Club Meeting - Wednesday August 12th - 7:30PM
picnic at Lindenwood Park, Rotary Shelter next to the Rotary
Playground by the park entrance. Get there early for
Club Meeting - Wednesday September 9th - 7:30PM
the El Zagal Shrine, 1429
North 3rd Street, Fargo, ND
below to join the AHA
to join or get more info?
about joining the Prairie Homebrewing Companions and/or want to know
what the club does or what happens a a meeting? Answers are on
the About the PHC page.
Halloween Challenge 2015
accepted October 10th thru October 23rd
per entry of 2 bottles
October 28th thru October 31st
2008 Guidelines will be used
BJCP categories of beer, mead and cider will be accepted plus
special Halloween Theme and Fresh Killed Hops categories
judging for Hoppy Halloween is done using glass tasters, not plastic
flight will have at least 1 BJCP judge.
will not be combined! All 28 BJCP 2008 categories plus special
categories will stand on their own and get their own medals and
beers placing 1st, 2nd or 3rd will win a Hoppy
Halloween Challenge Medal hung from a special hand-crafted Halloween
themed lanyard plus will get a prize from one or more of our
will be shipped to the winners.
of Show Beer and Best of Show Mead/Cider receive themed trophies.
awards for Halloween Theme Beer and Great Pumpkin will also be
Go to hoppyhalloween.com
for more info
Nilles earns Grand Master Brewer status in the Award of
On October 8th 2014, Dick Nilles became only the 3rd brewer to
earn the status of Grand Master Brewer in the Award of Brewing
program and the first to get this status in 11 years.
Dick brewed acceptable examples of every single style category
and subcategory of beer, cider and mead in the current BJCP Guidelines
- 98 beers in all.
& Bob Ruud's
Traditional Mead Wins Gold at the 2013 National Homebrew Competition
members, Susan & Bob Ruud won a Gold Medal at the 2013 AHA National Homebrew
Competition in Category 24 Traditional Mead. Susan also won the
gold medal in this same category back in 2006.
Roan & Nancy Bowser Win President of Beers
homebrewers Tom Roan and Nancy Bowser were invited to send in
a homebrew to Willamette Weekly’s ‘President of
competition was created by this Portland Oregon website as a
battle between the 50 flagship commercial beers from
each state. Well North Dakota does not have a full
brewery operating within the state at the time of the
competition so they asked some homebrewers.
Tom and Nancy sent in some bottles of Beaverbear
Barleywine and Willamette Weekly got a panel of judges
together and did a blind tasting scoring all 50 beers and the
one on top, was Tom and Nancy’s barleywine, beating out some
very well known commercial beers from the other
states. Minnesota’s representative was Summit EPA and
it got 39th place. Page1
Member David Batcheller published in Zymurgy
The article Wood's Wild
Side appearing on page 18 of the September/October 2012
issue of 'Zymurgy' magazine was written by PHC member David
Batcheller and other members of the club helped out with the
process and the tasting of the resulting test beers.
Rokke's Munich Helles Wins Gold at the 2011 National Homebrew
member Vince Rokke, won a Gold Medal with his Munich Helles at
the 2011 AHA National Homebrew Competition in Category 1 -
Light Lagers. He was also 1st Runner Up for Homebrewer
for the year. Only a single beer beat him out in this
competition of 6996 entries.
Back on BrewingTV for Hoppy Halloween and Jamil Zainascheff
from BrewingTV was in Fargo for Hoppy Halloween 2010 and had a full
weekend. He covered 2 club brews, interviewed Susan Ruud about
the club's yeast bank, talked to featured speaker Jamil Zainascheff,
and covered Hoppy Halloween judging and awards including Halloween
Theme Beer Judging.
had a great time and you can see all the fun he had in Episode
23 of BrewingTV now online.
on Brewing TV at NHC
the 2010 National Homebrewers Conference, Brewing
TV did some filming at Club Night. Dave Trautmann of
the PHC is featured in the static picture for the episode
(right) and you can see the PHC table for Club Night and the
'Wheel of Beer' at around the 20:15 point in the episode and
President Tony Huseby a bit later pouring his own beer and
tasting. They got to pull their own Ordinary Bitter off
the beer engine and they liked it so much that they asked for
Nancy and Tom's recipe to be include on their site.
Brewing Radio Club Spotlight: PHC
At the 2010 AHA National
Homebrewers Conference in Minneapolis, James and Steve
recorded Basic Brewing Radio live and interviewed PHC members
on several topics along with tasting some of our beers and a
Susan Ruud - NHC
organization and her blackberry mead.
Ray Taylor and Karl
Gunderson - PHC History and the Award of
Dave Batcheller - His
Imperial Belgian Pale Ale
Tom Roan - Brewing in the
Vince Rokke - His Amarillo
American Pale Ale
Prairie Homebrewers On the Evening News
Saturday April 17th 2010, several members of the Prairie Homebrewing
Companions spent the day together brewing a bunch of beer to go into
a Jack Daniels barrel. That evening, WDAY news featured that
group in their news.
Country Cannery is the PHC's local homebrewing store.
on their banner to go to their website or stop by and say hello to
1st. Ave. N., Moorhead, MN