Thursday, February 21, 2013
What's Brewing for Beer Week: Thursday, February 21
Frankenmuth Winter Party at the Woods (through 2/23)
Celebrate Winter Oktoberfest-style with steins and German culture. Frankenmuth Pilsner and Dunkel feature. No entry fee. February 21-23.
~Half-Off All Michigan Drafts at the Meanwhile
All 13 Michigan handles, all half off, all night!
~Arcadia Ales Beer Dinner at San Chez
5 courses. Buy or reserve your tickets through San Chez.
On draft from Arcadia Ales:
-16th Anniversary Ale
Bottle: -Sky High Rye
-Barrel-aged Imperial Stout
-Lochdown Scotch Ale
~New Holland Tap Occupation with New Beers for 2013 at Graydon's Crossing, 11 a.m.
Brewery reps will be on hand all day and New Holland will also be introducing some of their new beers for 2013!
5 Drafts will be: Cabin Fever, Monkey King, Paleooza, Dragon’s Milk and Imperial Hatter
Graydon's Crossing's chef will be putting together a tasting menu for this event so it will be like a mini beer dinner!
~Bell's Tap Occupation Featuring Limited Release Drafts at Derby Station, 11 a.m.
Brewery reps will be on hand all day as Bell's takes over Derby Station's handles with limited-release drafts.
Beers on tap include: Roundhouse IRA, Black Note, Hopslam (cask), Sweet Potato Stout, Oarsman and Best Brown
Derby Station's chef will be putting together a tasting menu for this event so it will be like a mini beer dinner!
Tap Takeover Featuring Mt. Pleasant Brewing at Pints + Quarts, 5-8 p.m.
Brewer Kim Kowalski will be on hand presenting his beers and raffling off (2) tickets to Winter Beer Fest.
~GP Sports Meet the Brewery Happy Hour with New Holland, 5-8 p.m.
Join New Holland Beer Ambassador Isaac Hartman for a night of sampling New Holland Brewing's Winter Seasonal Cabin Fever Brown ale and the Poet Oatmeal Stout. Talk beer and learn about these fine offerings from New Holland Brewing Co.
Featuring: Mad Hatter, Poet, Sundog, Dragon’s Milk New Holland is the featured Michigan Brewers for Grand Rapids Beer Week.
~Beer City Craft Beer Social at The B.O.B., 5:30 p.m.
This beer dinner is the real deal and only $25 per person. 5 pairs of tickets to the Michigan Winter Beer Festival will be raffled off. Buy Tickets Online now at https://www.seatengine.com/event/2092 or call 616.356.2000 while space is still available.
Doors @ 5:30pm - Dinner @ 6:00pm $25/person Ticket includes dinner and 4 microbrew sampling tickets. Additional beer tasting tickets available for $1 each.
For the full food and beer menu, click on the link.
~Strolling Beer Dinner with GRBC, Brewery Vivant and HopCat, 6-10 p.m.
The strolling dinner with Grand Rapids Brewing Company, HopCat and Brewery Vivant will be held on Thursday, Feb. 21 from 6 to 10 p.m. Tickets can be purchased for $100 per person (excluding tax and gratuity) at each of the three sites. Attendance is limited to 60 guests with 20 tickets being sold at each venue.
Strolling dinner guests will receive a one-of-a-kind Menage a Trois beer chalice, a ride on the "HopCat Express" between venues and a seven-course dinner. Two courses will be served at each brewpub as attendees make their way through the tour with the seventh course being dessert served upon returning to their starting site. Special dessert and bourbon barrel-aged variation of Menage a Trois also will be available exclusively at the dinner event.
For the full food and beer menu, click on the link.
Brewery Vivant Tap Explosion at SpeakEZ Lounge, 6 p.m.
Five drafts will be: Solitude, North French, Tart Side of the Moon and two pub specialties. Vivant rep will be on-hand.
~Right Brain Brewing Tap Takeover at the Village Inn, 6-8 p.m.
Right Brain owner Russ Springsteen will be here as Right Brain overtakes the taps at the Village Inn Pizza Parlor. Pizza and beer never gets old!
Beers on draft: Igor Takes a Digger, Second Coming IPA, CEO Stout (Drink Michigan 2012’s Michigan Favorite Stout) , Will Power, Satisfaction ESB, Northern Hawk Owl. No entry fee.
~Derby Station Presents a New Holland Tap Explosion Takeover, 6 p.m. - 12 a.m.
Join the New Holland crew for a tap takeover at Derby Station the Thursday before the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter beer festival. Come celebrate the release of the brewery's first beer Paleooza, a Michigan Pale Ale made with all Michgian hops from Empire as well as a Monkey King Saison a new year-round offering. Derby will also be pouring Cabin Fever Brown ale, New Holland's winter seasonal, and mainstay brands Dragon's Milk and Imperial Mad Hatter.
Western Michigan Tap Takeover at the Last Chance, 6 p.m.
Featuring beers from western Michigan's own Schmohz, the Hideout and Pike 51.
Kiss My Scottich Arse Scotch Ale
9 A.M. Hazelnut IPA
Rochester Mills Tap Takeover at Logan's Alley, 6 p.m.
Rochester Mills will be newly available in the Grand Rapids market and will be celebrating at Logan’s Alley. No entry fee.
Drafts: Bourbon Milk Shake Stout, Cornerstone IPA, Winter Warmer
~Founders Tap Explosion at the Score, 7-9 p.m.
Five drafts will be: Pale, Breakfast Stout, Dirty Bastard, 2012 Devil Dancer, 2013 Imperial Stout. Founders rep will be on hand.
Hideout Brewing New Releases (ongoing through Beer Week)
The Hideout Brewing Co is an Official Beer Destination of this year's GR Beer Week. Check out these just-released beers all Beer Week long!
Peanut Butter Milk Stout
Dark Espresso Milk Stout
Triple Chocolate Milk Stout
Chocolate Rye with Spice
Forget Her Barley Wine
Bitter Ex Double IPA
~Cool Brews, Hot Eats feature at Honey Creek Inn (ongoing through March 2)
As part of Cool Brews, Hot Eats, the Honey Creek Inn is featuring Arcadia Ales Nut Brown, Petoskey Brewing Amber, and Perrin IPA.
~Perrin Brewing Co. Beer Feature at Trillium Haven for Cool Brews, Hot Eats (ongoing through March 2)
As part of "Cool Brews, Hot Eats," Trillium Haven will be featuring a pairing with Perrin Brewing’s Black Lager (while supplies last) followed by Perrin's IPA from February 18 through March 2, and will also feature a selection of other Grand Rapids beer pairings throughout.
~All-Michigan Tap Takeover at Vitale's of Comstock Park (ongoing through February 23)
Vitale's of Comstock Park will turn over their entire tap system to feature 32 Michigan beers starting Feb 11th and running through at least the 23rd.
Featured beers include:
Founders - Centennial IPA, Breakfast Stout, Nitro Oatmeal Stout, and more
Bells - Captain Spontaneous, Hopslam, Porter, and more
Shorts - Huma Lupa Licious plus Goodnight Bodacious (eventually)
New Holland - Dragon's Milk Perrin - Xtra Pale Ale, I2D2 IPA
Arcadia - Hopmouth, Sky High Rye, Coco Loco, plus more
Frankenmuth - Red Sky Right Brain - TBA
Brewery Vivant - Triomphe, Escoffier - maybe more
The Livery - Telewacker Brown
Dark Horse - Tres Blueberry then Fore Smoked Stout, maybe more!
Vander Mill - Hard Apple Cider
Arbor - Ypsi Gypsi Pale Ale Atwater - Cherry Wheat
Greenbush - Anger (Black IPA)
Dragonmead - Sin Eater Cheboygan - Winter Marzen
Rochester Mills - Milk Shake Stout
The Mitten - Hefeweizen (Vitale's is the first bar outside of the Mitten Brewing Company to have Mitten beers on tap!)
There will also be some specialty tappings happening from some goodies hidden in the cooler. This will be going on all Beer Week! Check out their full beer list here: http://vitalessportsbar.com/beer-list/
Pizza and beer - can't really go wrong!