We are going to meet at Blue Blood Brewing Co. on Thursday, March 6th from 7pm-9pm.
The style of the month will be IPAs and we’re going to hear a Tech Talk on hopping your IPAs from our own resident “hopping-mad” scientist, Tim Thomssen.
If you have questions/comments, the forum thread is here, jump on in: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1088
Lagers Night at the Stars Rink!
It’s back! That’s right, it’s the return of Lagers Night at the Stars game! Come join us on Saturday, March 22nd for a hockey game, good company, and cold beer! You can find the details and sign up sheet at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1081
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
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
That’s right, it’s time for the much-awaited, eagerly-anticipated Annual Lincoln Lagers Picnic! Featuring our annual Pull Out Your Best Bottles Of Mead contest, judged by our own Lady Lagers.
We’ll have smoked ribs & other such foods for this year’s Pot-Luck Dinner – if you are bringing a side, etc. that also needs to go onto the smoker, please show up a bit early to allow it enough time to smoke. Feel free to bring non-smoked sides or apps as well, and Tim says he will have a few open taps ready, in case you want to bring a keg of your beer! (Or hey, a keg of anyone‘s beer!)
This year’s picnic will be Saturday, September 8th at 6:00 PM.
(For those Husker Football fans out there, this is the evening of our Away Game against the UCLA Brew-ins at 6:30pm Central time zone. The game will be playing on a TV somewhere at our picnic, don’t worry!)
This year we will also have the Bolzen Beer Band joining us! COOL, MAN!
Watch the Forum Thread for details, here is the link: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=666 – the Address will be posted there, with a Google Maps link.
Please RSVP by posting on the Forum Thread, so that we have a good idea of our head count for buying meat, etc.!!! Yeah, I know, I know, we practically never ask for RSVPs, but we want to make sure everyone gets well-fed! So – What are you waiting for?! See you at the Picnic!!!
[lg_image folder=”2010 Big Brew/” image=”TPIX003.jpg” caption=”Photo from Big Brew 2010″ align=”left” display=”thumb”]LOCATION: 1601 SW 50th Street (map)
Lagers, the 2012 AHA Big Brew is quick upon us! Our very own hop abuser (aka Doug Finke) has agreed to again host this always-fun event on Saturday, May 5th. We will be making our beer wort using the AHA’s posted Big Brew recipe called “Bucksnort Brown Ale“.
The Lincoln Lagers’ May 2012 Club Meeting will be held in conjunction with the Big Brew! THE CLUB MEETING IS AT 2:00PM. Even if you do not participate in the Big Brew, please try to come out to Doug’s for the meeting portion of the day!
Any beers produced from our big batch of Bucksnort Brown Ale wort will be qualified for the 2012 Lincoln Lagers Club Challenge. Votes will be cast, and the winner will receive a special opportunity – the chance to brew their beer with Brian and the team at Blue Blood Brewing Company!
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.
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.
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.
- American Homebrewers Association
- Benson Homebrew Club – Benson (Omaha), NE
- Brauer Unterstützungs Verein – Omaha, NE
- Kansas City Biermeisters
- L.A.G.E.R.S. – Louisville, KY
- Local 402 Brewers Union – Omaha, NE
- OmaHops Brewing Club – Omaha NE
- Railroaders Brew Club – Omaha, NE
- South Omaha Brewers – Omaha, NE
- Benson Brewery – Omaha, NE
- Farnam House Brewing Co. – Omaha, NE
- Gottberg Brewery & Pub – Columbus, NE
- Infusion Brewing Co. – Omaha, NE
- Jaipur Brewing Company – Omaha, NE
- Lucky Bucket Brewing – Omaha, NE
- Nebraska Brewing Company – Omaha, NE
- Schilling Bridge Brewery & Winery – Pawnee City, NE
- Scratchtown Brewing – Ord, NE
- Thunderhead Brewing – Kearney, NE
- Upstream Brewing Co. – Omaha, NE