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Looming Mash-Out Deadlines

Saturday, Jan 13 – We only have room for 100 people, most of the seats are already gone.  This dinner will entail NINE entrees, TWO desserts, and COUNTLESS varieties of all the beer you can drink, including a re-brewing of last year’s Best of Show Kolsch, re-brewed by Rick Oftel of the Garden View Brewery.  Only $30!  (CHEAP!)

Saturday, Jan 13 – The Early-Bird Entry Deadline is this Saturday. ENTRIES MUST BE AT EITHER NORTHERN BREWER OR MIDWEST BY CLOSING TIME!  Remember, Beer, Mead AND Cider each have their own Best of Show this year, and each have the coveted Mash-Out CHALICE hand turned by Don Stock (Curt’s brother.)  Also, don’t forget the SPECIAL categories – EIS-ANYTHING and NEW ENTRANT.  Only $6 per online entry, $7 with good old fashioned paper.

Judging slots are also fast filling up – at this rate, there WILL BE NO WALK-IN JUDGES accepted.  Go online and register TODAY!  This year, we have a whole page of special events FOR VOLUNTEERS ONLY.  Check it out at:

The Mash-Out is fast becoming one of the largest home brewing competitions and events in the NATION, and it’s right in your OWN HOME TOWN!  Get out to the Mash-Out and enjoy the show!  This year, it will be held again at the KlubHaus, at 1079 Rice Street in St. Paul.  RIGHT ON THE BUSLINE!

And then a little more info about the banquet… Man, it sounds tasty. If I was able to go, I certainly would… Don’t miss this!

Saturday is the deadline to sign up for the amazing Jamaican feast that Chef Manfred Krug is preparing for the Mash Out banquet on Jan. 27.  More than 70 Epicureans* already have signed up, but there is still room for a few more.

*Def: fond of luxury and sensuous pleasure, esp. that of eating and drinking

Here’s what you get for $30:
–Sticky Citrus hot wings
–Chicken wings in a citrus glaze with Habanero pepper and orange and lime zest
–Fancy slaw with coconut and pineapple
–Creole fish and shrimp stew
–Red beans and rice
–Garlic and ginger-grilled chicken with sweet barbeque sauce
–Kingston Jerk pork butt
–Beef picadillo stew with sweet potatoes
–Assorted bread
–Sticky Jamaican beer cake with candied fruits
–Dark rum cheese cake with tropical fruit sauce
–A wide assortment of homebrews from some of the best brewers in the area.  Take your pick from 8-10 taps.

After this Jamaican feast, all you have to do is waddle upstairs at the Klub Haus and collect your medals at the 7:30 awards ceremony.  How perfect and convenient an evening is that?  As the theme says, mon, “Let’s get together and feel all right.”

Just two more days to register: