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AHA Big Brew - Saturday May 3rd
At the parking lots of Hurleys Religious Goods - 1417 University Drive South (old Scheels Hardware).  1:00PM for the front of the store lot but brews starting earlier on the side lot to the North.

 

Fargo Craft Beer Tour - Saturday May 10th - 2:00PM
At the Hilton Garden Inn
, 4351 17th Ave S, Fargo, ND - website

 

PHC Club Meeting - Wednesday May 14th - 7:30PM
At the El Zagal Shrine
, 1429 North 3rd Street, Fargo, ND

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PHC Club Jockey Box Schedule

 

 

PHC Club Library 
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Book Request Form
 

Full list of beer events in the Fargo/Moorhead area

 

 

 

Want to join or get more info?

Thinking 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.

 

 

 

Hoppy Halloween Challenge  Competition 2013 Results

584 Entries

 

Best of Show - Beer:

Michael Crane - "Thanksgiving Saison" a Fruit Beer from Leawood, KS with the Kansas City Bier Meisters

 

Best of Show - Mead/Cider:

Susan & Bob Ruud - "Your Father Smelt Of Elderberry" an Other Fruit Melomel from Harwood, ND with the Prairie Homebrewing Companions

 

Great Pumpkin winner:

Tim Thomssen from Lincoln, NE with the Lincoln Lagers

 

Fresh Killed Hops Beer:

Tom Roan & Nancy Bowser - "Grasslands" from Fargo, ND with the Prairie Homebrewing Companions

 

Halloween Theme Beer:

Al Boyce - "Tripel Header" from St. Louis Park, MN with the Minnesota Home Brewers Association


Go to
hoppyhalloween.com for more info

 

 

 

Susan & Bob Ruud's Traditional Mead Wins Gold at the 2013 National Homebrew Competition

PHC 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.

 

 

Tom Roan & Nancy Bowser Win President of Beers 

Fargo homebrewers Tom Roan and Nancy Bowser were invited to send in a homebrew to Willamette Weekly’s ‘President of Beer’ competition.  

This 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.

Well 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 Page2

 

 

PHC 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.

 

 

Vince Rokke's Munich Helles Wins Gold at the 2011 National Homebrew Competition

PHC 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.

 

 

PHC Back on BrewingTV for Hoppy Halloween and Jamil Zainascheff

Chip 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.

Chip had a great time and you can see all the fun he had in Episode 23 of BrewingTV now online.

 

 

PHC on Brewing TV at NHC

At 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.

 

 

Basic Brewing Radio Club Spotlight: PHC

Basic Brewing

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 mead.

Susan Ruud - NHC organization and her blackberry mead.

Ray Taylor and Karl Gunderson - PHC History and the Award of Brewing Program

Dave Batcheller - His Imperial Belgian Pale Ale

Tom Roan - Brewing in the northern climate

Vince Rokke - His Amarillo American Pale Ale

 iTunes  | Streaming mp3

 

 

Prairie Homebrewers On the Evening News

On 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.  

 

 

PHC News Archive

 

 

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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