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OscarV
04-30-2014, 10:47
We went to Sawyer yesterday, that's on the Lake Michigan coast, southern part of the state to visit the Greenbush Brewery.
Their link,... http://www.greenbushbrewing.com/index.htm
Kinda of a last minute decision to go there.
Last Thursday I got a 6-pak of Anger and I see the info and then I look them up and since we are on vacation this week we went.
They have a long list of beers, we tried several and I liked them all.
All brewed in a copper kettle that was the 2nd to last one that noted San Fransisco coppersmith Fred Zaft made.
Also the best pub food I have had at one of these places.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_sawyer_002_zps78e3c5bd.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_sawyer_002_zps78e3c5bd.jpg.html)

In May 1952 a train derailed here and damaged the building.
A local high school kid driving a panel truck hit the train.
Over the years the building has housed multible different business'.
BTW, I highly recommend Fitzgerlad's for lunch/dinner right next door.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_sawyer_003_zps9a400646.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_sawyer_003_zps9a400646.jpg.html)

Close by is Warren Dunes State Park.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_sawyer_010_zps06e7ffbc.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_sawyer_010_zps06e7ffbc.jpg.html)

This has nothing to do with beer but it's been decades since I've seen a Five & Dime, thought some fellow old timers would like to seen it too.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_sawyer_027_zps702aff30.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_sawyer_027_zps702aff30.jpg.html)

OK, back home and back to that 6-pak that I bought last week.
Anger, a Black IPA.

http://i1342.photobucket.com/albums/o766/OVHOVH/rsz_2beer_009_zpsfceb0690.jpg (http://s1342.photobucket.com/user/OVHOVH/media/rsz_2beer_009_zpsfceb0690.jpg.html)

AaronWF
04-30-2014, 11:59
I love that part of Michigan and I love hanging out at Greenbush on a hot summer day. Nice pics! It's been awhile, but if I recall they keep themselves pretty busy making lots of different kinds of beer there with plenty of aging going on. Their Closure IPA is good stuff, if a bit erratic. We get it around here in Chicago now, but there's no date on the bottle so it's impossible to know how fresh it is.

stevegoz
04-30-2014, 13:53
Great pics and narrative. I'm a Greenbush fan -- enjoyed one of their Advent calendars of 25 different beers back in December.