Brew News: February

Welcome to February! I think it’s safe to say the true colors of a Michigan winter have finally arrived. Fashionably late, if you will. Before we get into our February shenanigans you should know about some Valentine’s Day gift specials available in the annex just in case you’re into that sort of thing….

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* Empty 22-karat Gold Growler w/ holographic red heart for $6 (normally $8, optional fill for additional $12-$24)
* Two 13-oz. snifters & two slate Brewhouse coasters for $25
* Anti-Valentine’s Day 4-pack of Closure, Broken Promises, Apathy & Anger for $7.50 (plus deposit)
* Handmade Brother Benjamin, Mr. Hyde & Unicorn Killer inspired beer soaps, three for $15 or $6 each

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We’ll even put them in a nice bag with tissue paper for you if you’d like. With any merchandise purchase (gift package or not!) you can have your pick of the litter from these Greenbush-style conversation heart gems pictured to the right. Now that all this mushy-gushy Valentine’s Day business is out of the way here’s where you’ll find us the rest of month #2 of 2015.

Saturday, February 7: Shelf Ice Brew Fest in Michigan City, IN [SOLD OUT]

Saturday is the day for Michigan City Mainstreet Association’s FIRST Shelf Ice Brew Fest & it’s SOLD OUT! The fest will take place outdoors so if you have a ticket be sure to bundle up & stay warm with beer! There will be a great selection of both local & regional breweries present to try beers from & a super solid food line-up (food not included in ticket cost so make sure to bring some cash money) from 1-5 p.m. CST with VIP entry at noon. Didn’t get a ticket in time this year? Plan ahead for next year!

**Monday, February 9 – Sunday, February 15: “Welcome to the Pig Leagues” Bacon Week @ Greenbush**

gb_bacon_week_webWhat’s not to love about bacon? Starting Feb. 9th until Feb. 15th come in for a different bacon dish each day & earn a slice of bacon stamp for each completed day on your bacon passport (yes, you will be receiving a bacon passport). Feast your eyes & prepare your mouths for this line-up:

Monday, 2/9: Maple Bacon Kettle Corn
Tuesday, 2/10: Bacon Tacos
Wednesday, 2/11: Bacon Milkshake
Thursday, 2/12: Bacon Confit Shrimp
Friday, 2/13: Bacon-Cured Pork Rinds
Saturday, 2/14: Salted Caramel Cheesecake w/ Bacon Brownie Crust
Sunday, 2/15: Bacon Pot Pie

There will be rewards redeemable for the total number of bacon stamps you collect on your passport…

-3 slices of bacon is good for a free dessert
-5 slices of bacon will get you a free appetizer
-7 slices of bacon scores you a free sandwich or entree

There will also be a participant raffle held on Tuesday, February 17 at 6 p.m. with a handful of sweet prizes.

Thursday, February 19: Tap Takeover @ The Buck w/ Right Brain Brewery & Paw Paw Brewing Co. 

Do you remember seeing The Ugly – Red Rye IPA on the boards in the taproom? If you dug this beer & reside in Southwest Michigan (or are up for a little road trip action) you’ll want to save this date & plan on being at The Buck in St. Joe, MI for the full The Good (West Coast IPA), The Bad (Red IPA) & The Ugly (Red Rye IPA) collab trio along with other Greenbush, Paw Paw & Right Brain beers that will be taking over some of the many taps at The Buck.

Saturday, February 21: Tap Takeover @ Hops at 84 East in Holland, MI

Hey Holland, MI! We’d love to see you at Hops at 84 East for 10+ Greenbush beers including Brother Benjamin (Imperial IPA w/ honey), Dystopia (Russian Imperial Stout), The Ugly (Red Rye IPA collab w/ Right Brain Brewery & Paw Paw Brewing Co.) and PHD (Malt Liquor brewed w/ frosted flakes).

Friday, February 27: WBF “Halftime” @ Logan’s Alley in Grand Rapids, MI

Logan’s Alley is always a good time & it has become sort of tradition for us to spend what used to be the night before Winter Beer Fest there & new this year the “halftime” of WBF because, if you didn’t already know, the fest is now 2-day extravaganza. If you got tickets for the Friday session of the fest, just know that the party doesn’t stop at 7 p.m. There will be a whole lot of GB spotted to be had at Logan’s Alley with 20 of our beers on tap & our whole crew there hanging out. So, just be there okay?

Friday, February 27: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly collab trio @ Stella’s Lounge in Grand Rapids, MI

Don’t ever say you didn’t have the chance to try the complete Greenbush/ Right Brain BreweryPaw Paw Brewing Co. collab trio because here’s another opportunity! Get to Stella’s to taste what it’s all about!

Friday & Saturday, February 27 & 28: 10th Annual Winter Beer Fest [SATURDAY SOLD OUT]

Winter Beer Fest has always been pretty epic & this year will be no different in that department. It will be a bit different in the way that it is now TWO DAYS long so bundle up & bundle up real good. Visit our booth for 50 (!!!) beers to choose from. Saturday is sold out, but there are still tickets for the 3-7 p.m. session.

As always, more details & new information on our ol’ rusty trusty FB page so keep checkin’ up on us. If we don’t see you anywhere else this month, at least (for the love of bacon & Greenbush) come pig out with us during bacon week!

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