Brew News: October Edition

Hello there, Greenbush lovers; Jen here with your monthly update on all that’s good and coming up in our world. You may think this post is a little bit late–but did you see what we’ve been up to?!

This is our brand new merchandise (and misc.) cabinet, which practically appeared like magic in the taproom on Thursday night/Friday morning. Not only is it fancy, it’s chock full of new items! Three new men’s long sleeve shirts, two new women’s long sleeve shirts, a new pullover hoodie AND women’s sweatpants are now available, with even more cool stuff to come.

We hope everyone enjoyed the month of September as much as we did, what with the incredibly cool Check, Please! Farm to Table event at Round Barn over Labor Day Weekend, the UP Fall Beer Festival in Marquette, our crazy Autumn Equinox Party plus the Weko Beach Brewers and Valparaiso Brew Festivals. WHEW!

Now, into October… We already helped 8 Degrees Plato in Ferndale, MI celebrate their 1st anniversary with a Greenbush beer sampling at the store on October 5th. Congrats to Tim & Brigid–we love the place and we’re so happy to see how successful they’ve been in year one. Also this month, there’s another beer collaboration happening as I write! A bunch of the crew from Hopleaf in Chicago are here brewing up a brown ale for our beer dinner coming up on December 5.

Carrying on, we want to make sure you guys have all the incentive in the world to come visit us multiple times during the week (as if the beer isn’t enough… not to mention the sandwiches!) With that, I’m excited to announce Board Game Night! It all starts tomorrow night (October 9) and will be happening every other Tuesday. If you all make it really popular, we might move it to once a week. Come on in between 5 p.m. and last call (9:45 ish) and pick from the following games to stir up competition with your friends: Clue, Trivial Pursuit, Yahtzee, Bananagrams, Scattergories and Scrabble. We’d also love any donations of games in good condition for our collection. Looking forward to it!

Alright, let’s get down to the nitty gritty details with a roundup of events happening this month:

Wednesday, October 10: Tap Takeover at Monk’s Pub in Chicago

Starting at 5 p.m. CST we’re taking over the taps in downtown Chicago. A bunch of the brewery crew will be there representing, as will the following beers: Memento Mori, Unicorn Killer, Anger, Mr. Hyde, Brother Benjamin and Pain. Doesn’t sound too terrible, right?

Wednesday, October 10: South Bend Beer Walkin South Bend, IN

Also next Wednesday, we’re participating in Eat. Drink. Downtown South Bend‘s Oktoberfest Beer Walk. Wind your way around 9 downtown restaurants from 5-9 p.m. and enjoy beer samples paired with appetizers for just $40 per person–Greenbush beers will be paired with appetizers at LaSalle Grille/Club LaSalle, so be sure to stop by! Purchase tickets at whichever starting point you choose.

Sunday, October 14: Dose Market in Chicago, IL

Dose Market is a great year-round market held in the River East Art Center in Chicago that features vendors showcasing artisan food and drink, fashion and innovative design. We’re super stoked to be part of this month’s market–your ticket in gets you samples of a bunch of our beers, including Unicorn Killer, as well as samples from a bevy of other food and drink purveyors, including Local and Journeyman Distillery. Join us from 10-4 p.m. CST, tickets are $10 at the door or $8 in advance.

Tuesday, October 16: Beer Dinner & Tap Takeover at Foran’s Grand Trunk Pub in Detroit, MI

We’re heading back to our new favorite home-away-from-home: Detroit! Head to the Grand Trunk Pub on the 16th for another awesome beer dinner & tap takeover combination. They’ll be serving up delicious food to pair with 6 Greenbush beers, including Memento Mori and Pain.

Friday, October 26 & Saturday, October 27: Detroit Beer Festival in Eastern Market, Detroit, MI

It’s Michigan Brewers Guild Festival time again! This year’s Detroit Beer Fest is TWO days and it’s going to kick ass. Friday the fest runs from 5-9 p.m. and Saturday from 1-6 p.m. Saturday’s tickets are already sold out, so you better get tickets for Friday ASAP! You certainly don’t want to miss 50+ breweries and 300+ beers… who knows how many we’ll show up with.

Sunday, October 28 – Tuesday, October 30: Pumpkin Carving Contest at Greenbush!

That’s right! We’re going to hold a pumpkin carving contest at the end of the month. We’ll give you details in a week or so, but you can bring carved pumpkins in to go on display in the taproom the 28th through the 30th. Then, on the 31st, the GB staff will judge the pumpkins and winners will be announced in the taproom that evening. Let’s see what ya got!

That covers this month’s events! As always keep an eye on our Facebook page for daily updates on what we’re up to. Stay tuned for the next couple editions of Brew News–we have beer dinners at Old Town Social (with Solemn Oath!), Hopleaf and Bangers & Lace on the docket, as well as Beer of the Month at Jake Melnick’s in December. Plus the usual smattering of mug club events and holiday events (Feliz Mazel Tov holiday party part II is in the works!). ‘Til then, I’ll see you in the taproom.

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