Deer River Brew and Bar-b-que Fest

Save the date… Saturday, July 16, 2016.

Bar-B-Que & Brew FestDeer River will be smokin’ for the 6th Annual Deer River Bar-b-que and Brew Fest, Saturday, July 16th, 2016 at White Oak Learning Center in Deer River.

Fellow homebrewers are encouraged to bring their brews to share at the public tasting. You should also consider entering your beers in the competition. It is fun, and a nice way to get some good critical feedback on your beers.

More info is available as the festival website.

This is one of the most enjoyable events that our club participates in each year. There is lots of fun conversation, an amazing selection of awesome beers, and a great “after party”.

Don’t miss out.

Bulk Grain Prices!

Wine Creations in Grand Rapids is going to offer bulk pricing on malted barley (not malt extract).  To achieve these prices, Wine Creations is planning to put together bulk orders, ordering malt by the pallet, which is about 44 bags.  The prices listed here are for base malts.  Full bags of adjunct grains can also be ordered in bulk.  You can find the full list of available malts at LD Carlson’s Storefront Commerce Site. This list includes 26 malts from Muntons, 4 from Gambrinus, 21 from Dingemans, 106 from Briess, 66 from The Swaen, 6 from Meussdoerffler and 24 from Avangaard. USA malts come in 50 lb bags, European malts come in 55 lb bags (25 kilos).

Wouldn’t you like to see what 2,400 lbs of malt looks like on a pallet?

To ask questions or place an order, please call Karen at Wine Creations, (218) 326-9490.

Base Malts:

Briess 50 lb bags               (Wisconsin)

2 Row Brewers     $41

Pale Ale                $50

Pilsen                   $50

Vienna                 $51

Munich                $60


Muntons 55 lb bags        (England)

Maris Otter         $60


Avangaard 55 lb bags     (Germany)

Pilsen                    $41

Pale Ale                $45

Vienna                  $47

Munich Light        $47

Munich Dark        $49


The Swaen 55 lb bags     (Netherlands)

Pilsner                  $47

Ale                        $47

Munich Light        $47

Munich Dark        $47


Club Meeting April 20th @ Chad’s house

Our next regular meeting will be on Wednesday, April 20th @ 6pm.

Chad H will be hosting the group at his house. We have a bunch of planning to do for events coming in the next few weeks, and we hope for a good attendance.

We’ll have brats, quinoa fruit salad and plenty of homebrew. You’re welcome to bring refreshments or a treat too.

Chad will showcase the Electric brewery that drives his brewing efforts.

Members can reply to the webmaster when you get the notice of this posting and we’ll send directions to Chad’s house via email.

See you Wednesday!

Big Brew 2016

Celebrate National Homebrew Day With Us on May 7th

Big Brew 2016

The Boreal Brewers will be celebrating National Homebrew Day at Zorbaz on Pokegama Lake.  We’ll be brewing out front by the main entrance, and will provide tastings of homebrew on the deck lakeside.  Wade and his crew will have craft beers on tap, plus great food, as always, available from the Zorbaz menu.

Zorbaz Logo

Come on out and brew with us, learn about brewing beer, or just hang out and watch and talk beer!  No politics here!  Small samples of a variety of homebrews will be available.  Remember, a tasting is not a swilling, so savor the flavor.

Don’t Miss the Simultaneous Toast noon CDT on May 7, 2016!

The 2016 Official Recipes are available on the American Homebrewers Association’s website. Brewers are welcome to brew any style, but you can expect to see on of the official recipes being brewed that day.


(In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.)