Wait, it’s June? For as slow as the winter went by summer is off to a very quick start. We got through May and Chicago Craft Beer Week in the blink of an eye it seemed. My first CCBW experience did not disappoint. I won’t bore you with all the details, but it’s safe to say there was a lot of eating out, beer drinking, event reppin’ and loft sweatin’. You get the idea. June isn’t much of a let down from May. Hopefully July brings some time for breathing. Some stuff to know about June? We are celebrating our third anniversary (crazy, huh?) all day Tuesday the 10th so get to the taproom for contests, prizes, beer specials and to try our FIRST EVER anniversary ale! Also, our mug club fee is going up from $40 to $60 for a lifetime membership on June 11th so if you’ve been on the fence about joining now is the time! Here’s what we’ve got planned for June…
Wednesday, June 4: Beer Dinner at Chef Amaury’s in Aurora, IL
So, here’s the menu…
1st Course: Mixed greens, crab, tangerine aioli and micro tarragon paired with 1825 (Belgian Strong Ale)
2nd Course: Chilled English pea soup and smoked ham paired with Brother Benjamin (Imperial IPA)
3rd Course: Biftec con tostones, caramelized onions and truffled tomato sauce paired with Distorter (Porter)
4th Course: Memphis-style dry rubbed duck leg, stewed white beans and kale paired with Star Chicken Shotgun (West Coast Style IPA)
5th Course: Banana crème caramel, cornflake-crusted banana and sunspot strawberry sauce paired with Sunspot (Hefeweizen)
Speaks for itself, huh? We’re certainly looking forward to this delicious meal!
Friday, June 6: Tap Takeover at Hunter’s Ale House in Mt. Pleasant, MI
There will be 6 Greenbush beers on tap on their patio AND a cornhole tournament. What more could you ask for?? Here’s what you have to look forward to…
Sunspot – 6% Hefeweizen
Star Chicken Shotgun – 6.8% IPA
Mulehead – 7.2% Belgian Farmhouse Ale
Doomslayer – 8.5% Maple Brown Ale
Dystopia – 9% Russian Imperial Stout
1825 – 9.3% Belgian Strong Ale
There will also be live music. Come join in on the birthday bash fun.
Friday, June 6: Kegs for Kidneys at Fischman Liquors and Tavern in Chicago, IL
Come raise your glass to help raise funds for a good cause! From 6 to 10 p.m. CST in the back lot of Fischman Liquors and Tavern you can taste special and rare beers from an array of breweries. There will also be a silent rare beer auction that you don’t want to miss! Contribute to a good cause and get your ticket today!
Friday & Saturday, June 6 & 7: 1st Annual Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival in Charlevoix, MI
Come check out what Charlevoix’s 1st Annual Craft Beer Festival is all about! Event will kick off Friday at 8 p.m. at participating restaurants and bars in downtown Charlevoix. You will get to hang out among brewery personnel while sipping on some of their tasty beers. This is just a warm up for the actual festival which takes place Saturday from 2 to 6 p.m. at Bridge Park. All Michigan breweries present. Come support Michigan craft beer!
Saturday, June 7: Mt. Pleasant Craft Beer Fest in Mt. Pleasant, MI
General admission tickets still available! This outdoor fest runs from 4 to 9 p.m. and we’ll be pouring the following:
Traktor- 6.1% Golden Cream Ale
Sunspot- 6% Hefeweizen
Star Chicken Shotgun- 6.8% West Coast Style IPA
Damn Dirty Ape- 8.4% Banana Bread Brown Ale
Thursday, June 12: Bike Night at McDaniel’s Harley Davidson in South Bend, IN
We had so much fun at the first bike night we decided to do another! There will be free Greenbush samples from 6 to 9 p.m. Hope to see some familiar faces!
Thursday, June 12: Tap Takeover at Governor’s Quarters in Bay City, MI
We’re taking over 9 taps! There will be some mainstays and a few specialties. If you live in the area stop by and say hello!
Friday, June 13: Tap Takeover at Whole Foods in Rochester Hills, MI
Ya know what makes grocery shopping better? Beer! 5 Greenbush beers will be featured at Whole foods from 5 to 7 p.m.! Come sip on some GB beer while you do your shopping.
Saturday, June 14: Tap Takeover at The Vault in Vicksburg, MI
So there’s this cool new bar in Vicksburg called the The Vault and they wanted to do a tap takeover… of course we were all about it. If you live in the Vicksburg area or find yourself in town for the car show come check this place out. They’ll be rocking 12 (yes, 12!) of our beers on tap on their HUGE outdoor deck from noon to 4 p.m. Bound to be a pretty alright time if you ask me.
Tuesday, June 17: Happy Hour at Harbor Shores in Benton Harbor, MI
It’s community day at Harbor Shores! What’s this mean? $75 rounds of golf for Berrien County residents. Come golf and enjoy some Greenbush beers during their happy hour from 5 to 7 p.m.
Thursday, June 19: Event at Tribes Ale House in Mokena, IL
Mr. Hyde, Star Chicken Shotgun and a special barrel aged beer of ours will be present. Oh, AND they’ll be tapping Reprehensible, our Red Rye IPA collaboration with the guys at BuckleDown Brewing. If you haven’t tried this beer you should probably change that. Event kicks off at 4 p.m. CST.
Saturday, June 21: Beoir go Leoir Festival in Fort Wayne, IN
VIP tickets include early admission at 1 p.m., a t-shirt, souvenir tasting glass with lanyard and appetizers ($65 in advance and if available $75 day of). General Admission tickets include entry at 2 p.m. and a souvenir tasting glass ($35 in advance and $45 day of). Event runs until 6 p.m. Tickets available at the JK O’Donnell’s pub or online!
Saturday, June 21: Summer Solstice Music & Microbrews at Silver Beach in St.Joseph, MI
There’s beginning to be more and more local fests for us and we totally dig it! Get down to Silver Beach to kick off summer with some live music, beer, food, wine and fun in the sun. Festival runs from 4 to 10 p.m. (tasting from 5 to 9) and we’re bringing Sunspot, Star Chicken Shotgun, Closure, PHD, Anger, 1825 and Brother Benjamin. Hope to see you all there!
Tuesday, June 24: Tap Takeover at Ashley’s Ann Arbor in Ann Arbor, MI
Keep an eye on our Facebook for more info but they’ll have 20 to 25 of our beers on tap! You know there will be some rare beers mixed in the tap list that you won’t want to miss! And if ya don’t now ya do…
40 different Midwest breweries are taking over 40 tap handles at Tribe’s Alehouse & Grill. Guess what beer we’re bringing? RAGE! You’ll be there, right?
Thursday, June 26: GB Silverhawks Bus Trip
You’ve all been asking for another Greenbush bus trip and there’s really no time like the present. Mark your calendars for June 26th! We’ll be taking a bus from Sawyer to South Bend to watch the Silver Hawks take on the Great Lakes Loons. Some GB beer will be available on the bus ride there AND it’s Thirsty Thursday at the Cove! Get your ticket today!
Friday, June 27: Tasting at Bottles & Cans in Chicago, IL
Free beer is never a bad thing. If Bottles & Cans is in your neck of the woods stop by between 5 and 8 p.m. CST for some Greenbush samples.
Saturday, June 28: Lansing Beer Fest in Lansing, MI
Come end Lansing Craft Beer Week with this sweet outdoor fest in REO Town. They’ll be shutting down Washington Street from South Street to Elm and the festival will be taking place there. Fest goes from 1 to 6 p.m. (early entry at noon for VIP ticket holders) and features 25 different breweries/cideries. Sure to be a good time with live music, good beer and good food.
Hope to see you all in the taproom for the anniversary party and stay tuned to Facebook for more updates and teasers. Also, be on the look out for some new merch items this month and start getting excited for our to-go store across the street which is coming soon!