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Scott Nelson

Vice President: 

Luke Hoekstra

Secretary: 

John Murphy

Treasurer:  

Mike Young

Webmaster:  

Mike Young 


 

 

 

ABL Annual Raffle

2016 Ames Brewers League Raffle

February 2016

 

We had to move the raffle from January to February this year, and I think that worked out better for most of our members. As usual, we had a great variety of donations from several local breweries & businesses as well as ingredient manufacturers and online vendors. We really appreciate all the donations that are generously given to our yearly raffle! Everyone had a great time, and we were able to raise around $600 to fund club activities for the year.  Thank you to all our sponsors & members for coming out to support the club!

 

 

 

Confluence Brewing

55lb Golden Promise

Tasting Glasses (4)

$20 Gift Card

Stickers

 

C&S Brew Supply

Growlers (2)

$20 Gift Cards (2)

Pint Glasses (2)

 

Wyeast

T-Shirts (4)

Hats (2)

Lanyards, Stickers, Magnets

 

Briess

Hat

T-Shirt

 

BSG

Yeast (US-05 & S-04)

Weyerman Munich (5 lb)

Irish Stout Malt (5lb)

Grain Samples (5 varieties)

Mandrania Bavaria Hops (8 oz)

Citra Hops (8 oz)

 

Full Court Press

$25 Gift Cards (2)

 

Madhouse Brewing

Gift Basket (2 Bombers, coozie, bottle opener)

 

515 Brewing

5 lbs Simcoe Hops

T-Shirts (2)

 

Boone Valley Brewing

Growlers w/fill coupon (2)

T-Shirt

 

LD Carlson

Chocolate Milk Stout kit (5 gallon)

Cranberry Dark Wit kit (1 gallon)

Cider House kit (6 gallon)

Wine/Bottle Openers (3)

 

Beer Crazy

$50 Gift Card

T-Shirt

 

Andrew Koehring (Bells)

2011 Excentric Ale (4)

Bells Sachel/Cooler

T-Shirts (2)

Ceramic Coasters

Patches & Buttons

 

Olde Main Brewing Company

50 lb Rahr Pale Malt (3)

 

Alluvial Brewing

50 lb Rahr Pale Malt

Pint Glasses (2)

 

Lallemand Yeast

Nottingham (10)

Munich (10)

Abbaye (10)

Munich Classic (10)

BRY-97 (10)

Belle Saison (10)

Windsor (10)

 

Exile Brewing

Growler w/ fill coupon

Morning Bell Coffee Roasters

1 lb Fresh Roasted Specialty Coffee (2)

 

Granite City Brewing

Various Grain Samples

Various Hop Samples

 

Torrent Brewing Company

Dark Star Burner

Growlers w/ fill coupon (2)

 

Mark & Colette Simpson

T-Shirts (5)

Glassware (12)

 

Christine Wydert

Refractometer

 

Firetrucker Brewing

Growler w/ fill coupon

 

Five-Star

Star-San Sanitzier (15)

PBW Cleaner (15)

 

Fermentis

Yeast Packets (5 of each)

US-05, S-04, S-33, S-23, W-34/70, T-58, Abbaye, WB-06

Calculators, Lanyards, Coasters, Pens

 

Reclaimed Rails Brewing Co

Pint Glasses (2)

 

Founders Brewing

T-Shirts (2)

 


2015 Ames Brewers League Raffle

1/27/2015

 

We had another great raffle this year for the Ames Brewers League, and with the help of all our donors/sponsors, we were able to raise over $700 for the club!  We really appreciate all the organizations & businesses that donated items to the raffle this year.  We couldn't do it without you.  Also, we'd like to thank Olde Main for hosting this even for the last several years.  They are always very accommodating and really bend over backwards to help us out.  Check out the pictures below and also a list of all our sponsors and donations for the year.  Cheers!

 

 

 

Briess

-Shirt

-Baseball Hat

 

LD Carlson

-Honey Brown Ale Kit

-AM Pale Ale BIAB Kit

 

Full Court Press

-2 x $25 gift cards

 

Five Star

-PBW 1 lb (24)

-StarSan 8oz (24)

 

Fermentis/Lasaffre Yeast

-Yeast (5 each US-05, S-04, T-58, Abbaye)

-Box Openers

-LED Flashlights (12)

-Bags, Coasters, Pens

 

Muntons

-Mexican Cerveza Kit

-Shirts (6)

-Hats (4)

-Bottle openers, coasters, pens, notepads, mini-mugs

 

Lallemand

-Yeast (10 of each)

BRY-97, Abbaye, Nottingham, Windsor, Belle Saison, Munich)

 

Confluence

-50 lb Irish Stout Malt

-Growlers w/ $12 gift card (2)

-T-shirts (2)

 

Brewcraft USA

-Magnum hops (1 lb)

-Vanguard hops (1 lb)

-Hop sample packs (centennial, fuggle, Willamette)

-Mangrove Jack Yeast (3 x M4, 3 x M79)

-BeerStix American Oak

-Brewing Spices (coriander, bitter orange, paradise seed)

 

Wyeast

 -4 gift bags (shirt, other)

Firetrucker

-Growler w/ fill

 

Beer Crazy

-$50 Gift Card

-T-shirts (2)

-CO2 Charger

 

BSG Handcraft

-Specialty Malts (3)

-10 lbs Weyermann Pils

-10 lbs Rahr Pale

-10 lbs Crisp Marris Otter

-10 lb Irish Base Malt

-8 oz El Dorado Hops

 

White Labs

-T-shirts (3)

-Yeast Coupons (5)

-BrewMaster Game

 

Bells Brewing Co (Andrew & Liz)

-T-Shirts (3)

-Sweatshirt

-Hat

-Stickers & Coozies

 

Torrent Brewing Company

-Growler

-T-Shirt

-Pint Glass

-Stickers & Coasters

 

MadHouse Brewing Company

-Gift Basket (Beer, glass, chocolate, metal beer bucket)

 

Granite City Brewing Company

-Hops (Willamette, Sterling, Tettnang)

-30 lbs 2-row

-Specialty Grains (Abbey, Brown, -Crystal 70/80 & 135/165, Caramunich 3, Roast Malt, Chocolate, Pale Chocolate)

 

C&S Brew Supply

-$15 gift cards (2)

-Pint Glasses (2)

-Bottle Openers (2)

Exile Brewing Company

-$20 Gift Card

-Growler

 

Boone Valley Brewing Company

-Boston Rounds w/ Fill & Carrier (2)

 

Groernfell Meadery

-Flannel Sweatshirt

-Pint Glasses (2)

-Stickers (10)

 

Hokel

-5 lb CO2 Tank Fill

 

Rock Bottom Brewery

-30 G Cody Road Bourbon Barrel

-Rocktoberfest Krugs (12)

 

Twisted Vine Brewing

-T-shirts (2)

-Pint Glasses (2)

-Magnum Hops (2 lb)

-Saphire Hops (1 lb)

-Cascade Hops (1 lb)

 

Mucky Duck

-$20 Gift Card

 

Olde Main Brewing Company

-50 lbs Rahr Pale (2)

-50 lbs Golden Promise

-50 lbs Weyermann Munich

-50 lbs Weyermann Vienna

 

Flix Brewhouse

-Movie passes (4)

 

515 Brewing Company

-Mt. Hood Hops (2 lb)

-Sweatshirt

 

Founders Brewing Company

-T-shirts (2)

 

Lauri Glasgow

-6-piece glassware set

 

John Mogler

-15 gallon fermenter

 

 


Ames Brewers League 2014 Raffle

1/28/2014

 

We had a great time at our annual raffle as always this year, with even more prizes and attendance than previous events.  We greatly appreciate all the organizations that donate items to the raffle each year.  This year, we were able to raise around $800 to fund the club and our activities.  Thank you to everyone who made the event a success!

 

Raffle Donations

 

Granite City

44 lbs Glacier Hops

3 lbs Summit Hops

3 lbs Apollo Hops

1 lb Cascade Hops

1 lb GR Tettnang Hops

1 lb Willamette Hops

Assorted Malt

(2-row, wheat, brown, C70, C150, Brown, Chocolate, CM3)

T-Shirts (3)

Hats (2)

 

Olde Main

50 lb Rahr Pale (2)

55 lb Golden Promise

55 lb Wyermann Munich

55 lb  Wyermann Vienna

T-Shirts (2)

 

Boone Valley Brewing Co.

Boston Round Growlers (2)

Boston Round Carrier

Gift Card for 2 refills

 

Lallemand Yeast

Yeast Packets (25)

-Munich, BRY-97, Windsor, Nottingham & Belle Saison

 

LD Carlson

Equipment Starter Kit

Brewers Best Pale Ale Kit

 

Five Star Chemicals

PBW (4)

Super Moss (4)

Star-San (4)

Foam Five Star Toys (lots)

 

LD Carlson

Equipment Starter Kit

Brewers Best Extract Kit

 

Raccoon River Brewing Co

Sack of Grain (coupon)

1 lb Hops (coupon)

T-Shirts (3)

RRBC Mug

 

Beer Crazy

$50 Gift Card

 Bottle Opener

T-Shirts (3)

Black & Tan Spoon

 

Court Ave Brewing Co.

11 lbs Vanguard Hops

 

Twisted Vine

1 lb Northern Brewer Hops

1 lb Columbus Hops (leaf)

T-shirts (2)

 

Keg Stand

Assorted Beers

(Sam Adams Tetravis, SN 2013 Bigfoot, Stone Lucky Bastard, Rogue 2012 Imperial Stout, Stone Old Guardian, Evil Twin Imperial Biscotti Break Bourbon Barrel Aged)

 

White Labs

T-Shirts (3)

Free Yeast Coupons (5)

Brewmaster Game

 

Muntons

T-Shirts (3)

Hats (3)

Polo Shirt

Brew Calendars (2)

Notepads (4)

 

Brew Your Own Magazine

1 year subscription (new or renewal)

Rock Bottom

55 lb Pilsner Malt

55 lb Wheat Malt

Glassware (10)

T-Shirts (3)

 

515 Brewing

2 lbs Pacific Jade Hops

Glassware (2)

T-Shirt

Brew Day with 515

 

Confluence

$10 Gift Card

Pint Glasses (2)

 

Number 7 Brewing

Growler & fill (2)

 

C&S Brew Supply

Glass Carboy

Wooden 6-pack holder

Growler

EZ Cap Bottle

 

Full Court Press

$25 gift cards (2)

 

Arrowhead Hops

T-Shirt & Koozie pack (2)

 

Hokel

5 lb CO2 Tank Refill

 

Briess

Extract Brew Kit 

 

Wyeast

Free Yeast Coupons (4)

T-Shirts (2)

Hats (2)

 

William's Brewing

Glassware (3)

Hat

 

 

 


2013 ABL Raffle

1-22-2013

 

We had another great turnout for the raffle this year, with a record number of items donated and people attending.  With the help of all our sponsors and people who donated items, we were able to raise close to $800 to benefit the club.  Thank you to everyone who donated items to the raffle, Odle Main for hosting the event, and everyone who came and purchased tickets. We couldn't do it without you!

2013 Raffle Donations

Granite City

55lb Belgian Vienna

50 lb Rahr Wheat

55 lb CaraMunich3

55 lb British Crystal 35

4 lb Apollo Hops

4 lb Cascade Hops

 

Raccoon River Brewing Co

50# Grain Coupon

1# Hop Coupon

Grain OR Hop Coupon

Mug Club Glasses (2)

Pint Glasses (3)

2XL Hoodie

Long Sleeve T-Shirt

 

Court Ave Brewing Co.

22 lbs Glacier Hops

22 lbs Strisselspalt Hops

 

Cyclone Liquors

Paulaner Krug

Specialty Beers (3)

Coozies

 

Austin Homebrew

T-Shirts (3)

 

Boulevard

T-Shirts (2)

Boulevard Hat

Coozie

Bottle Opener

 

Beer Crazy

$50 Gift Card

 Bottle Opener

Hat

T-Shirt

 

 

Olde Main

50 lb Rahr Pale (3)

55 lb Golden Promise

40+ Sample Mugs

 

Boone Valley Brewing Co.

Growler & Carrier

Boston Rounds & Carrier

Pint Glass

 

Hokel

5 lb CO2 Tank Refill

 

Keg Stand

$25 Gift Cards (2)

3 Cases Stone Bombers

 

Full Court Press

$25 gift cards (2)

 

White Labs

T-Shirts (2)

Yeast Coupons (5)

Brewmasters Game

Posters

 

Briess

Dunkelweizen Kit

T-Shirt

 

Bells

Bells Hat

Patch

Bottle Opener

Beer

 

Wyeast

Hats (2)

T-Shirts (2)

Yeast Coupons (4)

Yeast Posters

 

Rock Bottom

55# Crisp Pale Malt

RB Ofest Krugs (2)

Pilsner Glasses (2)

Pint Glasses (2)

T-Shirts (4)

 

Twisted Vine Brewery

1 lb NB Hops

Pint Glasses (2)

Free beer coasters

T-Shirt

 

Arrowhead Hops

T-Shirts (3)

Cascade Hop Samples (4)

 

Confluence

$10 gift card

Sample Glasses (2)

Pint Glass

 

Northern Brewer

$15 gift cards (2)

Stocking Caps (2)

Brewing TV Hat

NB Belgian Snifters (3)

 

Fresh Hops

4 oz Willamette (2)

4 oz Cascade (2)

4 oz Nugget (2)

8 oz Amarillo *

8 oz Centennial *

4 oz Citra *

4 oz Simcoe *

*Club Purchased*

 

Hops Direct

5 # Willamette Hops

T-Shirt

Hop Soaps (3)

HD Flash Drives (3)


2012 Annual ABL Raffle

1-25-2012

 

2012 Raffle Pictures

 

We had another great turnout for our annual raffle this year, and we'd like to thank everyone who donated items as well as everyone who came and bought raffle tickets.  There were a ton of great prizes to give out this year, and we were able to make around $900 to help support the club.  I've listed out everyone who donated items to the raffle below.  Thank you again for all your support for our club!

 

Olde Main

  • 3 50 lb Pale Malt Coupons
  • 50 lb Golden Promise Coupon
  • 2 $20 Olde Main Gift Cards
  • 3 Olde Main t-shirts

Court Ave

  • Pilsner
  • Munich
  • CaraMunich 40

Rock Bottom

  • Canadian Pilsner Malt
  • 3 RB Glasses
  • Free drink & meal tickets

Fresh Hops

  • 1 lb Centennial
  • 2 x 4 oz packages Nugget
  • 2 x 4 oz packages Willamette
  • 2 x 4 oz packages Cascade

Hops Direct

  • 5 lbs Willamette (6%AA)
  • Hop Soap Sampler

Wyeast

  • 4 Wyeast t-shirts
  • 4 Wyeast Yeast Coupons

White Labs

  • 5 x 50% off coupons
  • BrewMaster Board Game
  • Yeast Posters

Austin Homebrew

  • 3 t-shirts

Briess

  • Dunkelweizen Extract Kit

Summit

  • 2 t-shirts
  • Hat & Summit Bag

Muntons

  • Gift Pack

 

Granite City

  • 3 cases beer (bock, pale, lager)
  • 50 lb bag Red Wheat
  • 50 lb bag Munich
  • 2.5 lbs Apollo Hops (18.5%AA)
  • 2.5 lbs Cascade Hops (7.5%AA)

Raccoon River Brewing Company

  • 50 lbs Maris Otter
  • Gift Card
  • 2 t-shirts
  • RRBC hoodie

Beer Crazy

  • $50 Gift Card
  • T-shirt, hat
  • Chalkboard Tap Handle

Arrowhead Hops

  • 1 lb Columbus Hops

El Bait Shop

  • Gift Card

Midwest Supplies

  • 5 x $15 Gift Cards
  • 6 Pint Glasses
  • 2 t-shirts

Northern Brewer

  • 2 x $15 Gift Cards
  • 3 t-shirts
  • Pint Glasses

Surly

  • 2 Stocking Caps
  • 2 t-shirts
  • Work Shirt
  • Surly Stickers

Hokel

  • 5 gallon CO2 Fill

Laurie

  • Handheld brewpub finder

Mike

  • "Clone Brews" book

ABL Raffle Success

1-27-2011

Our annual raffle this year was our biggest fundraiser so far.  With all the generous donations, we were able to raise over $1,000 to help fund club activities and other functions!  I've listed all the donations we've received below.  I'm pretty sure I got everything listed, but if I happened to forget something, please email the club list and I'll get it fixed.  I'd like to thank everyone who came out to the raffle and bought tickets as well as all the companies that were generous enough to provide donations. Thank you again for all your support!  We couldn't do it without you.

 

Olde Main

  • 2 x $25 gift cards

  • 2 glasses

  • 2 t-shirts

  • 50 lb sack of Old World Pilsner

 

Court Ave

  • 50 lbs Belgian Pilsner

  • 50 lbs Golden Promise

  • 50 lbs Midnight Wheat

 

Rock Bottom

  • Base Malt

  • Zeus Hops

  • Free Drink Coupons around 30

 

White Labs

  • 4 50% off coupons

  • 3 White Labs T-Shirts

 

AHA

  • Savor Polo

  • 2 GAFB hats

  • GABF T-shirt

  • 4 GABF Tasting Glasses (1 broke)

  • Sam Adams Glass

  • Designing Great Beers by Ray Daniels

  • Radical Brewing by Randy Mosher

 

Surly Brewing Company

  • Surly Hat

  • Surly T-shirt

  • Surly Girls T-Shirt

 

El Bait Shop

  • $25 Gift Card

 

Malty Tasking

  • MaltyTasking T-Shirts

  • ABL Acrylic Coasters

  • ABL Wood Ornaments

Granite City

  • 100 lbs CaraMunich III

  • 50 lbs Crystal 70/80

  • 50 lbs Munich

  • 50 lbs Golden Naked Oats

  • 2 lbs Summit Hops (18.5% AA)

 

Beer Crazy

  • $50 Gift Card

  • 4 beer signs

  • T-shirt

  • 2 hats

 

Raccoon River Brewing Company

  • Gift Card for sack of grain

  • Gift Card for 1 lb hop pellets

  • Gift Card for 1 growler refill

  • RRBC Sweatshirt

 

Northern Brewer

  • 2 NB $15 gift certs

  • 2 NB Shirts

  • 2 NB Mugs

  • 4 NB Posters

 

Midwest Supplies

  • 5 $10 Gift Certificates

  • 2 Midwest Work Shirts

  • Brew Hauler

  • Mountable Bottle Opener

  • 1 lb PBW

 

Wyeast

  • 4 Coupons for Yeast

  • Bottle Openers

  • 4 Wyeast T-Shirts

 

Briess

  • Extract w/ Grains Kit

  • Bottle Caps

 


2009 ABL Raffle

 

Since our December 2009 raffle was snowed out, we held the raffle on January 12th meeting instead.  With all our donations, we were able to raise $545 to help fund the club for the year.  Everyone walked away with some very nice prizes.  Here is a list of items that were donated to the club from various local and national organizations:

 

Court Ave Brewing

  • 4 Perlick faucets with plastic inside parts
  • 50 lb sack Marris Otter Malt
  • 50 lb sack French Pilsner Malt
  • 50 lb sack Crystal 40

Raccoon River Brewing Co.

  • Gift Certificate for 50 lb sack of grain
  • T-shirt
  • 2 pint glasses
  • Hooded sweatshirt (L)

Rock Bottom

  • Four $25 gift cards

Granite City

  • Free Mug Club Membership
  • $25 Gift Card

Olde Main

  • 2 glasses
  • 2 t-shirts
  • 2 x $25 Gift Cards

Cargill

  • Gift Certificate for 50 lb Sack of grain
  • Hats
  • T-shirts

Powder Keggers

  • T-shirts

Hokel

  • Gift Certificate for Free CO2 fill

Steve Becker/Malty Tasking

  • Lift the Limit/IBU t-shirts
  • Malty Tasking keg labels

Beer Crazy

  • $50 Gift Card
  • $25 Gift Card
  • Beer Signs

Northern Brewer

  • 2 Northern Brewer Mugs
  • 2 $15 gift cards
  • XL long sleved NB t-shirt
  • 3 NB posters

Austin Homebrew

  • 3 Membership Packages

MoreBeer

  • $80 gift cards (4x$20)

Wyeast

  • T-shirt
  • Magnet, coaster, sticker, bottle opener

Briess

  • Forever Red recipe kit
  • Bottle caps
  • Carboy cap w/ transfer port

White Labs

  • 2 t-shrits
  • Five 50% off coupons for yeast vials
  • Yeast posters

US Wellness

  • Cocoa Power

Scott Dennis

  • Gift Certificate 1 lb Zeus Hops
  • Gift Certificate 1 lb Willamette

 

 

 


2009 Raffle Success!

Thank you to everyone who purchased raffle tickets to support the Ames Brewers League.  We made over $400 for the club at the raffle off donations from several local and online vendors.  Here's a list of the items that we raffled off.  Hopefully I got everything that was raffled off.  It's basically from memory, so I may be missing a few items.

  • Olde Main - $50 in gift cards, Sample 6 Pack, Dinky T-Shirt (remember you can take it to Olde Main and get another size)

  • Court Ave Brewing - 55 lb sacks of base malt, Amber (15-23L), and Tom Fawcett Pale Crystal (20-25L)

  • Beer Crazy - $50 in in gift cards and a drip tray

  • Malty Tasking - Hat and several keg labels

  • Northern Brewer - $30 in gift cards and t-shirts

  • Midwest Supplies - carboy carrier, bottle opener, hydrometer, PBW, other merchandise

  • Wyeast - Yeast coupons and keychain bottle openers

  • White Labs - Yeast coupons, glassware, and t-shirts

  • Austin Homebrew - t-shirts and stickers

  • Rock Bottom - glasses

  • Cargill - t-shirt