Oktoberfest Tasting September 23rd 4-7 pm

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.

 

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.
    https://goo.gl/forms/U3RH9sPqdfCfVlQk2

Thanks, have a home brew.

Proßt !

Oktimberfest 2016

GRACF Oktimberfest Logo

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.

Oktimberfest 2016
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!

ElderCircle Harvest Dinner 2016

The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club was once again proud to participate in the 2016 Harvest Dinner fund raiser for the Elder Circle organization. The event was held on Thursday, September 1st, at the North Central Research and Cutreach Center.
eldercirclesponsors2016

Boreal Brewers mentioned on ECs' Facebook Page

Attendance for this year’s event was very good, and many of the folks tried one or more of our home brewed beers and/or wines provided by the Schuemanns. It was a beautiful evening, not too hot or too cool. The dinner was fabulous, as can be seen in this picture:
Prime Rib Dinner ElderCircle Harvest Dinner 2016
Heck, anyone can post beer pictures!