Hey, folks, it’s a birthday year! The Boreal Brewers Brew Club was formed in the summer of 1991, which puts us at 30 years old this summer. We’re going to celebrate this occasion at the Deer River BBQ and Brewfest Saturday July 17.
Did you know that the Boreal Brewers came into existence as a result of the live “Brewpot Show” on KAXE radio?
The day before the Brewfest, KAXE will interview the two club founders, Steve Benson and Jerry Bourbonnais. That interview will be at 08:45 Friday morning July 16th. We’ll cover some of the tastings, events, accomplishments and humor of the history of the club. Then we’ll be at Deer River Saturday, giving away beer. Normal beers and … different beers, like Birch Syrup Ale, and Chocolate Cherry Imperial Stout, ciders, meads and wines.
We’ll publish a written history of the club’s activities here in a few days. The more we think back, the more we realize how wildly varied and fun our activities have been! Small tastings, huge tastings, collaborative brewing, community events, live radio, education, brewing advocacy and legislative activities. And yet somehow beer and people are at the common thread through everything we’ve done.