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

Friday, June 21, 2013

A Microbrew Love Story...

"Drinking Buddies" is a new romantic comedy based around a small brewery. It's release is scheduled for this August.
Check out the trailer Drinking Buddies

Craft Beer Releases July 2013

July craft beer releases.
Dogfish Head – Brand X
Dogfish Head – My Antonia
Dogfish Head – Festina Peche
Firestone Walker – Double DBA
Founders – Rubeus
Great Divide – Rumble
Great Divide – Wolfgang
Great Divide – Seasonal Yeti
Lagunitas – DayTime
Smuttynose – Homunculus

Wednesday, June 5, 2013

Big Lake Brewing Opening July 5

Big Lake Brewing (BLB) at 977 Butternut Drive (a commercial plaza near the intersection of Butternut, North 144th Avenue and Riley Street), will officially open to the public at noon on July 5.
 The new brewpub will specialize in traditional beer styles and wine produced on-site. When the doors open, patrons will find a beer menu with traditional styles, including a porter, strong ale, IPA, and a wheat ale brewed on a 3-barrel nano system.  For now, Big Lake will focus on brewing for the taproom, but  they are interested in distributing keg beer in the future if demand warrants.
 Big Lake Brewing will not have a kitchen or food, but patrons are encouraged to bring in outside food,  Thai Palace and Peppino’s Pizza are located next door.
 Initial hours are 5 p.m. to close on Friday, and noon to close on Saturday and Sunday. Weekday hours may be added down the line.

 Owners, Greg Mackeller, Travis Prueter, and Nic Winsemius founded the LLC in 2009.