GRAND RAPIDS — MittenBrew is proud to announce our latest project — BeerSocialGR. In partnership with the L&B Portfolio, we’ve developed an event that focuses on pairing great beer with food, all the while being social about it.
The first BeerSocialGR starts 5:30 p.m. Sept.14 at Derby Station in East Grand Rapids. Attendees will be treated to five pre-chosen beer samples and food samplers, as well as a “staple” beer to cleanse your palate.
Attendees are expected to use social media tools — such as Facebook and Twitter — to let their followers know of their experiences with each beer and dish, while participating in a casual setting with their peers. People will be chosen to attend the event based on their social media following — all attendees must meet a variety of requirements to attend the event.
“We really hope that, with the help of Derby Station, we can promote the rising interest in Michigan craft beer as well as have attendees enjoy some great food,” said Bryan Esler, event organizer and MittenBrew co-founder. “Pairing beer with food is nothing new, but it’s definitely something that can be promoted a lot more, especially with the growth of craft beer.”
The event, which is limited to 10 people, is facilitated by Josh Leo, the founder of Charcutweeterie events at the Reserve, a wine bar in downtown Grand Rapids. Leo serves as host during the event, inviting attendees to experiment and try unique craft beer and food.
To learn more about this event, and to see how you can attend, email Bryan Esler at firstname.lastname@example.org. Stay tuned for more details about the event, including the types of food and beer that being served, in the coming weeks.
Update: The menu for BeerSocialGR has been released!
- Course One: Short’s Spruce Pilsner with Root Vegetable Salad
- Course Two: Michigan Brewing Company Screaming Pumpkin with Beer Cheese Soup
- Course Three: New Holland Mad Hatter IPA on Cask with Pretzels and Mustard
- Course Four: Bell’s Oktoberfest with Spaetzle
- Course Five: VanderMill Whit Cider with Banana Custard
- Staple Beer: Brewery Vivant’s Farm Hand Ale