Tim racked up an impressive 49 Medals in 2014, and holds a 34% win ratio. For more detailed scoring results from last year’s MWHBOTY, look here.
Although finalized results are not yet available, we’ve heard rumors that Tim also won the 2015 High Plains Brewer Of The Year award — we’ll post an update as soon as we hear more!
February Club Meeting:
Thursday, February 5, 2014 – 6:30pm – 9:30pm
The Clubhouse – 5000 Tipperary Trail – Lincoln, NE
If you’re one of the first to arrive or last to leave, please lend a hand with putting away tables & chairs, and making sure that everything is left spotless after we use it!
This month’s activity: Brewers-In-Arms Beer Tasting
This month, we’ll be tasting the results from each team project! Remember that in November, we assigned teams based on five countries or regions to our panel of 20 intrepid brewers. These masters of malt then set out in teams of four to execute their mission: to brew the “perfect” indigenous Pale Ale – basically, following the 10A American Pale Ale style guideline, and using only (1) Base malt, (1) Crystal-type malt, (1) specialty malt of their choosing, plus hops and yeast, all of which are native to their assigned region.
Join us next month to hear more from Teams America, England/UK, France/Belgium, Germany, and Southern Hemisphere — we’ll learn what ingredients they chose, how they sourced them, and we’ll get to taste the final result from each team! Many of the teams are bringing more than one variation of their beer!
Whose beer will reign supreme? Your vote will decide!
But wait – There’s more!!! Continue reading
(Sorry for the late notice this month, I've been under the weather and running behind on projects! Be sure to follow us on Facebook and sign up for our e-mail list so that you're in the know, ya know? -Editor)
December Meeting at Lee’s Chicken
Thursday, December 4th, 2014 - mingle at 6:30 - meeting at 7:30pm
Oz & Jan’s Famous Lee’s Chicken, 1940 W. Van Dorn Ave.
If you have a Beer Gun or other gadget that you have been using to fill bottles from a keg, please bring it to the meeting and join in the discussion of good ways to do this.
Tim Thomssen will lead our monthly Tech Talk discussion by exploring how to fill your glass bottles for homebrew competitions. We would like to know how other members do this as well, please join in the discussion with us!
We will get together around 6:30pm to order food, chow down, and mingle. Then we will plan to begin the Club Business and Tech Talk portion of the night at 7:30pm sharp.
Agenda items include:
– Welcome, new members!
– Thank you to the 2014 Officers for your service!
– About the 2015 Election held at January’s meeting…
– 2015 Bus Trip!! Announcement – Tickets not yet on sale.
– 2nd Annual Sower’s Cup Save-The-Date: Committees sign up is coming soon!
– Sign-ups now OPEN! for booth at 2015 Winterfest Ales & Auction (Sat. 1/31)
– Sign-ups now OPEN! for booth at 2015 Beertopia Extreme Beerfest (Sat. 2/21)
– Competition reminders:
— Brew your beers for Nebraska Shootout soon! Your Lagers & Sours should probably already be in progress! Refine that Session IPA recipe now!
— Spring competitions are around the corner! Champion of the Pint, Benson Home Brew Off, IBU Open are all before Easter 2015.
January Club Meeting
Saturday, January 10th, 2015 – 6-9pm
Hosted by The Allisons, 2500 S. 78th St.
– 2015 Lincoln Lagers Officers Election
– Spring Club Calendar Preview
– Status Report from the “Brewers In Arms” Project Teams
– Events Coordinator Update:
—Last chance for Winterfest Ales & Auction booth (Sat. 1/31)
—Sign-ups for Extreme Beerfest homebrew booth (Sat. 2/21)
– Spring Homebrew Competitions Update:
—Feb. 7, Champion Of The Pint, entries rcvd by 1/23/15!!
—Feb. 15, Benson Home Brewoff, entries rcvd by 1/31/15!!
—Mar. 28, IBU Open, entries rcvd by (tbd)
—April TBD, Nebraska Shootout, the Lagers are host club this year.
Annual Swap Meet & Learn To Homebrew Day All-Grain Demonstration:
That’s right – it’s time for our annual Equipment Swap Meet! Raid your brewing closet and pick out all that unused gear that you never brew with anymore. Bring it out to Zipline and turn it into CASH! Plus, you’ll feel great knowing that you’ve handed your gadgets and doodads down to another fellow homebrewer – instead of sending it to the landfill or letting it accumulate even more dust!
Join us on Saturday, November 1st from 11:00AM to 3:00PM for our annual Swap Meet.
We will also be celebrating the national AHA Learn To Homebrew Day outside in the Zipline parking lot with a live 10-Gallon, All-Grain brewing demonstration! Bring your friends, bring your family, heck – bring your pastor if he or she is into beer! Co-brewers Chris Evans, Bill Luhman, and Sam Bates will demonstrate all grain brewing procedures for you, while answering your questions about home-brewing equipment, processes, and techniques. The demo will run from 11AM – 2PM.
Zipline’s taproom will be open during our event, so please grab a glass or two of deliciously delightful Zipline beer, brewed by the 2014 Lincoln Chamber of Commerce “Celebrate Business” Small Business Of The Year! (P.S. Congratulations, dudes!)
But, you’ve gotta help us out – please keep your pints indoors or on the patio only!!
NO BEER allowed outside in the Parking Lot!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/713600132040855/
November Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Ploughshare Brewing Co., 1630 P Street
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 – 6:30PM to 10:00PM
(Club Business at 7:30PM)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/346531615515421/
October Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Annual Lincoln Lagers’ Club Picnic & Mead Contest
Hosted by Tim & Theresa Thomssen
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
6PM until we can’t party anymore
All current Lincoln Lagers Members and their families/guests are invited. Kids are welcome (sigh, I guess…) – Please, no pets.
Dinner will be served! The club will provide BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches (incl. buns and all the fixin’s) for everyone!
Bring your own side dish, appetizer, dessert, etc. to share!
Bring homebrew! We will have 5 open taps for you to pour beer from! (Just chilled with ice – the compressor died!) The taps are ball-lock, please bring the appropriate fittings if yours is a a pin lock or Sanke keg.
Return of the Annual Mead Contest! Bring (1) 12oz. or larger bottle of your mead to enter for the Lady Lagers to judge. Any style or variety of mead is accepted!
Return of the Bolzen Beer Band! Drink beer, stuff yourself with food, and enjoy the hip, happening sounds of Eclectic Party Punk Polka from our favorite party animals!
P.S.: Bring some cash with you!! As usual, we will be doing the “50/50” raffle drawing!! The winner gets half of the pot, paid out in cold, hard CA$H!!! – and the other half goes to the Band! Plus – who knows? – maybe we will give away some extra SWAG to additional raffle ticket holders!
Yes, There’s Football!! – The Nebraska Cornhuskers play the Northwestern Wildcats on 10/18 at 6:30pm (away game). We will have the football game showing on the big screen in Tim’s basement in case you bleed so much Big Red that you can’t pry yourself away to judge some mead or to dance the polka. GO BIG RED! (But go HOMEBREW, too!)
21st Annual Okto Beerfest:
Once again, the Lincoln Lagers will be at the 21st Annual NSSA Okto Beerfest on Thursday, October 9th at the Lancaster Event Center. Come attend the Beerfest and stop by to see us at our booth. Tickets are on sale now!! Click the image below to buy yours today!
Our selection of homebrewed beer on tap at the Lincoln Lagers Booth will include these beers and more!
- American Amber Ale
- Tangelo & Black Pepper Robust Porter
- Lilikoi Berliner Weisse
- French Pilsner
Oct./Nov. Club Newsletter:
Thursday, August 7th
7pm – 9pm
Thanks to our hosts, Kim Theesen & Anita Jackson!
Click here for the August forum thread to get their street address and a link to Google Maps.
Thursday, September 4th
7pm – 9pm
This month’s topic: Practicing Judging and Stewarding Skills, and The First Annual Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition official work week KICK-OFF! Volunteer signup, training, and more.
Held at The Clubhouse
Click here for the September forum thread to get the Clubhouse street address and a link to Google Maps.
October Club Picnic:
Will be held Saturday, October 18th.
More information coming soon – Stay tuned for details, or check the Forum Thread for discussion.
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We’re avoiding any conflict with all of your families’ Independence Day plans – we’re going to meet at Lazlo’s / Empyrean Ales on Thursday, July 10th.
We’ll meet up at the Lazlo’s Haymarket location – probably setting up shop inside the brewhouse area – right around 7:00 pm.
This month’s Tech Talk lecture will be on the topic of Water Chemistry, by Dr. Mark Beatty – he’ll begin right around 7:15 pm, and then we will move on to club business shortly afterward. We hope to see you then!
We have received confirmation: our make-up meeting date is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 17th, 7PM, at Zipline Brewing Co.
We hope to see you there!
Postponed!! – Watch for more updates.
A message from Marcus Powers at Zipline Brewing Co.
Good morning fellow brewers. I am stoked to have you all out to our place tonight, but Mother Nature is trying to interfere.
I wanted to let you know that we will close the brewery in the event of a Tornado Watch. As there is no basement and you are surrounded by a thin metal building with lots of not-attached-to-the-ground metal equipment, we can’t take any risks. Also, I may close the brewery in the event of a Severe Thunderstorm Watch, as we do not want to kick folks out if it escalates to a warning accompanied by a Tornado Watch.
So, basically, follow the weather closely tonight and stay alert. Hopefully we can dodge the weather pattern and share some tasty beers!
For the latest information, please visit our Facebook Page, we will post any further status updates on there first.
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