Wednesday, October 01, 2014

I'm a Beer Hound presents beer and food pairings during Frankfort Beer Week

Written by  Aimee West
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Stormcloud Brewing Company is celebrating Frankfort Beer Week with style. Paul Starr from I'm a Beer Hound is going to be coordinating all the tastings during Frankford Beer Week. This is a fabulous event for foodies and non foodies alike. Frankfort Beer week runs from October 6 until October 11th. Events all start at 6:30 and cost $20/person with 8oz pours. 

Do you have homebrewing skills? Stormcloud wants you to bring your best fall inspired beers to their homebrew competition. The contest winner will have their beer put on tap for everyone to enjoy! Get your favorite fall beer recipe out and get brewing. 

Have a good time every night before Frankfort Fall Festival with a different food pairing every night hosted by Paul Starr at Stormcloud Brewing. Co. 

List of events: 

Monday we are tapping the Harvest Tripel.
Harvest Tripel - a traditional Belgian Style tripel - but brewed with fresh harvested Glacier hops from Empire Hop Farms.  The beer itself is soft and round with a subtle hop nose, with delicate minty aromatics coming from the fresh hops.

Time: 6:30pm Cost: $20/person 8oz pours

Tuesday is the Brat and Beer Tasting/Pairing Workshop at 6:30 pm. We are showcasing our best Belgian style beers with Brats made locally by Honor Family Market in Honor, MI.

  • Roadhouse Salsa Brat (made with Salsa sourced from the Roadhouse, Mexican Restaurant in Benzonia, MI) / paired with our Tequila & the Bee, a Belgian Style Golden Strong fermented with honey and aged in Tequila barrels.
  • Blue Cheese Jalapeno Brat paired with our Birdwalker, Belgian style Blonde
  • Feta & Spinach Brat paired with our Rainmaker, Belgian Style Pale Ale
  • Phlly Cheese Steak Brat paired with our Nightswimmer, Belgian Style Stout

Time: 6:30pm Cost: $20/person 8oz pours

Wednesday com in for the Cupcake and Beer Tasting/Pairing Workshop at 6:30pm. These delicious cupcakes are made from Simply Cupcakes located in Traverse City. They are the perfect sweet to the strong styled beer that we have chosen.

  • Carrot Cake Cupcake paired with our Whiled Away, Belgian Style IPA
  • Raspberry Waltz Cupcake paired with our Nightswimmer, Belgian Style Stout
  • Key Lime Cupcake paired with our Another Day, Another Apocalypse, Belgian Style Strong
  • Toffee Crunch Cupcake paired with our B. Sirius, Belgian Style Dubbel

Beer Trivia, 8:00 pm


Time: 6:30pm Cost: $20/person 8oz pours

Thursday night look forward to Bacon and Beer Tasting/Pairing Workshop at 6:30pm. Paul has said this is by far his most popular pairing and what sounds better than Beer and Bacon than MORE Beer and Bacon! The bacon flavors range from sweet and salty to jalapeno hot, which pairs perfectly with the Belgian style ales they have been paired with.

  • Italian Bacon paired with our 228, Belgian style Trippel
  • Jalapeno Bacon paired with our 24:30, Belgian style Harvest Pale Ale
  • Maple Bacon paired with our Rainmaker, Belgian style  Pale ale
  • Smoked Bacon paired with our traditional Belgian style Dubbel

Michigan Beer Film, 8:00, Garden Theater 


Time: 6:30pm Cost: $20/person 8oz pours

Friday will end the week with everyone's favorite frozen treat! Ice Cream and Beer Tasting/Pairing Workshop will be at 6:30 pm. We are excited to offer fresh made ice cream from Hilltop Ice Cream Shop located in Benzonia.  The cream in each ice cream brings out the subtle and complex flavor of each beer pairing. This is the perfect end to an amazing week of beer and food.

  • Peach Icecream paired with our Fun Guvn'r Black IPA
  • Citrus Sorbet paired with our Tequila & the Bee, a Belgian-Style Golden Strong fermented with honey and aged in Tequila barrels.
  • Cinnamon Icecream paired with our Summer's End hoppy Belgian-German hybrid Wheat beer.
  • Butter Pecan Icecream paired with our traditional Belgian-style Tripel.

I'm a Beer Hound and Stormcloud Brewing Company want to see you at our events. We suggest that reservations are made for each event that you want attend, to ensure placement. 

About I’m a Beer Hound

I'm a Beer Hound is a Michigan Beer News Website, App, Event Promotion Group & Membership Card featuring discounts at over 100 Beer Bars, Breweries, and Restaurants statewide. Find them online: or

Annual Fall Fest

Events are happening all week long at different local business. The Fall Festival Parade will start the official festival events on Saturday, October 11th at 11 am. For more information and a list of events see the website.



Aimee West

Aimee West

Is new to the craft beer scene but always willing and wanting to learn more.