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Congratulations Scott & Jason!

Scott Snidley’s (9d) Irish Red Ale was judged First Place out of 20 entries in the San Diego judging round for Category 9 Scottish & Irish Ale.

Jason McLaughlin’s (25c) Other Fruit Melomel received Third Place out of 13 entries in the Pittsburgh judging round for Category 25 Melomel.

All of the First Round results by judging city can be viewed on the AHA web site.

Good work to Scott, Jason, and all of the Lagers who submitted beers, either for the club-level tasting or who moved on to the first round. And GOOD LUCK to Scott’s and Jason’s entries at the main event!

Full Post: http://nebraskabeer.blogspot.com/2012/04/2012-nebraska-shootout-results.html

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)
Omahops (Omaha)
Lincoln Lagers (Lincoln)
Railroaders (Omaha)
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!

[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!

April’s meeting will be held at Blue Blood Brewing Co.!

Thursday, April 5, 2012 – Located at 500 W. South St

More information will be posted here and in the forum in the near future. You can stop by Blue Blood Brewing’s Web Site to stay entertained until then!

Big Brew 2012 Status Update:

Get ready for the Big Brew 2012 which will take place on May 5th,2012.

The AHA recipes have been posted here (Bucksnort American Brown Ale) and here (Ardley Northern English Brown Ale), the Lincoln Lagers still need to decide which recipe we will be brewing.

Lincoln Lagers’ Club Entries for the Nebraska Shoot-Out:

Club-round judging will take place on the evening of March 31st, 2012. More details specific to the Lagers’ Club Entries will be posted soon.

Details about the event as-a-whole can be found at this page: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/2012-nebraska-shoot-out/

Misty's DowntownDate: Thursday, March 1, 2012

Time: 7:00 PM

Location: Misty’s Steakhouse & Brewery
in Downtown Lincoln at 200 N. 11th St

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)

“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!!!

The Lincoln Lagers win the Nebraska Homebrew Club Shootout. We took three first places and two seconds. Plus Mitch Larsen got the Best of Show!

BJCP Category 4C, Schwartzbier
1st Place – Alan Torell (Omahops)
2nd Place – Jason McLaughlin (Lincoln Lagers)

BJCP Category 9E, Strong Scoth Ale
1st Place – Dave Oenbring (Lincoln Lagers)
2nd Place – Dave Oenbring (Lincoln Lagers)

BJCP Category 15A, Hefeweizen
1st Place – Jason McLaughlin (Lincoln Lagers)
2nd Place – Tom Hamilton (Kearney Area Brewers)

BJCP Category 23B, Other Smoked Beers
1st Place – Dan Hodges (Motley Brew Crew)
2nd Place – Tom Hamilton (Kearney Area Brewers)

Best Damn Beer
1st Place – Elliot Spilker, Baltic Porter (Omahops)
2nd Place – Scott Schneider, Black Ale (Lincoln Lagers)

Best of Show
1st Place – Dave Oenbring, Strong Scotch Ale (Lincoln Lagers)
2nd Place – Jason McLaughlin, Hefeweizen (Lincoln Lagers)

 

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