The Boatyard Brewing Company is proud to have created this special beer 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 our first experimental batch of EZ Ale, an American Wheat Ale. We […]
We love Rye!!! After using rye as a co-star in many of our favorite ales, we wanted to make a beer that made this grain the star. What we created is one of Boatyard Brewing’s favorite ales; Red at Night Rye. Rye has a reputation of being a challenge to work with, but we were […]
Nothing makes a summer more refreshing than a shandy, a custom blend of beer and fruit juice. They keep your taste buds satisfied and your body hydrated. We blended together our own lemonade recipe and our silky Kalamazoo Cream Ale. The result is a slighty tart and creamy summer beverage with a 5.4% ABV. Its is hard […]
This British/American IPA hybrid boasts great color and a vibrant nose. With a single sip you will find solid malt backbone with caramel notes. The hopping brings out a spectrum of citrus and pine flavors that balance well with the malt. This IPA is dry-hopped with Citra hops and the finish it provides is spectacular.
Brewed to benefit Community Homeworks of Kalamazoo for the Furnace Fest 2014, this rich ale was mashed with a hearty grain bill of pale ale, brewers, Munich, dark caramel and roasted barley malts. We tossed in a wee amount of traditional peat-smoked malt right from the Scottish moors. Gimme Shelter was hopped with traditional U.K. […]
There is nothing so unique like the flavors of a great Belgian Wheat, so we decided to merge these unique Belgian flavors with our love for British hops. We started with a pale ale base malt and added a generous portion of torrified wheat. We rounded out the mash with some light caramel malts, brown […]
One of the assignments we gave our two brewers, Dennis and Amy, was to create a collaborative beer with a French flair. After a few weeks of research and development they were ready to brew. What they gave the beer world was an Imperial Saison that is absolutely spectacular. It was such a great first […]
Bimini is a classic brown ale ready to be served on any occasion. Made from a blend of pale ale, crystal, and chocolate malts, this brown has a rich color and mild toffee flavor. We added a wee bit of rye to spice things up. The use of British ale yeasts and a variety of […]