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One hundred and one years ago Europe was in the early grip of World War One. Since the beginning of the fighting in August 1914, troops on all sides had experienced the harsh realities of combat firsthand. The early battles in the late summer and into the fall had eroded the strength of the armies […]
Kalamazoo’s first official beer trail will launch on May 28, 2015. The Give a Craft beer trail is designed to promote the nearly one dozen breweries that call Kalamazoo home. “Since 1985, residents and visitors alike have been able to enjoy some of the nation’s best craft beer right here in Kalamazoo. With the explosion […]
Brian steele was interviewed by National Public Radio about the science of brewing in “Aspiring Craft Brewers Hit The Books To Pick Up Science Chops“
Boatyard Brewing Company owners Brian Steele and Dan Gilligan were delighted by a recent article published in Michigan’s own Encore Magazine highlighting them as “Benevolent Brewers”. The article spotlights the two partners’ passion for giving back to the community through the power of craft beer. Brain and Dan hope you’ll take a look at the article, […]
Felixstowe Porter We just couldn’t make a beer about a British aircraft without thinking porter. Knowing that this beer was to be released just before Christmas, we had to toss in a little hint of the holiday. On Friday December 19th, we will release our Felixstowe Porter, an English porter with a hint of chocolate, […]
Kzoo Uncaged will be joining us at Boatyard for their first Interbrew Series Happy Hour. Read the Interbrew with Brian Steele Kzoo Uncaged was founded on the idea of promoting Kalamazoo’s people through social media, and they have interviewed many unique and interesting local subjects. They are now embarking on a series of interviews […]
MACCHI M.5 FLYING BOATS OF WORLD WAR 1 During World War 1 a large variety of flying boats were produced and used by all nations involved in the war. These aircraft were used overwhelmingly for patrol work, antisubmarine patrols and bombing. A notable exception to this trend was Italy’s Macchi M.5 fighter flying boat. These […]
To be released Friday November 14th, 2014: The Pusher 7.1% AVB The Pusher is a Belgian honey Trippel inspired by a countryside which experienced such loss during WWI. While many brave French pilots drank wine, we developed a luscious semit-sweet beer with a deep honey flavor. Named for the forward pushing engines of this flying […]
The Kalamabrews Cycling Jersey was born of a love of craft beer, cycling, and the local community. Jerseys will be available for purchase for $70 plus tax at Pedal, 611 W. Michigan Ave, Kalamazoo after December 1, 2014. You may pre-order a jersey by emailing email@example.com by October 17, 2014. Please specify gender (M/F) and […]
Just a dozen years after the Wright Brothers flew over the dunes of Kitty Hawk, the world became entangled in a brutal war. Men and women from many countries heard the call to serve, and serve they did. They protected their homeland, their families, and the soldiers they served with. A few men took the […]
Mlive did a great write up this week about our Grand Opening and how we came to be. Read the Article on MLive.com
Boatyard Brewing Company is proud to announce the June 28th release of Papa Ten Black IPA, an ale brewed in collaboration with the combat veterans that originated it. In 2006 a group of Special Forces Operators brewed beer while deployed to a small operating base, which at the time was the worst place in country as far as […]
We love great beer and we love great products made with beer. To this end, we invited Damn Handsome Grooming to our Grand Opening. These grooming products are among the best on the planet! Don’t miss their beer soap, beard oils and other great offerings. From Damn Handsome: In most breweries across the US approximately 90% […]
The Boatyard Brewing Company is proud to announce our Grand Opening of the brewery after three years of planning and construction. We would like to invite you to join us on Saturday, June 21st, 2014. We will be opening the brewery at 10AM, with an official ribbon cutting ceremony at noon. We are pleased to announce […]
Put on your thinking cap. Explore Kalamazoo. Take great pics. Share them with your friends. It must be time for the Kalamazoo Social Media Week Photo Scavenger Hunt! How to enter the contest Entering the #KzooSMWeek Photo Scavenger Hunt is simple: Decipher the clue. Visit the location. Post a photo depicting that location to your Instagram […]
We are well aware of the parking issues at Boatyard We have cleared it with the City of Kalamazoo and parking is available on Walbridge Avenue. Walbridge is on the east side of the brewery and is just a few minutes walk from our front door. In warmer months, additional areas will be available within […]
We Are Honored to Honor Eric Zapata The Boatyard Brewing Company is proud to have created a special beer called “EZ Ale” to honor slain Kalamazoo Public Safety Officer Eric Zapata and to raise money for the Eric Zapata Memorial Foundation. In November of 2013, we worked with Kalamazoo Public Safety officers and Eric’s friends to brew […]
Dan Gilligan and Brian Steele of the Boatyard Brewing Company would like to announce that the brewery has met all state and federal licensing requirements for the operation of a microbrewery. We would like to thank all the great people that have guided us through this past year. Our legal team from Miller Canfield led […]
One of the first things you figure out as a brewer is that commercial brewing is all about the numbers. I have always been a left-brained person, so this stark fact gave me great comfort. My left hemisphere was always happy thinking about strike temperatures, attenuation curves, IBU’s, and oxygen concentrations. Keep the numbers where […]
In this video provided by the MLive website as part of a great article about the booming craft beer industry in Kalamazoo, Boatyard owners Dan Gilligan and Brian Steele discuss what they love about Michigan and why the Boatyard Brewing Company name fit the brewery.