Finally our Resinator Dopplebock will be released today at the brewery. After lagering this beer for several weeks, it is finally ready for the masses. This beer is made from a normal recipe but has an added layer to it with toasted hemp seeds being introduced in the mash. The toasted hemp seeds are an inspiration from our friends at Sherwood Brewing, and they add a very nice nutty character to this otherwise smooth finisher.
And for those that go “up north” for the holidays, see Liberty Street at The Beer and Brats Festival at Crystal Mountain Resort this Saturday.
If the fact that Summer jumped right in without giving spring a chance is too hot for you to handle, get a refreshing Clementine Lemon Thyme today. We’ve had CLT on tap in the tasting room for a couple of weeks now, and it is finally available in better beer bars/restaurants. If you can’t make it to the brewery, then get out to the following places to enjoy Liberty Street beer:
Slow’s BBQ – Detroit
NOTO’s Restaurant – Cascade
Logan’s Alley – Grand Rapids
Whole Foods – Ann Arbor
Pints & Quarts – Muskegon
CK Digg’s – Rochester
Ashley’s – Westland
Zin Wine Bar – Plymouth
Blackthorn Pub – Holly
Basement Burger Bar – Farmington
Clubhouse BFD – Rochester Hills
We appreciate that these establishments have welcomed craft beer into the selections, and especially Liberty Street beer. Please support these places, and tell them you are there because you heard they serve Liberty Street beer.
Leading the bunch, a surprising silver medal goes to Glutenous Minimus in the specialty beer category. This is a beer brewed with no gluten so that all may enjoy it. The specialty beer category had 34 entries, making it one of the toughest categories to be recognized in.
Two of our other beers also received awards in this international competition; Steamy Windows and Liberty One Porter each took bronze medals. Steamy Windows, our California Common style beer, won in the amber hybrid category, and Liberty One Porter won in the porter category. Incidentally, this is not the first award for the Porter, it previously took gold in this same competition (2010), and also gold (2009) and bronze (2011) as the base beer for Tart Cherry Porter.
In consideration of the beers that were fielded for this competition, literally from breweries all over the world, we are very proud of being considered amongst the best. Congratulations to all of the winners, and especially to all the Michigan breweries that were recognized.
We released this years batch of Siamese Dream yesterday in the tasting rooms, and then this Saturday will be the annual release of 42nd Parallel. We plan to bottle some of this, to be sold for carry out. This is an extremely limited batch, and will run out quite rapidly, so be sure to get some while it lasts.
Our Rye PA is on tap now in the tasting rooms, and it is delicious! We only make this beer once a year, and it is always well received. Enjoy what you can now, and next week get it by the growler full so you can share it with friends.
Then this weekend we tap a few more beers that are a little more seasonal. St. Patrick’s Day is this coming Sunday, so we have plenty of stouts to satisfy the Irish in you. On tap for the day will be; Genius Stout, Chocolate Milk Stout, Friendly Stout, and Olde Towne Browne (Stout).
Jim and I will be hosting The Detroit Draft Divas on Saturday afternoon for a private tour, and preview tasting of the Stouts he prepared for the next day. You must be a member of the “Triple D’s” to partake in this special treatment.
The return of The Delta Twins this Saturday night will include a special guest; Plymouth’s own Nick Klaver on guitar/slide. This is one of only a few live shows for this year at Liberty Street due to increased room rental for private parties in the Upper Hall. Though we love to provide the exposure for local bands, we cannot financially cover it anymore, so future entertainment will be put on hold for now. This show should be a blow out of talented guitars and smooth blues vocals, so be sure to get here early to get a good seat.
So, that’s what you’re gonna get! We are always asked for a wheat beer from guests that frequent the tasting room, here’s one that won’t disappoint. In preparation of our seasonal spiced wheat beer; Clementine Lemon Thyme, we made a wheat beer that is just straight forward without distractions. Unlike our regular wheat named Amber Waves, which is fermented with a German yeast that imparts banana and clove characteristics, this beer uses just our regular ale yeast strain. And, not to confuse it with either of those two brands, we simply named this beer “You asked for wheat…”.
There is still some 8 Ball IPA on tap, and Pub House Brown is enjoying a welcomed return lately. As previously mentioned, you can expect to see Clementine Lemon Thyme soon as an indicator of winters end. And to let you in on a little secret, Rye PA will be coming soon as well.
Looking for a place to take your sweety tonight? Come to Liberty Street Brewing for this years special Valentine’s beer. We take our regular Red Glare Recipe and add chocolate for a rich flavor that is much like Red Velvet cake. This is a very small batch, and will probably only be available today, so be sure to get in and have some before it is all gone.
With apologies to the beer style purists and English Majors everywhere, we introduce our version of the controversial Black IPA style (literally, black and pale in the same name?!). 8 Ball IPA was originally named for the trivia game hosted here by Motor City Trivia years ago – it’s return has been a popular request for a long time, and this small batch will not last too long so come and try it soon.
If you remember this old favorite, or if you’ve never heard of it, get in to try it as soon as you can. This legendary beer is no longer a regular at the tasting room, so get it while this “one off” batch is available. Fans may recall it as being a lower alcohol beer, but this batch has been boosted form it’s original 3.25% all the way up to 4.5 – and if it isn’t enough to warm you up in this extreme weather, then get an Emperor Norton while you’re here.