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!
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.
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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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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.
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2016 Winter Party – January 21st 2017 @ noon – Location Announcement Soon
2016 High Gravity Beer Competition – Must be brewed in 2016 – Must be higher than 7% ABV.
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September 1st, we had a great gathering at Steel Toe Brewing Company. We had a fantastic turn out and closed down the tap room. As well, September this year we hosted the Big River Beer Homebrew Competition.
Big River Beer Homebrew Competition
On September 24th and 25th, we held our annual homebrew competition. Here are some of the highlights.
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Welcome to Summer! BBQs, session beers, and hopefully some days on the water.
The NBA kicked off June with a Taproom Takeover at Fulton on the 2nd. A Twins game was happening the same night, in the future we will move Fulton to a month not during the baseball season…
On the 16th we met at ESNS for our monthly meeting:
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April was a fun month at the NBA. Here is a run down of things that we did.
Social Science – Fermentation Informational Beer Fest @ Science Museum of Minnesota
A handful of members came out to represent the NBA at the Science Museum of Minnesota’s annual Social Science – Fermentation Informational. We hosted a booth on the science of Malt. We had an information poster and supplied malt and a mill to explain what malt is in the process of brewing, what it tastes like if one was incline to try it, and a mill to crush malt, because that is what brewers do!
Monthly Meeting Recap – April 21st @ East Side Neighborhood Services
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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
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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.
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