Happy birthday to Saugatuck Brewing Company

Being someone who appreciates craft beer is akin to being a companion on Doctor Who. In this case the brewer is The Doctor and each pint you drink becomes a Tardis, stretching and bending time, simultaneously making you feel younger and older in the very same instant.

With Saugatuck Brewing Company on the verge of turning 10, how else could you possibly describe how quickly the last decade has flown by?

Or perhaps that's all just a bit too dramatic and all this really is …  a smashing reason to throw a killer party!

The latter is on the docket for Sunday, June 14 when Saugatuck Brewing will open up the Singapore Room at 2 p.m. and welcome all its fans, new and old, to an afternoon of live music, great food, amazing beer, and once in a decade deals.

The free event will feature $2 draft pours and a unique 10-for-10 special: 10 specials for just $10 apiece.

The list includes flights, beer buckets, 64 oz. pitchers, swag, brewery tours, entrees, and more.

The Brewery will also be rolling out a pair of limited edition barrel-aged beers to mark this special occasion.

Lucky Number 13 is a Belgian Strong Ale clocking in at 13 percent ABV. Barrel aged for 14 months, the beer has the consistency and strength of a barley wine but with heavy bourbon notes and a distinct oaky character. Brewed using 13 malts and 13 hops this beer was also Saugatuck's 1,300 batch.

Holly's Lust, an Imperial Porter, is a dry porter, aged for 18 months. Hoppier than your average porter, this selection none the less carries sufficient roasted malt character and pours thick and black. 11.1 percent ABV.

Both barrel aged selections will run $4.50 per 12 oz. bottle and be limited to 12 bottles per person.  

Writer: Jeremy Martin, Second Wave Media
Source: Saugatuck Brewing Company
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