recently held a release party launching the new Essence Summer Ale
collaboration beer between Traverse City’s farm-based Brewery Terra Firma
and Hoby Thrasher’s
Muskegon-based restaurant collection. The 5.4% ABV Amber Ale was special designed with brewmaster John Niedermaier
to be an refreshing, easy-drinking beer brewed with coriander and orange peel. The versatility of the beverage lends itself to beer-food pairings, cocktail blends, and even as an ingredient for special menu items. Head Chef and manager Cody Christensen
of Handsome Henry’s took advantage of this to prepare a diverse menu of speciality items to showcasing the new beer for the event.