October was another busy month for the Nordeast Brewers Alliance!
NBA Tasting Notes
October 7th was the Big River Brew Fest at ESNS, and we had a great showing!
October 19th was our monthly meeting, with special hop growing presentation from Mark Catlin.
This was a great learning experience while we enjoyed club beers that featured home-grown hops. We are also excited to partner with Mark to conduct sensory testing of his hops in our beers!
Friends of the NBA
And we wrapped up tasting beers brewed with Barke Vienna Malt for a Chop N Brew segment – look for that to come in the near-ish future!
November is building up as well, headlined by the NBA Homebrew competition entries opening October 30th and closing November 27th.
Also, don’t forget about the merch – get it before it runs out!
-New T-Shirts – $15
-Old T-Shirts – $10
-Hats – $10
-Buy any two items and get $5 off.
As we move into the end of the calendar year, there are a few more events to watch out for:
November Monthly meeting with the planned education topic of off flavors. We will have tasting kits to help identify specific off flavors in your beer, and what some potential solutions may be.
January is the NBA winter party. Our meeting in January our yearly kick off party were we gather to share food and beer, vote for officers and renew memberships. We also run our club high-gravity competition. The rules are simple, an 8+% beer brewed in 2017. The competition is pretty free form being run in a ‘which-beer-to-do-you-like-
The Minneapolis Norther Brewer retail location is also going to be remodeled. The store will be closed from October 30th – November 10th with a Grand Re-Opening on November 18th.