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Czech Pilsner Returns

Another beer that hasn’t graced the tanks of Wolverine for a couple of years has returned! Why wouldn’t we brew this remarkably authentic version of a Czech-style Pils every year? It ain’t easy, and this type of beer shouldn’t be made unless it’s done right.

How do we get it right, you ask? We produce a batch of filtered, softened water, around 750 gallons, and blend it with local Ann Arbor water to get the perfect mixture of minerals and hardness. This significant component along with using Czech Saaz hops, and traditional German barley malt are key to getting the hops profile just right.

Herbal, spicy hop aroma, flavor, and bitterness all need to balance just right with the delicate pilsner malt to create a traditional experience. The lagering is carefully monitored with this beer so as to let the yeast clean up the beer at just the right near-freezing temperature. We are really proud to serve up this beer again. Get it while you can, who knows when we’ll brew it again!

Holy Sh*t, It's December.

Yup, looks like December in there

Yup, looks like December in there

Wow, is all we can say. Time flies when you're having fun!

2016 was certainly full of surprises. Some people happen to hate surprises. Like most, we fall in the middle -- as in, we ignore the bad surprises and CELEBRATE the good ones! Winning a bronze medal from the World Beer Cup for Raucher was pretty cool. Winning a gold medal from the Great American Beer Festival for that same beer made us click our heels. Getting picked up by Kroger statewide and busting into new territories made us cheese so hard. And even though completing our expansion and debuting new flagship packaging weren't exactly surprises, we were PRETTY THRILLED when they happened.

It's been a fun year.

So celebrate with us!

Fa-La-La-Lager takes place on Saturday, December 10th at 6 pm. We'll have beer specials, a "holiday cheer" specialty cask (we'll let you know what it is soon), Santa water pong and card games in the Gulo Room, Christmas movies on TV, a beer and cookie pairing menu, and growler fills for the most festively dressed. Don't miss it! A bunch of Wolverine Staff will be hanging out in the Tap Room, so come say hi!  

Holiday craziness got you down? Don't forget: Wolverine is always around. Come grab a pint in the Tap Room or pick up a six-pack in your favorite bottle shop or grocery store. And if you're in the Tap Room, you can (totally honestly) claim you're checking items off your shopping list -- Mug Club Memberships, gift cards, beanies, long-sleeve t-shirts, growlers, howlers, bottle openers, Massacre single bottles or four-packs, pint glasses, and hoodies are all available here. Check out our online store for some items, or give us a call and order over the phone -- we're happy to send you your goodies.  

See you on Saturday and all month long. Tis the season to celebrate with delicious local beer. 

 

(A huge thank you to Britt Hueter for the KICKASS new photos of the brewery and staff.)