Club Meeting Oct. 22nd

We have a meeting on the 22nd of October.  See the calendar for more details.

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Fabelhafte Oktoberfest

Lining Up For Home Brew SamplesWhat a fabulous event.   The Forest History Center was the site of this year’s Oktoberfest fundraiser for the Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation, and all of the elements came together to make it a great evening:

  • perfect weather
  • beautiful setting
  • great food and drink
  • fun people and good friends

HomeBrew Menu-Oktoberfest2014Our club was invited to conduct a tasting, was we provided samples of several beer styles, including: Berliner Weisse, Dunkel Weizen, two India Pale Ales, Belgian Strong Ale, Rhubarb Pale Ale, California Common, Regal Pale Ale (Big Brew 2014), two Russian Imperial Stouts, and an Altbier.  We also has homemade root beer and cream soda.

The event started at 5PM and folks were lined up right away.  The GRACF sold about 480 tickets, and the while not all of them sampled our homebrew, a lot of them did.  We were a little concerned that with us giving away sample of our beer, it might affect sales at the event beer tent.  But it was not the case, as the event organizers had to order more beer for their needs.

Three Boreal Brewers-Oktoberfest 2014Our club was represented by Bud C, Steve B, and Chad H.  Larry J and Mike T also donated beer to be shared, but were not able to attend.  We had a great time talking about our hobby and sharing our beer with people who appreciate craft beers, as well as introducing it to others who have never tried it.

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We’ll Be @ Oktoberfest!


Saturday September 27, 2014, 5PM @ The Forest History Center

The Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation is building on last year’s success and expanding their food and beverage selections including a Bavarian pig roast, wienerschnitzel and bratwurst, all locally sourced.

The Boreal Brewers will be providing home brew beer samples in the Homebrew Pavilion and our hosts have expanded their beer offerings at their beer wagon.

In addition to the German Game Midway, enjoy some festive polka music by Wisconsin’s own Polkarioty!

Save the Date: Saturday, September 27, 2014 – 5-10pm
Tickets online @*
Location: Forest History Center, 2609 County Road 76, Grand Rapids, MN 5744

*Note: None of the proceeds of this event are paid to the Boreal Brewers Homebrew club nor any of its members sharing their beer at this event.
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ElderCircle Harvest Dinner

The tasting begins.

Larry Johnson, in the background, serving his IPA and discussing his hobby with patrons.

The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club provided a tasting at the ElderCircle Harvest Dinner on Thursday, August 21st, 2014.  This is our fourth consecutive year providing a tasting for this annual event, and we enjoyed it as much as the patrons of the dinner.

Beers were provided by four club members: Benson, Johnson, Scott and Haatvedt.  Johnson and Haatvedt conducted the tasting, and had many opportunities to discuss their homebrewing hobby.

Some of the beers offered for sampling included two India Pale Ales, an American Brown Ale, Belgian Golden Strong Ale, California Common, Boreal Brewers Cask Aged Imperial Stout, and two meads.  The tasters commented several times about how they appreciated the chance to try so many different and distinct styles of beer.

ElderCircle’s mission is “to maintain the independence of seniors by linking them, their families and caregivers to services”, thus enabling them to remain in their homes longer. The Harvest Dinner is a fundrasing event and a chance to raise awareness with community members about the aging population in this area, and how ElderCircle is trying to meet the needs of those seniors  Learn more about ElderCircle at

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