Join the Lincoln Lagers on Saturday, May 6th at Backswing Brewing Co.!
We have space for up to 15 “head brewers” to bring their equipment, grain, hops, & fermenter and come brew with us! Each head brewer is welcome to have a couple of assistant brewers helping run their station.
For the rest of the information you need to know & to reserve your spot in the brewery, click the page below!
April Club Meeting
Thursday 4/6/17 6PM – 9PM
Empyrean Brewing Co 729 Q St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68508
Come join us for our April club meeting with the crew from Empyrean! We’ll be just above the loading dock space at 729 Q Street, in their Break Room on first floor. (Don’t park in the gravel lot, or you’ll get towed!)
Club Business: New President, Nebraska Shootout, Big Brew Info, Bus Trip, and more…
Education Topic: Brewers In Arms Witbier Tasting/Contest
Homebrew Policy: YES, PLEASE!
Tickets are going fast but we have a few seats left. Be sure you get yours today by following the link below or be sure to pay Kim or Terry the old fashioned way at the meeting on Thursday at Empyrean. Details about the bus trip are listed below. Remember we will have prizes for riders and a day’s worth of awesome beer related activities!
BREWERS! Who’s ready for a road trip?
Here are the plans for the 2017 Beer Bus to the Heartland…
50 RIDERS – FIVE BREWERIES – FOUR TOWNS – ONE DAY!
TICKETS ARE NOW ON SALE!
When: Saturday, April 8, 2017
Destinations: Prairie Pride Brewery in Grand Island, First Street Brewing & Steeple Brewing in Hastings, Operat house Brewery & Grill in Fairfield and Bottle Rocket Brewery in Seward
How: Arrow Stage Lines Bus
Price: $35 for members and $45 for non-members
Members can purchase a “plus one” ticket at member cost for their significant others/family (but not friends).
Brewery Visit Schedule:
8:30 am Board the bus at meeting place (Indian Village Shopping Center)
9:00 – 10:30 Leave Lincoln, drive to GRAND ISLAND
10:30 – 12:30 Prairie Pride Brewing Co. featuring Pizza lunch from Wave Pizza!
12:30 – 1:00 Leave GI, drive to HASTINGS
1:00 – 2:15 First Street Brewing Co.
2:15 – 3:30 Steeple Brewing Co.
3:30 – 4:00 Leave Hastings, drive to FAIRFIELD
4:00 – 6:00 Opera House Brewery & Grill featuring a hot Buffet Dinner!
6:00 – 7:30 Leave Fairfield, drive to SEWARD
7:30 – 8:30 Bottle Rocket Brewing Co.
8:30 – 9:00 Drive back to Lincoln
9:00 pm Unload bus at meeting place.
(Final menu details will be announced ASAP.)
– You can bring food or drink onboard the bus – and sharing is encouraged! Please, no kegs – Bottles/cans/growlers only.
– The bus leaves the parking lot AT 9:00 AM SHARP – don’t be late, or you’ll be left behind in Lincoln.
– Consider leaving off your strong colognes or perfumes today – The bus does get a little whiffy!
– Small coolers are welcome onboard, but particularly large coolers will need to go underneath the bus!
TICKETS SOLD IN ADVANCE -ONLY-
NO SALES DAY-OF-TRIP!
The Oxford Companion to Beer definition of
is a type of non-enzymic browning that adds color and flavor to many types of processed food, including beer. The reaction is named after the French chemist Louis-Camille Maillard (1878–1936), who stumbled on it while trying to replicate biological protein synthesis around 1910. In essence, Maillard provided a chemical explanation for these browning processes that occur in everyday cooking and thus had been empirically known since man began cooking food.
Maillard products are the result of a complex series of chemical reactions between the carbonyls of reactive sugars and the amino groups of amino acids. Maillard reactions are favored or occur more readily at higher temperatures, low moisture levels, and under alkaline (basic) conditions with pentose sugars (i.e., arabinose, xylose) reacting more than hexoses (e.g., glucose), which in turn react more than disaccharides (e.g., maltose). Amino acids also have differing propensities for undertaking Maillard reactions, with lysine and glycine being the most reactive. See amino acids. The final products of Maillard reactions are melanoidins (brown nitrogenous polymers).
The most favorable process phase conditions for the formation of Maillard products, proteins or peptides linked to sugars, occur during malt kilning. Kilning, owing to the low moisture content toward the end, is manipulated by maltsters to achieve the various combinations of color and flavor utilized by brewers to produce different styles of beer. See kilning. Crystal and caramel malts are produced by increasing the kiln temperature of well-modified green malt quickly to 140°F–167°F (60°C–75°C) to liquefy, or rather gelatinize the starchy endosperm. The crystal malt is finished by further drying and heating to produce the caramelized malt. More extreme conditions are used to produce other specialty malts in roasting cylinders by increasing temperatures from 167°F–347°F (75°C–175°C) and then more slowly to 419°F (215°C) to produce chocolate malt and to 437°F (225°C) for black malts. These have substantially higher colors and more intense, potentially harsher flavors.
Maillard browning reactions also take place in the kettle during wort boiling and can develop deeper colors in worts. They also occur during mash boiling phases of decoction mashes, and proponents of decoction mashing often claim that superior depth of malt flavor can result.
Ames, J.M. The Maillard browning reaction—an update. Chemistry and Industry 17 (1988): 558–61.
From Craft Beer and Brewing https://beerandbrewing.com/dictionary/AVLhhy07n5/maillard-reaction
March Club Meeting
Wednesday 3/1/17 6PM – 9PM
Turbine Flats 2124 Y St, Lincoln, Nebraska 68503
MOVED!! This meeting will be hosted at Turbine Flats due to unforeseen complications. Please park in the paved lot to the West of the building, on Y Street. You will enter the building through the large glass doors on the South side.
Club business: Stars Hockey Game, Bus Trip, March Social Meet, April Club Meeting, Nebraska Shootout Club Round judging, Nebraska Shootout volunteer & steward sign-up.
Tech Talk: Guest Speaker Kolby Wood (Pending)
Guests: Please email us at email@example.com to let us know you will be joining us! Bring ID – All guests will be carded!
Members: Please be sure to sign in at the table when you enter – All members must sign in on our attendance sheets.
Homebrew policy: YES PLEASE!
We encourage you to bring your homebrew to share, but NOT any commercial beers. We want to see what you’ve been making lately!
Please make sure to keep the space clean, and we need at least a few of you to stick around and make sure everything is left exactly how we found it! Our club is lucky to have so many places in town that let us use their space for free! Let’s keep it that way, and show them how much we appreciate their support.
National Homebrew Competition
Entries to Matt by 3/2 for club shipping to St. Louis and Denver
Entries to Matt by 3/13 for club shipping to Iowa
Golden Promise pale malt, made from the eponymous spring barley variety, is a UK classic. Historically the Scottish analog to English Maris Otter malts, Golden Promise is well used in any English or Scottish style ale. The sweet, robust malt flavor of Golden Promise has also made it a choice base malt for American IPAs, lagers, and several famous whiskeys.
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|Soluble Protein %||4.3|
|Total Protein %||10|
February Social Meet Up
Wednesday 2/15/17 5:30PM
Zipline Beer Hall 5740 Hidcote Dr. Ste B
Come hang out with the Lagers at Zipline’s new Beer Hall
THIS IS NOT AT THE BREWERY!
No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear your Lagers shirt if you want to!
Remember, Monday night is Pint Night so come thirsty!
Please, NO homebrew at this event!!
March Club Meeting
Wednesday 3/1/17 6:00PM
Turbine Flats, 2124 Y St. – park in the paved lot West of building. Building entrance is on Y St.
Homebrew is welcome – No commercial beer please.
March Social Meetup
Thursday 3/16/17 5:30PM
Ploughshare, 1630 P St. – Ploughshare parking is available in back – enter from 16th St, or on-street nearby.
No homebrew please. Current Lincoln Lagers club members get a discount on Ploughshare pints!
Lincoln Lagers’ Night With The Stars
Join us for the Lincoln Lagers Night at the Stars!
Saturday, March 18th, 2017
Face-off at 7:05PM – We’ll meet up around 6:30PM outside…
We have 20 seats available in the Monzon Suite at the Ice Box for the match vs. Bloomington Thunder. Puck drops at 7:05 p.m.
Admission is $25, which includes two drink coupons!
You can pay us in cash, check, or with a card using PayPal at a club meeting. Payment must be made by, or at, the February meeting. Any unpaid tickets will be released for others to claim.
Your tickets will be available for pick up at the March meeting.
LET’S GO STARS!
You can pay us at any Club Meeting. We take cash or checks,
and we can accept credit cards via PayPal. A small processing fee will be added to PayPal transactions.
Sorry, but no cash sales at the venue! Advance tickets only.
December Club Meeting
Oz & Jan’s Famous Lee’s Chicken – 1940 W. Van Dorn St.
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 – 6:30-9:00pm
Come early to eat dinner! – Meeting Business held at 7:30pm.
Officer Elections: We will hear from the 2017 Officer Nominees about how they can serve our homebrew club next year – and we’ll cast our (paper) ballots.
Educational Topic: Sanitation & Sanitization presented by Jason McLaughlin
Homebrew Policy: your beverages are welcome, please keep your sampling confined to the designated meeting area only.
December Social Meet-Up:
Ploughshare Brewing Co. – 1630 P St.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 – 5:00-8:00pm
No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear a Lagers shirt if you want to! Please, no homebrew at this event.
January Meeting & Pot Luck
Join us on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at the home of Brian & Janet Allison as we celebrate the New Year with our annual tradition of good food, drink, and company.
Bring your finest pot-luck dish (any course!) and fun homebrews or rarities to share. Renew your membership, reserve your Stars hockey tickets, and find out who your 2017 club officers will be! More details soon.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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: http://goo.gl/forms/
Judge/Steward Registration: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/
Want to do both? Complete both forms, please!
More info: www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/
Friday, September 2nd – 6:30pm-9:30pm
at Sam Bates’ house – 6623 Cleveland Ave.
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
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.
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