Big shout out to the one and only Doug Finke – brewer extraordinaire – for sealing the deal on our Lincoln Lagers Big Brew Challenge contest. He took on 13 other brewers’ creations – all of which were brewed using the Ploughshare Brewing Co. Farm Boy base wort – and his bad-to-the-bone Honey Braggot dominated the competition!
He has since brewed his scale-up batch of Braggot with Matt Stinchfield – and they report that, after adding 36 Lbs. of Hickman, NE honey – it clocks in at a whopping 11.5% ABV.
Look for Doug’s Braggot on tap at Ploughshare Brewing Co. during the Sower’s Cup weekend! Cheers!
October Lincoln Lagers Club Meeting:
Annual Lincoln Lagers’ Club Picnic & Mead Contest
Hosted by Tim & Theresa Thomssen
Saturday, October 18th, 2014
6PM until we can’t party anymore
All current Lincoln Lagers Members and their families/guests are invited. Kids are welcome (sigh, I guess…) – Please, no pets.
Dinner will be served! The club will provide BBQ Pulled Pork sandwiches (incl. buns and all the fixin’s) for everyone!
Bring your own side dish, appetizer, dessert, etc. to share!
Bring homebrew! We will have 5 open taps for you to pour beer from! (Just chilled with ice – the compressor died!) The taps are ball-lock, please bring the appropriate fittings if yours is a a pin lock or Sanke keg.
Return of the Annual Mead Contest! Bring (1) 12oz. or larger bottle of your mead to enter for the Lady Lagers to judge. Any style or variety of mead is accepted!
Return of the Bolzen Beer Band! Drink beer, stuff yourself with food, and enjoy the hip, happening sounds of Eclectic Party Punk Polka from our favorite party animals!
P.S.: Bring some cash with you!! As usual, we will be doing the “50/50” raffle drawing!! The winner gets half of the pot, paid out in cold, hard CA$H!!! – and the other half goes to the Band! Plus – who knows? – maybe we will give away some extra SWAG to additional raffle ticket holders!
Yes, There’s Football!! – The Nebraska Cornhuskers play the Northwestern Wildcats on 10/18 at 6:30pm (away game). We will have the football game showing on the big screen in Tim’s basement in case you bleed so much Big Red that you can’t pry yourself away to judge some mead or to dance the polka. GO BIG RED! (But go HOMEBREW, too!)
21st Annual Okto Beerfest:
Once again, the Lincoln Lagers will be at the 21st Annual NSSA Okto Beerfest on Thursday, October 9th at the Lancaster Event Center. Come attend the Beerfest and stop by to see us at our booth. Tickets are on sale now!! Click the image below to buy yours today!
Our selection of homebrewed beer on tap at the Lincoln Lagers Booth will include these beers and more!
- American Amber Ale
- Tangelo & Black Pepper Robust Porter
- Lilikoi Berliner Weisse
- French Pilsner
Oct./Nov. Club Newsletter:
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We have received confirmation: our make-up meeting date is scheduled for next Tuesday, June 17th, 7PM, at Zipline Brewing Co.
We hope to see you there!
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.
Swap Meet & Learn To Homebrew Day
Saturday, November 9th, 10am-4pm
Zipline Brewing Co.
Please join us (while the Huskers play an away game at Michigan) on Nov. 9th for our next club meeting.
Zipline Brewing Co. will be hosting this year’s brewing demonstration and swap meet at their taproom in West Lincoln on S. Coddington and Magnum Cir.
Our all-grain brewing demonstration will be held outdoors (sorry, you’ve gotta leave your glass of beer inside!) during this event, and anyone of any skill level is invited to watch a brewday take place and ask any questions. Here is an approximate schedule:
10:00am – Setup demo
10:30am – Begin all-grain mash
11:30am – Collect & sparge beer wort
12:00pm – Boil begins
1:00pm – Finish boiling, collect wort
1:30pm – Brew day finished
Our 3rd annual equipment swap meet will be held on the same day between 10am-3pm.
Anyone and everyone are invited to shop at our swap meet and make purchases. Cash sales only.
Any current 2013 Lagers members are welcome to sell goods at the event. At the end when each person cashes out, the club will take a small cut of your total sales for the day.
Members, please check your beer gear boxes and closets for any old and unwanted equipment you’ve got that is gathering dust. Let’s put ’em into the hands of someone who wants it!
For questions or more info, check the forum thread, or drop us a note and we’ll get in touch.
Lagers to host new Beer Competition within High Plains competition circuit
September 2014 will mark the arrival of a new BJCP-sanctioned homebrewed beer competition, which will be an addition to the existing High Plains Brewer Of The Year and Club Of The Year competition circuits.
After a vigorous discussion (Apostrophes are SERIOUS BUSINESS, y’all) the Lincoln Lagers are excited to unveil the name of our new competition:
The Sower’s Cup, Sponsored by the Lincoln Lagers
Stay tuned as we iron out all of the details and rules…
Thursday, December 5, 2013
If you want to order dinner, feel free to come as early as 6:00pm, so that you can chow down before the meeting begins, which will be around 7:00pm.
We will have another Tech Topic this month: Kim Theesen will offer a demonstration on kegging.
We also plan to bring back the Tasting Challenge, where you blind-taste similarly-styled commercial beers and try to guess what beers they are (and also decide whether they’re any good!).
Full details at: http://www.lincolnlagers.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=1034
On October 2nd, we are going to visit Branched Oak Farms to hold this month’s Lincoln Lagers club meeting, where we will tour the facilities, enjoy a cheese tasting to sample their fine local offerings, enjoy a Beer Education topic provided by Matt Stinchfield, Certified Cicerone, and proprietor of Ploughshare Brewing Co.
Please join us at the farm! See the above Forum link for address, map, and time.
We hope all of our club members & their family and friends will join us on Saturday, September 7, 2013 for the annual Lincoln Lagers Club Picnic. It will be hosted again at Tim T.’s house, and we will rev things up right at 5:00pm. If you are not sure where Tim’s place is at, check the Forum Thread for his address & a map link.
Yes, it’s true, the Huskers are playing vs. Southern Miss at 5:00pm. Luckily, the game will be on the big screen TV in the basement in case you identify as a Die Hard Husker Fan and don’t want to miss the action.
The picnic will be Pot-Luck, bring out your best dishes! Apps, salads, bread, cheese, sides, soups, desserts, whatever you want to bring!
As in past years, the club will buy a bunch of meat, which Tim will smoke and serve up for the main course – If you are bringing a food item that needs to be smoked, like small appetizers, etc., be sure to shoot Tim a message to coordinate when the smoker racks will be free and what time you need to be there with your food.
The picnic also marks the return of the annual Lincoln Lagers Mead Contest. Please bring at least (3) 12oz. bottles of your mead if you want to enter it!
We need all the Lady Lagers that we can get, to participate in the judging! Even if you don’t “know what makes a good mead”, this is simply a Best Tasting Mead contest. So please, jump in there and try it out, even if you’re a neophyte to the world of fermented honey.
Last, but I assure you, CERTAINLY not least — please welcome back with a hearty cheer – The Bolzen Beer Band!! Come get stuffed with great food, even better beer and mead, and have a stomping good time dancing polka!
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.
Share brews & socialize from 6:30pm-9:30pm
Club meeting starts around 7:30pm
This month, the Lincoln Lagers are going to try out a new venue — the newly-opened Gratitude Cafe & Bakery, located in a former bank in the historic Bethany storefront.
Gratitude offers homespun baked goods, vegetarian food and a comfortable atmosphere, and focus on offering local, seasonal and Fair Traded products. For our meeting, they will offer a selection of local beers as well as a selection of desserts and snacks for purchase — and club members are encouraged to bring some of their own brew to sample as well! Your Editor recommends trying the Drunk Blondie or the Male Brownie with walnuts.
We hope you’ll join us for a fun night of good beer, good food, and good conversation at Gratitude on Thursday, June 6th. Thanks to the owner, Kat, for hosting us!
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