COMSTOCK PARK – On Saturday afternoon, Perrin Brewing Company celebrated its third anniversary. A huge blue and white striped tent, adorned with hundreds of hops vines, was pitched in the back lot of Perrin Brewing Company in Comstock Park. Several vendors, including live glass blowers from Sacred Expressions, and a grassy field dedicated to cornhole tournaments rounded out the venue.

Amid the persistent thump thump thump-ing of beanbags on cornhole boards, one enthusiastic attendee at Perrin Brewing’s Backyard Beer Bash summed up the experience:

“It is a hell of a nice day, the music is fantastic, and it seems like everytime I turn around, they are tapping another firkin. It’s awesome,” said Jacob from Grand Rapids.

Inside the tent, a stage hosted a wide range of musical acts, covering everything from brass to bluegrass. Seven artists took the stage, including Gabriel’s Brass Band out of Detroit and Grand Rapids’ Fauxgrass. A varied selection of Perrin brews was available—standards as well as specialties. Eleven tappings occurred roughly every hour and included the Russian Imperial Stout Kill Em’ All, Roeselare, a sour released earlier this spring, two hops variations of 98 Problems IPA (one with Green Bullet hops, the other with Citra), a Perrin Black firkin with vanilla beans and smoked chocolate chips, and a tequila barrel-aged Veteran’s Pale Ale called Sheer Madness.