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Monthly Meeting – July 20th at ESNS

Same Beer time, same Beer place:

After surviving HomeBrew Con last month, we are back to our normal schedule.

The July monthly meeting will be Thursday, July 20th, at EastSide Neighborhood Services at 7pm.


We will have a couple out-of-town guests in attendance for this meeting. Ariel and Ben from the Brewminaries, a homebrew club out of New York City, will be joining us and sharing a few beers. We will also be sending them home with a few beers to share with their members back east.

We will cover a bunch of stuff this meeting:

HomeBrew Con retrospective; NBA party, social hour, club night.
Single Hop brew day and  tasting.
Barrel, we got a new one!
Educational topic; Wort Canning.

We look forward to seeing you!

March 2017


We held our March meeting at Northern Brewer Minneapolis. Thanks to Northern Brewer for hosting us, and thanks to everybody that came out. We had a full house and that is really great to see.


BSG and Rahr teamed up to teach us about the history of Rahr and how brewing malts get from barley in the fields, to the bins at our homebrew shops. We really appreciate them coming out and I want to give a big thanks to Chris and Ilya for presenting.


The Club business discussions covered several topics as we progress through 2017 and approach the National Homebrew’s Conference here in Minneapolis. Remember to get your swag; for the conference and our other upcoming events. We currently have t-shirts @ $10, hats @ $15 and brewer’s shirts @50.

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January 2017 Recap

A new year, new opportunities.

2017 promises to be a banner year for homebrew in Minnesota. With HomeBrewCon 2017 in Minneapolis and the events that surround it, we are sure to make our impact on the community at large, and the NBA looks to make an impact on the community locally.

In the past we have engaged the local community in the from of beer education, beer events and a general involvement perspective. In the past we have setup brewing demonstrations at farmers markets, education sessions, and provided samples at other events to help raise money for local organizations. We loved doing these event and are grateful to the organizations for the opportunity to partner with them.

Going forward we will be focusing on homebrewing events and organizations. We will still be involved in certain events in Nordeast, like the Big River Brewfest and partnering with breweries in the area. These events connect us directly with beer people and brewers. Ongoing, we will be increasing our  involvement with our local homebrew stores this year. We will have a presence at one of the local stores at least once a month to reach out to homebrewers specifically. We will be doing brew days, education sessions and general QandA for homebrewers, our people. For our membership we are will continue to put a focus on education and experiments. Along with club experiments, watch the google group for announcements on extended tests, collaborations, projects, and profiles.

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2017 is going to be great!

Lets Party, and Drink Beer!
We kick off 2017 with our Winter Party (January 21st – Noon to 4pm – Northern Brewer Roseville) Check the google group for details.  At the party we are holding our High Gravity Beer Competition, Sign up link in the google group. We hope to see you there!

As a result of the party there is no regular monthly meeting in January.

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March Recap

March Meeting
This month the good folks at Midwest Supplies hosted our meeting, as EastSide Neighborhood Services has tax preparation services happening. We are really asking members to step up and host “brew with a member days” for new members or for friends of the club who might be interested in getting into home brewing. From the surveys taken at the February meeting, Minneapolis residents are interested in getting the water tested, and will be coordinated for those interested to pitch in and get water tested. Folks are interested in doing a swap meet, which we will combine with another event in the coming months.

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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!