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Saturday
Aug042012

The Livery - Benton Harbor Celebrates its 7th Anniversary: Festivities Planned for Friday, August 17 & Saturday, August 18

(BENTON HARBOR, Mich) – The weekend of August 17-18 will prove to be a big one for The Livery microbrewery in downtown Benton Harbor, in celebration of its 7th anniversary.

The weekend kicks off Friday, August 17 with a show by the iconic Americana/alternative country songwriter and performer Robbie Fulks, with guest Robbie Gjersoe. Showtime is 8pm and tickets are $20 in advance ($25 day of the show). On tap Saturday will be a special beer called ERUPTION – a collaboration among the brewers of The Livery, Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids and Arbor Brewing/Corner Brewery in Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti. This Flanders-style red ale was fermented entirely in sour wood barrels; a raspberry version will be available as well.

On Saturday, August 18, the party moves to The Livery’s newly renovated beer garden, where Chef Wally Rouse will be grilling and local music legend Dave Carlock will be spinning all the smooth grooves from 2-5pm. Brewmaster Steve Berthel and assistant brewer Dave Sawyer will be releasing limited quantities of 10 rare and old barrel aged beers they have bottled. A few of the standouts: UMAE UMAMI – a wheat wine aged for 2 years with stanley plums; CHERRY TAXMAN – a Russian imperial stout aged for over a year in bourbon barrels with tart cherries and cocoa nibs; and UNKNOWN SOLDIER – a Belgian-style amber ale aged for 2-1/2 years with a variety of peaches and nectarines. There will also be a tap release of 5th DIMENSION – a Belgian IPA aged in sour barrels for 1 year; MAILLOT JAUNE – a French farmhouse ale aged in sour barrels for 1 year; and TAXMAN – a Russian imperial stout aged for 1 year in bourbon barrels. ERUPTION, in both forms, will be available on Saturday as well.

For more information on The Livery’s 7th Anniversary Celebration, as well as tickets, visit www.liverybrew.com  (or call: 269-925-8760).  The Livery, at 190 5th Street in Benton Harbor, Mich, is a proud member of the Michigan Brewers Guild.

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