If you are going to Barrel Aged Week …

The Boreal Brewers may ride the rails again this year on Saturday the 23rd.  Sign up for info on the previous post.

Here’s the list of breweries on the light rail line from one end to the other.  There’s a map showing all the breweries here:


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St Paul

Barrel Theory, 248 7th St E, St Paul

12welve Eyes, 141 E 4th St, Suite LL2

Birch’s, 289 5th St E

Tin Whiskers, 125 9th St E

Stacked Deck, 421 Cedar St

Burning Brothers, 1750 Thomas Ave W

Black Stack, 755 Prior Ave N

Urban Growler, 2325 Endicott St

Bang, 2320 Capp Rd

Dual Citizen, 725 Raymond Ave


Surly, 520 Malcolm Ave SE

Town Hall, 1430 S Washington Ave

Day Block, 1105 S Washington Ave

Hopcat, 435 Nicollet Mal

Clockwerks, 25 N 4th St

Modist, 505 N 3rd St

The Freehouse, 701 N Washington Ave #101

Fulton, 414 6th Ave N

Inbound, 701 N 5th St

Parti-Gyle and Split Batch Brewing Class

Bob McIntire will be conducting a special class on the modern way to brew multiple beers from a single mash. The overview of the class includes:

  • what is parti-gyle and split batch brewing
  • a little history
  • pros and cons
  • theory and recipe calculations
  • making beers widely different from each other
  • examples of recipes

The class will be held at Wine Creations, 814 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids.

Date: March 2, 2019   Time: 1pm – 3 pm

Cost :$5.00

Please call (218) 326-9490 to register.

See you there.

Brewing Water Chemistry

Last year Bob McIntire offered a class on brewing water chemistry.  I attended and learned a lot.  Well, he’s offering it again on February 16th.

He’ll teach you how to read your water test results, and the basics that you need to get your brewing water right.  You do not have to be a chemist to take the class, as he’ll show you some basic techniques and chemicals that you can use to dial in your Ph levels, hardness and alkalinity.  He’ll even provide a handy free water chemistry calculator that you can use to guide you in adjusting the properties of your water.

The class will be held at Wine Creations, 814 NE 4th Street, Grand Rapids.

February 16, 2018   Time: 1pm – 3 pm

Cost :$5.00

Please call (218) 326-9490 to register.

Don’t miss out!



Barrel Aged Week 2019

Town Hall brewery in Minneapolis will be showcasing their special barrel aged beers again this year during the week of February 18th.

An entire week devoted to Town Hall Brewery’s Barrel-Aged beers. Includes varied samplers, multiple beer releases through the week, limited release growlers, and a fantastic multi-coursed beer pairing dinner.

Several members of the club have carried on a tradition of going down to the Cities on Friday of that week, so we can taste all of the beers released. Everyone is welcome to join us, the more the merrier. Really, we mean it! Send a note if you are interested in carpooling.

We usually find a little time to hit one of the other breweries along the Green Line, and find more good food. Don’t miss out on this fun event.