ANN ARBOR - Now through the end of the month, you can enjoy a pint of Grizzly Pink, a specialty beer brewed by Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. A portion of the proceeds go to the University of Michigan Breast Care Center.
It is part of the See Pink Go Blue campaign at University of Michigan's Comprehensive Cancer Center, in which dozens of Ann Arbor businesses have committed to selling See Pink items. See the full list of participating businesses here.
Head brewer and Grizzly Pink creator Duncan Williams (Photo: Meredith Bruckner)
As for Grizzly Pink, "It’s a Belgian blonde, so it’s a really light Pilsner malt and some wheat malt," head brewer Duncan Williams explained. "We use the Belgian yeast which has a spicy, clove-y character. We got some beets and peeled them, roasted them, pureed them up and added them at the end of boil. So it’s got a lot of nice light character, light spiciness, slightly pink character and a little bit of a beet character as well."
Grizzly Peak has been promoting the pink-hued beer on social media, and Williams says people have been coming in requesting it. "The promotion is for the month of October, but we brewed seven barrels of it (about 14 kegs) and we’ll sell it until it’s gone," he said.
(Photo: Meredith Bruckner)
It's not the only beer they've brewed for charity. Grizzly likes to get onboard special projects and create new brews that help give back to the community. "We’ve done the Hops for Hunger (event) where we donate to Food Gatherers. And we do two to three other events per year," Williams said.
To learn more about the brewery, visit their website.
To learn more about See Pink Go Blue, or to donate, click here.
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