Saison was born in the 1700s in the Belgian countryside and finds its roots as quite a few other regional styles of beer do: necessity. The water available in the region wasn't suitable for consumption, and by the miracle of fermentation, the water was made drinkable. The beer also doubled as compensation for farm workers, to the tune of 5 litres per day.
Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery is launching a crowdfunding campaign to provide its kitchen with much needed repairs and renovations. The campaign needs to raise a minimum of $75,000 to keep the kitchen open this winter but the brewery hopes to raise $125,000 for a complete overhaul.
As I’ve mentioned before, women were always the brewers. The Industrial Revolution, Prohibition, changes in beer production, and many other factors changed that. But now women are joining the ranks of beer professionals in leaps and, er, hops!
Festival of the Sun and Moon starts tonight with the Festival of the Moon. Take advantage of one of the shortest nights of the summer at the 10th annual Festival of the Moon and on Saturday for the 15th annual Festival of the Sun!
Arbor Brewing Company (ABC) Microbrewery will host its first ever vertical tasting of every vintage of the Velvet Hammer Sour Dubbel produced since the beer's inception in Ypsilanti from 4 - 6 p.m. on Saturday, June 7.
Women were always the brewers. Beer was a foodstuff and, like all foodstuffs, it was made by women. This changed as beer moved from the home into the commercial realm in the Middle Ages; it changed rapidly during the Industrial Revolution when breweries became big and employed men as their brewers.
Here we are, just a few days away from WINTER BEERFEST! I have assembled my top 25 list for this year, and my is it sounding delicious! Breweries from all over the state are bringing their brightest and best for the festival, anxious to share their fantastic brew with all of you!
The weather forecast for the end of January is still calling for below freezing temperatures. Stay warm and join us at The Buck on January 29th and 30th from 4:00 PM to close for the First Annual Barrel Aged Beer Fest, where the temperature even on the heated, outside deck will be nice and toasty warm. Make sure to mark this event on your calendar, and remember that there is no entry fee.