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Greenbush Brewing Company is currently looking to add a Book Keeper to our staff.
The Book Keeper position at Greenbush Brewing Co. is a part-time position that is primarily done in the offices at Greenbush. The Book Keeper is responsible for a variety of daily tasks with a primary focus on accounting duties. This is an hourly position that has the potential to grow into a full-time position over time.
What we are looking for:
- Bright, hard-working individuals that are organized and task-oriented.
- Individuals with prior accounting and/or book keeping experience.
- Individuals with core knowledge of accounting principals.
- A solid understanding of using, maintaining and updating transaction and accounting needs in Quickbooks, including Quickbooks online.
- Individuals with the ability to create and manipulate Excel templates as needed for accounting functions.
- Knowledge of accounting needs within the brewing world is also beneficial.
Pay: Rate dependent on qualifications
Hours: 20 to 25/week to start
Please email your résumé to email@example.com by December 9th, 2015
It’s official! Our Advent Calendar will be available for order on November 10th, 2015!
As one of our most highly anticipated releases, we want to make sure you get all the right info regarding how and when to order and pick-up your Advent Calendar.
This year, we are only offering the Advent Calendar online. Starting at 6 PM Eastern time on November 10th, 2015, you will be able to order our Advent Calendar off of our website. There is a ONE CASE PER PERSON limit. If you attempt to order a second case, the order will be canceled and you may risk your ability to get a calendar all together. The Advent Calendar is $125 plus deposit. Please register with the name that is on your ID as we will be asking to see all ID’s upon pick-up. We take Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.
Advent Calendar’s will be available for pick-up starting on November 25th, 2015, in our Annex. As mentioned above, everyone picking up a calendar MUST HAVE the corresponding ID to the name that ordered it as well as actually be that person (aka no proxies, only the person who ordered it is able to pick it up). We apologize for any inconvenience but have found that without taking these precautions, sometimes orders get mixed up, and we want to make sure everyone is able to get their calendar.
The Advent Calendar will consist of 25 bottles of beer to be revealed one a day all the way from Dec. 1st to Christmas Day. We ask that you please do not ruin the fun for everyone by revealing online ahead of the schedule what beer is on what day. We all want to have a good time.
We can’t wait to get to Dec. 1st and crack into our Advent Calendars and hope you feel the same!!
Greenbush Brewing Co. is currently looking to add two Floor Manager’s to our Taproom staff. We are looking for hard-working, confident, bright folks who are career-oriented with experience in the restaurant industry. A basis of craft beer knowledge is ideal. Brewery and management experience is a plus but not mandatory to apply.
The job includes a full-time salary with benefits. Please send your resume with personal references to Ayla@greenbushbrewing.com by November 2nd to apply. We are looking to fill these positions quickly and look forward to hearing from you!
Greenbush Postcard Instagram Photo Contest
Contestants will have from 12:01 AM on October 1st, 2015 to 11:59 PM on November 1st, 2015 to enter photos into the Greenbush postcard photo contest via Instagram. Must be 21 or older to enter. Winners will be decided by a panel of judges by November 7th, 2015. All entries must be tagged with #gbpostcard in order to be entered. All entries must be public. Contestants can enter as many times as they like although they will only be eligible for one prize (IE one person will not come in first and second place for two different photos). The prizes will be as follows:
- 1st place: framed copy of photo with frame made from reclaimed barn wood (retail value: $50). $100 gift card to Greenbush.
- 2nd place: framed copy of photo with frame made from reclaimed barn wood (retail value: $50). $50 gift card to Greenbush.
- 3rd place: framed copy of photo with frame made from reclaimed barn wood (retail value: $50). $25 gift card to Greenbush.
Photos will be judged on the following criteria:
- Creativity. We see a lot of photos of beers and the brewery. How will you make your photo stand out? How will you make your unique perspective shine and stand out from the others?
- Incorporating Greenbush. This doesn’t have to necessarily just be a picture of a beer bottle or our taproom. There are many different ways to show us how Greenbush fits into your life.
- Photo quality. We are looking for bright, beautiful, clear photos that can easily be re-sized and look good in print.
All three winners will have their photo turned into a postcard to sell in the Greenbush Annex. All three winners will have to sign over all rights to the photo although they will be credited on the postcard itself. All winners will be contacted via Instagram. If a winner does not respond via Instagram within a 24-hour period of being contacted, a different winner will be selected. The framed photos and gift cards can be picked up in the Greenbush Annex. The winners will be announced on Facebook and Instagram by November 7th, 2015. No purchase necessary.
Instagram handle: @greenbushbrew
Questions? Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
Welcome to the mad month of May! As it always is, May is one of our busiest months… preparing the taproom & annex for summer (which starts Memorial Day weekend in Southwest Michigan), the true kickoff of festival season, Chicago Craft Beer Week, and on and on.
In case you missed it, April was one wacky month–the photo to the left being one from our Shears & Beers Fund-Razor & Sunspot launch party at the annex. At the end of the evening, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass Counties garnered the most support and received $1,500 from Greenbush and Eagle Technologies. Chikaming Open Lands received $1,000 from Greenbush and Sawyer Hardware and Lumber. OCCDA received $500 from Greenbush and Seeder & Company Landscaping Services. In addition to that, individuals donated more than $1,200 by way of raffle tickets to the organizations of their choice. Thanks to all who made it out! Now, on to May…
Thursday, May 7: Beer Appreciation Night at Wrought Iron Grill in Owosso, MI
Join Wrought Iron Grill as they welcome back Greenbush for a night of great food from Chef Brian paired with rare beers. Scott Sullivan and Justin Baney will once again be on hand, along with host Rex Halfpenny. Tickets for this event are limited, so visit the grill to get yours ASAP!
Saturday, May 9: Baseball, Brews & Blues at RailCats Stadium in Gary, IN
Join RailCats fans and beer lovers on Saturday, May 9th from 1-5:00 p.m. to enjoy unlimited craft beer samples from local & national craft breweries (including Greenbush!) while the Planetary Blues Band entertains. Click here for tickets starting at $35 or call 219-882-BALL.
Saturday, May 9: Michigan Cask Ale Fest at Ashley’s Westland
The Michigan Cask Ale Festival, largest of its kind in the state, is held in May each year at Ashley’s Westland and promotes cask conditioned “Real Ale” in Michigan. Real beer for real people. Tickets start at $40 and are still available as of right now.
Tuesday, May 12: American Craft Beer Week Feature at HopCat East Lansing
We kicked off this month the right way–with a killer April Fools’ Day joke. In case you missed it, Greenbush sold nearly 30% of its stake… to a family fun and amusement center. Many thanks go out to the entire crew at Rhino Media Productions, who managed to take our zany prank idea and turn it into a seriously well-produced video. Now that we made it out of the treachery that can be April Fools’ Day, let’s get to this month’s event schedule, which includes the return of our summer seasonal, SUNSPOT!
Saturday, April 11: Blue Chip Brewfest in Michigan City, IN
Blue Chip Casino is back at it again this year for the 5th annual Blue Chip Brewfest in Michigan City, Indiana. Enjoy beers from 40+ local, regional and national microbreweries throughout the afternoon, along with live entertainment from The Allen Wronko Band and Zydeco Voodoo. Tickets start at $45 per person and are still available.
Wednesday, April 15: Shears & Beers Fund-Razor + Sunspot Release at Greenbush
Sunspot release day is going to be a whole lot bigger this year, thanks to the addition of our Shears & Beers Fund-Razor event! Sunspot will be on tap and available in bottles all day (and for the rest of the summer), then from 2-8 p.m. at Greenbush, we’ll have three stylists/barbers on hand to give free hair cuts and trims and beard shaves to benefit a number of Southwest Michigan organizations, including Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berrien & Cass Counties, Chikaming Open Lands and OCCDA (Overflow Christian Community Development Association). Participants will choose which organization they’d like to contribute to–the weight of all hair cutting endeavors will determine which organization receives the largest monetary donation from Greenbush in addition to donations from individuals.
The organization with the most hair collected will receive $1500 from Greenbush and Eagle Technologies (Bridgman); second most will receive $1000 from Greenbush and Sawyer Hardware & Lumber; and, the third heaviest collection will receive $500 from Greenbush and Seeder & Company Landscape Services (Sawyer). Individuals may also donate by purchasing raffle tickets for prizes associated with each organization. 100% of proceeds from both the Greenbush/matching donations and raffle ticket purchases will benefit the organizations present at Greenbush on April 15.
Visit our Facebook event page for even more information!
Thursday, April 16: Sunspot Beer Dinner at Mesa Luna in Sawyer, MI
Do you love Sunspot, our summer seasonal German-style Hefeweizen? How about food? Bring these two wonderful things into your life together at Mesa Luna’s Sunspot Beer Dinner on April 16! The menu will feature five courses prepared by Sam Luna (including some elements made with Sunspot and other Greenbush beers), along with a great list of beers paired with each dish. Tickets for the dinner are $50 per person–call Mesa Luna at 269.426.4878 to make your reservation!
Friday, April 17: Complimentary Tasting at Pauly’s in Lowell, MI
Do happy hour right and start your weekend with a complimentary Greenbush beer tasting at Pauly’s in Lowell on Friday, April 17! A Greenbush crew member on hand from 5-7 p.m. with 4-6 different beers for you to taste, then if (or when) you love it, you can purchase some to take home.
Wednesday, April 22: Tap Takeover at The Laundry in Fenton, MI
The Laundry in Fenton is known for their incredible food menu and hard-to-beat rotating craft beer drafts. Head there on April 22 to enjoy a number of flagship beers from Greenbush, plus a few super specialty items! (Hint: one may be our maple brown ale aged in whiskey barrels…)
Thursday, April 23: Beer Dinner at The Laundry in Fenton, MI
Following the tap takeover on Wednesday at The Laundry in Fenton, they’re also hosting a Greenbush Beer Dinner featuring five courses designed by Chef Jody Brunori served with a complementary selection of Greenbush beers. The dinner begins at 6 p.m. on the 23rd and costs $48 per person plus tax & gratuity ($60 total). Purchase tickets online here!
Thursday, April 23: 8º Plato Detroit‘s Better Than a Kickstarter Comedy Show in Ferndale, MI
What happens when 8º Plato and Greenbush join forces to create a beer in honor of Detroit and the new 8º Cass Corridor location? The perfect opportunity for one heck of a good time and maybe a little fundraising. At the Better Than a Kickstarter Comedy Show on April 23, nationally known headliner David Dyer (Late Night with Jimmy Fallon) will be preforming along with the very funny Kate Brindle.
The holder of each ticket will receive admittance into the comedy show, beer tickets, Hippo Hot Dogs and a special 4-pack of Greenbush’s new Axiom beer to take home with them. In addition, a special bottle auction will be held immediately following the comedy show, with bidding beginning at 6:30. Get your tickets to this great event today!
Saturday, April 25: Hometown Hops Beer Festival in South Bend, IN
The Brick in South Bend is hosting its 200th event this month–the Hometown Hops Beer Festival. Enjoy a beer tasting with featured breweries including Iechyd Da Brewing Company, South Bend Brew Werks, Crooked Ewe Brewery & Ale House, Bare Hands Brew, Burn ‘Em Brewing, Greenbush Brewing Co., New Holland Brewing Company & Bell’s Brewery. Music by James and the Drifters and good eats available for purchase from Hungry, INC. Get your tickets online for $30 or at the door for $35.
Saturday, April 25: Beerfest at the Ballpark in Lansing, MI
Baseball and beer… beer and baseball… these are a few of our favorite things! Look for us out at Beerfest at the Ballpark on April 25th at Cooley Law Stadium in Lansing, MI. 40+ Michigan breweries & cideries will be representing with 200+ beverages to choose from. Proceeds from the festival will benefit Old Newsboys of Lansing, providing shoes, boots & socks to children in need. Tickets are still available, but you better nab ’em soon.
Wednesday, April 29: Tap Takeover at O’Keefe’s Sports Pub in Moline, IL
We’re making our way west of Chicago at the end of the month for a tap takeover at O’Keefe’s Sports Pub in Moline. Expect to see a number of specialties that don’t always make their way out this far, plus fun times & giveaways from Greenbush reps at the event! Stay tuned for more details.
We also have a couple events coming up right at the beginning of May! On May 1, we’ll be at Timbers Bar and Grill in Saginaw, MI for a beer tasting hosted by Oppermann’s Cork ‘N’ Ale. Then on Saturday, May 2, Greenbush will be at J K O’Donnell’s annual Beoir go Leoir festival in Fort Wayne, IN. Stay tuned to Facebook & Twitter for any and all event updates until the next Brew News!
Brewery strategically aligns with family entertainment center; rebranding imminent
April 1, 2015—Greenbush Brewing Company of Sawyer, Michigan announced today its new strategic partnership with a family amusement and entertainment center. The place where kids and adults go to be kids agreed to purchase 29.99999% percent stake in the nearly four-year-old Michigan microbrewery. The full transition, including a name change to “GreenBush’s,” will happen over the course of the next four months.
“It’s always a hard decision to sell part of your company, your baby,” said Brewmaster and Ball Pit Boss, Scott Sullivan. “We had to find the right strategic partner; one that shares our family values and our commitment to the community.” Referencing the family fun center, Sullivan said, “We found our glass slipper.”
Children have always been welcome into both the Greenbush taproom and annex locations, but the new venture will transform Greenbush into a renowned family destination. The brewery has already invested in classic arcade games and the latest video games to attract kids of all ages.
With the advent of the gaming components, the brewery has had to make some significant logistical changes. For example, all items available for purchase at the brewery and annex may now be paid for using GreenBush’s Game Tickets, as well as with cash or credit card.
“Change doesn’t come without a few hurdles, but for the most part, the whole experience has been a positive one our employees have embraced,” said Greenbush’s Director of Brewery and Animatronic Operations, Aaron Darling.
As part of the partnership, the brewery and family entertainment center also has plans to distribute a line of kid-friendly sodas, including a proprietary non-alcoholic root beer called Temper Tantrum. Six packs of 7.5-ounce cans should be hitting shelves sometime this fall.
About Greenbush Brewing Co.
Greenbush Brewing Co. opened in Sawyer, MI in June 2011 and has since grown from a seven-barrel brewhouse to a 15-barrel brewhouse, expanded the Sawyer taproom three times and opened the Greenbush Annex—a beer garden, deli and retail store. The brewery has continued to push the envelope in the craft beer industry since last April, when it began distributing the Cellarman’s Half-Dozen, 7 packs of bottled beer that resulted in sizable revenue increases in CY 2014. You can find Greenbush beer on draft and in stores all over Michigan, Northern Indiana, Chicago and downstate Illinois.