Want to Help Build a Brewery?

Brewers and craftspeople,

Some of you have already volunteered to help build an indoor stage at the soon-to-be-open Klockow Brewing in Grand Rapids.  Andy and Tasha Klockow indicated that the weekend of October 14th would work well.  Building the stage is expected to be similar to building a 14″ tall deck, so folks with carpentry experience and tools are invited to help get the music part of this new taproom ‘off the ground.’

If you’re interested in helping, please contact Andy at:  andy@klockowbrewing.com


Oktoberfest Meeting

There will be a Boreal Brewers meeting for those who are interested in contributing time or beer to the upcoming Grand Rapids Oktoberfest tasting.  The meeting will be Wednesday September 20, in the boardroom at KAXE radio.  We’ll begin at 6:00, and only go as long as we need to, covering event planning, logistics and the like.  We’ve got a lot figured out; this meeting is to finalize the planning.  OK, and to share some brews.

This meeting is open to anyone who wants to participate in the event.


Homebrew Sampling X 2

Brew Folks,


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 @ spbevets@hotmail.com for more info on either event.