Perrin Brewing joins Windy City Distributing to introduce the Perrin brand to the craft beer scene of Chicago. Perrin, based in Comstock Park, Michigan will kick-off the launch offering Black Ale, 98 Problems IPA, Blackberry IPA and Pack of Problems.
The growth for Perrin Brewing has continued after a collaborative partnership with Oskar Blues Brewery (the first craft brewery in the US to can its beer) in Longmont, Colorado in 2015. Part of this continued growth is the addition of canned packaging making Perrin beer available at most major retailers across the market. Since the rollout of can distribution, Perrin is prepared to offer packaged beer in several states outside of Michigan.
Perrin Brewing distribution into Chicago market begins the week of August 21.
Perrin Brewing Chicago Launch Tap Events:
Hopcat Lincoln Park
The Garage Bar & Sandwiches
Sheffield's Beer & Wine
Empire in Naperville
Perrin Black Ale | ABV 5.8% IBU 20
A light bodied, crisp and flavorful dark ale with hints of semi-sweet chocolate and soft nuances of fresh coffee. This beer is counterintuitive in the way that it pours dark as night but tastes like a lighter beer encompassing a range of full flavor. #1 New Craft Can SKU in the US
98 Problems IPA | ABV 6.5% IBU 60
Our IPA accomplishes the nearly impossible feat of balancing a sweet malty backbone along with a blend of West Coast hops, which creates a crisp bitterness and imparts massive floral and citrus aromas. This is how an IPA should taste! 98 on RateBeer
Blackberry IPA | ABV 5% IBU 35
This seasonal brew combines the tart sweetness of ripened Blackberries along with an aromatic floral bouquet of fresh Michigan bittering hops, sit back with this beer and enjoy the change of the seasons wherever you are.
Pack of Problems
IPA Variety 12-Pack
4 cans - 98 Problems IPA
4 cans - No Problems Session IPA
4 cans - Lotsa' Problems IIPA
Remember. Honor. Celebrate.
The tradition continues for Perrin Brewing Company as they craft a Veteran inspired beer to support the Grand Rapids home for the Veterans and the return of LZ Michigan 2017. The Veteran Strong Pale Ale is made once a year to honor the community’s veterans and their families. This year, Perrin support is focused around LZ Michigan 2017 and the mission of Remember, Honor and Celebrate through several community events starting in August thru September.
LZ Michigan 2017 will consist of several community events and activities including a kick-off party at Perrin Brewing on August 20 from 2-5pm. The outdoor event “We Gotta Get Out of This Place” will feature the authors of 2015 Rolling Stone Book of the Year paired with live music from the Vietnam era performed by Stewart Francke under Perrin beer tent. Perrin Veteran Strong Pale Ale will be released that week and featured at the event with $1 for every pint sold going towards veterans in need and the quality of life at the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans. VSPA will be available on draft and specialty 6-pack cans to go from Perrin Brewing only starting on Thursday, August 17th.
The West Michigan Freedom Cruise and partner charity, Finish the Mission Veteran Relief Fund have been strategic partners with Perrin Brewing Company since inception several years ago, each year crafting a specialty beer to raise funds and awareness for the Finish the Mission Veterans Relief Fund. The Finish the MissionVeteran Relief Fund is an organization with a single focus of making West Michigan the most Veteran friendly community in the nation by providing for the Grand Rapids Home for Veterans.
According to Freedom Cruise Founder, Tom Antor, “Partnerships like this relationship with Perrin helps ensure that West Michigan Veterans in need have a safety net for financial hardships not currently covered under current VA benefits package. We are incredibly grateful for Perrin's creative participation in this cause.” The 4th Annual Freedom Cruise will take place this year on Saturday, September 23rd as part of the LZ Michigan event at Fifth Third Ballpark. More details can be found at www.freedomcruisegr.com.
Every summer, the week-long Freedom Cruise, made up of car, motorcycle, music, and golf activities spread awareness, fun, and funding for Veteran needs across West Michigan. This year Freedom Cruise is partnering with WGVU Public Media in support of their event, LZ Michigan. LZ Michigan, a “Landing Zone to Remember, Honor, and Celebrate our community’s veterans and their families is the collective work of WGVU, Freedom Cruise, Perrin Brewing Company, and several community organizations. The kick off event at Perrin Brewing Company is the first of several events in support of The Vietnam War, an epic documentary by Ken Burns and Lynn Novick premiering on WGVU on September 17, 2017.
“When the opportunity arose for us to host the authors of “We’ve Gotta Get Out of This Place” to kick off LZ Michigan, we needed a venue that would be welcoming, as well as one that exuded a core value of patriotism,” said Michael Walenta, WGVU general manager. “We are honored to partner with Perrin Brewing Company to host the opening event for LZ Michigan. Their commitment to our community’s veterans is beyond reproach.”
Veteran Strong Pale Ale is a crisp, refreshing strong pale ale with big American hop aroma. All local Michigan hops were used (MI Heritage, MI Cascade, MI Copper) balanced with wheat for a smooth body and huge juicy hop aromas. For every pint sold of VPA at Perrin Pub, one dollar will be donated to the Finish the Mission VeteranRelief Fund to support and enhance the quality of life for local West Michigan veterans and their families.
Perrin Brewing is privileged to be a part of this city-wide event and support those who have made the ultimate sacrifice for our country.
Perrin Brewing celebrates five years of crafting quality beer for Michigan! Join the celebration and toast to years to come!
The party starts at 3pm for Pub Club members and 4pm for General Public.
Local food trucks will be offering good eats for purchase, includingDaddy Pete's BBQ, Patty Matters - Food Truck, What The Truck,Pizzaiolo Wood Fired Pizza, Blue Spoon Catering & Event Planning, andIce Box Brand Ice Cream Bars!
Outdoor games, vendors, a cigar rolling lounge and the annual cornhole tournament!
Live music entertainment:
4:00 PM Paradise Outlaw
4:55 PM hi-ker
5:50 PM Miss Atomic
6:45 PM The Crane Wives
8:15 PM Jake Kershaw
9:50 PM Papa Vegas
Tickets are available on EventBrite or in the Perrin Pub
$7 in advance and $10 at the gate
Chairs and blankets are welcome. No coolers or outside beverage.
More details to come.
Gather in our barrel room for an evening of sour tasting, platters of hors d'oeuvres and No Rules variants in bottles for purchase!
Perrin Sour Soiree will feature tastings of limited and specialty sours along with bottles available for purchase.
Friday, August 18 from 4-8pm
In Perrin barrel room
Pub Club: $5
One ticket includes 8 tastings and small hors d'oeuvres.
Ticket does not guarantee bottles. First come, first serve on bottle sales.
Additional tastings available for purchase.
- Passionfruit Gose
- Tangerine Dream Kettle Sour
- "Surprise Sour"
- Apricot Sour
- Amber Saison Sour
- Cherry Capital Sour
- Chocolate Orange Sour
Bottles and 6-packs for purchase during the event include:
- No Rules aged in rum barrels 22oz bottle (2 bottle limit) $18.99
- No Rules aged in scotch barrels 22oz bottle (2 bottle limit) $18.99
- Passionfruit Gose Sour in 6-pack cans $10.99
- Tangerine Dream Sour in 6-pack cans $10.99
Cellar Reserve Bottles for purchase:
- Apricot Sour $12.99
- Amber Saison Sour $12.99
- Cherry Capital Sour $12.99
- Pellicle $7.99
- Unfinished Business $7.99
- The Hypocrite $7.99
- Caesar's Gimp $7.99