As a sure sign that fall is here, we are releasing our annual offering of Barbers Garden IPA. This harvest ale is made with cascade hops grown right next door at the barber shop – cultivated and harvested by our friend Bill, and processed by Jimi. A lot goes into making this beer, starting in late March and culminating with this very fresh, and local IPA.
Today is the best day to get it – at least for bragging rights, but also because the fresher it is, the better it tastes.
Windmill Cookie (aka Fall Shandy) is our popular Pun-Kin Pie Ale with just a splash of Liberty Street Root Beer. The flavor is a definite match for the old windmill cookies your Grandma gave you when you were a kid. This seasonal treat can be enjoyed at the brewery along with the Apple Pie using hard cider instead of root beer.
And there’s a new beer on tap today – Hidden Effect is a barley wine style beer made with lots of German grain for a very malty flavor. At 9.5% alcohol, it has warm feeling without the bite.
Two new beers to announce today – Oktoberfest and Spiritual Spiral, a black Saison. Spiritual Spiral is a Brewers Series beer, so it is very limited, and Oktoberfest is also a single batch beer brewed in the spring and lagered all summer like a traditional Marzen should.
Join us tonight at Ashley’s in Westland for Big Booty Judy’s Big Beer Bonanza. Enjoy big beers from a bunch of local breweries including three from Liberty Street; Bear L Hug (Bourbon barrel aged Pooh Beer), Siamese Dream Double IPA and After-Shocker a sour beer aged in a red wine barrel. All beers at this event will be ‘big’ beers, so enjoy responsibly.
Then join us tomorrow when we hit both sides of town at Farmington’s Harvest Moon Festival Thursday and Friday, and then at Yates Cider Mill on Thursday for a beer tasting on the Clinton River. Get cider and donuts and beer! If you are on the extreme west side, you can join us in Manistee on Saturday for Hops and Props.
Do you want to know more about beer? Sign up now for Beer Savvy Bootcamp at Liberty Street Brewing Company (REGISTRATION ONLINE AT CICERONE.ORG).
Not draught, but draft. If you are in a fantasy football league, and you’re looking for a central place for draft day, think of coming to Liberty Street Brewing. Bring the whole group and enjoy discounted beer (10% off for four to seven team owners, 20% off for eight team owners or more). There is no need to pre register, though it helps, just be at the brewery after we open at noon, and we will make space for your league. Why disturb the rest of the family by holding your draft at someone’s house? Come have fresh beer with your friends while talking as much sports as you want, and taunting them for poor draft selections. Order pizza or other local food to be delivered right to your group table, or bring in food or snacks, just be here to enjoy our space and beer.
It’s Monday again, and at Liberty Street Brewing, that can mean a lot of things, but most importantly, a new beer! Today we release another small batch of beer from the Brewer Series – Fast Fiction is a white ale made with Mt. Rainier hops, offering a soft floral aroma, and mellow bitterness with a clean finish. Very small batch, get it fast.
Come and get it! Another fresh recipe from the brewers – they are running the gamut in beer styles, and this style has only been brewed at Liberty Street once before. Panopticon is a biere de garde, which is known as a “beer for keeping”, we made it to be enjoyed immediately. The Brewer Series beers are usually very small batches, so you need to get in early in the week to try them before they are gone.
Other beers that are getting scarce: Scribble and Pooh Beer. And with the summer closing fast, we are getting new beers ready for you, like: Pun-Kin Pie Ale, Octoberfest and Siamese Dream, as well as the barreled version of Pooh Beer (Bear L Hug).
Another thing to consider as summer ends, football season is here!!!! Bring your draft party to Liberty Street and enjoy special pricing for your whole group. We’ve welcomed several groups in the past few years, and even reserve the entire Upper Hall if your group is big enough. Contact the brewery for more information, or keep an eye out here as I will update you.
Another new Brewer Series beer will be available today. The brewers have made a small batch of a Gose style beer, but have added a bit of zest from fresh key limes. You can expect the traditional flavors of this German wheat beer to refresh your palette, plus an additional freshness from the lime zest. Again, this is a small batch, and it will go fast, so get in to get some quick.
Come to the brewery today and get some of the newest beer in the Brewer Series; Sacred Laser is a Saison coming in at 6.5% alcohol. It is a refreshing style to be best enjoyed on a hot dry day like the ones we’ve had lately. The Brewer Series is a small batch series headed up by Eddie and Matthew and it really shows their creativity and amazing skills. The last batch ran out in just one day, so be sure to get in and get a try before it is gone.
Our American style Hefeweizen is back on tap, and just in time to help you through this scorching heat. Waves of Grain has been a summer favorite for many people, and it is certainly easy to see why. Taste the banana and clove character from the yeast and enjoy the refreshing flavor from the wheat malt. This is a low alcohol beer, so you can have a few and still get the chores done. But if you need more distraction from gardening, get in and try a few other lighter styles we have to offer; Eagle Eye Session IPA, Scribble Berliner Weiss, Pub House Brown, and for a very limited time Blabber – a Farmhouse style IPA as the latest in the Brewer Series.
Our new brewers are having a lot of fun with the pilot system these days. On tap now, we have a new beer style for us in Scribble – a Berliner Weiss authentic kettle soured beer. Scribble started out as a test batch in order to try the kettle sour process, and it turned out so good, that we had to make a bigger batch of it. Come and try it with the newest beer to the line up, Slippy. Slippy is a Saison style (often referred to as a farmhouse ale). It is unhopped, but the light bite you’ll feel from the sourness will balance it out into a great summer beer with a lower alcohol content.
And keeping with the lighter beers for the summer, don’t forget to try Pub House Brown. And if grilling and spending time at home is your preference, then take home a growler to enjoy your Liberty in your own home.