The Greatest Conference You’ll Ever Attend

The 39th annual American Homebrewers Association conference will be in Minnesota this year, June 15-17!  2010 was the first time it was here.

It’s a great conference, and it’s hard to describe the quantity of tasting opportunities.  Clubs from around the country serve beer on club night, and breweries from around the country serve on pro night.  The beer education available in the conference sessions is phenomenal.  There’s a conference banquet, with beer.  This conference sells out, and you need to be an AHA member or guest to attend.

Registration will open around March, so you have time to consider joining the AHA.  More info at

See You in Minneapolis! June 15-17, 2017

The Great Northern Brew Ha Ha

It’s that time of year again, the Great Northern Brew Ha Ha is just around the corner, February 9-11.

Northern Ale Stars Logo

As in the past, they’ll be holding a judging session Thursday evening February 9, at Lake Superior Brewing, and the rest of the event beginning Friday February 10 at the Holiday Inn Duluth.

The banquet will also be held at the Holiday Inn and be Mead themed, with speakers Jon Hamilton from White Winter Winery and Susan Ruud from Prairie Rose Meadery.

Hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn at the event rate but will only be held until January 10, so book your rooms early by calling 218-722-1202 and letting them know you’re with the Brew Ha Ha, or, you can book online. When booking use the group code “NAS.” (Look for the group code field when you search for rooms).

Entry registration opens January 6.  Once again they’ll be collecting entries at the Minnesota Mashout for all those who participate in this competition and wish to drop off entries at Summit.  To enter beers, register to judge or steward or purchase banquet tickets, please use this link

Looking forward to seeing everyone.  Happy New Year!

Boreal Brewers Club Meeting November 2nd

The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club will be meeting on Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016 at 6pm @ KAXE.  The address is 260 NE 2nd Street, in Grand Rapids.

We’ll recap the year’s activities, eat some food, and of course, drink some home brew.

We might even think of some business to conduct.  If you have some ideas for themes for our upcoming meetings, bring them on Wednesday.

I hope to see you there.