Annual Swap Meet & Learn To Homebrew Day All-Grain Demonstration:
That’s right – it’s time for our annual Equipment Swap Meet! Raid your brewing closet and pick out all that unused gear that you never brew with anymore. Bring it out to Zipline and turn it into CASH! Plus, you’ll feel great knowing that you’ve handed your gadgets and doodads down to another fellow homebrewer – instead of sending it to the landfill or letting it accumulate even more dust!
Join us on Saturday, November 1st from 11:00AM to 3:00PM for our annual Swap Meet.
We will also be celebrating the national AHA Learn To Homebrew Day outside in the Zipline parking lot with a live 10-Gallon, All-Grain brewing demonstration! Bring your friends, bring your family, heck – bring your pastor if he or she is into beer! Co-brewers Chris Evans, Bill Luhman, and Sam Bates will demonstrate all grain brewing procedures for you, while answering your questions about home-brewing equipment, processes, and techniques. The demo will run from 11AM – 2PM.
Zipline’s taproom will be open during our event, so please grab a glass or two of deliciously delightful Zipline beer, brewed by the 2014 Lincoln Chamber of Commerce “Celebrate Business” Small Business Of The Year! (P.S. Congratulations, dudes!)
But, you’ve gotta help us out – please keep your pints indoors or on the patio only!!
NO BEER allowed outside in the Parking Lot!
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/713600132040855/
November Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Ploughshare Brewing Co., 1630 P Street
Thursday, November 6th, 2014 – 6:30PM to 10:00PM
(Club Business at 7:30PM)
Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/events/346531615515421/
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 firstname.lastname@example.org and he will help you out.
Please join us Thursday, December 6th at 7:00pm for our December Club Meeting. We will be visiting the brand-new Zipline Brewing Co., where our host, Zipline head brewer and Lagers member Marcus Powers, will offer us a tour of their facility. Plus, we get to try some of Zipline’s beer!
Click here for the Lagers’ Forum Thread, including address & directions: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=698
Agenda items for December include…
– Tour of the Zipline brew house
– 2013 Lagers Bus Trip announcement & ticket sales
– Last Call for Volunteers to donate beer & pour at Winterfest Ales & Auction, sign up by 12/25! Contact Chris E. for more info.
– Registration opens in late Dec. for the Upper Mississippi Mash-Out Homebrew Comp.
– The next AHA Club Only Comp. for Jan./Feb. 2013 is the theme “Un-Session Beers” – beers over 1.040. List of acceptable styles on the Lagers’ Forum.
– KC Biermeisters 30th Annual Comp. is coming soon, held on Feb. 15 & 16, 2013.
Huge Congratulations to Lagers member & Beer Quest Winner Tim Thomssen!
Tim has been a very busy braumeister this year: First, he brewed all of those single-hop IPAs for the Hop Tasting early on in 2012, and then cranked out batches of Cheech & Chong Pale Ale like it was going out of style. He also hosted numerous Lagers’ events at his house, and spent his time crafting the super-swanky Lagers Beer Tap Tower that has already seen a lot of action this year… The list goes on, and on!
But somehow, Superman Tim still managed to find enough time to brew a wicked “Smashed Out Of Your Gourd Pumpkin Ale” which cleaned up the competition at Lazlo’s Beer Quest on Sunday, November 11, 2013. Job well done, Tim, and thanks for representing the Lagers at the event! You rock!
That’s right, it’s time for the much-awaited, eagerly-anticipated Annual Lincoln Lagers Picnic! Featuring our annual Pull Out Your Best Bottles Of Mead contest, judged by our own Lady Lagers.
We’ll have smoked ribs & other such foods for this year’s Pot-Luck Dinner – if you are bringing a side, etc. that also needs to go onto the smoker, please show up a bit early to allow it enough time to smoke. Feel free to bring non-smoked sides or apps as well, and Tim says he will have a few open taps ready, in case you want to bring a keg of your beer! (Or hey, a keg of anyone‘s beer!)
This year’s picnic will be Saturday, September 8th at 6:00 PM.
(For those Husker Football fans out there, this is the evening of our Away Game against the UCLA Brew-ins at 6:30pm Central time zone. The game will be playing on a TV somewhere at our picnic, don’t worry!)
This year we will also have the Bolzen Beer Band joining us! COOL, MAN!
Watch the Forum Thread for details, here is the link: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=666 – the Address will be posted there, with a Google Maps link.
Please RSVP by posting on the Forum Thread, so that we have a good idea of our head count for buying meat, etc.!!! Yeah, I know, I know, we practically never ask for RSVPs, but we want to make sure everyone gets well-fed! So – What are you waiting for?! See you at the Picnic!!!
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!
“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 Homebrew Club’s annual bus trip is quickly approaching. On Saturday, July 9th, Lager members and friends will embark on our yearly excursion. This year’s target city: Des Moines, Iowa.
There are two great brewery tours planned for Peace Tree Brewing and Court Avenue Brewing. A stop at El Bait Shop to wet our whistles with their world class tap selection, as well as a stop at Beer Krazy, Des Moines favorite bottle shop/home brew supply store.
We will be meeting up in Lincoln at the Indian Village parking lot on 13th & High Street. The bus leaves at 8am sharp (so be early) and will return around 10pm. Be sure to bring a cooler filled with your favorite home brew/commercial beers to share, a tasting glass, and tasty snacks for the road (lets go easy on the deviled eggs this year).
Are you in Omaha? We have plans to make a stop to pickup/drop off our friends to the East. We are open to the best spot, so drop us a line on our forum if you have a suggestion. The Omaha pickup will be at 9am and drop off around 9pm.
Tickets are on sale through the Lincoln Lagers website www.lincolnlagers.com using PayPal (top two link on the right hand side of the home page.). Tickets are $35 for 2011 paid members and $45 for non-members.
quick tip: You can pay for a 2011 membership on the website under the ‘Members’ menu option, and save the $10 instantly for the bus trip.
Seats are open to the public, and are first come first serve. We will be traveling comfortably on an Arrow Stage Line bus equipped with a rest room and plenty of TV’s tuned to our favorite beer related movies. This is one of the best beer events you will ever experience, and we hope to see you on the bus!
The stops will include:
Brewery tour of Peace Tree Brewing
El Bait Shop
Brewery tour of Court Avenue Brewing
And finish off at the homebrew/bottle shop Beer Crazy
- 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