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.
Continue reading March 2017
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.
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.
Continue reading 2017 is going to be great!
Calling all homebrewers and beer lovers to East Side Neighborhood Services’ main room to join us for our October meeting. We will have beer on tap and news about previous, upcoming and future events. We look forward to seeing you all there, Prost!
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.
Continue reading March Recap
2014 was a landmark year for the NBA, we attended our first NHC as a club, filled barrels 7 times and served beer to the general public for the first time at the Big River Brewfest and the Harvest Gala. Below are some of the highlights from 2014.
Continue reading 2014 Year in Review
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
The NBA had another eventful month with the meeting, planning for the competition, the single hop brew day and more.
Continue reading September Recap
The August monthly meeting was a great success, thanks to everybody that came out. It was nice to see first timers, old timers and everyone between. We love growing the club and sharing our collective knowledge. Did you miss the meeting or just want to review? Read More: Continue reading August 21st Meeting Notes
The July meeting was a blast. We served a bunch of beers from our barrel projects and talked about NHC, the barrels and whats coming up. The barrels were again the star of the meeting and we will be for at least the next two months. Read more to find out why! Continue reading July 17th Meeting Notes