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 1, 2017

Grand Rapids, MI Among Best Cities for Craft Beer and Cycling

mlive - Quick question, how many best beer cities lists have you seen in the past year?
 How about best cycling cities?
 The answer, probably a lot. Well here's one more, except this list combines both.
 Trivago, a German company specializing in internet-related services and products in the hotel, lodging and metasearch fields, has included Grand Rapids, MI on its list of Best Value Cities for Craft Beer and Cycling.
 Sometimes called Beer City USA, Trivago ranked Grand Rapids as the No. 5 city when it comes to craft beer and bikes. Only Lincoln, Neb., Boise, Idaho, Albuquerque, N.M. and Madison, Wisc. were ranked higher. Trivago used a complex algorithm to create the list.