Everyone that knows us, or has spent some quality time in the tasting rooms, knows we don’t like to ‘toot horns’. But we did just complete seven years of business providing fresh craft beer to Michigan. Over the years, we’ve made so many styles as our anniversary beer, but today we release one that we are very proud of. It all started more than a year ago with a red wine barrel and a dream – a dream to make a certain style that has not been served at LSBC before. The reason it took over a year is because the fermentation catalyst is a wild yeast and bacteria blend that takes several months to finish it’s job. The result is a very dry beer with a sour flavor that’ll make you pucker up. Some of the beautiful red color comes from Hibiscus flowers that were used to compliment the strong sour flavor. Due to the feeding process of the fermentation, I do not have an accurate alcohol calculation, but I do know for a fact that it is more than 6 percent. We only have a few gallons of this beer to serve in the tasting room, as the remainder is going to some special accounts in the area.
So, come in today and get some of this very special beer, and wish us a Happy Anniversary.
Liberty Street Brewing Company is 7 years old tomorrow, and we have a special release beer to celebrate. More than a year ago I was given a special red wine barrel and we made a special beer blend to keep the barrel company for all that time. It is finally time to release this special beer tomorrow for our SEVEN YEAR ANNIVERSARY! We started with a special batch made just for the barrel, and then blended more into it, including a batch made with Hibiscus flowers. It turned out very dry with pronounced tartness, and the Hibiscus blends into it quite well.
If you’ve ever been at our Plymouth tasting rooms, you may have seen the hop bines growing next to our patio. Every year we get to use those hops in our annual release of Barbers Garden IPA. This years harvest produced some good bitterness characters that are far more pronounced than our regular IPA. Come in to get some tomorrow and see how much difference a whole lot of hops makes.
Pooh Beer is finally back on tap, and I say that in jest because it was just on tap several weeks ago and it is only supposed to be once a year. Well, I guess it just wasn’t enough for all of you, even though we made our first double batch this year. We made a lot more this time, and we will be having a little more fun with it – look for Bear (L) Hug coming out in a few months after Pooh Beer relaxes in our Buffalo Trace bourbon barrels. There is even enough to get growlers filled right from the beginning, so don’t be shy, come to Liberty Street and get your Pooh Beer today.
Also, don’t forget to get your Punkin’ Pie Ale in 6 packs directly from the brewery, or even in stores near you. Anyone who is a true fan of PPA knows that we have a very special blend with our own house made root beer that is remenicent of the old “windmill cookies” granny used to give. We make this all the time in the brewery and at festivals across the state, so we thought we would make a nice offer to help you spread this amazing blend to your friends. If you buy a case of Punkin’ Pie Ale from the brewery, we will give you a free root beer growler refill. So bring a clean growler when you get your Punkin’ Pie Ale – just in case.
We have some extra Steamy Windows in cases that we want to put on special to make room for the next batch. It was bottled on July 22nd, so it is very fresh – in case you were wondering what’s wrong with it (nothing). It is perfect beer, and a great fit for the Labor Day weekend, or even tailgating. Get them while they last at only $36 per case, plus tax and deposit (while supplies last). This is cheaper than you will find anywhere else, so get some now, and get some later – there is no limit per person.
Also, don’t forget to come in and get Punkin’ Pie Ale on tap now at the brewery, and at better beer restaurants and bars near you.
Not just at the brewery, but all over the state of Michigan! We have finally been able to release the Punkin’ Pie Ale in full force this year because of our increased production capacity at the new plant in Livonia. Not only can we make more of it, but we now have a logo for the beer, and the label is being printed right now. Of course, that means you can’t get the bottles yet, but in just a couple more weeks we will have them filling the warehouse.
Well I missed out on telling everybody last week that we released Wheat & Rye ESB, so I didn’t want to repeat my error and forget to tell you we are releasing another new beer today. Waves of Grain finally makes it back to tap as we transition from summer toward fall. Both of these are real easy drinkers and both are wheat beers. The ESB has only a slight amount of wheat, but Waves of Grain is half wheat malt because it is a Hefeweizen. The difference between the two couldn’t be more obvious because of the yeast used too. The ESB is quite smooth with just a slight English hop character, even though the “B” in ESB stands for bitter. And Waves of Grain is just a pleasant beer with banana aromas and a clean aftertaste.
I don’t know if you think it is too early to consider the barrage of pumpkinny beers that are already out there, but get ready for the best. That’s right, Punkin’ Pie Ale is finally making a return very soon. And something a little special this year, we are finally going to have it in bottles. As we’ve tried for years to get the packaging done for this brand so that we could bottle it, we finally have the graphics done, and I think you’ll love it. I’ll keep you posted here for the release date and other info about Punkin’ Pie Ale.
Come in today as we release two new beers – Purple Mountain Porter and Eagle Eye PA.
Eagle Eye PA has been on tap before as our 6th year anniversary beer, but may see a lot more time on the board as session style ales are welcomed more and more. It is a lower alcohol pale ale style that has an enormous amount of hops used for flavor and aroma, allowing only a minor bittering effect.
Purple Mountain Porter is our normal Liberty One Porter but aged for several months in bourbon barrels we use for Majesty. Making the original beer better was not something we thought to be possible, but you should see for yourself while we have both beers on tap for a side-by-side comparison.
Don’t run and hide! There’s nothing to fear, unless excessive hop bitterness scares you. C-Monster is one of our Imperial IPA recipes that is well received by all that try it. We’re not necessarily well known for overly hoppy beers, but this is one that cannot be missed. This beer has a great balance of malt sweetness and medium body, combined with a blend of the “C’ hops.
And if you can’t handle the bitterness as well as others, but you still love the flavors and aromas that hops give to the beer, then you’ll be happy to hear what is being tapped next week. On July 1st we will release Eagle Eye PA which is a clean sessionable ale made with Cascade hops. We use the hops late in the brewing process to accentuate the flavors and aroma and reducing the bitterness extraction.
To all of you that came out to see us at Liberty Fest in Canton, thank you very much! The event was a huge success again this year.
Barlows is back with us again, bringing sausages and pulled pork cooked with their signature rub and Liberty Street beer. And enjoy one of their amazing sauces to top it off – don’t forget your side of fresh cole slaw and either cheezey potatos or smoked beans.
And remember that you can now get Liberty Street beer in 6 packs directly from the tasting room. Take our beer with you for whatever you have planned. If you can’t make it to the tasting rooms, go to any better beer store in Michigan and ask for it by name.