Big shout out to the one and only Doug Finke – brewer extraordinaire – for sealing the deal on our Lincoln Lagers Big Brew Challenge contest. He took on 13 other brewers’ creations – all of which were brewed using the Ploughshare Brewing Co. Farm Boy base wort – and his bad-to-the-bone Honey Braggot dominated the competition!
He has since brewed his scale-up batch of Braggot with Matt Stinchfield – and they report that, after adding 36 Lbs. of Hickman, NE honey – it clocks in at a whopping 11.5% ABV.
Look for Doug’s Braggot on tap at Ploughshare Brewing Co. during the Sower’s Cup weekend! Cheers!
October Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Annual Lincoln Lagers’ Club Picnic & Mead Contest
Hosted by Tim & Theresa Thomssen
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
6PM until we can’t party anymore
All current Lincoln Lagers Members and their families/guests are invited. Kids are welcome (sigh, I guess…) – Please, no pets.
Dinner will be served! The club will provide BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches (incl. buns and all the fixin’s) for everyone!
Bring your own side dish, appetizer, dessert, etc. to share!
Bring homebrew! We will have 5 open taps for you to pour beer from! (Just chilled with ice – the compressor died!) The taps are ball-lock, please bring the appropriate fittings if yours is a a pin lock or Sanke keg.
Return of the Annual Mead Contest! Bring (1) 12oz. or larger bottle of your mead to enter for the Lady Lagers to judge. Any style or variety of mead is accepted!
Return of the Bolzen Beer Band! Drink beer, stuff yourself with food, and enjoy the hip, happening sounds of Eclectic Party Punk Polka from our favorite party animals!
P.S.: Bring some cash with you!! As usual, we will be doing the “50/50” raffle drawing!! The winner gets half of the pot, paid out in cold, hard CA$H!!! – and the other half goes to the Band! Plus – who knows? – maybe we will give away some extra SWAG to additional raffle ticket holders!
Yes, There’s Football!! – The Nebraska Cornhuskers play the Northwestern Wildcats on 10/18 at 6:30pm (away game). We will have the football game showing on the big screen in Tim’s basement in case you bleed so much Big Red that you can’t pry yourself away to judge some mead or to dance the polka. GO BIG RED! (But go HOMEBREW, too!)
21st Annual Okto Beerfest:
Once again, the Lincoln Lagers will be at the 21st Annual NSSA Okto Beerfest on Thursday, October 9th at the Lancaster Event Center. Come attend the Beerfest and stop by to see us at our booth. Tickets are on sale now!! Click the image below to buy yours today!
Our selection of homebrewed beer on tap at the Lincoln Lagers Booth will include these beers and more!
- American Amber Ale
- Tangelo & Black Pepper Robust Porter
- Lilikoi Berliner Weisse
- French Pilsner
Oct./Nov. Club Newsletter:
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.
Date: Saturday, October 6th, 2012
Time: 5:00 pm – Whenever
Address: 330 South 44th St.
In addition to the monthly meeting activities, Ryan is hosting his annual commercial beer tasting, “The Hair of the Un-Bitten Dog”.
As usual, we encourage all of those attending to bring a commercial or homebrew to share. Ryan will have some delicious meats to eat, but please bring a SIDE DISH.
Once again this year, Ryan will also going to hold a “Best of Show Competition” between the homebrewers. This competition will be based on the people’s choice. Everyone in attendance will have a vote to determine the “Best of Show Winner.” The winner will have their name placed on a traveling trophy and awarded a cash prize.
We have a small change to the format for the competition on Saturday (10/6/2012)! Due to the potentially large number of entries, we will limit the quantity to the first 20 that show up and register. The fee is only $1. Plus, all beers should be under 8% ABV. Ryan will need to sign you in at the meeting on Saturday. Arrangements for entries can be made with Ryan by contacting him at firstname.lastname@example.org. Judging will be done Saturday at the meeting, it will *not* be done Friday night as previously announced.
See you in October! And don’t forget about the Nebraska State Stroke Foundation’s Okto-Beerfest tasting event, which is coming up soon on Thursday, October 11, 2012 at the Lancaster County Event Center. You can check out the Event’s Facebook Page here, or you can go directly to the Four Star Gifts web site to buy tickets!
You should definitely consider attending this fantastic night of fermented offerings, firstly to cheer on your fellow Lincoln Lagers who will be serving our homebrewed beers at the event, but also to check out all of the breweries & wineries in attendance and to support the Foundation!
“The Hair Of The Un-Bitten Dog”
4th Annual Beer Tasting & Competition
and Lincoln Lagers Monthly Meeting
Saturday, October 15th, 2010
5:00 P.M.-????? (Until the cows come home or you go home!!)
330 South 44th St. Lincoln, NE
This years theme is: Wisconsin Breweries
This event will have over 20 commercial craft beers provided by DOGS & SPUDS in addition to a few of my home brews.
Admittance is FREE, but we encourage all of those attending to bring a commercial or home brew beer to share. There will be sausages, soup, bread and cheese provided, but I ask that everyone bring a SIDE DISH to share.
Once again this year we are also going to hold a “Best of Show Competition” between the home brewers. This competition will be based on the people’s choice. Everyone in attendance will have a vote to determine the “Best of Show Winner.” The winner will have their name placed on a traveling trophy and a cash prize of $30 will be awarded.
Additional information is on the Lincoln Lagers Forum. Questions can be addressed to Event Host Ryan Cairns, his number is listed in the forum thread.
See you on the 15th!!!
Next month’s Lincoln Lagers’ meeting will be at 7 o’clock at the Brick Top on Thursday, Octobeer 7th. See you then!
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)
September Meeting will be the Annual Lincoln Lagers Picnic. See the Calendar Thread in the Forum for details!
Also stay tuned in to the Forum for information on all the other activities we’re involved in, including:
- Oktobeerfest 2009 – Nebraska State Stroke Foundation benefit – (See Thread)
- River City Roundup beer contest (See Site)
- GABF planning (who’s in, rides, etc, see Thread)
- 2009 Big Brew
- 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