April 2019 Brewery of the Month

Welcome Beards Brewery!

Founded in 2012 by two Petoskey locals with a common passion for craft beer. Ben Slocum and Peter Manthei started their home brewing partnership which became fueled by demand and thus plunging into commercial brewing. Over five years, the innovators at Beards Brewery created over 100 delicious recipes inspired by local seasonal products as well as outdoor activities and the beautiful surrounding area of Northern Michigan. The original pub actually featured 10 taps, countless board games, local art, a well-used record player, unique community events, a cozy space and a good brew. Upon moving homes shortly after the demand for their beer grew, Beards Brewery now has the capacity to hold 24 taps and to take their craft brew game to the next level. Beards are also sharing the brand across the state by distributing beer in draft and package across Michigan.

Here are the beers you can look forward to in April:

Deez Nutz: Smooth and chewy with nutty caramel flavors and a medium body. Deez Nutz brown ale is brewed with oats, chocolate and caramel malts and English varietal hops. ABV 5%. IBU: Low.

New School: A smooth crisp amber ale with a touch of rye giving the beer a dry iced tea like finish. Brewers Gold hops, rye and a lighter American style yeast give this beer a very crisp and dry finish that can fortify a cool night yet refresh on a hot summer day. ABV 5.5%

Luna: Crisp and refreshing saison-styled American wheat ale with notes of citrus. Pairs amazingly with summer days on the beach and nights by the campfire. ABV 6%. IBU: 12 (Low)

Serendipity Porter: Exceptionally smooth with a pronounced chocolaty flavor and balanced sweetness. Subtle notes of cherry and smoke on the finish. Pairs well with desserts featuring peanut butter and chocolate, or a second glass of Serendipity. ABV 6%

Oh! The Citranity!: Bright, citrus nose and flavor profile with pronounced grapefruit notes and a balanced bitter finish. Pairs exceedingly well with fish, BBQ burgers on the grill and ball games. ABV 4.9%

Mark your calendar for Beards Brewery at 5 Bridges Pub on April 11 from 5 PM – 10 PM EST. Chat with the team about all things beer, try some samples and have fun with giveaways.