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!

Dec 2015 Club Meeting: 7p Dec 8 @ Bad Weather Brewing

posted Nov 13, 2015, 6:30 PM by Garrick

We'll be meeting at Bad Weather Brewing in St Paul at 7:00, December 8.  The meeting has been pushed back a week due to the holiday.

Bad Weather Brewing
414 7th St W
St Paul, MN 55102

Homebrew is allowed, but please be sure to buy beer from our hosts, and remember to tip well.  Bad Weather is not usually open on Tuesdays, and they are allowing us to use the rental space at no cost.

Nov 2015 Club Meeting: 7p SW Craft Bar Tue Nov 3rd

posted Oct 20, 2015, 6:53 AM by Garrick Van Buren

SW Craft Bar
111 E Kellogg Blvd
Saint Paul, MN 55101

They have pub trivia starting at 9:00, for anyone who might want to stick around after the meeting.

Sept 2015 Club Meeting: 7p Tue Sept 1 @ Northern Brewer St. Paul

posted Aug 17, 2015, 7:56 AM by Garrick Van Buren

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.

Aug 2015 Club Meeting: Sat. Aug 1st 3pm MEAD DAY!

posted Jul 29, 2015, 2:41 PM by Garrick Van Buren

Fletty's place. See the club list for details.

July 2015 Meeting: 7-9p Tue July 14 @ Bang Brewing Co

posted May 21, 2015, 8:40 PM by Garrick Van Buren

Bang Brewing Co.
2320 Capp Rd, St Paul, MN 55114

June 2015 Meeting: 7-9p Tue June 9 @ Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.

posted May 21, 2015, 8:39 PM by Garrick Van Buren

Tin Whiskers Brewing Co.
125 E 9th St, St Paul, MN 55101

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.

May 2015 Club Meeting: Saturday May 9th - Big Brew @ Eric's House.

posted May 3, 2015, 11:06 AM by Garrick Van Buren

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. 

April 2015 Club Meeting: Tue Apr 7th 7pm @ Urban Growler

posted Mar 12, 2015, 7:09 AM by Garrick Van Buren

Urban Growler
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:  

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!

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.

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