Big Brew 2016

Celebrate National Homebrew Day With Us on May 7th

Big Brew 2016

The Boreal Brewers will be celebrating National Homebrew Day at Zorbaz on Pokegama Lake.  We’ll be brewing out front by the main entrance, and will provide tastings of homebrew on the deck lakeside.  Wade and his crew will have craft beers on tap, plus great food, as always, available from the Zorbaz menu.

Zorbaz Logo

Come on out and brew with us, learn about brewing beer, or just hang out and watch and talk beer!  No politics here!  Small samples of a variety of homebrews will be available.  Remember, a tasting is not a swilling, so savor the flavor.

Don’t Miss the Simultaneous Toast noon CDT on May 7, 2016!

The 2016 Official Recipes are available on the American Homebrewers Association’s website. Brewers are welcome to brew any style, but you can expect to see on of the official recipes being brewed that day.

 

(In 1988, May 7 was announced before Congress as National Homebrew Day. The American Homebrewers Association (AHA) created AHA Big Brew as an annual event to celebrate National Homebrew Day around the world. AHA Big Brew is held each year on the first Saturday in May.)

ElderCircle Harvest Dinner

The ElderCircle annual Harvest Dinner will be on August 20th, and they have asked us to provide a homebrew tasting again this year. We have done this for the past several years, and it has been a lot of fun for those of us who represent the Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club.

The attendance is expected to be about 50-75 guests, and they tend to be people who appreciate good craft beer. Due to the small number of guests, we do not need a whole lot of beer, or people, but it would be nice to have 3 volunteers present.

This year’s Harvest Dinner will be held at the University of Minnesota North Central Research and Outreach Center. We generally show up at 4:00pm to get set up, and start serving at about 5pm. More details will follow soon. You can get more info about the event at www.eldercircle.org.

Let Chad know if you can help out.

Annual Deer River Bar-b-que & Brew Fest

Coming Soon – July 18, 2015

Deer River will be smokin’ for the 6th Annual Deer River Bar-b-que and Brew Fest, Saturday, July 18th, 2015 at White Oak Learning Center in Deer River.

The event will kick-off as pit and brew teams assemble for the competition. The Burners and Smokers will be creating their best renditions of low and slow beef brisket, pork, ribs and chicken. Brewers will be chilling down their favorite recipes in up to four styles – IPA (India Pale Ale), Stout/Porter, Lager and Brewer’s Choice. All will be competing for awards and bragging rights.

The Boreal Brewers Homebrew Club is usually well represented, and we hope to have a big showing this year too.  Join us, as well as brewers from the Cities and Duluth and all around the Northland for a great day and evening of fun.

You can enter your brew in a BJCP competition and get some feedback on the style that you submit.  You do not have to enter the competition to participate, but it is a nice way to get some objective feedback about your beer.  See the event site for more details…

Post a comment about the beer you will be bringing to the event for public tasting.  Or, comment about what you would like to see someone else bring.

Several of us camp out the evening of the event, and all brewers are welcome to join us.  We pull out the reserves, have a nice campfire and great food, and swat a few mosquitoes if needed 🙂

We hope to see you there.

Free Beer for Doing Nothing?

Now, here’s an idea that we should see here.

Amstel Pause wanted people to have a three minute break. And to enjoy a cool beer  afterwards.  Over a period of 16 days, a total of 1,344 beers given to people who do nothing.  It added up to 4,032 minutes of break or more than 67 hours of rest for different people.

Stand still for 3 minutes without reading, answering a phone or otherwise fidgeting around, and you get a free beer.