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.


Keeping the Oktoberfest Tradition Alive in Grand Rapids

The GRACF decided that they would not be able to hold their Oktoberfest celebration this year. :-(.  We discussed this at the club leadership, and decided to take action to keep the tradition alive.  So…

We are planning an Oktoberfest event for Saturday, September 23rd from 4-7pm in the parking lot of the soon to open Klockow Brewing Company.  They have graciously allowed us to use their parking lot.  They won’t be open yet, and won’t have beer to serve, but Andy and Tasha are gracious hosts.

We need your help to keep Oktoberfest alive in Grand Rapids. We don’t know how big will turn out, but whether it’s 50 or 250 folks that show , we plan to have fun anyway.

The club will provide the following:

  • Tasting cups
  • Rinse pails and water
  • Wrist bands
  • Music
  • Our Banner
  • and we’re working on advertising on social media, signage, a grill for members to use

We’re also working on getting a food truck to show up, and if we can show enough people responding on Facebook, it may help.

How can you help?

  1.  Promote our event on Facebook and twitter.  I have link to the Facebook event here:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1909038676082005/
  2. Respond to our survey (google form) on whether or not you can attend, help out, provide beer, etc.

Thanks, have a home brew.

Proßt !

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.