BOTL is a club that was founded as a means for our members to educate themselves and others about brewing beer, ciders and meads. We are all in this hobby as like minded individuals that have a thirst for knowledge and an appetite for an enjoyable time. Most of us are from Holland, MI and the surrounding communities.
We meet on the second Thursday of each month at the New Holland Pub. Start time 7 PM.
Please bring 3 bottles of this month's style homebrew that you want to share or a different style of your homebrew. When bringing your homebrew to share, please bring your recipe too.
Styles of each month: January – Barleywine, Winter Warmer, Strong Ales February - Belgian/French Ales, Lambics and funky stuff March – English Ales and Milds April - Lagers, Kolsch and Hybrids and Alts May – Cider, Cysers, Perry and Meads
June - Pale Ale, IPA and Ryes July – Ambers and Reds August – Wheat, Wit, Weizens and Fruit Beers September – Scottish Ales and Browns October – Oktoberfest, Pumpkin, and Spiced Beers November – Stouts and Porters December – Saturday, Dec. 2 Christmas party, best of cellar and potluck lunch
27 part - Beer Style Series guide and table of contents.
Technical science is a tool to create it, psychology markets and helps sell it, but its essence will always be a form of art. Stylizing beer is the art of combining hundreds of factors to create a consistent combination of beer characters.