BOTL Info

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 are not accepting new members at this time.
For more information about our fine organization please email us at brewersonthelake@gmail.com
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

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Saugatuck Brewing Company expanding

The Saugatuck Brewing Company will be installing three new fermenters and a bright tank that will help the brewery more than double its annual production capacity. SBC bought two 20-barrel fermenters, a 24-barrel fermenter and a 20-barrel bright tank, used for carbonating and conditioning beer prior to bottling or kegging, from Metal Craft Fabrication, of Portland, Ore. They arrived Sunday and are expected to be installed by the end of the year, according to Kerry O'Donohue, of SBC. The $75,000 investment will also mean the brewery will be hiring one or two full-time employees for the brewhouse, he said.  SBC will brew around 1,000 barrels this year and will have the capacity to make around 3,000 barrels next year. The expansion will allow SBC to distribute beyond west Michigan by spring.  SBC joins several other Michigan breweries that are in the process of growing, including Founders Brewing Company in Grand Rapids, Bell's Brewery Inc. in Kalamazoo, Dark Horse Brewing Company in Marshall and Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire among others.
John Liberty Kalamazoo Gazette