December Club Meeting
Oz & Jan’s Famous Lee’s Chicken – 1940 W. Van Dorn St.
Thursday, December 1st, 2016 – 6:30-9:00pm
Come early to eat dinner! – Meeting Business held at 7:30pm.
Officer Elections: We will hear from the 2017 Officer Nominees about how they can serve our homebrew club next year – and we’ll cast our (paper) ballots.
Educational Topic: Sanitation & Sanitization presented by Jason McLaughlin
Homebrew Policy: your beverages are welcome, please keep your sampling confined to the designated meeting area only.
December Social Meet-Up:
Ploughshare Brewing Co. – 1630 P St.
Tuesday, December 13th, 2016 – 5:00-8:00pm
No agenda – No itinerary – Just good old fashioned friendship and brews. Join us any time – Don’t stress over running late, or leaving early. Come as you are – Wear a Lagers shirt if you want to! Please, no homebrew at this event.
January Meeting & Pot Luck
Join us on Saturday, January 7th, 2017 at the home of Brian & Janet Allison as we celebrate the New Year with our annual tradition of good food, drink, and company.
Bring your finest pot-luck dish (any course!) and fun homebrews or rarities to share. Renew your membership, reserve your Stars hockey tickets, and find out who your 2017 club officers will be! More details soon.
Join us on Thursday, November 10th for our monthly club meeting! This month we’ll gather at Alpha Brewing Operations’ headquarters (map).
Social hour starts at 6 PM – We’ll kick off our meeting business a little early, around 7 PM, then it’s Mead Time, with our guest speaker, Brian Schlueter of Moonstruck Meadery in Bellevue.
This is a private homebrew club meeting, which is open to our club members and their family and/or personal guests. Inactive Lincoln Lagers club members from previous years are also welcome. Visitors are welcome by arrangement: If you’re a brand new visitor interested in attending your first club meeting, please email firstname.lastname@example.org to let us know you’re coming in advance!
Friday, September 2nd – 6:30pm-9:30pm
at Sam Bates’ house – 6623 Cleveland Ave.
We’ll shoot to hold our business meeting right at 7:30pm sharp, and then we’ll hit Play around 7:45pm.
Save The Date – Club Picnic
Saturday, September 24th
Aug. Social Meet-Up at The Happy Raven – Knee Deep Brewery tapping!
Wednesday, August 3rd – 5:00-8:00pm
The Happy Raven, 122 N 11th St.
No homebrews at this month’s Social Meet, please.
Please join us at The Happy Raven for the Lincoln Lagers August Social event, where we have been graciously invited for a sneak peek of the wonderful beers created by Knee Deep Brewing Company before they are released in the state of Nebraska!
Aug. Club Meeting at White Elm Brewing!
Thursday, August 11th – 6:30-9:30pm
White Elm Brewing Co., 2717 S 8th St.
Join us for a sneak-peek at White Elm Brewing, who are nearing completion of their build and almost ready to open to the public!
This month, we’ll be tasting Brewers-In-Arms teams’ Nebraska Pale Ales – each brewed with Nebraska-grown hops including a variety of whole-leaf hops issued to them by the club, provided courtesy of Rhynalds Hops Growers. Bring your taste buds! Get ready to vote for your favorite beer!
The homebrew education topic this month will be 2015 BJCP Styles presented by Chris Evans.
Homebrew policy: Yup, sure! Your brews are welcome.
When: Tuesday, July 5th – 6pm-9pm
Where: HopCat Lincoln, 601 P Street
Come check out Nebraska’s most epic taphouse, with over 130 taps of beer!
We will be located in the private side room, and your Homebrew is allowed (but, in that room only)!
HopCat is putting together a couple special keg tappings for Tuesday night to welcome us! Rumor is that… one might be a well-respected Saison imported from Belgium, and the other is something domestic, a one-time brew, a beer we know quite well, perhaps even inside-and-out. But… stay tuned… we’re not spoiling the secret yet.
The January meeting is on Saturday 1/9/16 at 6pm. It’s held at a private residence – the address is in the club newsletter, and on our forum.
A quick note: Our January meeting/pot-luck holiday dinner event isn’t really the best representation of “what we do” for *brand new* folks who have never attended any club meetings before now – But if you’re already familiar with how the Lagers work, you’ve already decided you want to be a member, and you just need to take care of the formality of paying dues & joining up for 2016, then we welcome you to please join us at this private event.
We’ll be taking membership dues for 2016 ($30.00 – cash or check) – and electing our 2016 officers.
Bring your best pot-luck dish to share! (Any course)
If you’re not 100% ready to join, we encourage you to instead come visit us at our Club Social Event for the month of January. We’re hosting an informal pint night at Ploughshare Brewing Co. on Monday, 1/18/16 from 5:30-7:30pm – We’ll be in the Loft area.
(The policy regarding bringing your own beer to a Social Night event is subject to change each month – For January’s meet-up, please do NOT bring Homebrew with you to the Social Night.)
Our February meeting is Sunday, 2/7/16, from 2:00-4:00pm at The Happy Raven (and all are welcome to stay after 4pm to hang out!).
Our March meeting is Tuesday, 3/1/16, from 6:30-9:30pm at Zipline Brewing Co.
If not, be sure to subscribe to our mailing list so that you get future updates. To do that, visit http://www.lincolnlagers.com/about/subscribe-to-email-list/.
You can read this month’s eNewsletter by clicking on the large image on the right side of this post.
Now that’s over with, so let’s dive in to our latest announcements:
May Meeting / Big Brew Day
Most of you already know about this – but if you don’t, be sure to join us on Saturday May 10 for the annual Big Brew! Even if you don’t have free time to brew, we’d love you to stop by for an hour or two – chat with brewers, taste a beer or two, and say hi. Having company keeps our day more interesting!
Our club meeting will take place sometime during the afternoon of the Big Brew – there will not be a style of the month or tech topic since we’ll all be busy brewing beer.
We’re going to set up a side table for 2013 Lincoln Lagers Challenge Beers – if you recall, these are the beers we brewed a year ago at Blue Blood Brewing Co to celebrate 2013 Big Brew Day.
Anyone who still has their Big Brew beer from last year, please bring a bottle or two for a very informal tasting & judging. The Best Damn Beer will get bragging rights. And if you’re real nice, Chris will let you lick his mash paddle clean. ;-)
And – don’t forget – we have 5 shares of Big Brew Wort still left to claim! We’re starting out with delicious Best Malz Pilsner base malt, ripe for you to impart your brewing creativity upon.
Nebraska Shoot-Out Club Judging Round – Drop-Off Information
If you have beers that you hope to enter in the Nebraska Shoot-Out, please give them to us as soon as possible! We will perform the club judging round on this coming Friday, May 2nd, at 7:00pm.
All entries need to arrive at Tim Thomssen’s house by 6:00pm on Friday at the absolute latest — ideally, we’d like you to submit your bottles prior to then, so that they can chill and settle before judging takes place.
The best way to turn in your beers is to talk to Tim T. & arrange a time to drop them off at his place. If you don’t have his phone number or email, you can also contact him via Facebook message – which, in turn, you can locate on Lincoln Lagers’ Facebook discussion about the drop-offs. He is loaning us his cooler space, and has plenty of room to store your entry.
2014 Calendar Update
Here is a quick run-down of what the 2014 calendar looks like right now:
May 10th – Big Brew / Meeting – Doug’s House
May 17th – Nebraska Shoot-Out – Farnam House Brewing Co., Omaha
June ?? – Club Meeting – meeting venue TBA
June 12-14 – National Homebrewers Conference, Grand Rapids, MI
July 10 – Club Meeting – Empyrean Ales / Lazlo’s Haymarket
July 19 – Blues & Brews At The Zoo – come drink our beer!
August ?? – Club Meeting – meeting venue TBA
August 23 – Great Nebraska Beer Fest – NBC – Papillion
Sept. 6 – TENTATIVE DATE – Lincoln Lagers Club Picnic / Meeting
Sept. 13 – 1st Annual The Sower’s Cup Competition – Lincoln
Oct. 2-4 – Great American Beer Festival – Denver, CO
Oct. ?? – Club Meeting and Annual Swap Meet – meeting venue TBD
Oct. 9 – 21st Annual NSSA Okto-Beerfest – Lancaster Event Ctr.
Nov. 6 – Club Meeting – meeting venue TBA
Dec. ?? – Club Meeting and The Clone Challenge Beer Judging
Keep watching the Lincoln Lagers web page (and Mailing List!!) for more information as each of these events draws nearer.
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
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!
Date: Thursday, March 1, 2012
Time: 7:00 PM
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)
We are meeting at Jason D’s house on Saturday the 5th, at 6 PM.
The forum thread is here, you should check it out! Bring a snack to share!
(Bonus heads-up: March meeting will be Thursday, March 3, at Misty’s downtown.)
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