Free Beer Friday

At The Produce Station
 

Free Beer Friday

At The Produce Station
 
Do you LOVE beer?

Join us for Free Beer Friday! 

Please join us this Friday
at The Produce Station
from 5-6:30 pm
for FREE BEER FRIDAY 

Taste these brews with us! 

Old Dominion Brewing Co. Beach House Golden Pilsner Summer Lager

North Coast Brewing Co. Le Merle Belgian Style
Farmhouse Ale Saison
 

 

Beer Arrival List for Friday 08/29/14

The Weekly Beer Release List!

Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  
We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.
 
Short's Brewing Vintage Premium Lager 
Short’s Vintage Premium Lager is the perfect replica of today’s mainstream American Pale Lagers, complete with a wort that’s 50% blended rice syrup and hot water. A small amount of 2 row malted barley contributes to its bright yellow color and delicate malt flavors. Crystal clear and boldly effervescent, this beer has yeast aromas that lead into flavors of lightly toasted white bread with a very low residual sweetness. The super light body aids in the ultimate refreshment providing a thirst quenching finish that’s super crisp and clean. 
Beer Advocate 91 points. VERY limited and cool! Email now to hold yours!!

 

Founders Brewing Double Trouble IPA

An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish.   
Beer Advocate 94 points. Super hoppy and refreshing!

 
Brewery Vivant Contemplation
Ale brewed with Michigan Honey & Hops.  This is what Belgian beer is all about: Using locally available ingredients, each sip brings forth nuances that make this beer worth truly savoring.  Clover honey added during the boil contributes color and complexity but adds no sweetness to the beer as the sugars are broken down during fermentation. Look for whispers of apricot and nectarine on the palate, mixed with the floral aroma of the hops grown in northern Michigan. 
Beer Advocate 83 points

 

Brewery Vivant Tree Bucket (formerly Trebuchet) 

Somewhere there is a Belgian Monk who’s head is spinning. A Belgian brewer would never put this much hop into a beer. However, we are not Belgian are we? We can do whatever we want. This is an unconventional beer. Belgian candy sugar, classic Belgian yeast, and a boat load of hops, plus some dry hopping in top of that. A very unique take on a Double IPA that will make it stand out in a crowd. 
Beer Advocate 91 points. Very highly scored, and delicious!

 
Bell's Brewing Best Brown Ale
A smooth, toasty brown ale, Best Brown Ale is a mainstay in our fall & winter lineup. With hints of caramel and cocoa, the malt body has the depth to stand up to cool weather, but does not come across as heavy. This balancing act is aided by the generous use of American hops. 
Beer Advocate 86 points

Harpoon Brewery UFO Pumpkin
Imagine a pumpkin vine wound its way in a field of barley, and a brewer harvested it all to make a beer. Add Northwestern hops and a blend of spices, and you’ve got UFO Pumpkin. The malt combination provides a smooth body and slightly sweet flavor, which balances perfectly with the earthy notes derived from the pure pumpkin. And like all of our UFO beers, UFO Pumpkin is unfiltered so all the wonderful flavors are right there in your glass. Cheers! 
Beer Advocate 82 points

 
Dominion Brewing Candi Belgian Tripel
Don’t be fooled by Candi’s golden appearance. This Belgian Tripel may taste of sugar and spice, but her beguiling introduction is far from nice, flirting with a covert 9.5% ABV. Saaz and Halltertau hops provide a clean, floral aroma with minimal hop bitterness and the soft sweetness of apricot and pear lingers nicely against a dry finish.  
Beer Advocate 85 points
 
Ommegang Brewing Scythe and Sickle
Scythe & Sickle Harvest Ale is brewed with barley, wheat, oats and rye. Scythe and sickle is a seasonal brew that celebrates the richness of the grain harvest. Brewed with barley, wheat, oats and – in a nod to traditional upstate New York grains – rye, this fine ale is malty and creamy on the palate. The flavors of the grains and earth shine through. Enjoy the refreshment of the season and joys of fine brewing. 
Beer Advocate 87 points


New Belgium Brewing Tour de Fall

New Belgium’s love for beer, bikes and benefits is best described by being at Tour de Fat. Our love for Cascade and Amarillo hops is best tasted in our Tour de Fall Pale Ale. We’re cruising both across the country during our favorite time of year. Hop on and find Tour de Fall Pale Ale in fall 2014.  
Beer Advocate 84 points

 
New Belgium Brewing Pumpkick
What’s that bite of tartness doing in a pumpkin beer? Adding the unexpected kick of cranberry juice to brighten this traditionally spiced seasonal ale. PUMPKICK is brewed with plenty of pumpkin juice, cinnamon, nutmeg, and allspice, but it’s the cranberries and touch of lemongrass that send your taste-buds sailing. 
Beer Advocate 77 points
 

Sierra Nevada Brewing Harvest Single Hop
Equinox IPA

Our history with Equinox hops stretches back well before this newly developed varietal ever had a name. We were the first brewery in the world to get our hands on the intense and nuanced hop. We fell in love with the complex aromas ranging from bright and citrusy to herbal and woody, with a top note of fruity, garden-fresh bell pepper. Equinox is part of our five-bottle Harvest series, which features single hop, fresh hop, wet hop, and wild hop beers. 
Beer Advocate 87 points

 
Boulevard/Sierra Nevada Brewing Terra Incognita
Situated at opposite ends of the California Trail, pioneering breweries Sierra Nevada and Boulevard have embarked upon a journey into the unknown, to a land where adventures in brewing and flavor await. Terra Incognita is, fittingly, an earthy beer, celebrating the unique terroir of the two locations. Beginning with Sierra Nevada’s estate-grown pale malt, and combined with amber malt, wheat, and malted wheat, it is then assertively hopped with Bravo and Styrian Goldings, dry-hopped with East Kent Goldings, and finally barrel aged with Brettanomyces in Missouri oak. 
Beer Advocate 81 points

 
And if you want some Oberon I have only a few six-packs left before it is gone for the year.  Tell me if you want me to reserve some.
 
 
Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.

 

Beer Arrival List for Friday 08/22/14

The Weekly Beer Release List!

 

Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  
We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.
 
Rochester Mills Beer Cornerstone IPA
This unfiltered amber ale is packed full of hop bitterness, flavor and aroma. IPA is the most bitter beer style and it is enjoyed by people we refer to as “hopheads.” We dry hop this beer with a combination of English and American hop varieties for a wonderfully aromatic finish. 
Beer Advocate 81 points

 
Rochester Mills Beer Milkshake Stout
This stout is not as bitter as the Sacri-licious Stout. It is brewed with milk sugar(lactose) to impart a fuller body and sweeter palate. 
Beer Advocate 82 points

 
Bells Brewery The Oracle Double IPA
Our take on the West Coast-style Double India Pale Ale, The Oracle places hop intensity first & foremost, making only the slightest concession to malt & balance. The fireworks start with the floral aromatic punch of two separate dry-hop sessions with Amarillo and NZ Pacific Jade. Resinous, citrusy hop flavors mixed with aggressive bitterness from a massive kettle addition deliver on that aromatic promise. 
Beer Advocate 94 points

 
Bells Brewery The Planet Series Mars
The first release in Bell’s Planet Series, Mars (The Bringer of War) is a double IPA with a complex hop character and a malty backbone. Notes of tropical fruit, citrus, pine, lemon, lime and pineapple are all present in both the aroma and flavor. Hopped at a ratio of about 3.4 pounds of hops per barrel, the recipe for Mars was developed from a trial batch called Larry’s Latest Double IPA brewed in our original brewery located adjacent to the Eccentric Café in downtown Kalamazoo. 
Beer Advocate 94 points
 
Goose Island Brewing Rambler Red IPA
Beer Advocate score not yet available
 
Southern Tier Brewing 2 X Rye
What is rye? Rye is a cereal grain historically grown in our region. It has been cultivated since the time of the early settlers due to the scrappy and hearty ability to withstand harsh climates and poor growing conditions. Did you know George Washington grew rye and used it to ferment whiskey? Were pretty sure that is a fact. You will notice the distinct notes of rye, a slightly spicy and grainy aroma not lost in the shuffle of hops and the four other malted grains we use in this fine seasonal addition to our 2X line. 
Beer Advocate 86 points

 
Schmaltz Brewing Coney Island Human Blockhead
Tough As Nails.  Pound for Pound the Blockhead is a true professional. Penetrate the senses. Engage the brain. Propel towards the palate. Try this at home or your favorite drinking hole. Purely for your amusement. 
Beer Advocate 83 points

 
New Belgium Brewing Tour de Fall
New Belgium’s love for beer, bikes and benefits is best described by being at Tour de Fat. Our love for Cascade and Amarillo hops is best tasted in our Tour de Fall Pale Ale. We’re cruising both across the country during our favorite time of year. Hop on and find Tour de Fall Pale Ale in Fall 2014. 
Beer Advocate 86 points
 
Lagunitas Brewing Little Sumpin Extra Ale
Lots of wheat for a curious malt complexity and leaving it light in color, but huge in flavor and satisfaction.  Net contents: Ounces and ounces of Malt, Hops, Yeast and water. 
Beer Advocate 94 points
 
 
Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.

 

Beer Arrival List for Friday 08/15/14

The Weekly Beer Release List!

Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  
We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.
 
 
New Holland Brewing Ichabod
Ichabod combines malted barley and real pumpkin with cinnamon and nutmeg in a delicious and inviting brew. A rewarding complement to many dishes, Ichabod pairs well with autumnal foods such as poultry and root vegetables. After dinner, try it with your favorite dessert!  
Beer Advocate 80 points

 
Arcadia Ales Jaw-Jacker
Jaw-Jacker balances our finest malted barley with a bit-o-wheat and is complimented with a citrus hop kick and just the right amount of cinnamon, nutmeg and allspice for a nice marriage of pumpkin pie and beer. Made in the fall to celebrate the changing of the season. 
Beer Advocate 75 points

Shipyard Brewing Smashed Pumpkin
Smashed Pumpkin is a big-bodied beer with a light coppery orange color and pleasing aroma of pumpkin and nutmeg. The OG and final Alc./Vol. provide the structure and body. Pale Ale, Wheat and Light Munich Malts combine with the natural tannin in pumpkin and the delicate spiciness of Willamette and Hallertau Hops to balance the sweetness of the fruit. To fully enjoy all the flavors, this ale is best drunk at 55 degrees Fahrenheit. Smashed Pumpkin pairs well with sharp cheeses, nuts, lamb, hearty stews and desserts like flan or pumpkin pie. Chefs find this an excellent beer to cook with in dishes such as braised short ribs. 
Beer Advocate 84 points

 
Alaskan Brewing Pumpkin Porter
A native plant of North America, pumpkins were first used in beer in colonial America as a substitute for hard-to-find malt, and none other than the father of our country George Washington had a highly touted recipe. This imperial porter pumpkin beer combines the robust, full-bodied style of a porter with a, frankly, crazy amount of pumpkin. 
Beer Advocate 84 points

Goose Island Beer Oktoberfest
Brewed in the traditional Märzen style our Oktoberfest pours a brilliant copper over rose color with a bone white head. Notes of toffee and burnt sugar in the aroma and flavors of sweet dried apricots are delivered in a dry malty body with the mild earthy bitterness that is the hallmark of Hallertau hops. 
Beer Advocate 83 points

 
Ommegang Brewing Abbey Ale
Deep burgundy color with a big, fluffy head. Complex fruit aromas with a layered sweetness (honey, then caramel, then toffee) with a hint of licorice and chocolate. A big, rich, abbey-style ale that dries out nicely on the finish. 
Beer Advocate 93 points
 
Flying Monkeys Brewery Smashbomb Atomic IPA
"Holy Hop, Batman, this beer has aroma." Hops are casted nine different times, it’s a breath-deep-and-shudder-with-pleasure kind of scent that’s all from the Citra hops. With a high alpha acid of 11%, Citra has a cacauphony of flavours and aromas --Citrus, passion fruit, grapefruit, lime, melon, lychee fruit, pineapple, mango, and papaya – and dominates this beer. Smashbombs olfactory tropical explosion shockwaves your face every time you lift the meringue foam towards you. It’s like the ecru-coloured top of a beer pie before it gives up and grips the glass. You can see the Victory malt’s signature in the amber lights in what is primarily a deep golden beer. And, yes, don’t be fooled --there’s malt going on here, too, as you’ll see in the firey body of this ale that makes Smashbomb Atomic look like it radiates its own energy. 
With the first taste, Smashbomb’s 70 IBUs are pronounced. This brew is a little bitter, but bitter like a grapefruit with three tablespoons of sugar on top. It’s also incredibly drinkable. The oddity that’ll keep you tipping the glass is that as this citrus peel front subsides, you actually gleen the sweet flavours of the Victory and Crystal malts. Then, as the bread-puddin’ bicuity sweetness of the malts are chased by the dry, tropical flavour of Citra and the fruit punch bouquet is all in your face with each sip, it’s all is so damn intriguing, you’ll be driven to keep on sampling...and sampling. 
Beer Advocate 89 points
 
 
Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.


 

Beer Arrival List for Friday 08/08/14 

The Weekly Beer Release List!

 

Speak up now by sending us an email and we'll hold any of these brews for you!  
We'll email you when they arrive, so you know when to come grab them.
 
 
Dragonmead Under the Kilt Wee Heavy
Produced in the style of a Scottish Export Ale this beer is big on taste and body. Imported Scottish Ale Malt is combined with Roasted Barley and Crystal malt to give this beer a unique taste and aroma. Golding and Fuggles Hops help to balance out the taste of this unique beer.   
Beer Advocate 86 points
 
Short's Brewing Strawberry Short's Cake
Strawberry Short’s Cake is a golden ale. The addition of strawberries and milk sugar transform this beer into a rose colored nectar that has hints of cream and is pleasingly sweet. Biscuit flavors and aromas arise from the great amounts of Victory malt used in the brewing process.  
Beer Advocate 81 points
 
OddSide Ales El Dankerino
West Coast IIPA.
Beer Advocate 89 points
 

OddSide Ales Red Eye PA
You tell me. 
Beer Advocate score not yet available

 
Atwater Brewery Blueberry Cobbler
I tink this one is pretty self-explanatory. 
Beer Advocate 82

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