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April Meeting

We are going to meet at The Clubhouse on Thursday, April 3rd.

We’ll get together at 7:00pm and we will go right into our Style Of The Month presentation by about 7:15pm. We’ll shoot to talk about the remainder of the Club Business around 7:30pm.

For the Clubhouse address, and a Google Maps link, go to the forum thread at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1090

Big Brew 2014

We will brew on Saturday, May 10th at Doug’s house. You can find all the details on the forum at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1091

Up to 20 Brewers can sign up for their share of the big group mash. Spots are limited, don’t wait too long! The official sign up form can be found via a link on the forum topic above. If you’re having trouble with the forum, email Chris at lincoln.lagers.beer.club@gmail.com and he will help you out.

Happy New Year 2014, everybody! This is a pretty awesome year for our organization — because we’re turning 21!

If you have ideas about how we should celebrate this momentous occasion, jump in on the Facebook page and let us know what you think!

In the meanwhile… just like a finicky batch of beer, we’re still trying to get the February meeting plan to ferment out “just right”, so while you wait, here’s a teaser… the newly-printed batch of Lincoln Lagers business cards just arrived in time for the big Winterfest Ales & Auction this weekend! (Tickets are on sale at T.O. Haas locations now, follow @AAFLincoln on Twitter for more details.)

Lagers Biz Cards reprint

Oh yeah… and speaking of Winterfest… you probably want to know what’s going to be on tap? I’ve got that in store for you too. Enjoy!

The 2014 Lincoln Lagers holiday pot-luck dinner and January meeting is coming up soon! Thanks again to Brian Allison for hosting us again this year. Come join us in enjoying everyone’s best pot-luck dishes, passing around and sharing our favorite beers, and also take a moment to renew your 2014 membership dues, vote in the annual officer election, and buy your Bus Trip tickets!

2014 membership dues are $30.00.

Bus Trip tickets are $25 ea. for members and all the details are posted at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/bus-trip/

Date: Saturday, January 11th
Time: 6:00pm

The Allison’s address, directions, a map, etc. are posted on the forum thread at http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1065

President Jason McLaughlin announced at our December meeting that he will not be running for re-election this year — let’s take a moment to give Jason a big Thank You!! for all of his hard work leading the Lagers the past few years! You da man!

Our July Lincoln Lagers eNewsletter has been published and is available online – click here to read it!

We hope to see you at our club meeting on Thursday, July 11th, 7:00pm at Lazlo’s Haymarket location! We will meet in the Brewhouse, so please feel free to enter through the main Lazlo’s door and the hosts will point you in our direction.

Our August club meeting & Mead Making Day will be held on Saturday, August 3rd, at 5:00pm. Click here for the forum thread – it has the address & a link to a map.

Our September club meeting, Annual Club Picnic, and Lady Lagers’ Mead Contest, will be held on Saturday, September 7th.

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

Bigger than ever! Hosted by Blue Blood Brewing!

The annual Lincoln Lagers Big Brew Day is upon us! This year, we will brew on Saturday, May 4th – and we’re being hosted at the Blue Blood Brewing Co. brewhouse! Mash-in is at 9AM, we will have a pot-luck luncheon and there may be a local food truck present that day, and we will hold the May club meeting sometime later in the afternoon.

For the low-down on what’s going on, visit the Lincoln Lagers Big Brew information page. Final cost per 5 gallons of wort isn’t yet available, but as soon as we calculate it, we’ll post it on that page.

The Big Brew Wort is the basis for the 2013 Lincoln Lagers Challenge contest — meaning, if you want to enter a beer into the Challenge, you need to get wort from the Big Brew! There is no substitution! For more details on the Challenge, click through to the Big Brew info page.

2013 Dues-paid members, please sign up to reserve your wort on the forum at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=22&t=935

If you plan to bring a guest to the Big Brew, we ask that you give us a heads-up by posting on the Forum Thread or emailing Chris at lincoln.lagers.beer.club@gmail.com — We ask that all guests who are not current 2013 Lagers Members please register in advance. If you have not registered in advance and still want to observe the Big Brew, we would ask that you join us as a public guest during Blue Blood’s official tap room hours, but also please respect any rules or boundaries that BB puts into place in order to keep the tap room business and Lagers Brew Day separated.

Blue Blood Brewing Co. LogoWe 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 lincoln.lagers.beer.club@gmail.com 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!

Lee's Chicken LogoWe’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!

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!)

Misty's Downtown

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!!

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