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Boatyard Announces Partnership with Imperial Beverage

Boatyard Brewing Company is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Imperial Beverage of Kalamazoo, Michigan to distribute our products. After numerous meetings with Larry Cekola, Anne Drummond, and Joe Cekola, BBC found a kindred spirit in the family that is Imperial Beverage. Boatyard Brewing has sought to align itself with quality […]

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Tasting and Celebration on September 14th

Tasting and Celebration on September 14th

Save the Date… The Long Awaited Tasting and Celebration at the Boatyard Brewing Company Friday, September 14th at 5 PM Boatyard Brewing Company 432 East Paterson Kalamazoo, MI Dear Friend, Over one year ago Daniel Gilligan and I started on a journey to create an exceptional craft brewery in the city of Kalamazoo. What a journey it […]

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A Perfect Summer Tasting

It was a hot summer evening at 5:00 when they started to arrive.  Fans, friends, vendors, equipment manufactures, distributers, and city officials all came together to share the longest day of the year with the Boatyard Brewing Family.  Over one hundred people mingled over the lawn as we passed out samples of twelve different ales.  It was perfect.  The […]

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New Brews at the Summer Solstice Tasting

Last month we introduced our Kalamazoo Cream Ale, Black-Eyed PA and Sunset Amber to our fans at the Summer Solstice Tasting. All three of these were well received by our fans; each finding a niche to satisfy.  The Kalamazoo Cream Ale was a big hit, especially with drinkers of light lager beers.  The keg was […]

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June’s Experimental Brewing

Despite all of the energy that is going into the rebuilding of 432 East Paterson, we still had time to come up with something new.  When we created our Fair Winds Oatmeal Stout, we knew there was another beer to be made; a naughtier, spicier beer.  Dan and I put our collective brewing minds together […]

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Ideas A-Brewin’

Over the past few weeks, the braintrust and brewers at the Boatyard Brewing Company have developed a few experimental ales that are going through a series of taste-testings. Sunset Amber: All of our tasters kept clamoring for us to make an amber ale.  So we sat down a created our Sunset Amber.  We used a pale ale […]

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News From the Boatyard: June 2012

Waiting on the Feds With the leadership and guidance of Joe Infante from Miller Canfield, we have filed all of the necessary license applications with the federal and state governments.  Once the federal license has been approved, then the State of Michigan can finalize our state license. Tasting and Information Events Planned for Early Summer Our tasting […]

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In Praise of Larry and Barry

As we continue on with our journey, many people have asked how this project all came about.  Our response has always been “Blame it on Larry and Barry.” Larry, of course, refers to Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery.  Living the past three decades in Kalamazoo, my partner and I watched as Larry Bell took a fledgling […]

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