nathan taste your funky sour mess?  Bring it in, please label according to the law (SF 2336 details here 7.17).  It needs to say it’s homemade, not licensed for sale or subject to inspection, and it needs the brewer’s name and address on it.

Still need to get holiday gifts?  We will have NBA logo’d t-shirts for sale.  Only $15 and your shopping is complete!

Here’s what’s on tap: Continue reading December 18th Meeting Agenda

Meeting Agenda – November 20th

Here’s what’s on tap for the meeting this Thursday.  Usual location and time: East Side Neighborhood Services, 1700 2nd St NE, Minneapolis.  7:00-9:00pm.

Everyone is welcome, as is your homebrew.  Please label it appropriately to comply with SF 2336 – Section 9.

  • Introductions 7:00
  • Monthly Recap 7:05
    • Harvest Gala – Aaron D/Tim
    • Big River Brewfest – Nathan/Aaron D
    • National Learn to Homebrew Day – Steve M/Aaron H/Tim
    • Hobo and Koval Empty and Fill – Perrin
    • Keg Buy – Aaron D.
  • Upcoming Events 7:15
    • Barrel Project 2.0 Empty and Fill
    • S.H.E. Tasting #2 @ ESNS 12-6-14 @ Noon
    • Winter Party In January w/ High gravity comp
    • BAMF Meeting in Dec
  • New Business 7:30
    • Executive Committee Nominations
  • Experiments 7:35
    • Single Hop Tasting #1!