Part 3 of 5: Grizzly Peak’s Swift Run

Head Brewer Duncan Williams

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!


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