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October 18, 2017
  • Wednesday Sower's Cup Judging Round
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
October 19, 2017
  • The 24th Okto Beerfest Nebraska
    Time: 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
    Location: Lancaster Event Center, 4100 N 84th St, Lincoln, NE 68507, USA
October 20, 2017
  • Friday Sower's Cup Judging Rounds
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
October 21, 2017
  • The Sower's Cup Homebrew Competition
    Time: 12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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We’re in the final stretch – The Sower’s Cup is only 11 days away!!

We literally need each and every Lincoln Lagers member to get involved and help us in some way – We’ve got nearly 1,000 bottles of beer (500 entries) to process and evaluate in a very short amount of time. We need to provide three meals, run a cookie pairing and a raffle, stuff scoresheet envelopes, serve a banquet dinner, and hand out awards.

We guarantee you that there’s some way each and every one of you can help out!

Judge/Steward Sign-Up: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/the-sowers-cup-volunteer-judge-or-steward-sign-up/

Volunteer Help Sign-Up: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/volunteer-sign-up/

Pot-Luck Food Sign-Up: https://goo.gl/forms/h5AGDRlWRixFLt2V2

If you have any questions, email sowerscup@lincolnlagers.com and one of the organizers will get in touch with you.

November Club Meeting

Join us on the evening of Thursday, November 2nd at The Happy Raven.

Homebrew is welcome (in the South room only – Do not take it with you up to the bar!). No outside commercial beer, please.

November Learn To Homebrew Day / Social Meet-Up

This year’s annual AHA Learn To Homebrew Day falls on Saturday, November 4th – Join us between 11AM-4PM at Turbine Flats (2124 Y Street).

This is a combined monthly Social Meet Up and our annual brewing demonstration event. Visit our Facebook event for more info.

No outside homebrewed beer is permitted, please!

December Club Meeting

Join us at Lee’s Chicken on the evening of Thursday, December 7th for our annual finger-lickin’ fried-chicken club meeting. (Tradition is tradition!)

Homebrew is welcome (in the Meeting Room only – Do not carry it out into the rest of the establishment, please!).

September Club Meeting

Our September 2017 club meeting will be held at Trent & Jennifer Konecky’s house on Wednesday, September 6th at 6PM.

All Lincoln Lagers members & emeriti are invited — We do ask that guests who are interested in a club meeting please email us first to let us know to expect you! Send a note to events@lincolnlagers.com and introduce yourself, we’d love to have you join us.

Refer to the latest Newsletter or the Facebook event to find their home address.

2017 Club Pot-Luck Picnic & Mead Contest

The annual Lincoln Lagers Club Picnic will be held on Saturday, September 30th at 5PM. Our wonderful hosts Tim & Theresa Thomssen have invited us back again this year, so you know it’s gonna be a real party! This event is limited to our paid club members & their family members. Sorry, no guests.

Don’t forget about the annual Lincoln Lagers Mead Contest, held at the Picnic and judged by our lovely Lady Lagers! Bring one bottle (750mL or 22oz preferred) of your best and finest mead – Limited slots available, first-come first-entered, you snooze you lose, winner gets bragging rights!

If all goes according to plan, your 2017 Club Merchandise Orders will also be ready for pick-up! Come see Chris and get your sweet new swag!

October Club Meeting & Sower’s Cup Training

Our October 2017 club meeting will be held on Wednesday, October 4th at 6PM – in the Cafe at Turbine Flats, 2124 Y Street.  Parking is available in the lot immediately to the West of the building, on Y Street.

This will be a hands-on, education-heavy meeting! We will be experimenting with beer off-flavor tasting samples and will discuss flavors & exercise our Beer Judges’ palates!! Meanwhile, our stewards take will take a minute to prepare for their role in the 2017 Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition, and go over stewarding procedures, competition rules, and so forth.

All club members are encouraged to attend & prepare for your role in the competition!! We need all hands on deck this year, whether you’re a National judge or you just want to help set up tables & serve food. Each and every one of you are a valuable part of our team!!

 

Tuesday, June 20 – 5:30 PM – 7 PM
White Elm Brewing Co.

Come hang out with the Lagers at White Elm!
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!

Please, NO homebrew at this event!! Save it for a club meeting!
And don’t forget to tip the staff generously – We’re lucky to have so many places in town willing to let the club invade their space for free! Let’s let them know how much we appreciate their support.

Join the Lincoln Lagers on Saturday, May 6th at ALPHA BREWING OPERATIONS!

We have space for 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!

http://www.lincolnlagers.com/big-brew-2017/

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 chris@lincolnlagers.com 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/BTr4y9yJyAiQW6xh2
Judge/Steward Registration: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/cup/index.php?section=register&go=judge
Want to do both? Complete both forms, please!

More info: www.lincolnlagers.com/sowers-cup/

“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!
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