This Brighton store is pairing cheese and... beer?
When you think of cheese pairings, wine is usually the first drink to come to mind. But, Culture Cheese and Beer in Brighton is hoping to make beer the next big thing to pair with your charcuterie boards. The two said beer pairs well with cheese for a couple of reasons. Cheese and beer go through similar processes to be made, including being “cultured,” which is how the store got it’s name. Tati tried out a goat cheese with a light, slightly citrus beer.
Arbor Brewing Company relocating original brewpub after 25 years downtown
ANN ARBOR Arbor Brewing Company announced on Tuesday it will be relocating its downtown brewpub to another location in Ann Arbor. The pub and eatery has been in its current location -- a historic building at 114 E Washington St. -- for 25 years. In a Facebook post, the owners reported increasing operating challenges in the downtown location even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the end of our lease in sight we have made the decision to move out of this location, wrote the owners. Ann Arbor is in our DNA and it is important to us to be here.
Hopcat permanently closes Royal Oak location, seeks to reopen elsewhere
ROYAL OAK, Mich. Craft beer bar and restaurant chain Hopcat confirmed the permanent closure of its Royal Oak location on Wednesday. Hopcat founder Mark Sellers told Eater Detroit that the location is permanently closing over disagreements with the landlord. It is with heavy heart that we announce the closure of our HopCat - Royal Oak location. We will be seeking a new location in Royal Oak so we can resume serving this awesome community in the future.Officials say they are looking to reopen the restaurant at a new location in the city in the future. Hopcats Royal Oak location has been closed since March amid the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic.
New Holland Brewing Co. introduces light ale made with Lake Michigan water
HOLLAND, Mich. – New Holland Brewing Co.'s newest offering is a light white ale brewed with Lake Michigan water. The Holland, Michigan brewery recently introduced Lightpoint Functional White Ale, a brew the company says is made with natural ingredients, including raw honey, coconut water and orange peels. "We all look forward to the light point in our day or in our workout,” said Adam Dickerson, New Holland brand manager. “Here in west Michigan, the sunset over Lake Michigan symbolizes that moment of rest. Lightpoint Functional White Ale will be available across the brewery’s distribution network beginning March 1.
Bell’s Two Hearted Ale among most checked in beers on Untappd this year
COMSTOCK, Mich. – Only one Michigan-made beer landed on the list of the 10 most checked in beers on Untappd -- Bell’s Two Hearted Ale. The app Untappd allows users to check in beers, rate the brews, share suggestions with their friends and keep track of their favorites. According to stats from the app, beer drinkers posted they were drinking Two Hearted 124,577 times this year. Bell’s Brewery is in Comstock, Mich. Two Hearted has consistently been listed among the most popular beers in the country. Top 10 most checked in beers in 2019:
Michigan breweries craft special releases to help beer delivery driver after brain tumor discovery
DETROIT – Breweries across Michigan and beyond banded together after a tumor was discovered on a beer delivery driver’s brain. M4 CIC, the beer wholesaler Baker works for, asked the breweries it works with to help. Detroit’s Batch Brewing Company is currently brewing a fresh batch of O.P.G. Each year, the Drafting Table Brewing Company in Wixom picks a nonprofit to support on Christmas Eve. Other breweries expected to help with beer releases over the next few months include Brew Detroit, City Built Brewing Company, Ellison Brewery and Spirits and Speciation Artisan Ales.
Griffin Claw Brewing Co.’s 3 Scrooges winter ale returns for holiday season
BIRMINGHAM, Mich. – Griffin Claw Brewing Co.'s winter warmer, 3 Scrooges, returns this season. The festive ale is brewed with orange peel, honey and spices. Whether you think it’s too early for Christmas and are saying, “Bah humbug,” or you’re anxiously awaiting the holidays, you can enjoy the brew next week. The beer will be available at the Birmingham, Michigan taproom and stores. The taproom is at 575 South Eton Street in Birmingham.
Cold Brew Detroit variety packs include new Mocha Habanero coffee beer
DETROIT – Brew Detroit introduced cold brew variety packs that have four coffee beers, including a new flavor -- Mocha Habanero. The Cold Brew Detroit packs contain a can of the Regular coffee stout, Churro, Horchata and Mocha Habanero. Churro, Horchata, and Mocha Habanero are currently on tap at the Brew Detroit taproom at 1401 Abbott in Detroit. The four-packs will be available Nov. 24.
Founders Brewing Co.'s new take on KBS includes extra coffee kick
GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Founders Brewing Co. announced a new take on its popular Kentucky Breakfast Stout. KBS Espresso will get an extra coffee kick by being aged on espresso beans after it is removed from the barrels. RELATED: Founders to donate profits from Detroit taproom to local charities for 3 yearsThe Michigan brewery is using coffee beans from Grand Rapids-based Ferris Coffee & Nut. “But for our first ever “official” variant of KBS, we decided to amplify a flavor that’s already at the heart of this beer – coffee." Use the Founders beer finder here.
Welcome colder weather with a beer from Perrin Brewing Co.’s Winter Warmer Pack
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – Perrin Brewing Co.'s Winter Warmer Pack includes three beers perfect for cold days. As the temperatures drop, crack open a Coffee Latte Brown Ale, or a Perrin Black Ale, or maybe a Blonde Porter. RELATED: Perrin’s Barrel-Aged Specialty Pack features Malted Milk Ball, Perrin Reserve beersThe coffee beer is a new addition to the Comstock Park, Michigan, brewery’s lineup. The Perrin Pub at 5910 Comstock Park Drive in Comstock Park. Coffee Latte is brewed with Germack Coffee’s I-75 blend, an accessible road trip blend that’s dark-roasted, earthy, full-bodied and smooth.
Perrin Brewing Co.’s Barrel-Aged Specialty Pack features Malted Milk Ball, Perrin Reserve beers
COMSTOCK PARK, Mich. – A limited-release Barrel-Aged Specialty Pack from Perrin Brewing Co. features Malted Milk Ball and Perrin Reserve. The special pack from the Comstock Park, Michigan, brewery includes a 22-ounce bottle of each beer and a 10-ounce Perrin Reserve glass. Malted Milk Ball, a 12 percent ABV brew, was aged in oak bourbon barrels for nine months. Perrin Reserve, also a 12 percent ABV beer, was aged in bourbon barrels. The pack can be found at the Perrin Pub at 5910 Comstock Park Drive in Comstock Park and at select Michigan retailers.