Free Beer Friday

At The Produce Station
 

Free Beer Friday

At The Produce Station
 
Do you LOVE beer? Do you LOVE Cheese? How 'bout pairing them together?

Join us for Free Beer Friday + Cheese! 

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

Taste these brews and cheeses with us!  

Boulevard Brewing Co. and Sierra Nevada Terra Incognita American Wild Ale with Balarina Goat Gouda

Shmaltz Brewing Coney Island Human Blockhead Imperial American Bock with White Lotus Farms Creamery Fresh Feta
 

 Beer Arrival List for Friday 09/12/14

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.
 
 
Founders Brewing Curmudgeon Old Ale
This Old Ale conjures up thoughts of classic sea fairing ports, there local pubs and the weathered fisherman that frequent them. In traditional style Curmudgeon is brewed with an intense focus on the malt bill creating a very strong, rich, malty characteristic and a sweetness indicative of its cousin the barleywine. We are especially proud of the balance in this beer making it deceptively smooth and drinkable at 9.8% alcohol by volume. 
Beer Advocate 90 points. SOOO good! Email NOW to hold yours! This one will go fast!

Griffin Claw Brewing Screamin Pumpkin Ale
Our autumn seasonal. An Amber Ale brewed with roasted pumpkin in the mash then spiced with ginger, allspice, nutmeg and cloves. Spicy and refreshing. A great tail gating beer. 
Beer Advocate 89 points

 
Motor City Brewing Pumpkin Ale
Cass Farm Series. Motor City Pumpkin Ale is a special combination of oven roasted Detroit grown pumpkins and spices, along with a traditional Belgium yeast for a wonderful rich, earth and spicy undertone. 
Beer Advocate 85 points

Paw Paw Brewing Black River Oatmeal Stout
Full bodied amazing light roast with heavy chocolatey goodness!  Pleasing mild roast, rich bittersweet chocolate and chocolate ice cream flavor. Terrific mouth feel, clean and drying in the finish. 
Beer Advocate 86 points


Great Lakes Brewing Nosferatu American Strong Ale

Often referred to as Burning River Pale Ale’s big brother, this stock ale is remarkably balanced for such a highly hopped beer. A rich deep blood red color makes this beer scary enough to be served every Halloween and a few other times of the year.  
Beer Advocate 91 points

 
Goose Island Beer Co. The Muddy Imperial Stout
Imperial Stout brewed with licorice. 
Beer Advocate 87 points

 
Southampton Brewing Pumpkin Ale
Our Autumn amber brew with the unmistakable flavor of “pumpkin pie” is available now through Thanksgiving in 12 oz bottles and seasonal draft. 
Beer Advocate 82 points

Victory Brewing Moonglow Weizenbock
This dark amber wheat beer features fruity and spicy aromas galore. Significant strength underlies the pleasant citric appeal of this bock beer. Redolent with the flavors of harvest fruit, Moonglow typifies the traditional weizenbock-style so thoroughly enjoyed throughout Bavaria. Left unfiltered, its unique yeast strain gives Moonglow a radiance all its own. 
Beer Advocate 91 points

 

Victory Brewing Wild Devil Ale

Bold, spicy, menacingly delicious HopDevil takes on an entirely new dimension when subjected to a wild yeast fermentation. A sharp, sourish edge has been added by the fermentation that plays into the caramel sweet malt deliciously and creates complex interplay with citrus accented hops.  
Beer Advocate 86 points

Want to learn more about the difference wild yeast makes in this beer? Watch this video!
 
Sierra Nevada Brewing Narwhal Imperial Stout
Narwhal Imperial Stout is the latest beer in Sierra Nevada’s High Altitude Series. This malt-forward monster is bold – with notes of baker’s cocoa, molasses, and dark roasted coffee. This massive imperial stout is incredibly complex, rich, and intense and will develop in the bottle for years to come. 
Beer Advocate 92 points

 


Stone Brewing Smoked Porter with Chipotle

Stone Smoked Porter w/ Chipotle Peppers is a thing of spicy glory, with the just-right heat of smoked jalapeños (aka chipotles) that combines beautifully with the beer’s peat-smoked malt and roasty character. The idea came about in 2006 when Merchandise Manager Chris Carroll suggested we make a special "South of the Border Stone Smoked Porter" for Cinco de Mayo that year. One sip, and we were hooked! 

 Beer Advocate 85 points
 
Stone Brewing Coffee Milk Stout
Though Stone Brewing Co. is well known for massive stouts such as the venerable Stone Imperial Russian Stout (10.6% abv) and the more recent collaborative w00tstouts (13%-13.5% abv), at a mere 4.2% abv Stone Coffee Milk Stout presents a walk on the significantly milder, far opposite side of the stout spectrum. Rather than being as bombastic as it’s MUCH higher alcohol cousins, this beer is even on the palate, bringing on a hint of coffee with a highly drinkable yet quite modest backdrop of chocolate and roasty notes. At a mere 4.2% ABV, it’s the lowest-alcohol bottled beer we’ve released in 15 years (the previous being our 3.9% abv one-off release called Lee’s Mild in 2009), and you can expect a correspondingly modest body and mouthfeel. Additionally, while some milk stouts have more residual lactose sugar, we opted for a less sweet approach to the category, so you’ll notice it finishes fairly dry on the palate. Want more body or a more intense flavor profile? We got that, but this ain’t it. This is the lil’ one in our stable. Enjoy it for what it is and for what it’s not. 
Beer Advocate 84 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 09/05/14

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 Co. Oktoberfest
Caramel malt sweetness with a strong spiciness.  
Beer Advocate 83 points

Short's Brewing Noble Chaos (12-pk only)
Noble Chaos is an Oktoberfest/Marzen (German-style amber lager) with a subtle hop bouquet and toasted caramel malt flavors. It is a well-balanced beer that finishes fresh and clean. With a pleasant nose and medium body, this brew is a taste of the fall season.  
Beer Advocate 84 points


Short's Brewing Autumn Ale

Autumn Ale is a true-to-style London Extra Special Bitter (ESB). It has a medium body, amber color, and full flavor. This beer exhibits a wonderful balance of malty sweetness and floral hop bitterness. The result is an ideal bridge between malty and hoppy beer styles. Autumn Ale is a silver medal winner from the 2006 Great American Beer Festival.
 Beer Advocate 82 points

Arcadia Brewing Sky High Rye
In honor of our adventurous friends at Sky Dive Inc. in Hastings, Michigan, we crafted a truly adventurous brew in Sky High Rye. A West Coast-style Pale Ale with rye malt, Sky High Rye boasts a massive floral aroma of resinous hops. The hops contribute flavor notes of lemons, peaches, and pine needles, combined with the sweet, malty flavors of toffee and bread. Rye adds a pleasant peppery, spicy note like a fresh slice of pumpernickel bread. Very well-rounded and very drinkable, Sky High Rye will surely inspire adventure in all who taste it.  
Beer Advocate 84 points

Dark Horse Brewing Scotty Karate Scotch Ale
For those of you who don’t know who "Scotty Karate" is... He is a local one man band who plays an amazing slurry of honky tonk influenced, punk country songs. His voice is amazing as well as his high energy shows.  So, we decided to make a beer and name it in his honor. This beer is a big, full bodied Scottish ale. It is 9.75% alc. but it is very smooth and balanced. Since Scotty is also very passionate about beer I asked him to write a description for you, so from the man himself... Aroma: Smells like A fresh caramel apple with a hint of cinnamon inside of cranberry shortbread. Or maybe fresh home made hard candy (from home economics class-7th grade). Flavor: Tastes like a smokey chocolate chip cookie, wild roadside cherry-asparagus, woody, crispy leaf on a fall day.  
Beer Advocate 90 points

OddSide Ales Black Citra Not So Pale Ale
Just like our Citra Pale Ale with just a slight variation in flavor and of course color!  
Beer Advocate 85 points


Dogfish Head Brewery Birra Etrusca

This beer is based on a beverage that may have been enjoyed by the Etruscans of Ancient Italy around 800 BC. For this one Sam traveled to Italy with Dr. Pat McGovern where they met up with Teo and Leo (Sam’s buddies from Baladin Brewery and Birra Del Borgo respectively) and researched ingredients from various Etruscan dig sites. The result of their research is a strong ale containing an Italian heirloom grain called Cappelli Senatore, along with pomegranate juice, raisins, and hazelnut flour, together with 3 types of honey: chestnut, wildflower, and clover. The brew was then spiced with several hop flowers, Gentian root and tree resin (think Myrrh) in the kettle. To simulate fermentation in a bronze vessel (which possibly would have been what the Etruscans used), we actually tied a bronze plate inside our modern stainless fermenter which was suspended in the wort as it fermented. The aroma is dominated by pomegranate and spice from the yeast. The flavor is an intriguing interplay between the tangy pomegranate fruit and nuttiness from the hazelnut flower. One can definitely envision sipping this unique brew while relaxing on the Mediterranean coast. Versions of this brew will also be made at Baladin and Birra Del Borgo with the same ingredients but varying processes.
 Beer Advocate 84 points

Victory Brewing Mad King
High powered with all German malts and the subtle, spicy complexity of our special yeast, Mad King's Weiss offers a quenching quality that can't be beat.  
Beer Advocate 87 points

Victory Brewing Festbier
Seductively smooth, this medium-bodied amber beauty is akin to the great Oktoberfest beers of Munich. All German hops make this lager true to style. Patient cold aging makes it wonderfully smooth. In bottles September through February.
 Beer Advocate 83 points


Southern Tier Brewing Harvest Ale

Harvest Ale is our celebration of the changing weather and the sowing of hops and barley that will be used in our upcoming brews. We usher in the fall with a classic English style Extra Special Bitter of the highest order. Deep ruby in color with an even deeper hop flavor… in fact, we throw fresh English hops into every brewing vessel, then dry hop after fermentation to impart a zesty kick. This beer has real hop character that mingles with fresh malted barley for an experience that will make you wish it were fall year ‘round.  
Beer Advocate 87 points

Southern Tier Brewing Warlock Imperial
Pumpkin Stout

Imperial stout brewed with pumpkins Warlock is brewed to enchant your palate on its own and also to counterpoint our Imperial Ale, Pumking. Make your own black magic by carefully pouring this Imperial Stout into a goblet.  Dark and mysterious, the Blackwater Series is serious about high gravity. Reanimate your senses with Warlock’s huge roasted malt character, moderate carbonation and spicy pumpkin pie aroma.  
Beer Advocate 89 points

Stone Brewing 18th Anniversary IPA
As we compose the text for this celebratory beer—a golden-brown India pale ale dry-hopped exclusively and abundantly with El Dorado hops—we stand ready to leap from the precipice of all we know into a new era for our company, our beers and, most importantly, our fans. It’s one that will see us exploring new territory, both geographically and creatively, as we evolve from pacesetters for the American craft brewing movement to cross-planetary champions of the worldwide cause of craft, hoisting our banner to proclaim artisanal beers’ vast superiority over stripped-down, business-driven, industrialized, fizzy, yellow mediocrity. We thank you for shadowing us for the first 18 years of our journey, and welcome you to join us for next leg and all that follows.  
Beer Advocate score not yet available

On the Hard Cider Front

Rebel Jack Hard Cider
It’s been a long time in the works, but Rebel Jack is now ready to sell a handcrafted hard cider! And, it’s awesome!  This is not a watered down sweet cider commonly available from mass producers. Rebel Jack hard cider is made from 100% apple juice from local suppliers, including the Dexter Cider Mill. It is fermented to complete dryness. Then it is bottle conditioned, in the same way as craft beer, to naturally produce the carbonation. This process produces a brilliant golden colored sparkling hard cider with an amazing flavor and aroma of apples. The dryness is very well balanced with the apple flavor, making it very easy to drink and enjoy anytime with any meal. But, it’s best enjoyed with close friends.


Virtue Ciders Ledbury

Ledbury is an old market town in Herefordshire, England – full of historic inns and pubs, and a beautiful, half-timber Market House dating back to 1617. It sits between the rivers Wye and Severn, surrounded by orchards growing cider apples. Gregory Hall's first visit to Ledbury was as a brewer, to buy English hops in the autumn of 2007. He returned in 2011, a newly minted Cider-maker, to meet Tom Oliver. Tom makes traditional cider and perry – some of the world's best – in Ocle Pynchard, Herefordshire.  The Ledbury Cider is an English-style medium cider crafted by Virtue with Tom Oliver. It's not too dry, not too sweet. A blend of old world bittersweet apples and new world heirloom varieties are fermented with native yeast, adding a bit of farminess to the ripe apple nose.
 
 
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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

 
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