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Reminder #1: THIS SATURDAY is the Lagers Annual Picnic hosted at SteveO’s house. Click here to visit the forum featuring the full story.

Reminder #2: TODAY, at 4pm, the registration will open for the upcoming Lazlo’s/Empyrean Ales’ Beer Quest – featuring the return of the “X-periment-ale” contest. Click “more” to read the letter from Jim at Empyrean Ales, and to see all of the details.

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Mark your calendars for Saturday, July 10, for the annual picnic. Steve Olsen will be hosting. More details will be coming very soon.

If you haven’t sent in your T-shirt size, then please do it now. Professional artists are working as we speak on the new design. You can email Kim T. with your selection – or – if you don’t have his email address, you can register on our forum and send him a private message.

Two more current events to share:

Tonight (Wednesday): Meet the Brewers’ party with Nebraska Brewing Company at Bricktop. Keg is tapped at 5PM Tonight!
Featuring a very special Gravity keg for us with their Brown Ale dry hopped in the keg with Cascade and Chinook hops.

Tomorrow (Thursday): Don’t forget to stop by during the evening at Misty’s Downtown for the Modern Monks’ Grand Opening!! Starts at 5:30PM.
Buy your first beer at regular price, keep the glass and get $2 refills. Stay for dinner and leave sporting a cool new Monks & Misty’s t-shirt.

The June meeting is now set for Thursday, June 3rd, at Misty’s Steakhouse & Brewery. Meeting to start at 7 pm. Not sure how much of a secret it is anymore… the Modern Monks have taken over the brewing operation. Two MM brews are available and two more are in the fermenters and should be available by meeting time.

Misty’s is located in the Crane River restaurant – an early meeting place to the Lincoln Lagers. So, this will be a nostalgic return “home” for many in the club.

See you on June 3rd!

Misty's Downtown

The June meeting is at Misty's!

Kim T.

200 North 11th Street
(Corner of 11th & P)
Lincoln, NE 68508

May Meeting: Bob’s Place, May 1st

The Lagers’ May meeting will be a springtime Pot-Luck dinner at Mailman Bob’s place. We’ll kick off around 6pm on Saturday, May 1st. Bring your favorite dish to share!
Location is at 6220 South 53rd St. – That’s just past 56th & Old Cheney Rd, for any of you (and me) who aren’t from the south side of town. Exact directions and a map are posted in the Forum Thread and more updates will be posted there too once they’re available, so watch there for updates!

Nebraska Shootout Judging: April 24th

Judging is taking place this Saturday, April 24th, at Bricktop, 1427 O Street, in downtown Lincoln (Next door to Yia Yia’s pizza).
Start: 1pm to allow more time to the clubs who have a long journey
Finish: around 5pm. All the clubs are bringing as many members as can make it, along with a dish for the potluck.
There should be plenty of street parking at meters around the event, but please note that they do ticket on Saturdays. There is a parking garage located on the corner of 14th & P Street that would allow you to park and forget about it.

A big welcome to all of our zymurgists coming in from across the state! We’re happy to have the following clubs participating in this year’s Nebraska Shootout: South Omaha Brewers, OmaHops, and Railroaders Brew Club all of Omaha NE, Kearney Area Brewers of Kearney NE, and the Motley Brew Crew of Broken Bow NE.

Mark B.’s Porter heading to Minnesota

Lincoln Lagers member Mark B. rose above a number of strong entries in the Porter category, and won second place in the Midwest regional NHC judging. His Porter is advancing to the main event at the National Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis in June 2010.
Congratulations Mark!

Lincoln Lagers featured on AHA Website

The Lagers were highlighted on the Homebrewers Association website! Full story: AHA Club Of The Week

Saturday April 10th
Judging of entries for the Nebraska club competition starts at 5pm, with meeting at 6pm.
Location is 1601 SW 50th St., off of West A St.
Please bring appetizers or finger foods for munching on while we meet.

Don’t forget! This will be the time to judge the beers for the Nebraska Shoot Out. Bring two bottles to the meeting. The best of each division moves on to the finale on April 24th at the Brick Top!

We will be holding our March meeting at Bricktop where we can all down our desired delight from their deck of dozens of delicious drinks.  The meeting will be held Wednesday, yes, Wednesday, March 3rd.

We’ll start at 7pm. We need to wrap up our club business before 10pm, but everyone is welcome to stay as long as they would like after the meeting since Bricktop does not close until 1am.

Stay tuned for any new information.


WEDNESDAY, February 3rd.

Location: BBQ4U
1501 Center Park Rd. Suite 100
Lincoln, NE 68512 (402) 464-2152

Talk about this meeting in the discussion thread.

Breaking News Release – AHA Club-Only Competition – Entry Instructions

As a reminder, this month’s meeting will be held on Wednesday Feb 3, 2010 (not Thursday) at BBQ4U. If you wish to enter your English brown ale (any BJCP category 11 beer) for the January/February Club-Only Competition, please bring TWO 12 oz bottles to Wednesday’s meeting. If you brewed a brown ale during the big brew at Doug’s house, consider bringing your beer as an entry for the competition. Please – only one entry per person. (One entry is two bottles of the same beer.) For those of you who have taken the BJCP study course, we will need stewards and judges!

More information on this Club-Only Competition can be found at

See you Wednesday!

January’s meeting will be our annual Potluck dinner at Brian & Janet’s house! This meeting will be held Saturday January 9th, and starts at 6pm.
Please see the meeting thread in the forum for directions.

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The Event Calendar has been updated, you can view it here.
If you have an event that you would like to see on this calendar, please log in to the Forum and reply to the Calendar thread so that we can add your event.

Challenge 2009

The next monthly meeting will take place at the home of Kim Theesen & Anita Jackson on Saturday, Decembeer 5, 1008 S. 32nd Street, 32nd and E.

The 6 o’clock meeting will feature the 2009 edition of the Lincoln Lager Challenge. Entries must be submitted by 6 o’clock (we’ll be ready by 5) with the comp starting shortly thereafter. Regular meeting, homebrew tasting, and general frivolity commence at 7 pm. And, yes, THE game will be on the tube. (Can we still call that squawk box a tube?)

Additional discussion and Challenge rules are in the forum. See you Saturday!

Empyrean Ales’ Beer Quest – Winter Ales

Sunday, November 15th

A hearty GOOD LUCK! to our Lagers members who made the Top 10 and are serving their beers:
Jason McLaughlin – Chocolate Stout
Bob Catherall – Espresso Sweet Stout

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AHA Club Only Competition Update

Tuesday, November 17th DUE DATE

In order for the submission for our next Club-Only Competition to arrive on time (in Florida), we must receive entries by NEXT WEEK (Tuesday, November 17th). The judged style is Belgian Strong Ale, which includes all substyles in BJCP category 18.

Anyone who has three 12 oz bottles of this style and would like to enter them in the competition, please contact Mark B. immediately! More information can be found in this Forum thread.

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Decembeer Lincoln Lagers Meeting

Saturday, December 5th

6:00 PM, Hosted at Kim T’s. (map)

Featuring The 2009 Lincoln Lagers Challenge!!
Competition sponsored by Moran’s and Kirk’s Brew!!

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“The Hair of the Un-Bitten Dog”

Saturday, December 12th

2nd Annual Beer Tasting, Hosted by Ryan C., from 4:30pm – ??

Dogs & Spuds Hot Dog Cart

Admittance is free!!

Please bring along some commercial brews or bottles of homebrew to share and a lawn chair.
In addition to providing over 30 commercial brews, sponsor Dogs & Spuds is serving hot dogs at the event!
Bring a bottle of beer, get a ticket for a hot dog!
Full details on this awesome tasting event can be found in this Forum thread.

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