Deer River Bar-b-que and Brew Fest

Boreal Brewers members Bud, Chad, Erik and Mitch participated in the 2nd Annual Deer River Bar-b-que and Brew Fest held August 13th at the White Oak site just North of Deer River.

It was a perfect day for the event, and a pretty good crowd was on hand for sampling homebrews and bar-b-que.  We poured a lot of beer samples, and had a great time talking about the art of home-brewing.  We were so busy, we did not get time to leave our booths to take pictures.

Deer River Brew Fest Aug 2011We also met the good folks from Northern Ale Stars (based in the Twin Ports) and made plans to attend their Great Northern Brew-Ha-Ha! competition in February.  They had a couple of folks doing the judging at the Deer River event.

Bud took 2nd place with his porter, and Chad took third place in the IPA division with his Rhubarb IPA.  Erik and Mitch did not submit brews, but brought beer for samples.  Mitch brewed a batch of beer during the event so the public could see the process and learn more about it.  Thanks Mitch.

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