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

Monday, September 24, 2012

No Bell's Cherry Stout This Year


Weather conditions that decimated Michigan's tart cherry crop this spring have made it impossible for Bell's Brewery Inc. to release its seasonal Cherry Stout this year, the brewery said. Bell's issued a press release today saying the Cherry Stout, first released in 1988, will not be made this year because warm temperatures followed by multiple frosts destroyed the cherries used to make the beer, typically released in October.
 Cherry Stout is made using Montmorency cherry juice made from cherries grown in the Traverse City area. Cherry Stout kegs from last year will be released in limited numbers, the brewery said.
"While we do hope that a bountiful harvest will allow us to bring this beer back to our fall stout line-up next year, more importantly, we are hopeful that it will allow Michigan's fruit growers to recover as well."

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