2016 Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition

The Nordeast Brewers Alliance, in coordination with East Side Neighborhood Services and the Big River Brewfest, are proud to put on the 5th annual Nordeast Big River Homebrew Competition.

Our AHA/BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition is in its 5th year. We will have some of the best local and nationally recognized BJCP judges and a great judging location provided by ESNS.  If you would like to help us out please register to be a judge or a steward, no experience is required.

Check out the competition website for more information and get those beers brewed and packaged for Northeast Minneapolis’ premier homebrew competition.

Registration Is Now Open!




July 2016 Recap

Ah… July! What a fantastic month!

July 7th, the NBA had our monthly tap room takeover at Bauhaus Brew Labs, and we had an awesome turnout! Three picnic tables plus!

July is also our Summer Party/BBQ + Small (6% or less) beer competition. President Aaron DeBoer hosted us. A number of members brewed on the club system. As well we had homebrew beer brats, burgers, grilled corn, as well as many other of the delicious delicacies of a summer BBQ. Congrats to Mike Colling, who’s Simco Smash won first place in the small beer comp.


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May 2016 Recap

In May we had a fun month. We kicked it off with a tap-room take over of Dangerous Man. We had a good turn out of a very social and casual group. We then proceeded that weekend to have an awesome presence at the annual AHA Big Brew Day. We showed up at Northern Brewer Minneapolis and brewed on the club system an American Pale Ale. Ch4D2YWU4AAqgEE.jpg-large

As well, at our monthly meeting we discussed for an education topic, the effects of first wort hopping. Matt Price gave a good talk and samples on the difference.

April 2016 Re-cap

April was a fun month at the NBA. Here is a run down of things that we did.

Social Science – Fermentation Informational Beer Fest @ Science Museum of Minnesota

A handful of members came out to represent the NBA at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s annual Social Science – Fermentation Informational. We hosted a booth on the science of Malt. We had an information poster and supplied malt and a mill to explain what malt is in the process of brewing, what it tastes like if one was incline to try it, and a mill to crush malt, because that is what brewers do!

Monthly Meeting Recap – April 21st @ East Side Neighborhood Services

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April Monthly Meeting Thursday the 21th, 7 PM @ EastSide Neighborhood Services

P1010491Come out to EastSide Neighborhood Services at 7pm to participate in the monthly club meeting. We will recap recent events, talk about upcoming events and introduce new business.

The education topic this month will be “Explore a Style – American Amber Ale”. We will have at least 5 commercial examples and at least 1 homebrewed example to taste and dissect.

We hope to see you there!


March 2016 Re-cap

Spring is here! Which means brewing season is upon us, especially for those of us who brew outside! To get everyone fired up, here is what it coming up, and what we did in March.

Upcoming Events

  • April 6th-comedy showcase@ Lake Monster 8pm
  • NBA Taproom Takeover – April 7th 7PM @ Able Seedhouse and Brewery. Wear your NBA Gear!
  • April 14th Science Museum of Minnesota – Social Science Fermentation Informational 4pm-10. We will be doing a presentation on Malt. If you are interested in volunteering please contact Tyler (tylerabye@gmail.com).
  • AHA’s Big Brew Day! May 7th 10am @ Northern Brewer Minneapolis! Get all of the deals here.

March Meeting Notes – March 17th 7PM @ Midwest Supplies

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Nordeast Brewers Alliance Big Brew Day at Northern Brewer Mpls

Join the club and Northern Brewer for Big Brew Day to celebrate National Homebrew Day!

When: 10:00 AM, Saturday May 7, 2016
Where: Northern Brewer Minneapolis, 6021 Lyndale Ave S, Minneapolis, MN 55419she4

Bring your mobile brew system for an on-premise brew day. Bring a chair, a glass, and a cooler of homebrew to share. Events like these are a blast, brewing with friends is fun and educational. Show off your newest DIY or get inspirations from somebody else for your next build. The club will have beer on tap and the club brew system fired up. We hope to see you all there!


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February 2016 Re-cap

First and foremost, a huge thank you and shout-out to Northern Brewer Minneapolis! They hosted us for our February meeting and did a fantastic education discussion on packaging beer. It was awesome to get tips on kegging, bottle/keg carbonating and conditioning, and bottle filling to touch on a few.

2016 – Year of the Experiments. The Executive committee met to discuss the year, and we are moving forward in doing member driven, documented experiments. If you have an experiment that you would like to do, please reach out to the community for any support or brewing you might need. You can find the latest information on the 2016 Experiments page.

As well, in 2016 we are bringing the Taproom Take Over back! Every first Thursday of the month, we encourage all members to show up at a taproom to socialize and proudly display our NBA apparel. All events are going to be posted on the Club Calendar.

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February Monthly Meeting Thursday the 18th, 7 PM @ Northern Brewer Mpls

Wpaddleshirte resume our regular meeting schedule in 2016 with a meeting at Northern Brewer Minneapolis this Thursday the 18th at 7pm. Be sure to show up on time as the doors will be closed and locked shortly after 7pm. We will recap recent events, talk about upcoming events, learn about packaging from Northern Brewer and of course drink some beer.

This will be a great time to renew your membership if you were not able to attend the winter party as well as pick up some brewing supplies with a rare 15% off eligible items in the store.

We look forward to see you there!