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perrin brewingComstock Park, Mich. – Michigan’s Perrin Brewing plans to take the first step towards out-of-state distribution. Shipments of Perrin beer are expected to hit stores in Colorado late March/early April.

The growth for Perrin Brewing is expected to continue after a collaborative partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery, in Longmont, Colorado, took place in 2015. Part of this continued growth is from the addition of canned packaging, making Perrin beer available in most major retailers across the state of Michigan. Since the rollout of can distribution last fall, Perrin is prepared to offer canned beer outside of Michigan. Perrin will send draft and packaged options of its core beers, such as 98 Problems IPA, No Problems “A Session IPA”, Perrin Black Ale, and Grapefruit IPA, Perrin’s current seasonal beer which will be followed by Blackberry IPA on August 1.

“Through the partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery, the jump into the Colorado market seemed like a logical step towards out-of-state distribution for Perrin,” stated Keith Klopcic, President of Perrin Brewing. “The recent addition of canned packaging is right in tune with the Oskar Blues mindset in the craft industry and we are excited to open up to a whole new market”.

Perrin Brewing is excited for the opportunity to take Michigan craft beer to the great state of Colorado. Out of state distribution in Colorado will begin end of March/beginning of April.

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.