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Vince Rokke is AHA's Brewer of the Week

The American Homebrewers Association's new website includes a bunch of new features, including a Homebrewer of the Week.  Congratulations to PHC member Vince Rokke for being selected as AHA's Homebrewer of the week for 2/16/2010.  The AHA posted a nice write up about Vince and his brewing.




DRAFT says Best Beer in ND is from PHC

In the July/August 2009 issue of DRAFT Magazine, their 50 Beers, 50 States article picked the best beer in each state, and for North Dakota, the best beer was PHC Homebrew: link


North Dakota
Fargo, N.D.
Prairie Homebrewing Companions homebrew

There are officially no microbreweries left in the entire state of North Dakota -- good thing the American Homebrewers Association-affiliated Prairie Homebrewing Companions keep the art alive at meetings every second Wednesday of each month, where visitors can sample award-winning beers and member Susan Ruud’s famed meads




Iron Chef, Homebrew Style

The Prairie Homebrewing Companions were once again featured in the November/December 2006 issue of Zymurgy.  The Last Drop article on the last page was written by PHC's Susan Ruud and featured the Iron Chef competition the club held this past summer at the club campout.  




Susan Ruud's Traditional Mead Wins Gold at the 2006 National Homebrew Competition

PHC member, Susan Ruud won a Gold Medal at the 2006 AHA National Homebrew Competition for her Sweet Mead, a Category 24 Traditional Mead.



Award of Brewing Program

The PHC's Award of Brewing program was featured in the May/June 2006 issue of Zymurgy written by PHC's Ray Taylor.  If you would like more information about this program go to our Award of Brewing Page or contact the AOB Administrator.




Vince Rokke's American Pale Ale Wins Gold at the 2005 National Homebrew Competition

Under the PHC banner, Vince Rokke's American Pale Ale was judged to be the best beer in Category 10. American Ale in the 2005 AHA National Homebrew Competition.


Dick Nilles with his AHA Gold Medal

PHC Members Get Gold at the 2004 National Homebrew Competition

The dust has cleared 2 members of the Prairie Homebrewing Companions have emerged with gold medals from the 2004 AHA National Homebrew Competition.

Dick Nilles (left) was awarded the gold medal in Category 17: Wheat Beer for his Berliner Weisse.

Curt & Kathy Stock were awarded the gold medal in Category 26: Fruit Mead. (they are from St Paul but Curt did become a member of the PHC last year, even though they compete under the St Paul Homebrewers Club banner).


AHA National Conference 2003

Sweet Homebrew ChicagoOn June 19th through the 21st 2003,  a PHC crew of 8 attended the AHA National Homebrew Conference in Chicago.   A fun time was had by all and pictures are available of the conference, with some of the pics showing the PHC'ers.

Kansas City Bier Meisters' Pictures

AHA's conference pictures


Charlie Papazian

Charlie on the Road Tour 2002

On April 1st 2002, the Prairie Homebrewing Companions hosted Charlie Papazian, founder of the American Homebrewing Association and homebrewing author on the first leg of his "Charlie on the Road Tour" for 2002.

A limited number of commemorative pint glasses are still available.


AHA Homebrewers of the Year

Congratulations to PHC members Mickey and Vi Walker who's Bohemian Pilsner won a Gold Medal in the 2000 AHA competition, and then went on to best all other beers giving them the prestigious title of Homebrewers of the Year for 2000.

Micky and Vi Walker



The Country Cannery

The Country Cannery is the PHC's local homebrewing store.

Click on their banner to go to their website or stop by and say hello to Ron at

1320 1st. Ave. N., Moorhead, MN



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