I hope everyone got their leaves raked this weekend, because:
- this is the last week for Minneapolis yard waste
- it’s going to be a fun week with the NBA!
Thursday, November 16, is our monthly meeting at ESNS, 7pm. Our education topic will be “off flavors.” Bring tasting glasses and some brew for what should be a great session.
Saturday, November 18, we will be at the grand re-opening of Northern Brewer Minneapolis. We will have the club system going for 20gal of a Winter Warmer, and hopefully the classroom system for 10gal of a Brown Ale. The club will also be sharing our beers with the home brewing community there. If you would like to share, here is the sign-up list.
You can also still register for the NBA Homebrew Competition! Make sure you are registered and have your entries at the drop-off locations by the 27th.
Lastly, the NBA is getting internet famous! Carl, Chris, and Aaron spent time with Chip for an episode of Chop N Brew, tasting a handful of beers featuring Weyermann® Barke® Vienna Malt. Check it, and share it with your social networks.
Thanks to everybody that came out to the meeting this month. We had a great turnout, lots of beer and a fun education topic.
As the year turns from summer to fall, here are some upcoming events the NBA will be participating in:
Big River Brewfest
– We will be serving between 6 and 12 beers at the event this year. This is a great opportunity to share our beer with a very wide audience. Oct. 7 in the ESNS parking lot.
Members check out the NBA Google Group for more details. Not a member? Come by and hang out with us, and find out why you should become a member.
The NBA Homebrew Competition – For the 6th year in a row we will be running our BJCP sanctioned homebrew competition! More member info is in the NBA Group.
We have some committee meetings coming up. Be one the look out for those invites if you are part of the committee and be the look out for updates from those committees at meetings. These are some great benefits to club members:
September Club meeting is September 21st at ESNS, with the education topic: mash pH and water chemistry.
We are also planning the December club mini experiment – wood aging.
The August monthly meeting will be Thursday, August 17th, at EastSide Neighborhood Services at 7pm.
This month’s educational topic will be deep dive into Aroma Training!
We will also discuss upcoming events:
- 6th Annual NBA Homebrew Competition
- Nordeast Big River Brew Fest
Bring a tasting glass and some homebrew to share, if you don’t have any homebrew ready, don’t sweat it, just bring a glass. If you feel compelled to bring beer grab something new or interesting from the commercially available options at your local purveyor.
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!
The countdown to HomeBrewCon has started, and there is a lot going on!
Big Brew Day
May 6 we had a great time participating in the AHA’s Big Brew Day. The NBA commandeered the parking lot at Norther Brewer Minneapolis.
With 6+ batches being brewed it was a great day of brewing, brats, and talking bier. It was also a great chance to see a couple of variations on 3 vessel and brew-in-a-bag techniques, with and without pumps. Thank you to Northern Brewer for supplying the base malts for the Big Brew Day recipes.
Booth prep for Club Night
The prep for NBA’s participation at HomeBrewCon is in full swing. From commemorative NBA t-shirts to the booth for Club Night – there has not been a shortage of activity. The booth with have an industrial look to it, and will be able to be used at other events as well. We even constructed it so it can fold to fit into most SUVs.
May Monthly Meeting
The May Monthly Meeting was help at the EastSide Neighborhood Services on May 18th. The educational topic was Patagonia Malt and featured samples of beers made with malt from the end of the earth.
Club Night tasting: June 1 – EastSide Neighborhood Services
Bring your beers (44oz works) for the committee to sample and give the thumbs up/down to be served at the Con.
Single Hop with Northgate: June 3 – Northgate Brewing Company
We will be at Northgate on June 3rd for the Single Hop experiment. Northgate will supply the wort, you supply the hops. Did you sign up? Check the google group for info.
Need more Northgate? Yes you do! Get the week of HBC started right with the NBA/Northgate party June 13th.
NBA HomeBrewCon t-shirt pre-orders. Make sure you get one by ordering now!
This month’s meeting will be held at Northern Brewer Minneapolis!
The educational topic this month with be MALT with our friends from BSG and Rahr.
Don’t miss it!
6021 Lyndale Ave S
Minneapolis MN 55419
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.
- 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
- 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
Continue reading March 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.
Continue reading February 2016 Re-cap
We 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!
Join us at the East Side Neighborhood Services main room for our September monthly meeting @7PM. We will be talking about all of the great events we have coming up in the next two months and tasting 10 surly wort rally beers that our members fermented. This should be awesome as brewers got really creative with these beers!
||Wyeast Abbey Ale II
||2lbs dried Apricots
|Aaron De Boer
||Brett B and Brett C
||60oz Canned Boysenberries
||4 Peeled and Cored Pineapples
||Belgian High Gravity
||5 lbs of Marquette Grapes (st. croix vineyards)
||6 lbs plums