Brew News: July

bocAhh, July. A little late on this post, but it got just a bit crazy in the taproom for the Fourth of July (or should I say week of the Fourth of July). Hopefully you all enjoyed your holiday and got all the random ‘MERICA business out of your system.  Remember June Brew News when I mentioned our to-go store? Yeah, we’re still steady plugging away at it. Each day a little closer to having a beer garden and bocce ball for your enjoyment so keep on lookin’ forward to that. We’re not always full of Broken Promises, but when we are it’s in bottle form. Yeah, that’s right we’ve finally captured the deliciousness that is our Wheat IPA with Zythos hops in bottles. Look for a very limited release into distribution beginning the week of July 14th and grab em’ quick. I promise they won’t last long. Until then, here’s what’s up for July events.

Friday, July 11: Krasel Art Fair Friday Night Kick-Off Party in St.Joseph, MI

Come to the Bluff in downtown St. Joe from 5 to 9 p.m. to check out what the Krasl Art Fair Kickoff Party is all about! They’ll be featuring Greenbush and Tapistry beer and two wineries will be present as well. Throw in some live music and wood fired pizzas and that’ll do it. Some of our plant staff will be hanging out so be on the look out and feel free to say hello! The Krasl Art Fair will be open to the public free of charge from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Saturday, July 12 and 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Sunday, July 13 and Brisket Van will be slingin’ BBQ both days if you’re craving brisket, pork, chicken or hot link . Hope to see some familiar faces!

Saturday, July 12: Rage Against Hunger/Rumors Anniversary Party at Rumors Inc.  in Hudson, MI 

It wasn’t too long ago that we celebrated our third anniversary and now we have the honor of helping Rumors Inc. celebrate theirs! If you live in or around Hudson, MI come join in on the celebratory festivities! Good beer will be flowing, there will be live music on the patio and they’ll be featuring some of their most sought after specials such as soft pretzels, scotch eggs, pulled pork nachos and PBR cupcakes (they had me at scotch eggs, but really peaked my interest at PBR cupcakes). This event is also a Food Pantry benefit so come support a great cause and an awesome establishment! Tickets are going on sale now for $8 or $5 with 5 canned goods, or you can buy tickets the day of for $10 or $8 with 5 canned goods. Hope to see you there with a beer in one hand and canned goods in the other!

Saturday, July 12: Mo Pop Festival at Freedom Hill in Detroit, MI

Mo money, mo problems or in this case… mo music, mo beer, mo food, mo art = no problems (yeah, I went there). Mr. Hyde, Brother Benjamin and Mulehead will fall under the “Mo Beer” category and here’s the music line up:

City and Colour
Young the Giant
The Neighbourhood
Trampled By Turtles
Cold War Kids
Lord Huron
Tokyo Police Club
J Roddy Walston
Hundred Waters
Bad Suns
Wild Cub
Bear Hands
Misterwives
Flint Eastwood

Do you really need another reason to get a ticket today?

Sunday, July 13: Red, White & Brews Festival at Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City, IN

Shoreline Brewery is hosting their 9th Annual Red, White & Brews Fest beginning at 2 p.m. CST. Come enjoy tasty beers, a special menu and live music! Musical entertainment provided by Chester Brown, Steepwater Band and The Byrdland Funk Band starting at 2:30 and concluding at midnight. Tickets $10 in advance and $15 at the door. All proceeds from guest beer will benefit Chris Gerard of Bare Hands and his family. Come enjoy good beer, good food and good vibes at this sweet outdoor music and beer fest!

Wednesday, July 16: Mini Tap Takeover at Harvey’s in Kalamazoo, MI 

Find six of our beers on tap from 6 to 9 p.m. at Harvey’s in Kzoo. Sunspot and Broken Promises will be on tap and I’ll leave the other four up to your imagination for now…

Friday, July 18: Tasting at West Lakeview Liquors in Chicago, IL

Hey Chicagoland folk! We’re gonna be in your neck of the woods for a free tasting from 6 to 9 p.m. CST. Come sample some Greenbush beer and grab a 6 or 4 pack to go for your weekend beer drinking needs.

Saturday, July 19: Naperville Ale Fest in Naperville, IL

On the grounds of the Naper Settlement the second annual Naperville Ale Fest will take place from noon to 5 p.m. CST (VIP entry at noon and general admission starting at 1 p.m.). VIP tickets sold out, but general admission available here!

Wednesday, July 23: Tap Takeover at Clubhouse BFD in Rochester Hills, MI  

Because everyone is looking for a little pre-summer beer fest fun and if you’re not you should be. Anyway, we decided Clubhouse BFD was the perfect location for such fun. Tap takeover starts at 6 p.m. More details coming soon!

Friday and Saturday, July 25 and 26: Summer Beer Fest at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti, MI

The Michigan Brewers Guild does it again! Hopefully you’ve already grabbed tickets for this bad ass two day fest. If not, Friday session tickets still available. Fest goes from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Friday and 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. We hope you’re just as pumped for this as we are!  I don’t want to spoil the surprise with too many specifics, but we’ll have 50 beers! 10 barrel aged and 8+ special small batches among mainstays, seasonal offerings and specialties! P.S. we’re getting our hands dirty on the t-shirt front this year so make sure to stop by our booth for a fest shirt to go with your beer!

Friday, July 25: Post-SBF Event at Wurst Bar in Ypsilanti, MI

Come party with the GB crew after the Friday night session of SBF. We’ll have 8-10 beers on tap at the Wurst Bar and a whole gang of Greenbush employees! If that doesn’t entice you click their link above and perhaps their cover photo will…

Sunday, July 27: Beer Camp Across America at Navy Pier

A fest the day after Summer Beer Fest weekend? Yeah, we know we’re crazy, but we’d be even crazier not to participate in Sierra Nevada’s Beer Camp Across America! What’s this mean? A seven-city traveling beer fest that’s what! Join in on the Midwest Edition fun by picking up a ticket for stop #4 at Navy Pier! $65 for a ticket. Fest runs from 12 to 5 p.m. CST. You don’t want to miss out on the biggest craft beer fest yet!

Well that completes it for July. As always, keep an eye on our Facebook page for updates. Oh, and I guess before we part I should probably give you a heads up about some early August stuff…

Friday, August 1: Tasting at the Wine Seller in Ann Arbor, MI from 4:30 to 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, August 2: Brew Haven in New Haven, IN from 2 to 6 p.m.
Saturday, August 2: Highwood Craft Beer Fest in Highwood, IL from 12 to 5 p.m.  

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