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

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

New brew for Muskegon

The Unruly Brewing Company investors have heard that parties outside of the community are looking at brewery developments in Muskegon. Jeff Jacobson said he joined Eric Hoffman and Mark Gongalski six months ago to plan a “community brewery.”
 As securing investors to finance their brewery plans nearly complete, Unruly Brewing Company will begin the process of obtaining licenses for its operation as it continues to explore locations in existing buildings in Lakeside and downtown Muskegon. After launching its website and social media marketing last week, Jacobson said he expects Unruly Brewing to be operating by early summer.
 Hoffman and Gongalski are seasoned home brewers and have established the Muskegon Area Society for Homebrewers. Jacobson – a business development and intellectual property attorney for Parmenter O’Toole law firm in Muskegon – also has started up home brewing.
 “We have some great brewers here in Muskegon,” Jacobson said of the initial business partners who combined to brew more than 100 batches of beer in 40 different styles. “We want to establish a brewery in Muskegon.”

Thursday, February 9, 2012


The Brewers Association (BA) recently released its 2012 Beer Style Guidelines. Updated annually, the guidelines currently describe 140 styles of beer and are used in prestigious beer competitions, including the Great American Beer Festival®  and the World Beer Cup. 2012_BA_Beer_Styles