Crafted in Michigan Collaboration Series Release with Esan Sommersell

Join us on Friday, June 25 at 11am for our release of Ginger Smiles! This beer was made in collaboration with local Grand Rapids artist Esan Sommersell. He grew up surrounded by powerful women who moved with elegance and grace yet cooked with a fierce and fiery passion. To pay tribute to the Guyanese flavors and traditions he grew up admiring we present Ginger Smiles – a rum barrel-aged strong golden ale. Brewed with ginger and guava to celebrate the bold women and rich flavors of his youth – Ginger Smiles is sure to bring a smile to your face.

We will have a very limited amount of 750mL bottles and draft available of Ginger Smiles, as well as an Artist Market featuring Esan and other local artists on the patio and an exciting Guyanese-inspired food special.

More about the collaborator:
For Grand Rapids-based artist Esan Sommersell, making is living. In a world where it’s become increasingly more difficult to discern fact from fiction, Sommersell’s paintings remind us that what we see, hear, touch, and taste cannot be separated from what we feel. With bold forms and surreal color palettes taken from the landscape of lucid dreams, his work is an affirmation of humankind’s innate desire to create, to mold, to touch the raw nerve of experience and discover for ourselves what it means to be alive.

Crafted in Michigan Collaboration Series:
What better way to highlight artisans and crafters from our home state than with beer? That’s the thought behind the Crafted In Michigan Collaboration Series: an extremely limited quarterly release of taproom exclusive beer that aims to bring awareness to local Michigan crafters through partnerships and collaboration.

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