Want to Help Build a Brewery?

Brewers and craftspeople,

Some of you have already volunteered to help build an indoor stage at the soon-to-be-open Klockow Brewing in Grand Rapids.  Andy and Tasha Klockow indicated that the weekend of October 14th would work well.  Building the stage is expected to be similar to building a 14″ tall deck, so folks with carpentry experience and tools are invited to help get the music part of this new taproom ‘off the ground.’

If you’re interested in helping, please contact Andy at:  andy@klockowbrewing.com


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.


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.

Thanks, have a home brew.

Proßt !