April 22: Griffin Claw Brewing Co. Tap Takeover

You know Norms Raggedy Ass … You LOVE Norms. Now prepare for a smorgasbord of beer from the maker’s of Norms. Seriously, this list is AMAZING!

Beer List:
2014 Stout
American Brown Ale. ABV 5.5%
Bourbon Imperial Pumpkin. ABV 9.0%
Coffee Stout
Dark Passenger: Spiced/Soured Strong Ale. ABV 12.0%
El Rojo Amber Ale. ABV 6.5%
Grand Trunk Bohemian Pilsner. ABV 5.0%
Grind Line Pale Ale. ABV 5.0%
Hail Mary: Irish Red Ale. ABV 4.5%
Michigan Cherry TripeL. ABV 8.5%
Mr. Blue Sky: American wheat ale. ABV 4.0%
Norm’s Gateway IPA: Session IPA. ABV 4.0%
Norm’s Raggedy Ass IPA. ABV 7.25%
Oblivious: Sour, rye barrel-aged wheat wine. ABV 13.0%
Third Rail Tripel. ABV 9.0%
Undertow: Black current saison . ABV 7.0%
Unite Red: Sessionable red ale. ABV 4.5%

April 29: Chateau Grand Traverse Wine Tasting

April is Michigan Wine Month! In honor of this we have invited representatives from Chateau Grand Traverse Winery to stop by for a tasting! Chateau Grand Traverse is a world-class winery located on Old Mission Peninsula. At the core it is a family-owned and operated winery with a colorful and proud winemaking tradition.

We will be featuring some familiar styles as well as some new varieties. Stop by to sample a flight, enjoy a glass, or take home a bottle!

Featured Wines:

Late Harvest Riesling: Made by leaving the grapes on the vine longer than usual, it abounds with dazzling fruit & crisp citrus flavors balanced with a sweet finish.
Pinot Grigio: This dry white wine displays bright acidity and beautiful mineral qualities with wonderful fruit. It features floral-citrus flavors and herbaceous style.
Barrel-Fermented Chardonnay: Bright with flavors of ripe pear, melon, citrus, & vanilla. It features a rich complexity from 11 months aging in French & American oak.
Dry Riesling: Expressive, crisp, fruity and fresh. Its assertive and clean style features intricate flavors of apple, pear and citrus matched with a vibrant steely-dry finish.
Silhouette: Off-dry, premium blend of Cabernet Franc, Gamay Noir, Merlot, Pinot Noir, Pinot Meunier & Dornfelder aged 22 months in French & American oak.
Pinot Noir: Well rested in the bottle for 6 months after being aged 15 months in French oak, this displays cherry with light tannins & a fruity finish of raspberry chocolate.
Traverse Bay Cherry Riesling: Unique & flavorful, made from semidry Riesling wine & Michigan cherry wine. Crisp, fruity, sweet style with a delicate hint of cherry.

May 2: Big Brew – National Homebrew Day Demonstration

Join us on the back patio for a home brewing demonstration to celebrate the National Homebrewers Association’s Homebrew Day. Learn about home brewing, meet some other home brewers, and enjoy a pint!

May 7: Local Spotlight – Eastman’s Forgotten Ciders

Forgotten Ciders is a family run company based in Wheeler, MI (talk about local!) that has been producing hard cider for several years, and decided to turn passion into a business. Their aim is to produce cider reminiscent of our forefathers and founders - when cider was safer than water and the preferred drink of presidents and farm workers alike.

A Tree to Tap Company. Eastman’s Forgotten Ciders grows all of their own apples, on their orchard, Eastman’s Antique Apples (only a 20 minute drive from Midland). They draw from their expansive list of varieties to choose from when crafting and blending their ciders. They grow a huge variety of apples, thus their batches can contain anywhere from 50 to 150 varieties.

Join us on the 7th to sample two of their delicious ciders: Windmill Watcher and Private Stash, and to learn more about this company that is in our own back yard!

May 12: Arbor Brewing Company Tap Takeover

Stay tuned for details & a beer list!

Mark your Calendars…..

June 20: Tapped Midland’s downtown beer festival, we will be participating with a tap takeover after the tents close

July 15: Founders Brewing Company Tap Takeover (can you say KBS?)

124 Ashman St. Midland, MI (989) 832-3395