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Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha


Greetings and Happy New Year!

We are looking for volunteers to help steward and judge the 2008 Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha in the Twin Ports of Duluth MN and Superior WI. The competition is set for February 8-9, 2008 and will be held at the Belgian Club in Superior, WI. Following the flights on Friday night, there will be an indoor pub crawl featuring samples of our local brewpub favorites. Saturday evening will have the awards ceremony at the Belgian Club, followed by a party at Thirsty Pagan Brewing.

To volunteer steward or judge, please visit our website at:

Beginning January 14th entries will be accepted for the 2008 Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha sponsored by the Northern Ale Stars Homebrewers Guild from the Twin Ports of Duluth, MN and Superior WI. The Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha is the second leg of the 2008 Midwest Homebrewer of the Year award.

There will be prizes and medals for all 1st, 2nd and 3rd place winners as well as Best of Show, novice, best brew name and our very own “Snowblower Brew” (you know, the brew you grab after a long day of cleaning up after a blizzard!). In addition, the Best of Show winner will have the opportunity to brew their winning entry on a grand scale, and have it featured, at Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior, WI.

To save on shipping costs, entries may be dropped off at the Upper Mississippi Mash-Out in St. Paul, MN on January 25-26, 2008. Or, they can be dropped off at the Thirsty Pagan Brewing in Superior, WI any time between January 14th and February 1st.


Dan Slick

Judge/Steward coordinator

Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha