That’s right! John, Bruce & I are headed north to sample some of GR’s craft beer scene, starting with Saugatuck Brewing.
Come on you Muggies! Dave needs you to sign up for Watervliet’s 1st Annual Chili Cook Off at https://www.facebook.com/ArclightBrewing?ref=aymt_homepage_panel, scheduled for Tuesday, December 8. Please do your part to help out a great brewery! All the details can be found on Arclight’s Facebook Page.
Today is the last day of the “Quest” that begun over 2-1/2 years ago at Greenbush. I have, finally, come to the conclusion that this daily habit costs too much for me to sustain any further. I know, I’m a slow learner. I’ve really have enjoyed the entire experience and will miss my daily excursions to drink good beer with great people. I will be a regular Mug-Club-Monday attendee with the occasional week and/or weekend day tossed in to the mix. Special recognition has to be given to Sarah & Jessie DeCaro, who prepared a wonderful going away tribute. To Nicole Miller, who got me started on this crazy ride, and to the entire Greenbush staff, who I have come to know.
Hide the kids! Weko Beach Brewer’s Fest is today. See you all there!
Finally bought my tickets to the Weko Beach Brewers Fest. This year will be the fourth year that Debbie and I have attended. The weather has been almost perfect each of those past three years, and the venue can’t be beat. Hope to see all of you beer lovers there!
Yep, I’m still going strong! I have been busy enjoying the outdoors and the summer weather, so I have neglected keeping up with this blog. I really don’t see that changing for the next month or two, either, but I will post occasionally just to reaffirm my existence.
On to some news: The Livery will be celebrating their tenth year this weekend with special bottle releases and other events. They are the first micro-brewery that I went to in this area, and the first mug club that I joined. Check them out if your in the Benton Harbor area.
Speaking of mug clubs; I joined another one at a brand new brewery in Berrien Springs. Cultivate opened their doors just a few, short weeks ago and are definitely worth a stop on the beer trail. They are located in the middle of wine country, so there should be something for both the wine and beer lovers. If you join their mug club it’s only $50 for a life time membership and you get a really cool ID, too!
Where have I been? Oh, I know. I must have been preparing for Tapistry’s 2nd anniversary celebration, which is taking place all day long, today. All of you mug-club members get to open the whole works at 10am, so get your ass all of bed and make it down before all of the good beers are gone!
First off, the beer. Mug club members will receive first dibs on all specialty beers available on tap and to go. Check out the lineup and get excited!
-Heart Full of Napalm -10% Double IPA with Galaxy, Mosaic, and Amarillo hops. On draft and available in 22oz bottles. No limit on bottles.
- Solera-5.5%- blonde sour blended from 12 and 18 month old ales aged in an oak barrel. No draft. 750ml bottles are available. Limit one per customer.
- 2014 Burn the Witch-9% Weizenbock
2014 Sixteen Tons-9% American Barleywine
Old Man Greg- 10% Old Ale (aged 6 months)
Batch #100-11.2% Russian Imperial Stout (aged 8 months)
Barrel Aged Taps:
- Tabor Hill Winery & Restaurant Chardonnay and Merlot barrel aged Burn the Witch-9% Weizenbock
Journeyman Distillery Ravenswood Rye Whiskey barrel aged Quadraphonic-9.8% Belgian Quadrupel
Journeyman Distillery Bilberry Black Hearts Gold Gin barrel aged Mr. Orange w/ Lime -5.7% Blood Orange Wit
Journeyman Distillery Ravenswood Rye Whiskey Batch #100-11.2% Russian Imperial Stout
Oak Aged Hippy Smell-10% American Wheatwine
Secondly, Chef Keith has whipped up a special menu just for you! We’ll be serving it up buffet style from 10-11AM.
MUG CLUB BUFFET MENU
duck/fois gras sausage/leek/oyster mushroom sausage
crispy bacon/scallion/red chili/anise sausage
salmon carpaccio/caper-pink peppercorn cream cheese
grilled heirloom tomato/fresh mozzarella/
walnut oil/balsamic vinegar salad/fresh herbs
See you there!
I hope everyone has a very happy and enjoyable Independence Day. Remember that if you play with fireworks then the risk of losing fingers will be present, making the holding a pint of a favorite brew just that much more difficult.