Beer City, USA here we come! The grand opening of @jollypumpkingr is just over a month away and is slated to take place March/April. We look forward to sharing all of our artisanal libations, fresh seasonal food options, and being a part of the Grand Rapids community!
One of my favorites! Keep an eye out when it heads to market in a few weeks..
A note about what 2018 holds for Speciation:
And while we're at it, THERE'S NO SUCH THING AS A 'CHICK BEER'.
Some of the best beer minds I know are that of Women - brilliant, analytical, wonderfully palated, women....
Be a good human and give everyone a chance to show you that they know their stuff. Chances are, they do. And if they don't, that's more of a reflection on the establishment than the bartender. Notice how gender didn't play a role in that statement? It shouldn't.
For some reason, I never considered a second location for Founders Brewing Co.
They blew my mind when they announced they would be opening a second location in Detroit - a most welcome addition to the area that could, arguably, ignite the beer scene in Detroit.
Founders has opened in an area nearly absent of breweries, and, pointedly, in close vicinity to both the Little Caesars Arena and the Masonic temple - an area featuring only two bars in immediate vicinity....
Poised to make a significant impression on the area and providing craft lovers an unparalleled destination while visiting Detroit, Founders has taken a brisk and prominent foothold on the local beer scene.
May high tides raise all ships, as Detroit welcomes Founders Brewing Company to their first and only satellite facility.
Cheers, Slainte, and Prost!
Online Tickets Sales Begin Thursday, November 30 for
Michigan Brewers Guild 13th Annual Winter Beer Festival – February 23-24, 2018
(LANSING, Mich)—Tickets for the wildly popular Michigan Brewers Guild 13th Annual Winter Beer Festival, will go on sale on Thursday, November 30 at 10am at MiBeer.com. The 13th Annual festival will be held Friday, February 23 (5-9pm) and Saturday, February 24 (1-6pm) at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, just north of downtown Grand Rapids....
Friday tickets are $45 in advance and $50 at the gate if any remain available; Saturday tickets are $50 in advance. In past years, Saturday tickets for this outdoor craft beer celebration have sold out as quickly as 17 minutes and will sell out in advance of the festival again this year.
Enthusiast Members (active as of October 30) are invited to a ticket pre-sale which opens at midnight on Tuesday, November 28 and ends at 11:59pm on Wednesday, November 29. Enthusiasts are also admitted into all Guild festivals one hour prior to the general public (with valid membership). Access to festivals is just one of the benefits for Enthusiasts for their $55 a year annual membership. For added benefits visit www.mibeer.com/enthusiast-membership.
The Michigan Brewers Guild is the network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.
Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $600 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #6 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”
Beer lovers check out the Experience Beer booth in Beer City Station during #GRWineFest where there will be several limited tap release parties each day! Want t...o skip the line and make sure you get to try it before it runs out? Listen to 101.3 The Brew for details on how to win a Fast Pass. They are giving away 5 Fast Passes for each day to “skip the line” and be the first to check out these limited release beers! Thanks Ben Darcie for helping coordinate this year's exciting line-up! #BeerCity #CraftBeer
Thursday, 6pm – Liberty Street Brewing Co. – Eagle Eye Session IPA
Thursday, 8pm – Pigeon Hill Oatmeal Cream Pie
Friday, 5pm – Newaygo Brewing – Riverhouse Ale Saison
Friday, 7pm – Revolution Oktoberfest
Friday, 9pm – City Built Brewing – White Girls After Dark – Pumpkin Spice Latte Stout
Saturday, 2pm – Rockford – Hoplust IPA
Saturday, 4pm – Blackrocks Norskye Session IPA
Saturday, 6pm – Newaygo Brewing – Death Rye
Saturday, 8pm – Revolution – Mosaic Hero IPA
Look who's shown up in the ol' GR.. upland brewing!
[Edit: Railtown Double IPA replaced with Cedar Springs Kusterer Weissbier]
Here we go!
The 2017 Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival Beer Line...up for Experience Beer!
This year I'll be pouring tons of AWESOME beer and cider, all from vendors who are not at the festival - the only place you can get them is at the XPB booth!
Check out the full time drafts and special timed releases below!
The Experience Beer booth will be the only place you can find:
The Peoples Cider Co.
The Mitten Brewing Co.
Railtown Brewing Company
Liberty Street Brewing Co
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Newaygo Brewing Co
and Rockford Brewing Company!
Come see me, it's going to be a GREAT time!
Darcie's top picks for the Michigan Brewers Guild Fall Beer Festival @ Eastern Market, Detroit this weekend!
- Arbor Brewing Co Brewpub - Frambroise (Raspberry Lambic)
- Arbor Brewing Co Microbrewery - Sur Lie Concord Lambic
I think this may be the first time I've EVER seen a spontaneously fermented lambic on the beer list for a guild fest - GET IT.
- Bell's - Le Contrabatisste
- Blackrocks - Ryetoberfest
- Brewery Becker - BA Tripel
- Brewery Vivant - Escoffiberries
- Cotton Brewing Company - Goji Bear - Goji Berry Hefeweizen
- Dark Horse - BA Scotty Karate (And BA Plead the 5th, of course)
- Frankenmuth Brewing - Oh My Quad!
- Grand Rapids Brewing Co - Princess Peach Unicorn Fairy Glitter Sparkle Queen
- Greenbush - Demeter Pale Ale Single Hop Series - Cascade, Chinook, Nugget
- Griffin Claw - Oblivious Wheatwine
- Hopcat - Unicorn on Acid
- Kuhnhenn - Helles Bock (Collab w/ Black Bottom Brewing)
- New Holland - Baltic Anomaly
- Perrin - Malted Milk Ball Porter
- Pigeon Hill - Your Mom on French Toast
- Railtown - I Likey Lilikoi - Passionfruit Cream Ale
- Speciation Artisan Ales - Tequila BA Incipient w/ Bluberries, Lime & Salt
- Transient Artisan Ales - Montmorency - Cherry Oak Aged Sour
- Witch's Hat - 1-800-WET-HOPS - Wet Hopped NEIPA
- Wolverine Brewing Co - Mexican Hot Chocolate Massacre
These are the beauties that caught my attention. I'm not looking for white whales or super rare stuff, I'm looking for beers that genuinely look interesting and I want to taste. But yeah, KBS is there, too
Cheers and have a great time!
We had a great time brewing Bloody Beer with our friends Dogfish Head earlier this year for Project Extreme Brewing! Check out the video to see all of Joe & Sam's fun adventures and head to the pub in Bellaire tomorrow to pick up some of this year's Bloody Beer six pack bottle release.
Congratulations to all the MI Breweries who placed at GABF today!
2017 GABF Winners from Michigan!
Congratulations to all!
2017 Small Brewpub & Small Brewpub Brewer of the Year:...
Rockford Brewing Company, Rockford
Cat. 10-Chocolate Beer, 62 entries.
Silver, Crankers, Big Rapids, Aprhodisiac Chocolate Pomegranate Imperial Stout
Cat. 13-Specialty Beers- 42 entries.
Silver, Rye Hipster Brunch Stout
Odd Side Ales, Grand Haven
Gold, Barrel aged Sweet Potato Soufflé Rye
Odd Side Ales, Grand Haven
Cat. 18-Other Strong Beer-40 entries.
Bronze, Antwerp’s Placebo
Batch B.C., Detroit
Cat. 70, English Style Brown Ale-63 entries
Bronze, Rogue River Brown
Rockford Brewing Co., Rockford
Cat. 74, Gose-100 entries.
Bronze, Passion Fruit Gose
Perrin B.C., Comstock Park
Cat. 90-Classic Irish-Style Dry-30 entries.
Silver, Sheehan’s Stout
Cat. 97- Old Ale or Strong Ale-43 entries.
Bronze, Pilgrim’s Dole
New Holland B.C., Holland
Cat. 98-Barleywine Style Ale-49 entries.
Silver Harbor B.C., St. Joseph
276 Judges/13 Countries
Here we go! Live stream starting at noon!
More leasing complications for Michigan Breweries.. this one out of the East Side's Falling Down Beer Co in Warren, MI.
I hope this gets resolved! At least a small hiatus for Falling Down
From Falling Down Beer Company
September 26 at 2:29pm ·
It seems that so often with good news comes bad. We are currently in protracted negotiations to extend ...our lease agreement and perform building improvements at our Warren location but have not yet come to an agreement with the owner. Therefore, it is with a heavy heart that we announce that we will be closing our doors October 1st, while we continue to work out an agreement. If we can come to a mutually agreeable arrangement, we hope to open the doors again within a few weeks. In consideration of our employees, we will not be opening today and are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause. We will, however, be open Wednesday through Saturday, this final week of September. If you have specific questions or concerns, please feel free to message us and we will respond.