Part 3 of 5: Grizzly Peak’s Swift Run
Last week’s event at Jolly Pumpkin was fantastic. Maggie Long and her crew were amazing! Most of our Brew Passport contestants made it back (with a few mishaps, see photo below). And many door prizes were given out!
This week, we’ll be visiting Duncan Williams, Head Brewer, at Grizzly Peak Brewing Company. Join us at 5:00 at 120 West Washington in downtown Ann Arbor. We’ll be in The Den – just ask on your way in. Similar to last year, the Swift Run is a blend of two brews. This year it’s their red and saissonniere. With Michigan wheat and hops as well as local Bee Balm and Yarrow, Duncan promises a malty, crisp, somewhat hoppy brew with hints of tart and mint. Learn more about Swift Run here in our Swift Run beer/creek factsheet.
Duncan has been the Head Brewer at Grizzly Peak since 2004. Note that a number of other brewers in this BREW series have worked for Duncan – kudos! He’s quite excited about Grizzly Peak’s onsite expansion. In the coming months they will double their production facility from 7 barrels to 14. This will offer Duncan the ability to produce more beer and give many of his batches more aging time. I can’t wait to try a few – early next year!
Hope to see you Thursday!