Friday, October 26, 2012

AHA Learn to Homebrew Day Events in Nebraska

With the smell of winter air also comes the smell of boiling wort.  For many,  homebrewing season just opened in Nebraska, and if you don't already have the know-how to make your own brew, this is your chance.

Since 1999, the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) has chosen the first Saturday in November as "Learn to Homebrew Day".  Homebrew clubs and homebrew supply shops across the nation have taken upon themselves, with the support of the AHA, to host demonstrations geared towards new and potential homebrewers.  The events are also a chance to meet and socialize with the local homebrewing community.

To most potential brewers, the process can seem daunting.  There is a science component, a culinary component, an artistic component and a magic component.  The good news is that it's really not that hard to start making great beer from the beginning.  Even better, the homebrewing community is filled with knowledgeable brewers who are more than welcoming to help the new brewers get through their maiden voyage.  If you are reading this blog, chances are you are already a beer lover, but there is nothing quite like sitting back to enjoy your very own delicious creation.

Saturday, November 3rd
Learn to Homebrew Day locations in Nebraska:

Host: Railroaders Brew Club/South Omaha Brewers (SOBs)
Location: Crescent Moon, 3578 Farnam Street, Omaha
Date: Saturday, November 3
Start Time: 12:00 p.m.

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Notes: Both the Railroaders Brew Club and SOBs have joined up to host a day of brewing education at the Crescent Moon Ale House.  The day will include a demonstration of all-grain brewing, as well as the newer brew in a bag method.

Host: Lincoln Lagers Homebrew Club/Modern Monks Brewery
Location: Misty's, 200 North 11th Street, Lincoln
Date: Saturday, November 3
Start Time: 11:00 a.m.


Notes: Patio of Misty's Steakhouse/Modern Monks Brewery.  Event includes brewing demo, brewing equipment swap meet and monthly Lincoln Lager club meeting.

Host: Kearney Area Brewers (KAB)
Location: 201 E 26th Street - Kearney , NE
Date: Saturday, November 3
Start Time: 10:00 a.m.


Notes: Garage of KAB member Emmett Maul. Please bring a food dish and any homebrew you'd like to share. (White house with the red shutters. We will be meeting in the garage-please walk down the alley to get to the garage).

1 comment:

Railroaders Brew Club said...

"There will also be an introduction level all extract brewing demo and Homebrew Equipment Swap Meet at the Omaha event. Whether your looking to get into the hobby, upgrade your equipment, or just have some extra gear collecting dust you'd like to sell this will be a great opportunity to do all these things."