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.
It’s that time of year again, the Great Northern Brew Ha Ha is just around the corner, February 9-11.
As in the past, they’ll be holding a judging session Thursday evening February 9, at Lake Superior Brewing, and the rest of the event beginning Friday February 10 at the Holiday Inn Duluth.
The banquet will also be held at the Holiday Inn and be Mead themed, with speakers Jon Hamilton from White Winter Winery and Susan Ruud from Prairie Rose Meadery.
Hotel rooms are available at the Holiday Inn at the event rate but will only be held until January 10, so book your rooms early by calling 218-722-1202 and letting them know you’re with the Brew Ha Ha, or, you can book online. When booking use the group code “NAS.” (Look for the group code field when you search for rooms).
Entry registration opens January 6. Once again they’ll be collecting entries at the Minnesota Mashout for all those who participate in this competition and wish to drop off entries at Summit. To enter beers, register to judge or steward or purchase banquet tickets, please use this link http://www.northernalestars.net/events.html
Looking forward to seeing everyone. Happy New Year!
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!