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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Hops at Hort Day!

The University of Minnesota North Central Research and Outreach Center, located in Grand Rapids is experimenting with growing hops.    During this year’s Horticultural Day Open House event on August 28th, the hops station will be part a wagon ride tour, and the organizers of the event would like to have some brewers on hand to talk about
hops, have some samples for folks to smell and talk about hops is used in brewing.

They are growing Brewers Gold and Columbus varieties, but will provide several other commercial varieties for for us to show and let the public experience.   This is another opportunity for some members of our club to get involved in fun community event.

We will not be serving home brew, but instead talking about our hobby and hops.  Let Chad Haatvedt know if you are interested in helping out.  It would be nice to have a several folks to help split the time span into two shifts (you are certainly welcome to do the whole thing if you want).  We need to let them know soon if we can help out.

Details @ http://ncroc.cfans.umn.edu/news-events/horticulture-day-2015

1861 East Highway 169, Grand Rapids, MN
Friday, August 28th from 2-7PM

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Annual Deer River Bar-b-que & Brew Fest

Coming Soon – July 18, 2015

Deer River will be smokin’ for the 6th Annual Deer River Bar-b-que and Brew Fest, Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at White Oak Learning Center in Deer River.

The event will kick-off as pit and brew teams assemble for the competition. The Burners and Smokers will be creating their best renditions of low and slow beef brisket, pork, ribs and chicken. Brewers will be chilling down their favorite recipes in up to four styles – IPA (India Pale Ale), Stout/Porter, Lager and Brewer’s Choice. All will be competing for awards and bragging rights.

The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club is usually well represented, and we hope to have a big showing this year too.  Join us, as well as brewers from the Cities and Duluth and all around the Northland for a great day and evening of fun.

You can enter your brew in a BJCP competition and get some feedback on the style that you submit.  You do not have to enter the competition to participate, but it is a nice way to get some objective feedback about your beer.  See the event site for more details…

Post a comment about the beer you will be bringing to the event for public tasting.  Or, comment about what you would like to see someone else bring.

Several of us camp out the evening of the event, and all brewers are welcome to join us.  We pull out the reserves, have a nice campfire and great food, and swat a few mosquitoes if needed :-)

We hope to see you there.

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Bent Paddle Brewing Co. AHA Rally

The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) is coming to the great city of Duluth, MN for an AHA Rally at Bent Paddle Brewing Company!

Event Details
Date: Sunday, August 23, 2015.
Time: 12:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Registration and membership in the American Homebrewers Association is required.  Go to the AHA website to sign up and get more information.

Bent Paddle Brewing Company

1912 W Michigan St.
Duluth, MN 55806
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