The Saint Paul Home Brewers are a loose confederation of brewers.Three time AHA Club of the Year. We have style, bombast too, but style undeniably. People always ask, how can I organize a club like that? You can't, it just happens!
Homebrew doesn't have to suck, you have to brew the suck into it!
Saint Paul Homebrewers Club
Chris Smith, a truly preeminent cider maker, will be talking cider. You will not get a better opportunity to get tips, ask questions, and receive feedback on your ciders. We have several other club members who are experienced cider makers, some of whom have been doing well in major competitions, so there is a lot of knowledge and experience available if you are new to cider or want to get better.
Chris is an extremely knowledgeable brewer as well, so I suspect he'd be happy to answer questions in a wide range of topics.
If you need any more incentive to come to the meeting, Scott Kosloski, General Manager of the St Paul store, has offered a special discount of 15% off to club members that night, so start working on your shopping list.
Fletty's place. See the club list for details.
Bang Brewing Co.
2320 Capp Rd, St Paul, MN 55114
Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.Check out the map on their website for recommended placed to park. There is metered street parking that is cheaper (or free!) than the nearby ramps.
125 E 9th St, St Paul, MN 55101
the next club meeting will be a Big Brew Saturday, May 9 at Eric's house to debut the new club system.
Everyone is encouraged to come check out the system -- hang out, have some beer, and Eric will have a grill going if you want to bring something to grill for a late lunch -- but there are only a few slots for people actually brewing that day.
Brewing will start at 9:00 for those of you who are really interested in learning the all-grain brewing process or who want to see how the club system works. I think we already have four brewers lined up, but if there are any openings we will announce it via email.
Everyone is welcome to just come and hang out, but unless you are really interested in the system, please plan to arrive midday. Bring some homebrew and snacky foodstuff to share. If you want something more substantial for lunch, plan to bring something to grill. You will be on your own for plates, silverware, condiments, etc., unless someone is willing to bring them for the masses.
2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114
Just a reminder that our April meeting will be meeting at Urban Growler, a relatively new taproom owned by Jill Pavlek and Deb Loch (the first women-owned and -brewed in St. Paul, according to their website). Deb will be there to give us a tour of their brewery, and I suspect, give us some good brewing info. She is a former member of SPHBC and has been a prominent figure in the local homebrewing community (more info about each of them can be found here: http://www.urbangrowlerbrewing.com/about-urban-growler/).PLEASE NOTE: They have asked us not to carry-in anything, so unfortunately we may not bring any homebrew to this meeting. However, they usually have a wide selection on tap. They do have a kitchen: come early, grab a pint, and get some food!
2320 Capp Rd, St Paul, MN 55114Homebrew is allowed, but please be sure buy some beer from our hosts and remember to tip well.
Bang is not usually open on Tuesdays, so they are opening specially for us.
Also, they have pub trivia starting at 9:00 Tuesday nights if anyone is looking to stick around after the meeting. Start thinking of clever team names now.
REPUBLIC at Seven Corners
(612) 338-6146221 Cedar Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55454
If you've entered the Mashout, bring some of the beer and recipes with your score sheets. Get some help understanding judges' comments, identify off-flavors mentioned in the comments and more importantly, suggestions on how to fix those problems.
2325 Endicott Street
Saint Paul, MN 55114
In March, we will be meeting at Urban Growler, a relatively new tap room owned by Jill Pavlak and Deb Loch (the first women-owned and -brewed in St. Paul, according to their website). Deb will be there to give us a tour of their brewery, and I suspect, give us some good brewing info. She is a former member of SPHBC and has been a prominent figure in the local homebrewing community (more info about each of them can be found here: http://www.urbangrowlerbrewing.com/about-urban-growler/).
PLEASE NOTE: They have asked us not to carry-in anything, so unfortunately we may not bring any homebrew to this meeting. However, they do have a good selection on tap -- I think it was close to ten beers when I was there. They also have a kitchen and serve food.
January's meeting will be an officially sanctioned BJCP event. Practice tasting together will earn you judging points!
We will be turning our attention to judging in preparation for the Mashout. For people who might be interested in helping with Mashout or other local competitions) we'll discuss what it means to be a judge or steward, and other ways you can help out leading up to the event. We're planning to taste in groups and discuss what people are smelling and tasting to help people learn to evaluate a beer.
Ross has offered to bring a Scottish 90 and a Scotch ale for tasting.
Steve will be there accepting dues and issuing 2015 membership cards.
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