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2015 Michigan Winter Beer Festival: Tap, bottle lists plus pre-festival events

MeanwhileTap.JPGThis year’s Michigan Winter Beer Festival has been expanded to 2 days this year, Feb. 27 and 28.

To mark the occasion and to help celebrate its 10th anniversary, we decided to raid Larry’s secret stash.

Friday’s lineup will feature some pretty rare vintages along with some other beers that haven’t been tapped in quite some time. Oh, and we threw in some Hopslam and Winter White to top it off.

On Saturday, we’ll be pouring 19 different draughts including some other pretty rare releases as well. Take a look below and we’ll see you at Fifth Third Ballpark!

For those in the Grand Rapids area or coming into town to start celebrating early, we also have 9 different events scheduled for Grand Rapids Beer Week, concluding with our annual a16 beer tap takeover at The Meanwhile (see photo from last year, at right) on Feb. 27. Take a look.

Friday

Quantities of course, will be limited.

  • Expedition Stout (pre-2008)
  • Expedition Stout 2008
  • Expedition Stout 2009
  • Expedition Stout 2012
  • Third Coast Old Ale 2004
  • Third Coast Old Ale 2008
  • Third Coast Old Ale 2009
  • Third Coast Old Ale 2012
  • Cherry Stout 2001
  • Cherry Stout 2008
  • Cherry Stout 2012
  • Cherry Stout 2009
  • Eccentric Ale 2001
  • Eccentric Ale 2003
  • Eccentric Ale 2004
  • Eccentric Ale 2005
  • Eccentric Ale 2008
  • Black Note 2012
  • Black Note 2014
  • Batch 9,000
  • Beer Michigan (barleywine brewed for 2014 American Homebrewers Association Conference)
  • Special Double Cream Stout
  • Hopslam
  • Winter White

Saturday

(All draught, please note timed tappings when listed) 

  • Quince Love (Noon)
  • Wild Berry Rye (1 p.m.)
  • Black Note (2 p.m.)
  • Honey Hearted (3 p.m.)
  • Cinnamon Sunrise Stout (4 p.m.)
  • Two Hearted
  • Smitten Golden Rye
  • Winter White
  • Third Coast Old Ale
  • Cherry Stout (2014)
  • Harry Magill’s Spiced Stout
  • Raspberry Ale
  • Bear Hug Imperial Stout
  • Expedition Stout
  • Java Stout
  • Kal-Haven Ale
  • Consecrator Doppelbock
  • Hopslam
  • Le Contrebassiste
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