Perrin Brewing Celebrates 5 years of Craft Beer in Michigan
Written by Connor Klopcic, Brewer
On Saturday, September 9 Perrin Brewing Company’s celebrated their 5-year anniversary. I’ll first start out by saying “wow, that has gone by really fast.” I have been with Perrin for 2 and a half years now and it does not seem that long. I’d like to tell you what the anniversary party is like from a brewer’s perspective and everything that we had going on.
The number one thing about our anniversary parties is how awesome it is to see how many people come out to drink the beer that we made. It is amazing to see every single person who walks through that gate drinking something the Perrin team have worked so hard to make. Along with that, hearing what people have to say gives a sense of pride in our everyday work. Hearing everybody’s thoughts on Perrin beer and talking to people one on one, makes us understand why brewing is such a great profession. It’s not because we get to drink beer all day every day, whenever we want. It’s because we get to create something that people enjoy and can share over and over.
Malted Milk Ball Imperial Porter was released on draft, in bottles, and in a specialty Firkin. Malted Milk Ball went over very well, there were many comments on how much people enjoyed drinking that beer. Once the beer warms up, the chocolate notes come out to blend with vanilla and bourbon notes. These really came through after a few sips. Perrin Light Lager was also released on Saturday. This was an experiment to see if people would want to drink a craft light lager, and the answer is yes. This was the first time Perrin’s Light Lager was released to the public and has already sold out. There will be more to come.
Besides people coming out for beer, Perrin Party had a lot of entertainment for guests while they were drinking. The cornhole tournament went off without a hitch, having spots filled days before, there were over 100 cornhole participants. There were 6 bands who were all amazing. Paradise Outlaw, hi-ker, Miss Atomic, The Crane Wives, Jake Kershaw, and Papa Vegas. Bands started at 4pm and went until 11pm. It was great to have nice weather and great music, it made everyone happy and kept the energy up the entire day.
There were a lot of people making custom Perrin shirts at the party as well. Citizen Shirt was there with 8 different templates and a couple different shirts that people could choose from with different ink colors to customize whatever Perrin shirt they wanted. It was very cool to see a bunch of people walking around in custom Perrin shirts that are personalized with their own unique style. Speaking of custom, you could have had a customized glass etched with whatever you would like on the side. They had pint glasses, wine glasses, and everything in between.
Food trucks, who doesn’t love food trucks? No Rules brisket tacos from Daddy Pete’s BBQ, What the Truck, Blue Spoon and phenomenal pizza from Pizzaiolo Wood Fired Pizza out of a food truck! Not only was there hand-crafted beer and food but there was hand rolled cigars. Beautifully crafted cigars were available in the cigar lounge to be enjoyed with Malted Milk Ball, and a bonfire. It was a really cool area of the party.
WZZM 13 came out to talk to people and cover the party, they filmed people enjoying beers, playing cornhole, dancing to the music, sipping and smoking by the fire and conducted a couple interviews as well. There was even a drone flying around taking aerial pictures throughout the day and the night, which can be seen on our Facebook page.
I would like to personally thank everyone who came out and volunteered their time to help us put this party on, and all the hard work they put into it. I would also like to thank everyone who attended Perrin’s 5 Year Anniversary Party. It is your loyal beer drinking that has allowed us to grow over the past 5 years and throw a party like this one every year. Thank you for your continued support which will allow us to throw a bigger and better party next year! Enjoy all the Perrin beer you can get a hold of.
Perrin Brew Team