Come join us on Saturday, November 3, 2012 at 11:00am for the November Club Meeting. (For address, map, and discussion, go visit the Forum Thread!)
This month, we will be celebrating AHA Learn To Homebrew Day by hosting a demonstration in which we brew a batch of beer on the front patio at Misty’s Steakhouse. Bring your spouse, friend, mum, or anyone else who is interested in the transformation of grains into liquid cheer. Watch while beer is being made right before your eyes, then enjoy one of the Modern Monks’ ales at the bar inside!
We will also be hosting the 2nd Annual Lincoln Lagers Equipment Swap Meet. Bring any extra equipment, parts, ingredients, or what-else-have-you that you want to get rid of – and peruse the selections of our other attendees’ Spare Parts Bins for, let’s say, that 5/8″ Double-Reverse-Threaded Beer Oxygenation Inline Tubing Insert Fitting that you’ve always needed to buy and never got around to searching for. (Actual availability of 5/8″ Inline Insert Fittings is subject to change.)
Last year, some of the swap meet “highlights” were: Corny Kegs, Extra Fermenters, Small Plastic Parts & Pieces, Hops, Hardware, Antiques, Bottle Cappers, and more. Of course, you’ll want to bring a few bucks with you in case something catches your eye!
So get ready for the quickly-arriving Winter season, take a second, clean out your Brew Box, and find all of those bits, bobs, and unfinished projects that are destined to collect dust – and maybe you will turn them into a fistful of bills towards your next Triple IPA hop bill!!
The 2012 Nebraska Shootout is in the books, and it was the closest battle yet. 4 clubs were in a tie for second, with everything coming down to the “Best Damn Beer” tie breaker (SOB’s, Kearney Area Brewers, Railroaders, & Elkhorn Valley Society of Brewers).
There were exactly 50 entries between 8 homebrew clubs, all from the state of Nebraska.
Elkhorn Valley Society of Brewers (Norfolk)
Motley Brew Crew (Broken Bow)
Malt Masters (Columbus)
Lincoln Lagers (Lincoln)
Kearney Area Brewers (Kearney)
South Omaha Brewers (Omaha)
Top 3 Finishes::
1st Place- Lincoln Lagers (Lincoln) – 7 points
2nd Place- South Omaha Brewers (Omaha) – 4 points (1st place BDB)
3rd Place– Kearney Area Brewers (Kearney) – 4 points (4th place BDB)
The Lincoln Lagers are hosting the annual Nebraska Shoot-out competition at Misty’s Downtown/Modern Monks Brewery on Saturday, April 7th. This is TOMORROW!
By now, all of the clubs involved should have held a club-level tasting of their entries, and will have selected the top two beers in each category that they want to advance to the Shoot-Out to represent their club.
STEWARDS/JUDGES: Please arrive at Misty’s a few minutes before 11:30am to help set up & coordinate.
BEER ENTRANTS: Please turn in your bottles of entered beer at Misty’s at 11:30am.
GUESTS: You are welcome to join us at the Shoot-Out even if your beer did not advance! Please show up at 12:00 Noon or any time after then!
WHAT TO BRING:
- The $5 entry fee per club, per category to cover expenses.
(ex: If your club enters 3 categories, it will be $15 total.)
- 2 bottles are required for each entry (minimum 12 oz. each)
- Entries for the Best Damn Beer (BDB)!
NO POT-LUCK THIS YEAR: Due to the venue being a restaurant, there will not be a potluck, but Misty’s makes awesome food, so no worries about delicious nourishment.
THE FULL COMPETITION INFO: is published on this page.
MAPS/DIRECTIONS: are in the forum thread, so are questions and discussion!
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
More info to be posted soon.
NEBRASKA SHOOT-OUT REMINDER!
The Lincoln Lagers are hosting the event this year at Misty’s Downtown/Modern Monks Brewery on Saturday, April 7th. We are shooting for a Noon start time.
This is the event where homebrew clubs from all over Nebraska meet up to compete for the coveted Nebraska Shoot-out Cup for the overall Best Of Show winner, and also the Rusty Capper Trophy for “Best Damn Beer”.
The Beer Styles, judging & entry information, etc. has been moved to a new page, click on it and check it out: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/2012-nebraska-shoot-out/ (opens in a new window)
Saturday, November 12th:
Monthly Lagers’ Meeting, including:
AHA Learn To Homebrew Day – Teach a Friend to Homebrew!!
Brew Equipment Swap Meet – Bring your extra bits and bobs!
@ Downtown Misty’s Restaurant from 11:00am – 5:00pm
Discussion: Forum thread located at http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=568
Thursday, December 1st:
7:30pm: Monthly Lagers’ Meeting at BBQ4U
Discussion: Forum thread located at http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=569
The 2012 Event Calendar will be posted sometime soon.
For more details and links for individual events, head over to the LL Forum…
Forum >> Club Announcements >> THE CALENDAR
Thursday, September 2, 2010, at Misty’s downtown. 7:00 pm.
Come early for a bite to eat! Enjoy a Modern Monks brew! (forum thread)
NEW Lincoln Lagers T-SHIRTS
About 28 shirts have been picked up. If you’re a member, then you get one for free. (forum thread)
2010 Lincoln Lagers CHALLENGE: YEAST
Full details will be on the Web site at a later date.
The bottom line is everybody will get the same grain and hops, probably something similar to a brown ale. We will start a list of your preferred yeast strain. No duplicates.
If we can get the minimum confirmations, then Kim will coordinate the kits with Kirk and have them ready for the September meeting. The contest will be a “best damn beer” format and will take place in December. Please (contact Kim T.) and let him know you’re interested in the comparison contest.
THE AHA CLUB ONLY COMPETITION
We’re looking at a deadline to get any entries to Mark Beatty by 8/22. This next theme is “Pucker Up: Sour & Wild Ales.”
Beers are due in the first week in September.
BJCP STUDY GROUP
Jason McLaughlin is coordinating. The exam is scheduled for Sunday, November 7. (Let him know) if you are interested in the class and/or want to retake any part of the examination.
The 17th annual benefit for the Nebraska State Stroke Association will take place on Thursday, October 21.
As in the past several years, we will need some beer to donate to this worthy cause. We donated 20 or 25 gallons last year. Please let us know if you’d like to brew and/or donate to the cause. This is pretty much the only charity the club has and it’s one heck of a party. (forum thread)
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!
200 North 11th Street
(Corner of 11th & P)
Lincoln, NE 68508
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