St Patrick’s Day at Original Gravity


Below is information about St. Patrick’s Day at Original Gravity from Brad Sancho.

I do want to add one thing about
the Oatmeal Stout pumpernickel beer bread from Erie Bread Company. It will have cheddar cheese and onion baked in. Their bread has become as much of a part of our St. Patrick’s Day as stouts. It will be available at Erie Bread on Saturday.

Looking forward to a great time this St. Patricks Day @ Original Gravity Brewing Company on Sunday March 17th! We will have extended hours this year since it is Sunday. We will be open from Noon until 11pm. Lumpy (Oatmeal Stout) will be on tap later this week to also enjoy on Sunday. We will also have (6) additional small batch stouts on tap for Sunday.

Imperial Chocolate Mint Stout
Dry Stout
Foreign Extra Stout
Milk Stout
Coffee Stout
Ginger Dry Stout

We will be serving huge corned beef sandwiches made with house cooked Grobbels corned beef on Oatmeal Stout pumpernickel beer bread from Erie Bread company. Served with a side of homemade baked potato salad from Erie Bread Company.

Bell’s Tap Takeover at Buffalo Wild Wings

I hope you excuse the short notice but I found out about this tap takeover during a very busy weekend. It’s Bell’s so this will be a great event with fantastic beers including Black Note! How good is Black Note? It received a 100 on Beer Advocate. That’s a perfect score!

Here are the details…

Bell’s Tap Takeover

Buffalo Wild Wings in Monroe, MI

March 12, 2013 6 to 8pm

special tapping of Black Note at 7pm

Join us as we introduce our new spring seasonal beer, Smitten golden rye ale. We will also be featuring some of our specialty beers throughout the evening including Black Note, which will be taped at 7 p.m. Still not convinced? The event takes place on Wing Tuesday, so there will be discounts on wings all day.

March of Dimes Michigan Beer & Wine Tasting

Once again I am pleased to tell you about the March of Dimes Michigan Beer & Wine Tasting. This is the third year for the event and this one promises to be even better.

The drinks are supplied by Rave Associates. They distribute Bell’s, Founders and New Holland. We hope to have a beer and wine menu in the near future. And if you like Harbor Inn & Ale’s food you will not be disappointed. I have been told that they are really bringing it this year.

There is also a silent auction of gift baskets some donated by local businesses. Last year, the baskets had some incredible stuff in them and if it wasn’t for the fact that I just had a baby I would have been tripping over myself to bid on one in particular that I really wanted.

Best of all you are helping by drinking some great local beer and wine. That’s a win win!

March of Dimes Michigan Beer & Wine Tasting
Saturday March 23, 2013
1 to 4pm
$35.00 Includes lunch buffet, 12 three ounce pours and door prizes. 
50/50’s and silent auction baskets available.
For tickets call Darcy Merritt @ (734) 968-7991 or Mac Merritt @ (734) 552-6410,
tickets also available at Harbor Inn & Ale.
Help us eradicate prematurity and birth defects.

Muskrat Mashers’ Beer On Tap at Corner Brewery

There are many things that I love about Corner Brewery but the top of my list is their sense Muskrat Mashersof community. They even let local homebrew clubs come in and brew on their rat pad system so they can show off their beers during their annual Rat Fest. A lot of beer is brewed for this event and even though every ticket is sold there is still beer left over. That is good news for anyone that couldn’t get to Rat Fest in January. Starting February 27 the remaining beer is released every Wednesday night at 6pm. Growlers are available after 9pm if there is beer left.

The Muskrat Mashers, Monroe’s homebrew club’s release party will be on March 6. I would like to invite anyone interested in coming out to join us. It doesn’t matter if you brew or not we would love to share a beer with you.

Here is our beer list…

  • Bourbon Oak Brown Ale: Chocolate, vanilla, hints of oak and bourbon.
  • Chocolate Rye Porter: Delicious chocolate malt flavors with hints of rye spices.
  • Citra Bomb: Crisp grapefruit citrus flavors shine through this India Pale Ale.
  • Cayenne Cherry Rye: Tart, sweet cherry, spicy rye notes with a subtle cayenne heat finish.

Click here for the Rat Pad release dates.  There will be a lot of fantastic beers released during this series. Check it out.




Greenbush Comes to Monroe

Greenbush has only been open for a few years but it seems like they have been around forever due to the huge buzz created by their beers. Their booth at the Michigan Brewers Guild festivals has become a must stop for all beer geeks.  Located in Sawyer, MI on the opposite side of the state from Monroe the only real chance here to enjoy their beer was on the rare occasion when it was on tap.

But no longer, Greenbush just released their beer in bottles last week. And as of last Friday you can pick up Anger, Closure, Distorter and Dunegras at Jake’s Liquor in Monroe.

For more articles on Greenbush follow this link…


Atwater Tap Takeover of 129 Lounge

This March is shaping up to be a great month for beer drinkers in Monroe with two beer events and St. Patrick’s Day you can’t complain about nothing going on.

On Friday March 8 Atwater Brewery will be taking over the taps at 129 Lounge. This event starts at 7pm. The cost is $15 for advanced tickets and twenty on the day of the event. For that you get seven samples and a chance at prizes plus a new beer launch. Also included is a sausage which doesn’t sound like a draw but it will be cooked in Atwater beer so it should be tasty.

Atwater Tap Takeover 129 Lounge Sausagefest

Friday March 8, 7pm

$15 pre-order $20 day of

7 samples plus raffle and a sausage

Tickets are limited so don’t wait to pick them up. They are available at 129 Lounge.

facebook event page

More to come on the other events I alluded to.



Smitten Golden Rye Ale Available Today

A month ago I posted about a new beer from Bell’s with the promise that I would keep you updated on when it would be released. Good news! that day is today. Smitten Golden Rye Ale hits Monroe’s best beer stores in which include Jake’s and Meijer. You can go to Harbor Inn & Ale if you want to try it on tap.

The drinkers at Beer Advocate is giving this beer an 85 and only 20 cases are being sent to Monroe so get it fast before it’s gone.

Follow this link for a review…

A Dive into Great Lakes’ Beer Menu


On Sunday I decided to take the family out to lunch. When choosing where to eat I always ask myself do they have a good beer menu? Then I remembered that we hadn’t been to Great Lakes Eatery and Pub in Dundee in a few months. With ten taps dedicated to Michigan beer Great Lakes has a lot of great choices and definitely fits my criteria of places to eat.

The current beer list is a nice mix that included a pale ale, blonde, brown, oatmeal stout, IPA and cider. I went for the Perkulator Coffee Dopplebock. It is such a comfortable beer in your mouth with a smooth malty sweetness and a coffee bitterness. It’s an amazing tasting beer. In a beer menu filled with my favorites Perkulator is “a little more favorite.”

It makes for easy dining decisions when there are places like Great Lakes that care about supporting Michigan. It helps when the food is good.

Great Lakes is located off of I-23 in Dundee right in front of Cabelas.