Saint Paul Homebrewers Club

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!

The main goal of this club (other than having fun) is to help people become better brewers. We tell members exactly what we think of their beer. If it is flawed we tell them why, how to recognize and correct it. If you lie, and say it’s great, then you just cheated a member of a chance to become a better brewer.

Homebrew doesn't have to suck, you have to brew the suck into it!

Mar 2015 Club Meeting: Tue Mar 3rd 7p @ Bang Brewing

posted Mar 1, 2015, 7:50 AM by Garrick Van Buren

2320 Capp Rd, St Paul, MN 55114

Homebrew 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.

Feb 2015 Club Meeting: 7p Feb 3rd @ Republic in Seven Corners

posted Jan 16, 2015, 12:44 PM by Garrick Van Buren

REPUBLIC at Seven Corners

(612) 338-6146

221 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.  

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.

April 2015 Club Meeting: 7p April 7th, Urban Growler

posted Jan 14, 2015, 9:28 AM by Garrick Van Buren   [ updated Jan 15, 2015, 1:41 PM ]

Urban Growler
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:  

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 2015 Club Meeting: 7pm Tue Jan 6 @ Muddy Pig

posted Dec 16, 2014, 5:33 PM by Garrick Van Buren

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.  

November 2014 Club Meeting: Tue Nov 4, 7-9p Bauhaus Brew Labs

posted Sep 10, 2014, 11:33 AM by Garrick Van Buren

We are planning to have a local microbiologist talk to about sour/funky beer.

Bauhaus Brew Labs 
1315 Tyler Street NE
Minneapolis, Minnesota 55413

October 2014 Club Meeting: Tue Oct 9, 7-9p Sociable Cider Werks

posted Sep 10, 2014, 11:32 AM by Garrick Van Buren

Sociable Cider Werks  
1500 Fillmore St NE
Minneapolis, MN 55413

September 2014 Club Meeting: Tue Sep 9, 7-9p Town Hall (Seven Corners)

posted Jul 26, 2014, 5:35 AM by Garrick Van Buren   [ updated Jul 26, 2014, 5:36 AM ]

The September meeting will be held the Tuesday, September 9, at Town Hall (Seven Corners).  We will meet at the usual time, 7:00-9:00.

1430 Washington Ave. S
Minneapolis, MN 55454

Bring your homebrew.  At this point there is no theme for the September meeting, so let Eric, Steve, or me ( know if there is anything in particular that you might want discussed.

August 2014 Club Meeting

posted May 2, 2014, 7:31 PM by Garrick Van Buren

Saturday (!!!) August 2 - Mead Day - mead demo & BBQ. Location TBD.

July 2014 Club Meeting

posted May 2, 2014, 7:29 PM by Garrick Van Buren   [ updated Jun 24, 2014, 9:51 AM ]

Tour of Rahr Malting. 

July 12th @ 10:30am

June 2014 Club Meeting

posted May 2, 2014, 7:28 PM by Garrick Van Buren

Tues June 3rd @ Tin Whiskers Brew Pub, 125 E 9th St, St. Paul

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