November 5, 2016
  • Learn To Homebrew Day at Zipline
    Time: 12:00 pm - 3:30 pm
    Location: Zipline Brewing Co., 2100 Magnum Cir #1, Lincoln, NE 68522, USA
November 10, 2016
  • November Club Meeting
    Time: 6:30 pm - 9:00 pm
    Location: Alpha Brewing Operations, 5831 N 58th St #1, Lincoln, NE 68507, USA
November 30, 2016
  • Last day for 2017 Officer Nominations
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
December 1, 2016
  • Voting opens for 2017 Officer Election
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm

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Join us on Thursday, November 10th for our monthly club meeting! This month we’ll gather at Alpha Brewing Operations’ headquarters (map).

Social hour starts at 6 PM – We’ll kick off our meeting business a little early, around 7 PM, then it’s Mead Time, with our guest speaker, Brian Schlueter of Moonstruck Meadery in Bellevue.

This is a private homebrew club meeting, which is open to our club members and their family and/or personal guests. Inactive Lincoln Lagers club members from previous years are also welcome. Visitors are welcome by arrangement: If you’re a brand new visitor interested in attending your first club meeting, please email to let us know you’re coming in advance!

Join us on Saturday, November 5th for this year’s AHA Learn To Homebrew Day! We’ll be hanging out at Zipline Brewing Co., 2100 Magnum Cir., and this event doubles as our November social meet-up. Bring your friends or family who are curious about what homebrewing entails – maybe they’ll pick up the hobby too!

Brewers will arrive to unload & set up at Noon. We will kick off the demo at 12:30pm, and wrap it up around 3:30pm. The taproom will be open at Noon for your drinking enjoyment.

Come watch a live brewing demonstration done two ways – Patrick McCabe will be demonstrating an Extract brewing session, while Jeff Anderson shows off how to Brew In A Bag (BIAB) – where you can achieve the benefits of All Grain Brewing but with less equipment!

Homebrew policy: Not permitted. Sorry, guys.

This year’s Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition is rapidly approaching! If you have not already signed up, please go register as a steward, judge, or volunteer and help us make our third year of the competition another huge success! This year we’ve raised the entry cap to 500 – and we reached it!! We have a ton of work ahead of us, and we can’t do it without all of you!

Entry Labeling Night – Tuesday, October 4th at 6:00pm

Pre-Judging Session – Check-in Friday, October 14th at 5:30pm
First Judging Session – Check-in Saturday, October 15th at 7:30am
Second Judging Session – Check-in Saturday, October 15th at Noon

Ticketed Beer Pairing Banquet Dinner – Check-in Saturday October 15th at 5:30pm

Awards Ceremony – arrive around 7:00pm / starts at 7:30pm on Saturday October 15th – all Lincoln Lagers are welcome to join us!

Clean-Up Day & Social Meet-Up – Sunday, October 16th from 2:00-4:00pm

Volunteer Sign Up Sheet:
Judge/Steward Registration:
Want to do both? Complete both forms, please!

More info:

“Movie Night”
Friday, September 2nd – 6:30pm-9:30pm

at Sam Bates’ house – 6623 Cleveland Ave.

This month, we’re going to relax and have some fun, since we have a lot of hard work coming up at The Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition – so, we’ll put some brewing television up on the big screen for you to enjoy! Bring your lawn chairs and some homebrew! (We’ll let you know once we figure out what we’re going to watch.)

We’ll shoot to hold our business meeting right at 7:30pm sharp, and then we’ll hit Play around 7:45pm.

Save The Date – Club Picnic

Saturday, September 24th

More details are coming soon!

Aug. Social Meet-Up at The Happy Raven – Knee Deep Brewery tapping!

Wednesday, August 3rd – 5:00-8:00pm
The Happy Raven, 122 N 11th St.

No homebrews at this month’s Social Meet, please.

Please join us at The Happy Raven for the Lincoln Lagers August Social event, where we have been graciously invited for a sneak peek of the wonderful beers created by Knee Deep Brewing Company before they are released in the state of Nebraska!

Aug. Club Meeting at White Elm Brewing!

Thursday, August 11th – 6:30-9:30pm
White Elm Brewing Co., 2717 S 8th St.

Join us for a sneak-peek at White Elm Brewing, who are nearing completion of their build and almost ready to open to the public!

This month, we’ll be tasting Brewers-In-Arms teams’ Nebraska Pale Ales – each brewed with Nebraska-grown hops including a variety of whole-leaf hops issued to them by the club, provided courtesy of Rhynalds Hops Growers. Bring your taste buds! Get ready to vote for your favorite beer!

The homebrew education topic this month will be 2015 BJCP Styles presented by Chris Evans.

Homebrew policy: Yup, sure! Your brews are welcome.

When: Tuesday, July 5th – 6pm-9pm
Where: HopCat Lincoln, 601 P Street

Come check out Nebraska’s most epic taphouse, with over 130 taps of beer!

We will be located in the private side room, and your Homebrew is allowed (but, in that room only)!

HopCat is putting together a couple special keg tappings for Tuesday night to welcome us! Rumor is that… one might be a well-respected Saison imported from Belgium, and the other is something domestic, a one-time brew, a beer we know quite well, perhaps even inside-and-out. But… stay tuned… we’re not spoiling the secret yet.

Tuesday, June 21st – 4:30-7:30pm

The Happy Raven, 122 N 11th St. (1/2 blk south of Misty’s)

No agenda! No itinerary! Just pints of beer & brewerhood fellowship! Come when you want, leave when you please, and don’t forget to tip your bartender!

Wear your Lincoln Lagers gear if you want to!! and…. rumor has it there might be a special keg tapping you DON’T want to miss!

Join us on Thursday, June 9th from 6:30pm-10:00pm at Boiler Brewing Co., Lincoln’s newest brewery, featuring brews by our very own club member & Homebrew Hall-Of-Famer, That’s Mr. Head Brewer To You, Tim Thomssen.

Club business will be held around 7:30pm.

The homebrew policy for this meeting is TBD, please check back for more info.

Parking is available nearby on-street and in parking garages. (UNL permit-holders can use the nearby Music building “A” lot.)

Tuesday, May 10th – 6:00-9:00 PM

Blue Blood Brewing Co.
925 Robbers Cave Rd.


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Join us for the May meeting of the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, held at Blue Blood’s brand new facility on Robbers Cave Rd.!
(If you’re not up to speed on their build-out, basically, it’s located just off of 10th & Pioneers/Hwy 2.)

Homebrews are welcome!

Thanks to Jared for lining up this month’s meeting, and to Brian, Ralph, Gil, and the rest of the crew at Blue Blood for having us at their place!

We’re meeting at American Beer Equipment this month!
Wednesday, April 13th, 2016
Time6:00 – 9:00pm
Address: 2001 SW 6th Street (map)

Check out photos of their new space here: 

Agenda includes a special beer tasting!

Last month our good friends at Crane Brewing sent us home with a case of Première, a 6.7% amber saison, which was their first production batch in the newly-built brewery space! Première was brewed on an ABE Brewing System, so it seems only fitting to enjoy this beer at ABE and share it with their team!

Homebrews are welcome. ABE is providing sandwiches/snacks for everyone to enjoy.

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