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 accepting new members at this time.
For more information about our fine organization please email us at
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, November 17, 2011

Bell's suing the state of Michigan

 Bell's Brewery is suing the state. The Michigan Information and Research Service reports that the Kalamazoo-based beer-maker filed the complaint last week.  The new keg law in Michigan requires an ID tag to be attached to all kegs when they're sold. If it's not intact when the keg is returned, the buyer faces a fine and jail time.  State lawmakers say the bill will crack down on underage drinking, but the lawsuit claims it also unfairly targets Michigan's microbrewery industry.  According to MIRS, Bell's owner, Larry Bell, says the bill will take away the incentive to return kegs, which will cost breweries money. He also says it will restrict the number of people who can purchase kegs.

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