We made our way to Tri-City Brewing Company today in Bay City, MI. Tri-City currently has two beers available. A golden ale called Phoenix (named after an old closed brewery in Bay City) and an Irish red called Phelan. The operation is funded by 30 investors, one of them we met helping fold up and prepare boxes to hold cases of beer for distribution all over the state. The bottling machine just arrived this past week and they were hard at work putting the finishing touches on it before beginning the bottling process. We met Kevin, the head brewer and president of the company. He said they will eventually produce various styles of beer, and have tested a couple this past summer at a local beer tasting.
The brewery offers growlers right now, and the traffic of customers was pretty steady the whole 20 minutes we were there. Definitely good things going on with Tri-City Brewing Company. Keep an eye out for a six pack at your local beer store. Word on the street is, Monroe may even see their beer in the near future!