Monday, March 23, 2015

Recap of St. Patrick’s Day Weekend Celebration at Unruly Brewing Co.

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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Unruly Brewing Co. in Muskegon celebrated St. Patrick’s Day weekend once again in style for 2015 with new beer releases accompanied with Irish-themed music and food options. The Tosspints from Saginaw returned again on Friday to perform their intoxicating brand of Irish Punk Rock and this year also featured an opening set of folk punk from the band Whiskey Drunk of Grand Rapids. I was fortunate to be able to join some friends and enjoy the performances from Unruly’s VIP section at stage side.
Last year’s celebration featured some barrel-aged debuts with B A Baracus and Crucible which both joined up with 9th Hour Smoked Porter later in the year for Unruly’s first ever bottle releases on Black Friday for 2014. This year featured the debut of Barrel Aged Fat Guy Little Kilt which is also due for bottle release soon this year pending label approval. Unruly Brewing Co. also brought back 9th Hour for the weekend’s Firkin Friday release, pairing it with cocoa nibs and Trinidad scorpion peppers.

Unruly Brewing’s house pizzeria Rebel Pies debuted a special pizza creation in celebration of St. Patrick’s Day. “The Irish Hand Grenade” was available both as a whole pie and featured in the slice box as well featuring Boom sauce, corned beef from Hennessy’s Irish Pub, sauerkraut and roasted potato. Rebel Pies will also be serving up their unique breakfast pizzas again for the upcoming Beer for Breakfast event on Friday, March 27th with Unruly Brewing opening up their doors at 7 AM on the last Friday of the month for benefit of third shift workers.

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.