About KAB

Club History
It was on November 19, 1996 that Harlan Nilsen motioned to call this new brew club the Kearney Area Brewers. The motion was seconded and passed and the Kearney Area Brewers club was born. Here are the minutes from that first meeting:

November 19, 1996

The meeting was called to order at 7:55 pm at the home of Jerry Schram, 3019 Central Avenue, Kearney, with 12 members and 1 guest present. The bylaws Emmett furnished were passed out to the members and discussed. Phil also passed out a current member list. Some address changes were made at that time. Elections were held with the following results:

      Brewmaster: Jerry Schram
      Barmer: Emmett Maul
      Lauter Tun: Harlan Nilsen
      Capper: Mark Cavanee

Harlan made a motion to call the club “Kearney Area Brewers“. It was 2nd and passed.

Mark made a motion to adopt the agenda as an order of business. It was 2nd and passed. Christmas party ideas were discussed and tabled until the next meeting.

Phil Feese will host the next meeting December, 17th, 7:30 pm at his home, 2018 West 37th, Kearney.

Meeting adjourned at 8:35 pm.

A beer tasting followed the meeting.

Emmett Maul, Barmer

The Kearney Area Brewers meet at 7:30PM on the second Tuesday of every month except December. Meetings are hosted by club members or held at local brewpubs. Click on the Calendar Tab at the top and mouse over the KAB meetings for the location and time. Check out the other events listed in the Calendar as well.

Club Events
Each year the Kearney Area Brewers hosts the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) Big Brew Day held on the first Saturday in May. AHA provides two or three recipes and Brewers & Brew Clubs across the world brew one, two or all three of the recipes.

On the first Saturday of November we host the AHA Teach a Friend to Homebrew Day. Many brewers in the club will brew and provide free instruction on extract & all-grain brewing techniques.

Food & Beverage is always abundant at our club events!

The Kearney Area Brewers hosts the Buffalo County Fair Beer/Mead/Wine Competition every year. The competition is held at a local brewery in the latter part of July.

We also participate in the Nebraska Shootout. The Nebraska Shootout is an All Nebraska Brew Club competition originally started by the Lincoln Lagers & Oha-Hops brew clubs and is now open to all brew clubs in Nebraska. Bragging rights and a traveling trophy are at stake.

Becoming a Member
Please join us at one of our meetings or events or click here to send an email for additional information. The club is an excellent resource for anything and everything homebrewing. Annual dues are $25.00 per year due in January. Must be at least 21 years of age to join.

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