Saturday, October 19, 2013

Brewery Ferment: One Year In Old Town

Written by  Kristie Ryder
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Brewery Ferment: One Year In Old Town

Brewery Ferment recently celebrated one year of serving up Michigan craft brewed beer in Old Town Traverse City.  On historic Union Street, just a few blocks south of Traverse City’s bustling downtown area, Brewery Ferment is located where businesses begin to give way to residential areas, providing more of a quiet “community” feel from its taproom.
On a beautiful late summer day, a well placed sign invited passers by to stop inside, enjoy a cold beer, complimentary snacks, and help the brew master and staff celebrate their first year of business.  Inside people stood at the bar, sat at tables and played darts as staff members walked around the taproom engaging patrons in conversation and thanking them for their support.  The muffled sound of constant chatter filled the background as you heard everyone asking and comparing opinions on which was their favorite Brewery Ferment brew. 

Flagship beers being offered on tap were their Bookstore Bitter and Mitten Wit, both offering a sour, tart taste that fans of bitters and ESB’s have grown to enjoy, the Old Town Brown, Workers Daily cream ale and the 45th Parallale, a Belgian style White Ale.  Also, a few of their rotating specialty beers, with all beers available by sample, flight, pint and/or growler.

Throughout the day people came and went. Some faces were new to Brewery Ferment while some already familiar.  Well wishers congratulating their first year of business and encouraging continued success.  What’s in store for Brewery Ferment?  Guess we’ll just have to keep stopping by from time to time to find out!

Kristie Ryder

Kristie Ryder

Most people just call me Ryder.  I used to be the girl who drank cheap beer.  You know, whatever you could get a 24 pack of for under $12.  All that changed while bartending my way through my second Bachelors degree.  Now my boyfriend calls me "beer snob" because I only drink the good stuff (and PBR, I still love PBR!!) I picked up the hobby of homebrewing in early 2012 and have made it to the "experimenting" stage.  Not bad, not bad at all....although there was that one batch...oh never mind!  I just love beer!