April Competition Winning Recipe


Jason Curtis’ Award Winning Recipe

Bona Vista Blonde Ale

1 lb crystal 20, 6 row

6 lbs light golden DME

1 oz Pearle whole leaf hops, full hour

3/4 oz Vanguard whole leaf hops, 20 min into


¼ oz Vanguard whole leaf hops, 40 min into boil

1 tab whirlfloc – 50 min into boil

White Labs California Ale Yeast


PT Barleywine Big Brew Day

PT Brewers,

It would appear the brew day for the club bourbon barrel barleywine project was a success except for Eric getting a little too excited.  Additional photos under the photos section.


Siciliano’s HomeBrew Party

Who is in!  I hope Fouch got his ticket!  Eric Smead and myself will be setting up a party tent somewhere with a jockey box.  They moved the dinner to 5pm.

– Brandon

May 9, Siciliano’s Market Sixth Annual Home Brewers Day.
The all-day event is open to the public (no charge) and features beer making seminars, a book signing and an awards dinner ($35.00/person).
The event is held at Long Lake Park, located 30 minutes north of Grand Rapids. The HomeBrewers Day runs in conjunction with Siciliano’s Home Brew Contest. The winning beer will be brewed at Hopcat in downtown Grand Rapids.
Entries are due by April 29, at a cost of $5 per entry.
10am-Brewer’s Seminar, speakers include:
– John Haggerdy of New Holland Brewing Company – “Water and Beer Brewing”
– Graham of Old Mission Peninsula Hop Exchange -“Growing, Harvesting, Drying, Storing and Using Hops”
– Ron Jeffries of Jolly Pumpkin Brewery –
“Wood and Beer Brewing”
– Randy Mosher, author of Radical Brewing and Tasting Beer – “Unique Home Brewing”
2pm-Randy Mosher Book Signing and Luncheon
-Competitive Brewer’s Lawn Games with Home Brew including Frisbee, washers, dingo balls, bean bag toss.
6pm-Home Brewer’s Grilled Dinner ($35.00/person)
Home Brew Party and Awards Ceremony
Contact:Wes Eaton, 616.893.9537, wesdrm@yahoo.com