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 to tell everyone about your brew.
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. 8 Christmas party, best of cellar and potluck lunch
Thursday, May 5, 2011
How Do You Know When?
BYO asked, “You know you are a homebrewer when . . .” • it’s more important to brew than buy Christmas presents.
• your four-year-old is on a first name basis with the owner of the homebrew shop.
• every vacation, road trip or errand turns into a quest for breweries, beer and beer equipment.
• you enjoy smelling bunghole emissions.
• you realize the most organized part of your life is your brewing records. • you’re looking at a new house and the first thing you’re looking for is the best place to brew.
• in order to get the Christmas decorations out of the closet you have to first move bottles, fermenters, a stainless steel kettle and a wort chiller.
• there are more refrigerators/freezers in your garage than cars. • you correct the waiter on a style of beer. • you’re making beer for everything from the fantasy football draft to the company holiday party. • you measure manhood by how many taps you have on your kegerator.