Boreal Brewer Obituaries

We lost a member of the Boreal Brewers in December 2022.  Jack Bemis died after a long bout with cancer.

A Celebration of Jack’s Life will be held at the Cohasset Community Center, 305 NW 1st Avenue, Cohasset, MN on Saturday, January 14, 2023, from 12pm-3pm.

Jack S. Bemis Obituary – Visitation & Funeral Information (


We also lost long-time Boreal member Jim Rack in September of 2021.  Jim also had a long fight with cancer.  He did not want a public gathering.  Jim did a lot of beer kegging though, and he donated his equipment to the club so that we could raffle/auction all the components of his kegging equipment.  We will be setting up a February 2023 meeting and will have Jim’s equipment there.

Obituary of James Rack | Funeral Homes & Cremation Services | Crema… (

We will miss the friendship, creativity and humor of both of these brewers.


Meeting Time Changed

Our meeting at Klockow Brewing is going to get entangled with their plant exchange event.  Let’s move the Boreal Brewers meeting to an earlier point and meet at noon on Sunday the 18th. We should easily be done before the exchange begins.

Meeting of the Boreal Brewers

Klocktoberfest is coming up Saturday Sept 24th.  Let’s get together at Klockow Brewing at 6 PM Sunday Sept 18th to discuss attendance and beer serving.  (The Vikings play Monday night, so there’s no interference).  We’ll also discuss membership, collect dues and review what our liability insurance policy does for us.  The taproom is open, so don’t bring any beer, but snacks are welcome.

ALERT! Time Sensitive Post for Boreal Brewers

In normal times we have carried liquor liability insurance through the American Homebrewers Association. This covers us serving beer at tasting events, our meetings and any other club functions. During Covid, we let that insurance lapse. We also let membership dues lapse.

We can resume our insurance Thursday Sept 1. To resume, we need the names of those who wish to be covered.  The insurance fee is part of our annual dues, a whopping $15 per year to be a club member. The insurance portion of that is < $5.

If you intend to re-up as a member and be covered by insurance, you need to contact Steve at by 7PM THURSDAY SEPT 1.

Apologies for the short time frame, but I just got the email today.