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Next Club Meeting: Cosmic Eye Brewing, Thursday, April 4, 2024

Join us at Cosmic Eye Brewing next Thursday, April 4, at 6:00 p.m. for the social hour and club business at 7:00 p.m. Bring some brew with you. Buy some Cosmic Eye beer. Talk about homebrew! Cheers!

Check out the latest Club Brewsletters

Need some local homebrew news? Click here!  You’ll see Lincoln Lagers’ Brewsletters from the past year or so. Wait. What!? You’re not a subscriber? Click here and subscribe. We promise: no spam from us, just brew news.

So… Ya wanna join or renew your membership?

Cool. There’s still time! Join up and be part of Nebraska’s oldest homebrew club. It’s still only $25 and you’ll get to meet and hang with lots of fun homebrewers! Click here for more details. Do it today!


THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

 

APRIL
4… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
18… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBD

MAY
2… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
16… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBD

JUNE
6… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBD

ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES FOR 2024
June 6… Thurs… 6 p.m…
July 11… Thurs… 6 p.m… Note: Due to the national holiday, it’s the second Thursday this month
August 1… Thurs… 6 p.m…
September… Meeting & Club Potluck Picnic… Date: TBD
October 3… Thurs… 6 p.m.
November 7… Thurs… 6 p.m.

We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month at Cosmic Eye Brewing. Come check us out! We won’t bite.

Update: 3.29.2024 – Kim T.

Next Club Meeting: Cosmic Eye Brewing, Thursday, March 7, 2024

Join us at Cosmic Eye Brewing next Thursday, March 7, at 6:00 p.m. for the social hour and club business at 7:00 p.m. Bring some brew with you. Buy some Cosmic Eye beer. Talk about homebrew! Cheers!

Check out the latest Club Brewsletters

Need some local homebrew news? Click here!  You’ll see Lincoln Lagers’ Brewsletters from the past year or so. Wait. What!? You’re not a subscriber? Click here and subscribe. We promise: no spam from us, just brew news.

So… Ya wanna join or renew your membership?

Cool. There’s still time! Join up and be part of Nebraska’s oldest homebrew club. It’s still only $25 and you’ll get to meet and hang with lots of fun homebrewers! Click here for more details. Do it today!


THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

MARCH
7… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
21… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Corn Coast Brewing Company

APRIL
4… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
18… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBD

MAY
2… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
16… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBD

ADDITIONAL MEETING DATES FOR 2024
June 6… Thurs… 6 p.m…
July 11… Thurs… 6 p.m… Note: Due to the national holiday, it’s the second Thursday this month
August 1… Thurs… 6 p.m…
September… Meeting & Club Potluck Picnic… Date: TBD
October 3… Thurs… 6 p.m.
November 7… Thurs… 6 p.m.

We usually meet on the first Thursday of the month at Cosmic Eye Brewing. Come check us out! We won’t bite.

Update: 3.2.2024 – Kim T.

PLEASE NOTE! The event at Cosmic Eye on Saturday, Jan. 13, has been postponed due to weather concerns. We’ll post here as soon as we have a new date.


HAPPY BREW YEAR!

Join us at Cosmic Eye Brewing on Saturday, Jan. 13 at 6:00 p.m. We usually meet at Cosmic Eye on the first Thursday, however, this is a special gathering. It’s a meeting plus a social/holiday/potluck thing. Therefore, in addition to your homebrew, bring along a side dish of something tasty to share with your fellow Lagers. Plus, bring a bottle of something good to share at the annual bottle exchange. The voting tabulations should be finished and you’ll get to meet the new officers for 2024. We’ll keep business to a  minimum, probably discussing the brewing calendar for the year, along with what Lincoln Stars hockey game ya wanna attend. See you at Cosmic Eye on Saturday the 13th! Cheers!

The January Brewsletter

If you want the latest news, then click here to get to the club’s January edition. All this and more beer news!

Time to Renew Your Membership!

It’s that time of year again! Join up and be part of Nebraska’s oldest homebrew club. It’s still only $25 and you’ll get to meet and hang with lots of fun homebrewers! Click here for more details.


THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

JANUARY
13… Sat… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing – Lagers’ Holiday Party! Bring a dish for the potluck and some homebrew. Bring a special bottle of something for the annual bottle share/exchange!

FEBREWARY
1… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
15… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Pour Craft Beer & Spirits

MARCH
7… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
21… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Corn Coast Brewing Company

 

Update: 1.7.2024

THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

DECEMBEER
21… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Saro Cider – No agenda, just cider. They have some beer too!

JANUARY
13… Sat… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing – Lagers’ Holiday Party! Bring a dish for the potluck and some homebrew. Bring a special bottle of something for the annual bottle share/exchange!

FEBREWARY
1… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing

 

THE DECEMBEER 7th MEETING – LEE’S CHICKEN RESTAURANTLee's Chicken Logo

Holiday greetings, Lincoln Lagers! Finish up the last of your turkey and pumpkin pie and join us on the first Thursday of the month – Decembeer 7 – at Lee’s Chicken, 1940 West Van Dorn Street, Lincoln, NE, 502-477-4339. Social hour – Eat some chicken – 6 p.m. with brief business at 7 p.m. For some fun “Beer Ed,” we’ll have a few “Sower’s Cup Mystery Beers” for you to identify. Are you up for the challenge? See you at Lee’s! Come for the chicken and stay for the beer! Cheers


For more information and the latest news, click here for the Decembeer Brewsletter.


THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

DECEMBEER
7… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Lee’s Chicken Restaurant – Officers’ Election
21… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Saro Cider

JANUARY 
13… Sat… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing – Lagers’ Holiday Party

 

Update: 12.3.2023

Don’t forget the Monthly Social at Yia Yia’s on Thursday, Nov. 16. No agenda. Just beer and pizza. Cheers!


THE NOVEMBEER MEETING  

Hey! It’s almost Novembeer! Finish up your Halloween candy and then join us on the first Thursday of the month – Novembeer 2 – at Cosmic Eye Brewing, 6800 P Street, 531-500-2739. Social hour at 6 p.m. with brief business at 7 p.m. For some fun “Beer Ed,” we’ll have a few “Sower’s Cup Mystery Beers” for you to identify. Are you up for the challenge? See you at Cosmic Eye! Cheers!


For more information and the latest news, click here for the Novembeer Brewsletter.


THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

NOVEMBEER
2… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
16… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Yia Yia’s Downtown (There might just be some pizza in the works!)

DECEMBEER
7… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Lee’s Chicken Restaurant – Officers’ Election
21… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Saro Cider

JANUARY 
13… Sat… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing – Lagers’ Holiday Party

What’s happening with the Lagers?

Monthly Meeting: Thursday, Octobeer 12, Cosmic Eye Brewing. Social hour at 6 p.m. with business at 7 p.m. We’ll be reviewing the Sower’s Cup. Come and review the event. We want your ideas and feedback!

New-to-Brew Day: Saturday, Octobeer 21, at Sam & Scott’s place. For first-time brewers, Sam & Scott will host a multi-brew day!

“We’re going to do an extract brew on a propane burner, an all-grain electric brew (in an all-in-one 110V Brewzilla), and an all-grain with some traditional homebrew equipment. We’ll provide all of the food (smoked meats and BBQ sides). We would like to ask you to do what you do best, BREW (and drink) GREAT BEER! Anyone who wants to brew a beer and hang out is more than welcome to come and join in. Please RSVP so we know how much food to make. We will have the leftover kegs from the Sower’s cup as “inspiration” as we brew. Let’s have some fun!

“Also, if you happen to have any friends or acquaintances who would be interested in experiencing brew day, reach out and see if they’d like to join us! We would appreciate it if you have them reach out to me either over email or via Facebook to RSVP as well.”

Novembeer Meeting: Thursday, Novembeer 2, Cosmic Eye Brewing

Decembeer Meeting: Thursday, Decembeer 7, Lee’s Chicken


Say “Thank you” and be sure to visit our 2023 Sower Cup Table Sponsors!

Table 1. Standard American Beer
Table 3. Czech Lager
Table 24. Special Category: Fresh-hopped Beer

The Hub

Table 2. International & Pale Malty Lager

Table 4. Festbier & Märzen

Table 10. British Isles Amber & Brown Ale

Table 5. Pale Bitter European Beer

Table 8. German Wheat Beer

Table 14. American Porter & Stout

Table 18. Trappist Ale

Table 6. Amber European Beer

Table 13. American Pale, Amber & Brown Ale

Table 7. Dark & Strong European Lager

Table 12. Strong Ale

Table 28. Fruit Mead

Table 21. Spiced Beer

Table 9. Commonwealth Pale & Bitter Beer

Table 25. Standard Cider and Perry

Table 27. Traditional & Specialty Mead

Table 11. British Isles Stout

Table 15. IPA

 

Table 16. Sour, Wild & Brett Beer

Table 22. Wood Beer

Table 26. Specialty Cider and Perry

Table 17. Belgian Ale

Stacy’s Sandhills Stay

Table 19. Strong Belgian Ale

Rory McLaughlin

Table 20. Fruit Beer 

Omega Yeast

Table 23. Odd Balls: Historical, Smoked, Specialty & Alternative Fermentables

Havelock Honey

Table 29. Spiced Mead

 

The Sower’s Cup Homebrew Competition
October 6 & 7, 2023

The Grand Banquet Dinner 

Join us on Saturday evening, October 7, at 6:00 p.m. for our annual Sower’s Cup beer-pairing dinner featuring an appetizer, salad, entrée, and dessert course. Each dish will be paired with a special, locally brewed beer! Our caterer for the 2023 banquet meal is Relish CateringThe price is only $40 per person + tax, with a maximum of 60 seats available. We’ve sold out in the past. Don’t wait. Reserve your spot(s) today!

For a look at the delicious menu and to reserve your spot(s) via PayPal, click here!


Have you signed up to help?

We can still use some more stewards and judges! Click here to get to the main competition site. Log in and click on Volunteers.

Here’s the schedule for the competition judging:

Early Judging Sessions: Tuesday, Wednesday & Thursday, Oct. 3, 4 & 5, respectively, at Turbine Flats.

  • Sessions at Turbine Flats are scheduled to start at 6:00 p.m.
  • Additional information will be published at the end of September.

Evening Judging Session: Friday, Oct. 6, 2023, at IBEW Local 265 Event Hall.

  • Tentative check-in time by 5:30 p.m. Dinner provided!

Morning Judging Session: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023

  • Tentative check-in time is 7:30 a.m. Breakfast provided!

Afternoon Judging Session: Saturday, Oct. 7, 2023

  • Tentative check-in time is 11:30 a.m. Lunch provided!

Last update: Sept. 28, 2023

THE SEPTEMBEER MEETING AND FALL CLUB PICNIC: Lagers Doug Finke and Jo Hill will be hosts for the 2023 fall potluck picnic on Saturday, Sept. 9. The club will provide the meat; members can bring a side dish and, of course, beer. More details and directions in the September Brewsletter.

THIRTY-YEAR LAGER T-SHIRTS: Did you get your shirt? No? Well, what are you waiting for!? Every paid-up member gets one shirt as part of their membership. If you haven’t picked up yours yet — and you know who you are — come and get it. They will be at this Thursday’s meeting. Get yours now before it becomes a Cosmic Eye bar towel.

COUNTDOWN TO THE 2023 SOWER’S CUP – OCTOBEER 6 & 7: Entry registration is closed; a total 402 entries were added to the system! Be sure to keep your eye on the website and Facebook for judging and stewarding opportunities. The whole schedule for the week is listed on the website. Contact us if you have any questions.

LINCOLN LAGERS WIN 2023 NEBRASKA SHOOTOUT!

The Lincoln Lagers took home bragging rights for “the best damn homebrew club in the Great State of Nebraska!” at the 2023 Nebraska Shootout. The club won a total of ten medals: three firsts, four seconds, and three thirds, plus the Best in Show trophy. Lager medalists include Jason McLaughlin, Nick Langtry, Jeremy Goehring, Craig Samek, Mark Beatty, Kim Theesen and Doug Finke. The competition evaluated 49 total entries from six different clubs and awarded 18 medals. Congratulations to Jason McLaughlin for taking three first-place finishes and the BOS! A big thank you to all who judged, stewarded, and volunteered to make this year’s event such a big success. Special shout-out to Kolby Wood and White Elm Brewing Company for providing the venue.

Here’s the link for the complete results for 2023. The Homebrewers Local 402 is the hosting club in Omaha in 2024. Cheers!


Left: The trophy! It’s ours for a year! Right: Shootout judges doing their thing. Note the use of laptops and state-of-the-art electronic scoring.

Check out more news about the club in the August Brewsletter. Click here.

THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER: The Local Beer Calendar

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
?… TBD… Monthly Social – Sky Bound Hops (Watch the website and Facebook for last-minute details.)

SEPTEMBEER
9… Sat… 5 p.m… Annual Potluck Picnic – Doug’s House (More Details are coming!)
21… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – White Elm Brewing Co.

OCTOBEER
5… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
6 & 7… Fri & Sat… 2023 Sower’s Cup
19… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBD

Update: 7.31.2023, Kim T.
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