It’s hard to believe I am actually/already writing a SEPTEMBER brew news. Time flies when you’re having fun or when you work at Greenbush Brewing Co… or when you’re having fun working at Greenbush Brewing Co.? That’s more like it! As Labor Day weekend comes to a close, a sea of cars congest I-94 Westbound, some carrying “precious cargo”. While you may think this is the end of our “busy season”, and in part this may be true, it’s really just the beginning of us having more time to focus on other things to busy ourselves with (or the things that were forgotten in midst of the craziness). In case you didn’t know, the Annex is open (and beer-less, for now). However, we’re doing everything in our damned power to have beer flowing in that killer new space for you guys as soon as humanly possible. If you have yet to check it out, it has all the merch your GB loving hearts can handle and plenty of delicious meats and cheeses to keep your mouths happy (even without beer!). With that being said, here’s where you can find us besides both sides of Sawyer Road this month:
Thursday, September 4: Tap Takeover @ Table & Tap in Flint, MI
If this sounds familiar you’re not crazy! Originally planned for late August but moved to this Thursday (TOMORROW). Anyway, we’re taking over 15 taps starting at 5pm and if you live in the area you should certainly be there. The last time I (Emily here) have been to Flint? 2006 for a Lil’ Wayne concert. Don’t judge! What happened in 2006 stays in 2006. Besides a tap takeover filled with good beer and food is an appropriate redemption trip, right?
Saturday, September 6: U.P. Fall Beer Fest in Marquette, MI
The 6th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Fest will take place on the 6th of the month at Mattson Lower Harbor Park overlooking Lake Superior and somehow there are still some tickets left! We’ll be there along with 24 of our beers (some BIG ones included) so be sure to stop by our area! Remember the sweet shirt we did for last years? Rumor has it there will be a follow up for this year’s fest…
Thursday, September 11: Tap Takeover @ World of Beer in Evanston, IL
* PHD- 8.8% Malt Liquor brewed with Frosted Flakes
* DOOMSLAYER- 8.5% Maple Brown Ale
* VANDERBUSH- 10.2% American Trippel with 30% raw Vander Mill Cider
* BROKEN PROMISES- 7.9% Wheat IPA
* MR. HYDE- 7.8% Coffee Cream Stout
* B.A. THE BIRDS SING A PRETTY SONG- 9.4% Barrel Aged Blackberry Porter
* TRAKTOR- 6.1% Golden Cream Ale
* ONE AND THE SAME- 6.5% Raspberry Ale
* CABRA PERDIDA- 11.2% Blueberry Imperial Cream Stout
* REMNANT OF DRAGON- 9% Imperial Red IPA
Starts at 7pm CST. See ya there?
Friday, September 12: Festiv-Ale in Chicago
The 8th annual Festiv-Ale: A Celebration of Beer will take place at the Carmichael’s Warehouse. VIP Hour 6-7pm/Main Event 7-11pm CST. Not only does this event allow you to drink good beer, but feel good while doing it!! This event benefits the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. Did I mention our collaboration with Three Aces will be released for the first time ever? Oh, and Emptiness and Remnant of Dragon will be there too and so should you!
Friday, September 12: Lions, Tigers & Brews! @ the Lincoln Park Zoo
Get to the Lincoln Park Zoo to unleash the animal in you! VIP kicks off at 6pm CST and general admission at 7pm CST. Event goes until 11pm CST and features 150+ craft beers, food, live music and ANIMALS! Get yo’ ticket here right meow!
Saturday, September 13: Tasting @ Bottles & Cans in Chicago, IL
You’re a “special” breed if you don’t like free beer. If you’re reading this blog I have a feeling you don’t fall into that category so if you live in the area swing by Bottles & Cans from 2 to 4pm CST to sample some Greenbush treats. And by treats, I mean beers. Duh.
Friday, September 19: Brew Detroit @ The Filmore in Detroit, MI
The Filmore Presents Brew Detroit which presents Greenbush beer! Hooray!
Closure- Pale Ale
Unicorn Killer- Pumpkin Ale
1825- Belgian Strong
Anger- Black IPA
Interest ya? Tickets here!
Friday, September 19: Tasting @ Liquor Cabinet in St. Joseph, MI
If you live in St. Joe and haven’t had Greenbush that needs to change STAT and here’s the perfect chance! Stop by the Liquor Cabinet from 4 to 6pm to sample some GB delights. And if you’ve had our beer before… well, we’d still love to see ya!
Saturday, September 20: Logan Square Beer Festival @ Logan Square Auditorium in Chicago, IL
Join us for one or both sessions of this fest! First session runs from 1 to 4pm CST and the second from 5 to 8pm CST. 20 breweries and 50+ craft brews (including barrel-aged, cask conditioned and collaborations!), live music and a brewery swag raffle. On the fence? This might persuade ya…
Cabra Perdida- 11.2% Blueberry Imperial Cream Stout
Demeter- 6.8% Fresh Hopped Harvest Ale
Loonar Eclipse- 6% Belgian Wit with Lemon & Spices
Tickets available at the link above!
Thursday, September 25: Beer Dinner @ Fat Cam’s at Garver Lake in Edwardsburg, MI
HEY HEYYY it’s Fat Cam’s FIRST EVER beer dinner and they picked us to be a part of it! We’re honored and super looking forward to it. The menu is still in the works, but stay tuned to our Facebook page for details!
Saturday, September 27: Valpo Brewfest in Valparaiso, IN
Like clockwork, this fest always sells out and this year is no different. If you were one of the lucky 3,000 to snatch a ticket we can’t wait to party with you in downtown Valpo. And if ya weren’t… plan ahead for next year!
Saturday, September 27: Weko Beach Brewers Festival in Bridgman, MI
CALLING ALL LOCALS! This fest is pretty much in our backyard and always a good ol’ time. From 1 to 7pm come enjoy a variety of Michigan craft brews, tasty food, good company and some groovin’ live music. Turns out there’s some fun stuff that goes on in our little neck of the woods! Tickets available soon in the taproom! Can’t wait? Get yours today! P.S.- VIP option available in advance for the first time ever if that suits your fancy.
That’ll do it for September! Some things to look forward to? The return of Unicorn Killer, beer flowing in the Annex, the events above AND a couple pretty sweet early October events I don’t want you to miss out on…
Thursday, October 2: Barrel-Aged Beer Fest @ The Buck in St. Joe
I heard something about 25+ barrel-aged beers being on tap including some GB ones. Need I say more?
Saturday, October 4: Vander Fest @ Vander Mill Cider in Spring Lake, MI
If you haven’t been to Vander Mill before, the 5th Annual Vander Fest is the perfect excuse… or opportunity! What’s it all about? Fall, craft beer and cider. If you like any or all of those things pencil this in.
Before I go (for real this time), rumor has it there might be another Greenbush golf outing in the works. Stay tuned!