Gabe Meerts & the Milltown Mashers want to you to learn to homebrew on Saturday at the Cow

Gabe Meerts Learn to Homebrew Day, Milltown Mashers
Gabe Meerts stopped by my corner office at GBM yesterday morning to let me know that A) Northfield has a new homebrew club called the Milltown Mashers  ("Turning grains into grins around Northfield, MN"); and B) the club is hosting a "learn to homebrew" event on the patio of the Contented Cow this Saturday, November 3rd from 3-7pm, part of National Learn to Homebrew Day.

Somebody please tell George Kinney!

I first got to know Gabe when he and his wife Sarah were about to move to Northfield from Michigan in the spring of 2011. He emailed me questions two important things: cell phone coverage and neighborhoods.  They and their two young kids ultimately settled in the Heywood Park neighborhood.  Sarah teaches in the psychology department at Carleton; Gabe is a full-time substitute teacher in the Northfield schools.


  1. Ross Currier said:

    She shops, he brews, they drink…and dine:

    Shopping Opener, Brewing Demonstration, this Saturday…

    …in Historic, Scenic, Romantic…

    Downtown Northfield, MN.

    November 2, 2012
  2. Griff Wigley said:

    Nfld News: Northfield’s Milltown Mashers share tips on home beer brewing

    Some Northfielders had a beer and learned how to make their own at the Contented Cow on Saturday. The Milltown Mashers, a group of Northfield home brewers, brewed a few batches of beer at the bar’s patio Saturday and gave tips to local brewing enthusiasts on how to produce homemade porters, stouts and ales. “This helps us talk to neighbors about how to do it,” said Gabe Meerts, a three-year home brewer from Northfield. “The whole brewing process is pretty relaxed. It’s a nice thing to do outside and relax with friends.”

    November 6, 2012