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NEXT MEETING: is next Thursday, November 1st!  Back to The Happy Raven! Start congregating at 6 pm, we’ll get business underway at 7 pm.
Tim T will be doing a presentation on Yeast!  Let’s learn all about those funky little fungus and all their carbonated farts…

This Month’s Club Only Competition: Stouts & Porters: English Porter, American Porter and all Stouts
(This includes 2015 BJCP Categories 13C, 16A-D, and 20A-C)
1. Register your entries with the Sign Up Form.
2. Bring your entries with you to the club meeting by 6:30pm so that our judges may begin tasting entries and filling out your scoresheets.
Coming up in December 2018 – we’ll judge Winter Warmers (Cat. 30C)

CLUB MERCHANDISE: Chris will bring it to the Club Meeting. Please pick yours up! If you’re not going to be there, email him to coordinate a hand-off. Thanks!

BUS TRIP TICKETS: are on sale now! Come to Des Moines, IA with us on Saturday, March 9th!

DECEMBER’S MEETING: Will be held at Lee’s Chicken. Stay tuned!

August Club Meeting

We’ll see you at The Happy Raven on Thursday, August 2nd! Come any time after 6:00 – Meeting Business to be held at or around 7:00pm.

The August Club-Only Competition style includes Category 18A Blonde Ale and 18B American Pale Ale. To enter the COC fill out the Google Sign-Up Form.

2018 Club Merch is now on sale!

Place your order for 2018 Lagers Gear! We’ve got two different Lincoln Lagers t-shirt designs, a generic Homebrew design, a trucker hat with logo, and everyone’s favorite – the Red Kap work shirt! Big thanks to JD at Screen Ink. for setting up the 2018 Club Merchandise Store!!

To place your order, go to this webpage.

Unlike in past years, you’ll pay upfront for your items, and you’ll pay it to Screen Ink. directly – No more envelopes of cash! (Yay!)

If you are a brand new member this year, we will send you an email with a special coupon good for a free logo t-shirt/hat, or a $10 discount on a 25th Anniversary t-shirt or your work shirt! (Remember, we’ve discontinued the annual Free Item for our renewing members in order to offer cheaper annual membership dues.)

We’re accepting orders until early September, so check out the selection and pick out your favorite(s)!

July Club Meeting:

Our meeting is NOT on the first Thursday this month. We figured what with all the fireworks you’ll be lighting on that Wednesday, it would be good to give everybody a chance to recover their hearing and grow back fingers before we do any business. So we’ve pushed the meeting back to Thursday, July 12th!

As usual, we’re congregating at The Happy Raven – Show up any time after 6pm, meeting business to be held around 7pm. Please tip your bartender amply for putting up with our shenanigans. Homebrew is allowed in the South room. No commercial brews, please.

This month’s Education topic is Blind Style Comparison presented by Jason McLaughlin.

July’s Intra-Club Competition beer style is Fruit Beers (category 29).  Please sign up HERE to register your entries.
Bring us your bottles by 6:30pm so that we can start judging promptly. Written scoresheets will be returned to you while at the meeting.

Club Merchandise Sales start July 12th!

We will kick off this year’s Club Merch Order at the club meeting on 7/12. We are offering four items this year – A “regular” Lagers Logo t-shirt, a special 25th Anniversary Lagers t-shirt, a Lagers Logo ball cap, and of course, the return of the Work Shirts.

If you can’t attend the meeting, watch for more instructions coming shortly after July 12th. And remember, this year only our NEW club members will get a coupon code to claim one free item – Renewing members will pay for their merch orders, but they pay lower dues as a result!

Brewers In Arms “Keep It 100” Tasting/Social Meet-Up:

Join us on Saturday, July 21st, 3:30-5:00pm, at Screen Ink. for the Summer Brewers In Arms tasting event!

Three teams will go head-to-head pouring their BIA beers – This quarter’s challenge is to “Brew a beer inspired by Centennial IPA and/or Bell’s Two Hearted, using at least 50% Centennial hops in the hop bill. What inspired means is up to each team to decide!” – This should be a pretty fun grab-bag! Judging closes at 4:45pm – Winner to be announced by 5pm!

Your own home-brew is also welcome at the event. We’ll have a designated pouring area off to one side for the BIA beer, and everything else can go on the ‘big table’. Event is open to Lagers Members, Screen Ink employees, and their guest(s).

Brewers In Arms #9: Oktoberfest Party!!

Note: We’re opening sign-up for the Fall BIA Project EARLY!! Register today!

It’s time for the next installment in the Brewers In Arms Project, where we group brewers together into teams and assign them a fun task to complete together, requiring them to combine their ideas, ingredients, equipment, and techniques to brew a unique batch of beer and share it with the club!

Sign Up Here!

This time, the challenge is to brew your favorite beer to pour at an Oktoberfest party (it does NOT have to BE an Oktoberfest/Marzen, though!) – More specifically, to serve at our Club Oktoberfest Party!! We want as many people as possible to participate this time around!!! Hop to it! Sign up ends on Saturday, July 14th.

2018 Lagers Club Picnic Oktoberfest Party!!

Mark your calendar for Saturday, September 22nd.

Seriously, do it right now. You don’t want to miss this. More details soon.

The Member Deals Program:

If you didn’t receive an email containing your 2018 Member Deals ID Card, contact Chris Evans (chris at lincolnlagers dot com) and he will send it to you! Use your Deals Card for special hook-ups at some of our favorite sponsors around town!


Tim T Pumpkin Beer Quest WinnerThe results are in – Tim Thomssen has succeeded in his quest to net back-to-back High Plains Brewer Of The Year awards, bringing home the bacon in both 2013 and 2014! Congratulations, dude, on a job REALLY well done!

Thanks to Tim’s efforts and also thanks to a few other Lincoln Lagers members who diligently shipped entries across the Midwest to competitions throughout 2014, the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club are the proud recipients of the 2014 High Plains Club Of The Year award, as well!!

For full standings, visit the official High Plains Brewer site at:

The Lagers hope to repeat this feat in 2015, but it’s going to take the efforts of each and every one of you brewers to pull this off!! — Please follow us on our new Facebook Page at where we’ll be posting alerts throughout the year, keeping you up to date on all the High Plains and MWHBOTY competitions that will help us bring home the gold all over again! (For those of you already joined on our Facebook Group: We’re not going anywhere! Daily chit chat, etc. can still go on the Group — we will be using the Page as more of a streamlined news feed for competitions, contests, current events and anything else hop-pening around town.)

Tim racked up an impressive 49 Medals in 2014, and holds a 34% win ratio in the MWHBOTY circuit. For more detailed scoring results from last year’s contest, look here.
Although finalized results are not yet available, we’ve heard rumors that Tim also won the 2014 High Plains Brewer Of The Year award — we’ll post an update as soon as we hear more!

lincoln lagers, screen ink, t-shirt, tees, homebrew, home brew club, lincoln, nebraskaFellow Club Members!

I’m wrapping up the order for our 2012 member tees and need your sizes. If you have already contacted me with your shirt size, please disregard this post. If you have not contacted me with your shirt size, simply leave a comment on this post with your full name and shirt size. If you’d prefer not share this information with the world there is also a thread on the forum to submit this information. You can also email us here at Screen Ink headquarters (shout(at)

This is a 100% cotton vintage black tee from JAmerica. A step up from our typical shirt brand for club tees. Typically these tees are pre-shrunk but no one in the world can predict how you launder your clothing so plan accordingly.

We’ll try to have some samples of this shirt on hand at the next meeting if you want to do something awkward like try one on or something of that nature.

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

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.

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