Oktoberfest Volunteers Needed Sept 26

Hey, brewers!  Once more, the Boreal Brewers will have a special ‘pavilion’ for serving homebrew at the upcoming Grand Rapids Oktoberfest.  We had a great time last year, and are looking forward to the same great time this year.  See last year’s photos.

We need members who are interested in contributing or serving beer. Last year we served ten different beers, and needed five servers for the first hour, then the crowd decreased and we only needed four, then three servers.  If you bring beer, you don’t need  to bring a lot.  We serve two ounce samples, and most people will try just a few.  If we run out of a particular beer, we just erase it from the beer list on the white board.

It’s important that we know ahead of time who’s going to be there so we can coordinate, including setting up around 4 PM and making sure we’re ready.  If you are interested in contributing or serving, please contact Steve Benson – spbevets@hotmail.com

We hope to see you at Oktoberfest regardless!  September 26th, 5 PM start.

Oktoberfest is conducted by the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation.

Oktoberfest announcement on the website of the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation –  http://www.gracf.org/#!news/c1w7z

Where to buy your tickets – http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2227235







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Club Meeting Monday Sept 14, 6:00 PM

@ KAXE boardroom in Grand Rapids.

We’ve got a number of things to discuss, including past and upcoming tastings (Sept 26 Oktoberfest at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids), and a little club business.

  • We’ve updated our club’s liability insurance, so we’re up to date for another year.
  • Larry J has been looking into T shirts, and will have some prices for us to consider.
  • Three of us participated by serving beer at the Taste of Itasca Fundraiser, for Bridges Kinship Mentoring
  • Over a dozen of us participated at the Deer River BBQ and Brew Fest, with the Boreals bringing in quite a few awards.  We competed, judged, gave away beer and at the end of the evening, found ourselves handed about nine trays of assorted BBQ.  Extra beer and extra BBQ.  It was almost hard to handle.
  • Three of us participated at the Eldercircle fundraiser dinner; serving beer, eating dinner and then falling into bidding during the home made pie auction.  A great night.
  • And the GR Oktoberfest is coming up.  It’s a very fun time; last year we needed five servers to keep up with the demand for homebrew.  You should consider bringing some beer and sharing the fun.  Plus, you can get in for free.  There are photos available to peruse at http://www.borealbrewers.com/whats-brewing/fun-beer-events-supported-by-boreal-brewers/grand-rapids-oktoberfest-2014/

Maybe bring some beer, possibly some food, and relax at a Boreal Brewers club meeting next Monday!  Hope to see you there!

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Oktoberfest 2015

Oktoberfest 2015 will take place on September 26th beginning at 5:00 p.m. at the Forest History Center in Grand Rapids, Minnesota.

The beautiful setting of the Forest History Center, combined with authentic (and incredible!) German food, Minnesota craft Oktoberfest beers, games such as hammerschlagen and barrel racing, and traditional music provided by the Elk River German Band, will surely make a memorable evening for all!

Oktoberfest LogoAnd by the way – the Boreal Brewers will be providing homebrew samples throughout the evening to warm the hearts of beer snobs and introduce novice taste buds to the many varieties of quality, home-crafted beer.
We hope you join in the fun!  More info can be found here…

We expect that there will be a crowd of more than 500 people in attendance.  Last year we had a lot of fun sharing our craft, and conversing with everyone.  Don’t miss out.

IF you can bring some home brew to share, please comment below so we can know who is coming.  You can also contact Chad or Steve via email.  Hope to see you there.

Viel Spa!

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ElderCircle Harvest Dinner

The ElderCircle annual Harvest Dinner will be on August 20th, and they have asked us to provide a homebrew tasting again this year. We have done this for the past several years, and it has been a lot of fun for those of us who represent the Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club.

The attendance is expected to be about 50-75 guests, and they tend to be people who appreciate good craft beer. Due to the small number of guests, we do not need a whole lot of beer, or people, but it would be nice to have 3 volunteers present.

This year’s Harvest Dinner will be held at the University of Minnesota North Central Research and Outreach Center. We generally show up at 4:00pm to get set up, and start serving at about 5pm. More details will follow soon. You can get more info about the event at www.eldercircle.org.

Let Chad know if you can help out.

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