Press Release: 20th Anniversary Party

Press Release: 20th Anniversary Party

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Tim Suprise (Founder & CEO)
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Bethany McDade (Event Coordinator)
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August 29, 2016 (Kalamazoo, MI) Arcadia Brewing Company is celebrating 20 years in the craft beer industry by hosting an anniversary extravaganza on Saturday, September 17th, 2016 in the Beer Garden at their Kalamazoo Riverfront, Brewery, Pub and Kitchen!

For 20 years, Arcadia Brewing Company has been committed to a British Inspired – American Brewed stable of beers. In 1996, Arcadia’s first 25 barrel batch was brewed on a Brick Kettle Brewing System from England, at the flagship Battle Creek, MI location. Fast-forward – today every batch is produced in the new 50 barrel American-made brewhouse at the Kalamazoo brewery. In the words of Tim Suprise (Founder & CEO) “20 years and it’s still about the beer!”

There will be events and live acts by Old World Village performers throughout the day, but the 20th Anniversary Party officially kicks off at 5pm on the 17th with live music by Double Strung, a bluegrass band from Southwest Michigan. Following bands include the Elden Kelly Trio who specialize in jazz/world music, Blarney Castle who brings an old-style Celtic sound, and The Last Gasp Collective who fill the air with powerful soul/hip-hop. And headlining the show, The Go Rounds, an eclectic rock group based out of Kalamazoo, will close out the night with a furious live act to be remembered!

Along with great entertainment, there will be beer specials, selected specifically for the occasion. Exclusive beers such as Sippelicious, a new Mango IPA, and Battle Kriek, a reserve 20th Anniversary beer brewed in honor of Arcadia’s flagship location. Beloved brews like Morning Nightcap and MI-Berry Vice will be on tap in the beer garden.

It wouldn’t be an Arcadia party without some epic food specials! The Bratmobile, one of Arcadia’s newest of food service machineries, will be serving up Whitsun Bratwursts along the riverfront courtyard. Special dishes by Arcadia’s own Chef Sean Kelly, made up of locally sourced produce and meats, will be available through an outdoor food service window set up off the back patio in the beer garden.

And of course, the night wouldn’t be complete without some special 20th Anniversary schwag to take home. Most notably will be the release of Arcadia Brewing Company TagaBrew tags, including limited edition anniversary tags with specialty charms. Additional limited items will include t-shirts, commemorative license plates, and vintage beers for sale.

True to Arcadia’s philanthropic tradition, $1 from every pint sold during the 20th Anniversary Party will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters. Because for Arcadia, it’s always been about commitment; to creating quality beers, to building relationships with customers, and to supporting the community.

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More Details:

Event: Arcadia Brewing Company’s 20th Anniversary Party
When: Starting at 5:00pm Saturday, September 17, 2016
Where: Arcadia Ales
701 E Michigan
Kalamazoo, MI 49007
Cost: $10 gets you in the door
Details: 21& up after 5:00pm; Sorry, NO DOGS ALLOWED

Music Lineup:
  • Double Strung (5:00-6:00pm)
    • A Kalamazoo based band whose sounds spans from country and bluegrass to gospel and acoustic rock. The group features Matt Schwartz on vocals & guitar, Roxanne Artis on vocals, banjo and upright bass and Robin Nott on mandolin.
  • Elden Kelly Trio (6:15-7:15pm)
    • A singer, songwriter and guitarist originally from Vermont and now based out of Lansing, MI he combines jazz with a broad range of musical traditions.
  • Blarney Castle (7:30-8:30pm)
    • Named after the famous Irish castle, this Kalamazoo based band has been making a splash in Southwest Michigan since their origin in early 2015. Comprised of six music students from Western Michigan University, Blarney Castle combines the technicality of Western classicism with the rich folk music heritages of Ireland and Scotland and a progressive energy that appeals to audiences of all ages. Their first album, “To a City, Fair,” was released on April 5, 2016.
  • Last Gasp Collective (8:45-9:45pm)
    • A collective of artists who’ve been brought together by a mutual love of music, in a very short time they have managed to share their love of music with hundreds. From classical-esque cello lines to thought-provoking lyrics, this Last Gasp performance is guaranteed to take you on an artistic journey!
  • The Go Rounds (10:00pm-12:00am)
    • Made up of some of Kalamazoo’s favorite sons: Graham Parsons, Adam Danis, Drew Tyner and Mike Savina, their sound is hard to describe. They have dubbed it as high energy twang-rock and jelly roll, The Go Rounds wail like the sonic lovechild of Nashville and L.A.
Special Beer Releases:
  • Sippelicious – Mango IPA Brewed With Mango (ABV 7%)
    • Arcadia’s brewers have gone mad! Mad for mango!! The crazy scientists in the beer lab have combined the best parts of the traditional IPA with mango straight from Barbados. Tropical aromas of pineapple, papaya, citrus and of course mango, mix with the bright hop profile of Simcoe, Amarillo and Summit, as well as a slight malt nose from Pilsner and CaraPils malt. The tropical fruits mix with the juicy hop bitterness and a slight malt backbone to produce a flavor that will teleport you straight back to the islands.
  • Battle Kriek – American Wild Ale/Wild Specialty Beer (ABV 7.4%)
    • Brewed in honor of our flagship location in Battle Creek, MI Battle Kriek is a blend of a light Golden Sour Ale, a kettle soured Cherry Ale, a batch of our Apollyon Belgian Golden Strong, and a Golden Saison. All of these beers were aged in oak barrels for 8-18 months. Arcadia’s Brewers tasted every barrel project in the house to come up with a blend of 36 unique oak barrels from these 4 varied batches of beer. The combined flavor profiles of wood and light biscuit, tropical and citrus fruits, and a classic farmhouse funk were mixed with 1,200 pounds of Michigan cherries!
      Pinkish ruby in color with a slight haze and light pink foamy head, this American Wild Ale/Wild Specialty Beer comes in at 7.4%. Aromas of cherry pie, citrus zest, peaches, and pastoral settings mirror the flavors of tart cherry pie, acidity from wild fermented sour cherry champagne as well as tropical and citrus fruits. A very dry and slightly tannic, thin mouthfeel balances with bright fruit and citrus acidity.
  • Morning Nightcap – Coffee Porter (ABV 5.4%)
    • The beer lover’s consummate coffee beer. Brewed with oat malt, which lends a powerful silky body, and a hint of nuttiness. Infused with Papa New Guinea coffee from our neighbors at Kalamazoo Coffee Company, it holds rich notes of dark chocolate, dark fruit and tons of refreshingly intense coffee flavors.
  • MI-Berry Vice – Raspberry/Blueberry Wheat Beer (6.3%)
    • A sweet, tart refreshing fruit wheat beer fermented with red and black raspberries as well as blueberries. Aromas of raspberries, blueberry skins and bready malt match its slightly dry flavor while wheat malt accentuates the tartness of the berries. Its medium-light body and effervescent carbonation make it a perfect summer refreshment.