2016 Has Been A Busy Year!

Our club has been quite active this year in supporting local charity events. Here’s a quick recap:

  • March– Annual Jaycees Home, Sport and Travel Show
  • May– Big Brew at Zorbaz.  This was not a charity event, but a part of our public education mission
  • May– Taste of Itasca tasting for Bridges Mentoring
  • July– Deer River BarBQue and Brew Fest
  • August– NCROC Visitors Day
  • August– Itasca County Fair
  • September– ElderCircle Harvest Dinner
  • September– Grand Rapids Area Community Foundation Oktimberfest

Special thanks to all that were able to help out and contribute beer.  Beer lovers in our community appreciate it!

We had committed to a couple of other events that were canceled by their organizers.  It looks like our calendar is clear for the rest of this year, so now we’ll have some time to get together at club meetings.

We’ll post meeting notices here, so sign up on our home page to get notified.

Relax and Have a Homebrew!

 

Oktimberfest 2016

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It’s that time of the year again, and we’re looking for some members to help out by bringing beer and/or serving.  This is a really fun event, with lots of people who enjoy tasting and talking about our beers.  We get in free, and get fed too!  What a perfect evening.  Let Chad or Steve know if you can help out.  Post a comment below if that works for you too.

Oktimberfest 2016
Saturday, September 24, 2016
Forest History Center
5 PM gates open / 6 PM food and music begin
Event Tickets: Pre-Sale: $25 / Gate: $35
Beer Tumblers (includes 4 free beers): $20 / Individual: $5
The fun runs until 10 PM

Our club gets a pretty good billing on their advertisements…

German-style brews exclusively from Minnesota will be featured at Oktimberfest.  As craft and micro-breweries explode in popularity here in Minnesota, varieties of Oktoberfest, Marzen, Pilsner and Lager, all made in Minnesota, will showcase our state’s brewing talent.

When it comes to local brewing talent, the Boreal Brewers, our local home-brew club, will be showcasing their latest creations too.  Their unique brews, always a popular part of the event, will be sampled throughout the evening as the fire crackles and the polka music fills the night air.

See you there!

ElderCircle Harvest Dinner 2016

The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club was once again proud to participate in the 2016 Harvest Dinner fund raiser for the Elder Circle organization. The event was held on Thursday, September 1st, at the North Central Research and Cutreach Center.
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Boreal Brewers mentioned on ECs' Facebook Page

Attendance for this year’s event was very good, and many of the folks tried one or more of our home brewed beers and/or wines provided by the Schuemanns. It was a beautiful evening, not too hot or too cool. The dinner was fabulous, as can be seen in this picture:
Prime Rib Dinner ElderCircle Harvest Dinner 2016
Heck, anyone can post beer pictures!

NCROC Visitors Day

NCROCVisitorDay2016BannerThe University of Minnesota’s North Central Research & Outreach Center will be hosting their annual Visitors Day event on August 25th, and they have invited us back to talk about hops in brewing at their hops research station in Grand Rapids. We were there last year, and enjoyed sharing our knowledge with visitors.

This year will be even better because we get to share our beer with visitors!

Steve brewed a beer featuring the hops that they grow on site, and Chad will offer up a bit of the Brhubarb Pale Ale.

The event starts at 3pm and runs until 6pm. Feel free to join us if you are interested.