The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club will be keeping the Community Oktoberfest tradition alive this year. We’ll be hosting a homebrew tasting event at the future site of Klockow Brewing Company, who has graciously allowed us to use their parking lot for the afternoon.
We’re promoting it via our Facebook page, so follow this link for more details.
If you are a member of our club, see the previous post for how you might be able to help out at the event.
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
- 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?
- Promote our event on Facebook and twitter. I have link to the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1909038676082005/
- Respond to our survey (google form) on whether or not you can attend, help out, provide beer, etc.
Thanks, have a home brew.
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!
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.
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!