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Not again?! Yes. Again. The next monthly meeting of the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club will take place via Zoom.

Date: Dec. 3, 2020, Time: 6:00 p.m. for the social hour with meeting starting at 7 p.m. Join the Zoom meeting by clicking here.

Gift Cards: We’re planning on spinning the Wheel o’ Gift Cards at about 8 p.m. Let us know on the Facebook page if you’re planning on attending and we’ll get the ol’ wheel started! Ya gotta be present to win!

December Meeting Guest Speaker: Join us for our Decembeer meeting as we welcome Michael Tonsmeire. Michael is probably best known as the “Mad Fermentationist” from his blog The Mad Fermentationist and as the author of American Sour Beers. He is also co-founder of Sapwood Cellars in Columbia, Md., where the focus is on barrel aged, mixed fermentations, as well as fresh, hoppy ales. Mike will be joining us to discuss mixed fermentation as well as blending and aging of those beers. Please join us for what promises to be a wonderful evening.
The Brewsletter: Hey! While you’re thinkin’ about it, why don’t you sign up for the Lincoln Lagers Brewsletter and get your very own copy! Yeah. Well, all the cool homebrewers are doing it. Come on! Do it! Right now! Click here!

LINCOLN LAGERS CLUB-ONLY IMPERIAL YEAST CHALLENGE… The 2020 Edition of the Sower’s Cup: Our normal club-sponsored comp has been postponed due to the virus, however, the Lagers hosted some virtual judging for this year’s edition. The theme featured beers where the only requirement was to use Imperial Yeast. There are four basic categories: Light, Dark, Hoppy and Weird. We had a total of 27 judged entries in the four groups. The results…

LIGHT BEER…
1) Zach Fenton – Festbier
2) Doug Finke – Czech Premium Pale Lager
3) Paul Brewikreutz – California Common

DARK BEER…
1) Jeff Anderson (CoBrewer: Hoptimus Prime) – Doppelbock
2) Jason Krontz – English Porter
3) Jeremy Goehring – Irish Red Ale

HOPPY BEER…
1) Doug Finke – American IPA
2) Jason Krontz – American IPA
3) Doug Finke – Experimental Beer – Hazy NE IPA

WEIRD BEER…
1) Jeff Anderson – Historical Beer – I hope this doesn’t taste like bandaids
2) Kim Theesen (CoBrewer: Steve Olsen) – Porter with orange zest and pepper
3) Brett Walburn – Cinnamon Toast Crunch Milk Stout

BEST OF SHOW…
Doug Finke – American IPA

Congratulations to the winners! Thank you to all who judged and helped with the comp!


Next meeting is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 7, 2021


 

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