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“Beer makes you feel the way you ought to feel without beer.”

― Henry Lawson

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Northern Ale Stars Homebrewers Guild

Minnesota's oldest homebrewing club, organized in 1982.

Meetings held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month from September through May. Special events are often held during the summer months. Schedule and location can vary, plus other meetings and events scheduled regularly throughout the year.


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Upcoming Events

Great Northern Brew HaHa

April 18-19-20, 2024

Warrior Brewing


The Brew HaHa Wants You!

Our home brew competition is coming up soon. We need club members and their friends to volunteer to make sure everything runs smoothly. No experience needed, we'll find a fun job for you.

The Awards ceremony is on Saturday, April 20, starting with Beer Bingo at 5:00 p.m., followed by dinner and a guest speaker about 6:00 p.m., then the awards around 7:00 p.m., followed by social time. Please feel free to attend and bring friends. Put the date in your calendar so you don't miss out on the fun!

There is no cost to attend the awards ceremony. There will be the opportunity to purchase dinner, play beer bingo (very small fee, potential big prize!), and sample great beers, ciders and meads!


Judges and volunteers can register now.

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Other stuff we have going on:

- Impromptu Happy Hour gatherings!

- Brewery tours

- Judging workshops

- Competition entering details

Click here to become a Northern Ale Stars Member today!

The 2024 Great Northern Brew HaHa Competition!

Entry field is full! Thank you to everyone who entered...Good Luck!

Beer Flight

The Great Northern Brew HaHa is underway...judging on April 18-20.

Check out our Great Northern Brew HaHa Facebook page for more information and current updates. 

Judge and volunteer registration is open.

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Great Northern Brew HaHa Schedule of Events:

Thursday, April 11

Unboxing & Entry Organizing, 5:00 p.m.

Thursday, April 18

Judging Session #1, 7:00 p.m.

Friday, April 19

Judging Session #2, 4:00 p.m.

Judging Session #3, 7:00 p.m.

Saturday, April 20

Judging Session #4, 10:00 a.m.

Pub Crawl, 12:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. 

Best of Show Judging, 1:00 p.m.

Beer Bingo, 5:00 p.m.

Guest Speaker & Dinner, 6:00 p.m.

Awards Ceremony, 7:00 p.m. (approximate)

Post-awards Celebration & Social to follow

All Great Northern Brew HaHa Events are at Warrior Brewing,

2711 West Superior Street, Suite #204, Duluth, MN 55806.

Northern Ale Stars Homebrewers Guild Membership

The Northern Ale Stars Homebrewers Guild is the oldest homebrewing club in Minnesota and was established in 1982.

Join us for as we head toward 50 years!

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Contact Northern Ale Stars

We usually meet on the second Wednesday of each month at 6:30 p.m. Our homebase for 2024 club meetings is "inside" the brewery at Hoops Brewing in Canal Park. Locations can vary so please join our email list or follow the club's Facebook page for the most current information. Club meetings are open to just need to have an interest in good beer, cider, or mead!

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