Swap Meet & Learn To Homebrew Day
Saturday, November 9th, 10am-4pm
Zipline Brewing Co.
Please join us (while the Huskers play an away game at Michigan) on Nov. 9th for our next club meeting.
Zipline Brewing Co. will be hosting this year’s brewing demonstration and swap meet at their taproom in West Lincoln on S. Coddington and Magnum Cir.
Our all-grain brewing demonstration will be held outdoors (sorry, you’ve gotta leave your glass of beer inside!) during this event, and anyone of any skill level is invited to watch a brewday take place and ask any questions. Here is an approximate schedule:
10:00am – Setup demo
10:30am – Begin all-grain mash
11:30am – Collect & sparge beer wort
12:00pm – Boil begins
1:00pm – Finish boiling, collect wort
1:30pm – Brew day finished
Our 3rd annual equipment swap meet will be held on the same day between 10am-3pm.
Anyone and everyone are invited to shop at our swap meet and make purchases. Cash sales only.
Any current 2013 Lagers members are welcome to sell goods at the event. At the end when each person cashes out, the club will take a small cut of your total sales for the day.
Members, please check your beer gear boxes and closets for any old and unwanted equipment you’ve got that is gathering dust. Let’s put ’em into the hands of someone who wants it!
For questions or more info, check the forum thread, or drop us a note and we’ll get in touch.
Lagers to host new Beer Competition within High Plains competition circuit
September 2014 will mark the arrival of a new BJCP-sanctioned homebrewed beer competition, which will be an addition to the existing High Plains Brewer Of The Year and Club Of The Year competition circuits.
After a vigorous discussion (Apostrophes are SERIOUS BUSINESS, y’all) the Lincoln Lagers are excited to unveil the name of our new competition:
The Sower’s Cup, Sponsored by the Lincoln Lagers
Stay tuned as we iron out all of the details and rules…
Thursday, December 5, 2013
If you want to order dinner, feel free to come as early as 6:00pm, so that you can chow down before the meeting begins, which will be around 7:00pm.
We will have another Tech Topic this month: Kim Theesen will offer a demonstration on kegging.
We also plan to bring back the Tasting Challenge, where you blind-taste similarly-styled commercial beers and try to guess what beers they are (and also decide whether they’re any good!).
Full details at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1034
On October 2nd, we are going to visit Branched Oak Farms to hold this month’s Lincoln Lagers club meeting, where we will tour the facilities, enjoy a cheese tasting to sample their fine local offerings, enjoy a Beer Education topic provided by Matt Stinchfield, Certified Cicerone, and proprietor of Ploughshare Brewing Co.
Please join us at the farm! See the above Forum link for address, map, and time.
We hope all of our club members & their family and friends will join us on Saturday, September 7, 2013 for the annual Lincoln Lagers Club Picnic. It will be hosted again at Tim T.’s house, and we will rev things up right at 5:00pm. If you are not sure where Tim’s place is at, check the Forum Thread for his address & a map link.
Yes, it’s true, the Huskers are playing vs. Southern Miss at 5:00pm. Luckily, the game will be on the big screen TV in the basement in case you identify as a Die Hard Husker Fan and don’t want to miss the action.
The picnic will be Pot-Luck, bring out your best dishes! Apps, salads, bread, cheese, sides, soups, desserts, whatever you want to bring!
As in past years, the club will buy a bunch of meat, which Tim will smoke and serve up for the main course – If you are bringing a food item that needs to be smoked, like small appetizers, etc., be sure to shoot Tim a message to coordinate when the smoker racks will be free and what time you need to be there with your food.
The picnic also marks the return of the annual Lincoln Lagers Mead Contest. Please bring at least (3) 12oz. bottles of your mead if you want to enter it!
We need all the Lady Lagers that we can get, to participate in the judging! Even if you don’t “know what makes a good mead”, this is simply a Best Tasting Mead contest. So please, jump in there and try it out, even if you’re a neophyte to the world of fermented honey.
Last, but I assure you, CERTAINLY not least — please welcome back with a hearty cheer – The Bolzen Beer Band!! Come get stuffed with great food, even better beer and mead, and have a stomping good time dancing polka!
Our July Lincoln Lagers eNewsletter has been published and is available online – click here to read it!
We hope to see you at our club meeting on Thursday, July 11th, 7:00pm at Lazlo’s Haymarket location! We will meet in the Brewhouse, so please feel free to enter through the main Lazlo’s door and the hosts will point you in our direction.
Our August club meeting & Mead Making Day will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, at 5:00pm. Click here for the forum thread – it has the address & a link to a map.
Our September club meeting, Annual Club Picnic, and Lady Lagers’ Mead Contest, will be held on Saturday, September 7th.
The Homebrewers’ Night At The Ballpark has been moved to a new date. We apologize for the last minute change on this event. Here is the new information:
Come watch the Gary South Shore Railcats vs. the Lincoln Saltdogs.
Wednesday, July 17, 2013 – 7:05 PM
Open to all interested parties – You do not have to be a Lincoln Lagers member to join us! – Family & friends are welcome.
Sign up for tickets on the Forum at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=964
July Club Meeting
We will meet at Lazlo’s in the Haymarket on Thursday, July 11th at 7:00PM.
If you are not a club member and would like to join us for our meeting, we would love to have you, but ask that you let us know you will be coming so that we have your name on our guest list. More details on the forum.
Sign Up For Beer Events Now!
Here’s your chance to donate and pour your homebrew at a Lincoln Lagers club booth this summer! As of writing this post, we have 4 spots left at our booth at Brews & Blues At The Zoo, on Saturday, July 13th, which is a benefit event to support the Lincoln Children’s Zoo. We also have 3 spots left at our booth at Great Nebraska Beer Fest in Papillion, NE on Saturday, August 24th, hosted by Nebraska Brewing Company.
Donating your 5-gallon batch of beer gets you free admission to the event! Don’t miss out, sign up now on the Lincoln Lagers Forum thread!! (Click the name of the event above to reach the corresponding thread.)
For both events, we need to know before July 1st that you will be joining us, and what kind of beer you are bringing (so that we can make it on to the printed programs this year!!).
Buffalo County Fair Needs Judges!
The 2013 Buffalo County Fair Beer/Mead/Wine AHA/BJCP Sanctioned Competition is right around the corner. The judging will be held at 10:00am, Saturday, July 13 at Cunningham’s Journal-15 W 23rd Street, Kearney, NE. Judges and stewards are needed!
Sign up to judge or steward at: http://www.kearneyareabrewers.com/?page_id=47
Sign up to carpool with other Lagers at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=21&t=978
Share brews & socialize from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Club meeting starts around 7:30pm
This month, the Lincoln Lagers are going to try out a new venue — the newly-opened Gratitude Cafe & Bakery, located in a former bank in the historic Bethany storefront.
Gratitude offers homespun baked goods, vegetarian food and a comfortable atmosphere, and focus on offering local, seasonal and Fair Traded products. For our meeting, they will offer a selection of local beers as well as a selection of desserts and snacks for purchase — and club members are encouraged to bring some of their own brew to sample as well! Your Editor recommends trying the Drunk Blondie or the Male Brownie with walnuts.
We hope you’ll join us for a fun night of good beer, good food, and good conversation at Gratitude on Thursday, June 6th. Thanks to the owner, Kat, for hosting us!
Bigger than ever! Hosted by Blue Blood Brewing!
The annual Lincoln Lagers Big Brew Day is upon us! This year, we will brew on Saturday, May 4th – and we’re being hosted at the Blue Blood Brewing Co. brewhouse! Mash-in is at 9AM, we will have a pot-luck luncheon and there may be a local food truck present that day, and we will hold the May club meeting sometime later in the afternoon.
For the low-down on what’s going on, visit the Lincoln Lagers Big Brew information page. Final cost per 5 gallons of wort isn’t yet available, but as soon as we calculate it, we’ll post it on that page.
The Big Brew Wort is the basis for the 2013 Lincoln Lagers Challenge contest — meaning, if you want to enter a beer into the Challenge, you need to get wort from the Big Brew! There is no substitution! For more details on the Challenge, click through to the Big Brew info page.
2013 Dues-paid members, please sign up to reserve your wort on the forum at: http://www.lincolnlagers.
If you plan to bring a guest to the Big Brew, we ask that you give us a heads-up by posting on the Forum Thread or emailing Chris at firstname.lastname@example.org — We ask that all guests who are not current 2013 Lagers Members please register in advance. If you have not registered in advance and still want to observe the Big Brew, we would ask that you join us as a public guest during Blue Blood’s official tap room hours, but also please respect any rules or boundaries that BB puts into place in order to keep the tap room business and Lagers Brew Day separated.
Thursday, April 11, 2013
Sam And Louie’s New York Pizzeria
1332 P Street
Business starts at 7:30PM – But be sure to come early to grab some dinner and a drink before the meeting begins!
EXCLUSIVE TAP SPECIAL
Completely new to Lincoln – our featured beer on tap for this meeting is Fireman’s Brew Redhead amber ale from California. A portion of each sale goes to the Fallen Firefighter’s Fund.
We’ll be getting tailored pizza specials including a club discount, plus our choice of an excellent keg selection and draft specials – Pints are $3 and Fireman’s Brewing Co. Pints are $4.
Beers on tap:
Beer Quest – Bill and Aaron’s Green Tea Ale
Fireman’s Redhead Amber Ale (this will be the first on tap of this anywhere in Lincoln!)
Blue Blood 1327 Pod’s ESB
Blue Blood 467 Ethan’s Stout
Empyrean Burning Skye
If everything is still on schedule, the 2013 Lincoln Lagers Club T-Shirts will be distributed starting at the April meeting!!
Plus, we’re unveiling the 2013 Event Calendar and taking initial sign-ups for brewing beer for and serving at our various club events.
Huge thanks to Cory Beach for hosting us at Sam And Louie’s New York Pizzeria! Everyone else, make sure to bring some extra bills for the 50/50 drawing!
Forum Thread for discussion: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=922
Facebook Event Page: http://www.facebook.com/events/443676399034214/
Join the Lincoln Lagers on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/groups/178146652221881/
We will be heading back to Blue Blood Brewing next month for our club meeting, on Thursday March 7th. We’ll get to find out how Paul Breitkreutz‘s challenge-winning India Brown Ale came out after we brewed a full scale batch. Plus, we’ve heard that the BB brewers have a special announcement for us… Intriguing… Guess you’ll have to come to the meeting to find out what’s going on!
Read more on our Forum thread: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=906
Last chance for bus tickets!
We have about 12 tickets left – Claim your spot now before they’re all gone! Here’s the Bus Trip Page with all of the relevant information – email us at email@example.com if you’re interested, and if you want to handle things digitally, we’ll tell you how you can pay us using PayPal.
Beer Quest Results & KC Bier Meisters Results
A huge congratulations is in order for all the Lagers who did an amazing job at Beer Quest last weekend! Jason Davis‘ beer earned Best of Show in the initial BJCP judging round. At Beer Quest, Co-brewers Bill Luhman and Aaron Carnes won the public vote (This makes Aaron’s 5th Beer Quest win!!), with Brian Hoesing not far behind, finishing in 2nd place. Thanks to all of our members who represented the Lincoln Lagers quite well!!
In Kansas City, Tim Thomssen earned two First Place finishes (4B Munich Dunkel and 21A Spice, Herb, or Vegetable Beer ) and also nabbed three Third Place spots (19C American Barleywine, 24B Semi-Sweet Mead, & 30A XXX American Awesome) in the KC Bier Meisters 2013 competition – Way to go, Tim!
We’re going back to Oz & Jan’s Famous Lee’s Restaurant for the FeBREWary meeting on Thursday, Feb. 7th!
Come early for some tasty chicken! Then, we’ll have our meeting once everyone has gotten their fill.
We will start getting together around 6:30pm or so – The first hour will be set aside to order food & chow down – then we will begin the proper Meeting at or shortly after 7:30pm.
Lagers member Aaron Carnes will be giving us an introduction to brewing with electricity, and will have a couple of his pieces of brew gear to Show’n’Tell with the club!
Also, this will be your last chance (in person at a meeting, at least!) to buy your tickets for the Lincoln Lagers 2013 Beer Bus Trip! Don’t miss out on this awesome excursion featuring Tallgrass Brewing, Liquid Bread and Gella’s Diner, and our friends at Thunderhead Brewery!
Forum thread here for discussion: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=870 – We can’t wait to see you at Lee’s Restaurant!
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