We have two samplings coming up next week, and could use some assistance. Both are on Thursday August 24th. One runs from 3:00 – 7:00, the other from 5:00 – 6:00. Please review the information here, and use the links to Doodle polls to indicate if you can participate. Please use the note function in the poll to indicate if you can be there, or just could provide a six pack or so of beer.
The North Central Research and Outreach Center (U of M) hosts an annual Visitor’s Day on the ICC campus. We began working with them last year, and served samples as tour groups showed up at our table. Tour groups will arrive with questions on brewing, ingredients, styles – the typical questions we get while serving samples. We need two people to staff this sampling, either staying the full four hours, or just working for two. The poll lets you select which. Set up would begin at 2 PM. There’s water, snacks and a dinner ticket for any brewers who participate.
The Eldercircle Harvest Dinner is an annual event that we have supported since its inception. There’s a one-hour timeframe for serving samples beginning at 5:00, then the dinner begins at 6:00. It will be held at the Luney Berries Strawberry Farm in Cohasset, 41237 County Rd 63. Set up will need to begin about 4:00. There are dinner tickets for a set number of brewers. Stay for the auction, it’s a riot!
The Doodle poll for the NCROC Visitor Day event is https://beta.doodle.com/poll/p9xkebafqg9ukfwt
The Doodle poll for the Eldercircle Harvest Dinner is https://beta.doodle.com/poll/z2i7wqvwf5gpzdys
Please contact Steve @ firstname.lastname@example.org for more info on either event.
The Deer River BBQ and Brewfest is just a few days away, Saturday July 15! We need YOU to step up and enter some beer for competition, and serve some samples to the public. It’s easy, there are prizes, and since this is a BJCP sanctioned competition, the judges’ notes on your beers will be mailed to you afterward. It is one of the best ways to get quality feedback on your beer.
As of 7/11/17 there are just five homebrewers confirmed as competing. This happens every year – people wait until the last minute to commit. Please consider any role – entering beer for completion, serving beer to the public, judging beer, sharing beer among homebrewers and eating great BBQ! Please contact Mike Twite ASAP to get your beers registered. (218) 259-3795, or email@example.com Please let Mike know as soon as you can, because the later entries come in, the harder it is to organize and run the competition.
There are 16 BBQ teams entered so far, so there should be some great eating! The event will be in a new location, on HWY 2 in Deer River, so we expect it to be the biggest yet.
The Deer River BBQ and Brewfest is an annual community event, run through the Deer River Chamber of Commerce.
Homebrew Entry Form
Homebrew Competition Guidelines
Bottle ID Forms
Schedule of Events
We’ll have our next Boreal Brewers brew club meeting at KAXE in Grand Rapids, Wednesday APRIL 26th at 6:30 PM. More information to follow.
The next monthly First Friday Art Walk in Grand Rapids is coming up Friday March 3. The United Way of 1000 Lakes has asked if we could participate by setting up a sampling for the Art Walk participants. It would consist of serving homebrew samples from 4 – 7 PM, at the Lake + Co shop at 403 NW First Avenue. This part of the Art Walk is called “Meet the Brewers,” and the goal is to allow people to sample locally produced products, and meet the brewers. Castle Danger was the brewery in February, we’re being asked if we can do the same in March.
Please respond ASAP
As with most samplings, not much brew is needed. If you are interested in participating, a six pack is usually enough. We’d need two or three brewers with their beer, or you could send along beer if you can’t participate. If you can participate in either manner, please fill out the Doodle Poll here, or email me directly with the “Contact Us” link on this site.