Frootwood, the first beer in our brand new Barrel-Aged Series is here!
We took a crisp, light-bodied cherry ale and hid it away in oak barrels that have held both bourbon and maple syrup. After a lengthy stint, it emerged a changed beer, blanketed in notes of warm vanilla
Join us at Celebration! Cinemas this spring for the Founders Film Series, where we pair our favorite movies alongside beers from our lineup. Movies are chosen for different reasons: sometimes the titles pair nicely or there’s a unique character reference. Often, it’s simply because we love the beer and the movie and want the pleasure of enjoying ’em at the same time. We hope you do too!
Join us in our taproom for four days of taproom-exclusives, small batch, barrel-aged & never-before-tapped beers! This is our chance to debut the experimental beers we’ve been working on or finally bust out some of the kegs we’ve been patiently aging over the past year or so.
2017 is a major year for us. We’re not only celebrating our 20th anniversary, we are also debuting a brand new series, adding a few new packaging options and enjoying the return of many favorites. Sharing our 2017 plans with you, our loyal supporters, is the best part of it all… so without further ado, our 2017 availability calendar:
Capping off our week of new updates to our 2017 calendar is the biggest announcement of them all: the debut of the Barrel-Aged Series!
When we first debuted All Day IPA in 6-pack bottles, it took off as the go-to session beer for craft fans. Crisp and light but with the full-flavor of an IPA, this beer was here to stay. Our first canning line was installed to accommodate the incredible growth of All Day IPA and, in 2013, we began offering it in a 12-pack can package. Shelves could not hold this beer and so, we thought, let’s give the people what they want: All Day IPA and more of it.
In 2014, we debuted the 15-pack All Day IPA can package, the “Brewer’s Dozen,” as we affectionately called it, being the first in the craft industry to do so and our brewery hasn’t been the same since. All Day IPA continues to take the craft world by storm: the 15-pack is the largest selling craft can package and All Day IPA is the 3rd largest selling IPA of any kind. Pretty amazing.
So, we have decided to put All Day IPA in a new package… one that’s a little taller but still lightweight….
We promised some 2017 updates for you this week so let’s get started, shall we? We were the first in craft to offer a beer in a 15-pack can package with All Day IPA and, you all seemed to like it so much that we decided to put our entire seasonal lineup in 15-pack cans!
American craft beer is built on taking inspiration and ideas from all over the world and combining them with American ingredients and ingenuity – which is the same approach we’re applying to our latest beer dinner. Join us Thursday, December 8 at 6:30pm at the brewery for our five-course Breakfast for Dinner, featuring our favorite breakfast dishes paired with various beers.
PC Pils is a easy drinker that serves as a great compliment to tailgating foods like bratwursts and parking lot chili… However, when you come back to regular life, treat yo’self to a real grown-up entrée. Typically, the higher the quality of meat, the safer it is to eat undercooked which is why you’ll see that ours is a bit pink. Feel free to cook the tenderloin longer for a temperature that is more well-done, just be sure to reduce the temperature and cook it on its sides again. Given all stoves are different, cooking times and temperatures may vary. Enjoy!
- 1lb pork tenderloin
- 1/2lb unsalted butter
It’s 9am somewhere! Our double chocolate coffee stout, Breakfast Stout, is the perfect way to start (or end) your day. Brewed with two types of roasted coffee sourced from our friends at Ferris Coffee & Nut, two varieties of chocolate and an abundance of flaked oats, this stout is chewy, rich and intense. And now it has it’s very own Untappd badge!
It’s that time of the year again! We’ll be opening our remaining 2017 Mug Club spots up to new members on a first-come, first-served basis on Thursday, December 1 at 9am in our beer garden. Ferris coffee and Robinette’s donuts will be available for the early birds.
Memberships are are $60 and will be available until we reach capacity. All new members must be 21+ and present with a valid ID to purchase a membership.
We are humbled and honored to announce that we will be bringing our beer to a long-admired craft beer mecca, the Pacific Northwest states of Washington, Oregon and Idaho! It was westward that our Co-Founders traveled in their discovery of craft beer some 25 years ago and we’ve long anticipated the day that our beers would be available in this region.
Behold as the kooky kids from our Education Team combine the two greatest things to happen to mornings: Breakfast Stout and cereal. We even tossed them in the very same bowl, ’cause why not?
It’s hard to believe it’s that time of year again. You know, that time where we take knives to pumpkins, gut them with our bare hands and carve our whims into their flesh while snacking on their toasted, perfectly seasoned innards. Since we’re not all inspired and skilled knife-artists, we thought we’d give you all a little creative and technical help with these killer pumpkin-carving stencils featuring the KBS skull (spooky), logos and more! Download them here.
We’ve long believed in using only the best ingredients, knowing they result in the best flavor. With a beer like Breakfast Stout, a harmonious combination of oats, chocolate and coffee, it’s crucial that each of those ingredients are of the highest quality.
After we switched coffee suppliers to source higher quality product, a move that felt like breaking up with your high school sweetheart, our hometown neighbors at Ferris Coffee and Nut embarked on an ambitious journey to win back their role as roasters of the coffee used in Breakfast Stout.
We are in the midst of pulling something delicious out of bourbon barrels… something dark, chocolatey, blueberry-y and vanilla-y…. something we’ve never bottled before and we cannot wait for you to get your lips on this.
ArtPrize, the world’s largest art competition, is well underway in our hometown of Grand Rapids, MI, and as proud partners of the event, we could not be more excited. Our taproom has served as a venue to host artists since the very first ArtPrize took place (seven years ago!) and we are happy to undertake that role once again. Make sure to check out the six artists and their work we’re hosting this year if you stop by the taproom in the next two weeks. Here’s a little info on each one:
Every year our Brewmaster, Jeremy, and a few other folks from the brewery head to Yakima Valley, Washington, to meet with hop farmers, check out this year’s harvest and select the hops we’ll be brewing with in the coming year. To bring you an inside look at the hop harvest process, Jeremy logged a recap each day, shared alongside photos snapped throughout the trip. If you’re someone who appreciates the “craft” in craft brewing, this behind-the-scenes look will be right up your alley.
This past Saturday, September, 10, we partnered with FOX17 to host the very first Tribute on the Grand, a fundraising event in support of Grand Rapids Whitewater. Despite the inclement weather early in the day, the event was a huge success, raising $200,000 (our initial goal was $25,000!) for Grand Rapids Whitewater and their efforts to restore the rapids in the Grand River.
Thousands of attendees drank, danced and reveled at Ah-Nab-Awen Park on the banks of the Grand River while a lineup of four different tribute bands provided the soundtrack for an unforgettable evening. The beer dinner, catered by The Gilmore Collection and held on the adjacent Gillette Bridge, was also a huge success with all 360 seats selling out in only a week!
For those of you who have been to our taproom lately, you may have noticed some construction going on in front of the deli windows. Well, as it turns out, we are expanding our existing deli with an external ordering “counter” to accommodate an improved service style and, in order to finish the project up, we will be closing for several days next week. Here is the closing schedule: