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2023 Nebraska Shootout – Lincoln, Nebraska

ROUND #1: CLUB JUDGING

We had a good turnout on Sunday at Cosmic Eye. Thank you to the judges: Patrick McCabe, Jason Krontz, Brian Cooper, Doug Finke, Adam Thalken, Kim Theesen and Competition Organizer Jason McLaughlin. 

ROUND #2: THE NEBRASKA SHOOTOUT – PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE TO WHITE ELM BREWING CO.

  • Lincoln Lager Entries: For those who advanced to the finals, you will soon receive an email from Jason McLaughlin. Contact Kim Theesen, who will collect the entries during the week. PM Kim on Facebook or call him at 531.218.4778.
  • How many? The comp will need two 12-ounce bottles from you for each entry.
  • Shootout Judging: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, at White Elm Brewing Company. We’ll announce the winners at 1:00 p.m.

Say “Thank you” to our fine Shootout Donors!

Stay tuned here for any last-minute details! We’re also on Facebook.


THE LINCOLN LAGERS’ LOGGER…

JULY
29… Sat… 10 a.m… Nebraska Shootout – White Elm Brewing Company

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye
17… Thur… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBA

Last update: 7/25/2023, K!M T.

2023 Nebraska Shootout – Lincoln, Nebraska

ROUND #1: CLUB JUDGING

  • When and Where: The club round will start at 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 23, at Cosmic Eye Brewing.
  • Entries: If you haven’t already checked in and told us what you’re entering, please click here and let us know. Thank you!
  • Judging: We could use some help judging the club members’ entries; please click here and get on the list! 
  • Entry Drop off: We would like to get your beer(s) submitted before Sunday (one 12-ounce bottle for the club round). You can make arrangements with Kim Theesen and drop ’em off at his place (1008 S. 32nd Street, 531.218.4778, molarartist@hotmail.com)… or… You can plan to meet with other club members at the monthly social (6:00 p.m. at Code Brewing Co.) and somebody will collect your beer(s).

ROUND #2: THE NEBRASKA SHOOTOUT – PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE!!!

  • Lincoln Lager Entries: We will make arrangements at the club round to get the club entries together. The comp will need two 12-ounce bottles from you for each entry.
  • Shootout Judging: 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 29, at White Elm Brewing Company. We’ll announce the winners at 1:00 p.m.

Stay tuned here for any last-minute details! We’re also on Facebook.


THE LINCOLN LAGERS’ LOGGER…

JULY
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Club Social – Code Brewing Co.
23… Sun… 3 p.m… Lagers Judging for the Nebraska Shootout – Cosmic Eye Brewing
29… Sat… 10 a.m… Nebraska Shootout – White Elm Brewing Company

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye
17… Thur… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBA

 

 

 

Last update: 7/16/2023, K!M T.

The next meeting of the Lincoln Lagers will take place on Thursday, July 6, at Cosmic Eye Brewing. Social hour at 6 and business at 7.

THE LINCOLN LAGERS’ LOGGER…

JULY
6… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Backswing Brewing
22 or 23… Sat or Sun… Lagers Judging for the Nebraska Shootout – TBD
29… Sat… 10 a.m… Nebraska Shootout – Code Beer Co.

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye
17… Thur… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBA


Looking for a good beer read? The Lincoln Lagers have the library back together again and all you have to do is click here to see what’s available. Let us know what you want and we’ll bring it to the meeting by contacting Craig at 712.389.4597 or email him at craig.samek@gmail.com.

 

 

 

 

Last update: 7/3/2023

It’s time for the monthly meeting at Cosmic Eye Brewing!

WHEN: Thursday, June 1, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cosmic Eye Brewing, 6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE, 68505, 531.500.2739
WHAT: Six o’clock for socializing, brief business at 7 o’clock. Beer education follows the business.


The bottle release at Boiler Brewing Co!

Lagers! Here’s the latest info on the beer brewed in honor of the 30th anniversary of the Lincoln Lagers!

WHAT: Baltic Porter – 10.1% ABV – 750 ml bottles – $15 + tax – until they’re gone!
WHEN: 7 p.m., Friday, June 2, 2023
WHERE: Boiler Brewing Company‘s Downtown Taproom, 129 N 10th St, Suite 8, Lincoln, NE 68508
WHO: Members and release-party attendees! For $15 plus tax, you’ll get a bottle of Baltic porter.

Be sure to join us on Friday, have a pint, hang out with the club and score one (or more) bottles of this tasty brew.

Here are some comments from Boiler Brewer and Lincoln Lager Member Tim Thomssen: It’s a 10.1% ABV Baltic Porter using 100% Weyermann malt and our favorite German lager yeast. This might be the most complex lager beer I’ve ever tasted. We get restrained roast, layers and layers of complex malt character, caramel, toffee and some crème brûlée style burnt sugar from demerara sugar. I’m looking forward to raising a glass with all my Lager friends. Cheers!”


The Club Library of Beer Books!

Looking for a good read? The beer books are now listed online and we’ll get a permanent link here on the website real soon. For now, if you click here, you’ll see the list and then let us know what book you want to check out. We’ll bring it to the meeting or make arrangements for you to get it.


For all the latest local homebrew news, check out the Lincoln Lager Brewsletter. The latest edition can be found right here.
Do ya wanna subscribe? You do!?! Awesome! Click here and you’ll get the next one sent to your personal email! Thanks!


See you Thursday night for the meeting and Friday at Boiler for the Baltic Porter! Cheers!


THE LINCOLN LAGERS’ LOGGER…

JUNE
1… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
2… Fri… 7 p.m… Bottle Release Party – Boiler Brewing
15… Thus… 7 p.m… Big Brew Single-hop Taste Off – Kim’s House
23… Fri… 6 p.m… Kegs for the Cure – Zipline Brewing Co.

JULY
6… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Backswing Brewing
29… Sat… 10 a.m… Nebraska Shootout – Code Beer Co.

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye
17… Thur… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – TBA

 

Last update: 6/2/2023

Join the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club at Cosmic Eye Brewing

WHEN: Thursday, May 4, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cosmic Eye Brewing, 6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE, 68505, 531.500.2739
WHAT: Six o’clock for socializing, brief business at 7 o’clock. Beer trivia and prizes follow the business.

For all the latest brew news, check out the Lincoln Lager Brewsletter. The May 2023 edition can be found right here.
Do ya wanna subscribe? You do!?! Awesome! Click here and you’ll get the next one sent to your personal email! Thanks!

See you Thursday night for the meeting and Saturday at noon for the Big Brew! Cheers

 

THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER…

MAY
4… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
6… Sat… Noon… Big Brew – Code Beer Co.
18… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – White Elm Brewing

JUNE
2… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
?… Monthly Social – Boiler Brewing – Details for the 30th Anniversary brew TBA

JULY
6… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Backswing Brewing
29… Sat… 1 p.m… Nebraska Shootout – Code Beer Co.

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye

Join the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club at Cosmic Eye Brewing

WHEN: Thursday, April 6, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Cosmic Eye Brewing, 6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE, 68505, 531.500.2739
WHAT: Six o’clock for socializing, brief business at 7 o’clock. Talking about brewing and more to follow.

For all the latest brew news, check out the Lincoln Lager Brewsletter. The April 2023 edition can be found right here.
Do ya wanna subscribe? You do!?! Awesome! Click here and you’ll get the next one sent to your personal email! Thanks!

THE LINCOLN LAGERS LOGGER…

APRIL
6… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Corn Coast Brewing

MAY
4… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
6… Sat… TBD… Big Brew – Code Beer Co.
18… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – White Elm Brewing

JUNE
2… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
?… Monthly Social – Boiler Brewing – Details for the 30th Anniversary brew TBA

JULY
6… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye Brewing
20… Thurs… 6 p.m… Monthly Social – Backswing Brewing
29… Sat… 1 p.m… Nebraska Shootout – Code Beer Co.

AUGUST
3… Thurs… 6 p.m…. Monthly Meeting – Cosmic Eye

Join us at the Cosmic Eye Brewery on Thursday for the March Meeting!
WHEN: Thursday, Mar. 2, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Six o’clock for socializing, brief business at 7 o’clock, TBD beer education to follow.
WHERE: Cosmic Eye, 6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE, 68505, 531.500.2739

THE CLUB SURVEY: The club survey is now up and ready for your input. We want to know what you think about club-related things like activities, meetings, how you get your information about the club and more. It will take you under five minutes to complete. (Yes, we know it sucks to do one of these that seem to take forever. We know you have better things to do.) Please, pour a beer and click right here. Answer the ten questions and tell us what you think. Inquiring minds wanna know. Thank you!
THE TOP HOP COMPETITION on March 11 in Seward is looking for judges! It would be a good unofficial competition for new judges to gain some experience. VP Craig Samek has already volunteered. The comp would like two additional judges. Contact event coordinator Courtney Fegter <courtney@youraam.com> or let us know at the Thursday meeting.
T-SHIRTS: Yes, a 30th-anniversary, Lincoln Lagers T-shirt is in the works. Details and design will be coming soon. In the meantime, we’ll be asking for your shirt size at the meeting and we’ll get one reserved for you. Every member gets one shirt as part of their membership. If you should happen to want more than one, let us know. We’ll work out some sort of righteous deal with ya.
HAVE YOU RENEWED YOUR MEMBERSHIP? Dues for 2023 are currently $25 for the calendar year. If you want to renew online, the 2023 link on the website is up and going. You can click here to go straight to the renewal. (Note: It may say something like “2020 membership,” but we know it’s 2023. Technicians are still working ’round the clock to fix it.)
THE CLUB LIBRARY: We’re working on getting the library accessible again for every member. Soon, we plan to have a page on the website with book titles and authors. Members can check in and reserve a book. If you have a book you’d like to donate, bring it to the meeting.
THIRTY YEARS: The year 2023 will mark the 30th year of the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club. In honor of our milestone, we’re working with Boiler Brewing Co. to do a 30th-anniversary collaboration beer. Look for a release party in June.

THERE’S MORE IN THE MARCH BREWSLETTER!

  • Meet the new vice president: Craig Samek
  • The latest BJCP Study Group info
  • 2023 Nebraska Shootout date is set for Saturday, July 29
  • Club Social at Stone Hollow Brewing – Saturday, March 18.

Click right here to get all the latest information!

Cheers!

Update: 2.27.2023 – Kim T.

What’s happening with the Lincoln Lagers?

  • The February Social will be held on Thursday, Febr. 23, at Bierhaus Maisschäler. Show up after 6 for a beverage and conversation. No agenda. Just beer.
  • The Monthly March Meeting: Thursday, March 2, at Cosmic Eye Brewing. 6 o’clock for happy hour and 7 for business. Bring some homebrew!
  • The March Social is scheduled for Saturday, March 18, at Stone Hollow Brewing in Beatrice. More details to come in the next Brewsletter.

 

 

 

FeBREWary meeting at Cosmic Eye

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When: Thursday, Feb. 2, 2023, 6:00 – 9:00 p.m. Six o’clock for socializing, brief business at 7 o’clock, beer education to follow.
Where: Cosmic Eye, 6800 P St #300, Lincoln, NE, 68505, 531.500.2739
HAPPY GROUNDHOG DAY! Check your shadow! It may be time to Punxsutawney “Phil” your steins for six more weeks of winter warmers. In the meantime, join us at Cosmic Eye Brewing for the monthly meeting and the return of the FIVE & FIVE TASTE-BUD CHALLENGE. What’s the FIVE & FIVE TASTE-BUD CHALLENGE? It’s a little exercise to sharpen your palate. In round 1, you will receive five samples of beer in the same style. Have a taste and make a few tasting notes. For round 2, the same brews again, only this time labeled as A-E and in a different order. Your job — and THE CHALLENGE — match up the second round with the first.
ELECTIONS: The results are in! Your officers for 2023 are as follows: Scott Levandar, president; Craig Samek, vice president; Kim Theesen, Brewsletter editor, secretary and webmaster; Terry Schwimmer, treasurer; Adam Thalken, membership coordinator.
IT’S TIME TO RENEW YOUR MEMBERSHIP: Dues for 2023 are currently $25 for the calendar year. Remember, this is considered a family membership. You and your S.O. are both considered Lincoln Lagers. If you want to renew online, the 2023 link on the website is active. You can click here to go straight to the renewal. (Note: It may say something like “2020 membership,” but we know it’s 2023. Technicians are working ’round the clock to fix it.)
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THIRTY YEARS: The new year will mark the 30th year of the Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club. In honor of our milestone, a subcommittee of Kim Theesen, Doug Finke and Steve Olsen is working with Tim Thomssen of Boiler Brewing Co. to do a 30th-anniversary collaboration beer. We’re shooting for a tapping and release party in June. More details to come soon.

See More Beer Stuff in the Febrewary Brewsletter

You want to know more, right?! Go to the Club Brewsletters tab on the homepage. Then look for the first entry – For the latest newsand you’ll find the link for the February edition. Or you could also just click right here. In the Brewsletter, you’ll find stories on the following items:

  • Meet our new president – Scott Levander
  • BJCP Study Group Update – Vice President Craig Samek
  • The 2023 Nebraska Shootout – What you should be brewing!
  • Local beer brewing odds ‘n’ ends: Cosmic Eye, Patriot Homebrew Supply and events on the Nebraska Craft Brewers Guild’s website
  • In the local and national news: Nonalcohol Beer, San Diego’s Homebrew Con, and KC Bier Meisters Annual Comp

Cheers!

Update: 1/29/2023

Lincoln Lagers Night at the Stars

Friday, Jan. 20: SOLD OUT

Here’s how you can pick up your tickets!

  • Thursday evening, Jan. 19, 7 p.m., at Code Brewing.
  • Friday evening, Jan. 20, 6 p.m., southwest corner of the Ice Box.
  • Friday – during the day – call Kim T. at 531.218.4778

February Meeting: Thursday, 2.2.23, Cosmic Eye Brewing Company

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