Join us this Saturday at the 7th Annual Nordeast Brig River Brew Fest.
We will be serving a bunch of fun and unique beers made by many members of our club as well some barrel aged beer from our barrel projects.
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:
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.
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.
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!
It’s nearly here and we are very excited for Homebrew Con to return to the Twin Cities.
Come on down and celebrate with NBA members, Northgate, Married To My Beer, Natedogs, Rahr/BSG and Northern Brewer at the area’s premier pub! There will be some pro-am collaboration beers on tap as well as NorthGate’s fantastic libations! $2 from each sale of collaboration beer goes to benefit Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy research and treatment. We will also be raffling off homebrew items donated by Northern Brewer.
The event is free and open to all. Beer and food are pay-as-you-go.
Chop & Brew and Brülosophy are teaming up to host the Chop & Brü Prefunk Party at Insight Brewing in Northeast Minneapolis the night before the conference begins.
A contingent of NBA members will be in attendance.
Thursday is the first true day of the conference with check in, seminars, the keynote and kick-off party.
The NBA will be serving beer two ways on Thursday. First at the Yakima Valley Hops expo booth, we will be server six different beers made with YVH hops all through the conference. Then from 1:30 pm to 3:30 pm we will will be pour a selection of beers at the social club. Stop by for a preview of the barrel beers we will have at Club Night.
The homebrew expo, social club and education sessions presentations will be jamming. Then the main event, club night. We have built a great booth and will have 12 different beers on tap to share. We will also be serving Chop and Brew beers at our booth, it should be a blast!
The beat goes, check out NBA member Sachin “Chino” Darji’s session “Brewing When You Have No Time”. The evening finishes up with the National Homebrew Competition: Award Ceremony and then the newly created Knockout Party.
Check out the Homebrew Con website for more info.
The countdown to HomeBrewCon has started, and there is a lot going on!
Big Brew Day
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 we will be meeting at our primary location, the main room at the East Side Neighborhood Services building, 7pm Thursday the 18th. 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.
We will be recapping what we have done in the last month and what we have coming up for next month, Homebrew Con!
We started the month as we do with a Taproom Takeover at Urban Growler. Turn out was low but its still good to have people come out to support our local businesses.
Rahr and BSG invited us out to Rahr Malting facilities for a tour. We had a few beers at the Stube and then toured the campus. It was amazing to see acres of barley going through the malting processes.
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.
It has been a busy start to 2017 for the NBA!
AHA Wort Rally
On Feb 12 we took part in the AHA Wort Rally at Surly Brewing Co. in Minneapolis. The Wort Rallies are always a good time, but this year had something a little extra: the wort given away this year is the base wort for the 2017 HomeBrew Con Commemorative Beer.
We had great time meeting brewers from across MN, WI, IA and ND. There were some great ideas from different yeast strains, to fruit, hopping, and souring processes.