Saturday, May 4, 2019, 8 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Join the Lincoln Lagers for the American Homebrewers Association Annual Big Brew! Doug Finke was kind enough to lug out his 100-gallon mash tun for this event. We will have 75 gallons of wort available to split among 12-15 individuals/teams, $15 gets you enough wort to brew a five-gallon batch. This year’s grist will consist of 83% Pilsner base malt, 15% flaked oats, 2% Cara Pils and lactose will be available. All you have to do is bring yourself, gear to brew, and hops and yeast. Doug will also have a grill for food. Let’s get together and brew big!
Follow the link for details and sign up today!
More details and directions to Doug’s to follow soon! Cheers!
Sunday, April 28, 2019, 1 – 5 p.m.
Zipline Brewery, 2100 Magnum Cir, Ste. 1
ARE YOU INTERESTED IN HOMEBREWING?
Are you an extract brewer interested in learning how to brew all-grain, but don’t have the equipment or know how? Are you interested in learning the benefits of joining a homebrew club? If the answer is yes to any of these questions, you do not want to miss the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Equipment Swap Meet, all-grain brewing demonstration and fundraiser for the Nebraska Hop Growers Association (proceeds to flood relief for our local hop farmers).
ALL-GRAIN DEMONSTRATION AND Q&A FORUM:
1 – 5 p.m.
Zipline Parking Lot / Receiving Door
Hosted by the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club, this great event will include a demonstration of how to brew beer using 100% malted grain and from start to finish. Get your questions ready.This is a great place to start for introductory information for beginners, as well as information for those homebrewers wanting to move to the intermediate and advanced procedures.
1 p.m. Mash
2 p.m. Sparge
3:30 p.m. Boil starts
4:30 p.m. Word chill
HOMEBREWERS SWAP MEET:
1 – 4:30 p.m.
Collecting the equipment needed to start brewing, or to start brewing all-grain, is one of the biggest hurdles for brewers. Buying new equipment can often be expensive and cut into the ingredient budget. On the other hand, many veteran brewers have more equipment filling up their spare bedrooms than they know what to do with. This swap meet will give you the opportunity to buy, sell and trade brewing equipment essentials.
More details about the event are here!
Thursday – April 18 – 5:30 to 9 ish
Stop by Yia Yia’s (1423 O Street) for the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club monthly social. No agenda, just beer… and pizza! This place has some of Lincoln’s best pizza and one of the largest selections of brew in town…over 250 in the coolers and 24 on tap. So stop by and talk about beer and have a slice of pizza on Thursday from 5:30 to 9 ish! Cheers!
Officer Election Results:
Congratulations to our new board of 2019 Club Officers – see the roster on our Current Members page!!
New Year Dues:
Join the club or renew your dues using PayPal – or settle up your tab in person at the next meeting!
Bus Trip Tickets On Sale Now:
Ride with us to Des Moines, IA on Saturday, March 9th! Buy your tickets online with PayPal here.
February Club Meeting:
Back to the usual routine: Thirsty Thursday, February 7th, 6:00pm at The Happy Raven, with meeting business to be held right around 7:00pm.
DECEMBER SOCIAL MEET UP:
Join us for Meet The Brewer at Green Flash Brewhouse & Eatery, 1630 P Street, on Thursday 12/20/18!
Come by at 5:30pm, grab a pint, and say hi!
BUS TRIP TICKETS are on sale now!
Travel to Des Moines, IA with us on Saturday, March 9th for a day full of craft beer, great food, and good company!
JANUARY 2019 CLUB POT-LUCK & MEETING:
Saturday, January 5th, 2019 at 6pm
The Clubhouse @ 5000 Tipperary Trail
Bring a pot-luck dish to share! Beverages are welcome! (No restriction – commercial & home-brewed are both OK)
Meet your newly-elected 2019 Lagers Officers, pay your club dues, buy a bus trip ticket, eat, drink, and be merry!
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!
The 2018 Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition is officially underway! Judges completed 4 of our 33 tables, and will reconvene tomorrow night to continue.
To get involved with The Sower’s Cup, click here for more info!
- Wednesday and Thursday judges should have already received an email with instructions, and can view their current assignment by logging into BCOEM and selecting My Account.
- Friday and Saturday judges will receive an email soon with their instructions – stay tuned!
Please note: All participants must be 21+ and Photo ID verification is required upon entry on Friday & Saturday. Thank you!
P.S. On your way to The Sower’s Cup? Maps & parking information are posted over here. See you there!
This month (October) we’ve temporarily relocated to Turbine Flats (2124 Y Street) so that we have a quiet private spot to not only go over our regular business, but also to prep for Sower’s Cup! We’ll start at 6-ish-pm as usual, with Serious Business starting at 7 pm.
Enter thru the South Door that leads directly to the Gallery. Park in the West Lot.
We’ll be going over the basics of Stewarding and whatnot so that all new volunteers can get a feel for what they need to do, and so some of us old farts can remember how we’re supposed to do it.
Club Only Competition:
October’s styles are German Wheat Beers: Weissbier, Dunkles Weissbier, & Weizenbock (Cat. 10) –
Sign Up Here – Please bring your entries by 6:30pm so that we may start judging promptly!
Hey folks! The month of October is all about The Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition, our annual homebrew contest hosted right here in Lincoln, NE – our October club meeting will be entirely focused on preparations for the competition, judging and stewarding practice simulations, and more.
We will likely not be meeting at The Happy Raven this month – Stay tuned for more details when & where to show up!
In November, we will return to your regularly scheduled programming … That is to say, First Thursday, The Happy Raven, any time after 6pm, meeting business at 7pm. See you then!
All hands on deck for The Sower’s Cup!!
We need YOU! Yes, we’re talking to you, right now, Lincoln Lagers Member Reading This Post. We need your help judging and stewarding beer, selling raffle tickets, bringing pot-luck meals for Friday dinner and Saturday morning breakfast, serving dinner at the banquet, set up, clean up, and more!
To pitch in, please go to this page and complete the appropriate sign up form(s). THANK YOU in advance for helping us make The Sower’s Cup an awesome event for everyone involved!
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