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

Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Great Beer in Michigan!

 If you are making the trip to Grand Rapids, MI for the National Homebrewers Conference be sure to check out some of the great beer selections Michigan has to offer. MI-beer-map

Monday, June 2, 2014

Upcoming Beer Events

June 7 - Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival  bridgestreetfest
June 12-14 - National Homebrewers Conference (GR)  ahaconference
June 14 - Michigan Beerfest (Clarkston) michigan-beerfest
June 20-21 - Detroit Summer Beer Fest detroitsummerbeerfest
June 21 - Founders Fest  founders-fest-2014
June 28 - Lansing Beer Fest lansingbeerfest

July 12 - Grand Rapids Summer Beer Fest  GRbeerfest
July 19 - Michigan Bier Celebration michigan-bier
July 25&26 - Summer Beer Festival (Ypsilanti) mibeer

Aug 1-9 - Ypsi-Arbor Beer Week Ypsi- Arbor

Homebrew Sales Up 10% In 2013:

 According to the American Homebrewers Association’s most recent Homebrew Supply Shop Survey, sales of homebrewing supplies in the US increased by 10% in 2013. The survey examines 408 homebrewing shops in the continental United States. And almost all of them had increased their sales last year.
According to American Homebrewers Association Director Gary Glass, “Homebrewing is on the rise, both as a hobby and a business. With the U.S. now home to some 1.2 million homebrewers, supply shops are experiencing solid growth. The growth in homebrew supply businesses means it is easier than ever for Americans to get into the hobby of homebrewing.”  more... homebrew-sales