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

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!


Big River Homebrew Competition update – GABF Pro Am

Have you entered the Big River Homebrew Competition yet?  Here’s another reason to get you beers in.  Entrants now have a chance to be part of the 2015 Great American Beer Festival!  Spread the word!

For Immediate Release

The 3rd annual Big River Homebrew Competition is proud to announce NorthGate Brewing will be sponsoring the grand prize – a chance to have their beer brewed as for the GABF Pro-Am in 2015.

The Mini Best of Show winners will be will be evaluated by the NorthGate Brewing crew.  Their favorite, the Brewers’ Choice, will have the opportunity to collaborate with NorthGate Brewing to have their beer brewed and entered in the GABF Pro-Am competition, held October 2015.

Currently the Big River Homebrew Competition is at 50% capacity and registration is open until September 28th.  Full rules and registration are available at

Please direct any questions to

The Big River Homebrew Competition is sponsored by the Nordeast Brewers Allliance and proceeds benefit the East Side Neighborhood Services.  Winners will be announced at the 4th annual Big River Brew Fest on October 18th.  Tickets are currently available for $25.


-Entrant must be a registered AHA member at the time of the GABF entry deadline.

-Beer styles may be eliminated based upon NorthGates ability to brew (ie. no sours or funky stuff)

-Winning recipe will be modified to accommodate the professional system

General GABF Info:

Full GABF Rules

Sep 18th Meeting Agenda

Our monthly meeting is Sep 18th, at East Side Neighborhood Services, 7:00-9:00pm.

Monthly meetings are open to the public, feel free to stop by and check us out!  Bring some homebrew for sharing and get some feedback from members, hear about our cool events coming up, and hopefully learn a thing or two about brewing!

The club also happened upon a large bulk buy of grain and hops that we need to get rid of –  particular varieties will be available at the meeting for a very low price!

Here’s what’s on tap: Continue reading

August 21st Meeting Agenda

It’s almost time for our monthly meeting!  Per usual, we will be meeting at ESNS (1700 2nd St NE) at 7pm-9pm on Thursday August 21st to talk about what our club has been up to, sample some fine beers, and hopefully learn a thing or two.

This month is the tasting for the Specialty Malt Experiment.  Ever wondered how much a specialty malt can affect a beer? This is your chance to sample a few variations!

Here’s our agenda.  Hope to see you there! Continue reading