Kumbaya is an American Brown Ale brewed with a blend of specialty and roasted malts. But if it wasn’t roasted enough for you, your server will smoke it at your request right there at the bar. The full pint glass is placed into a glass chamber, which is filled with hickory smoke, imparting a fresh wallop of charred goodness to bring you back to “those cool nights sitting around the campfire.” Silver Harbor claims this is the first example of a live-smoked beer, and we won’t argue!
Feeding America West Michigan is based in Comstock Park, just north of Grand Rapids, and serves Berrien County from its branch in Benton Harbor.
On September 14, The Livery Microbrewery will host a Community Pint Night to benefit Feeding America West Michigan. For each pint sold between 5 and 8 p.m., the Benton Harbor brewery will donate 50 cents — the equivalent of two meals — to the hunger-relief organization. If more than 250 pints are sold, The Livery will tack on an extra $50!
In addition to partaking in The Livery’s hand-forged ales, patrons can enter a raffle to win a custom-engraved Hops Against Hunger growler.
Feeding America West Michigan serves 40 counties in West Michigan and the Upper Peninsula and operates a branch warehouse in Benton Harbor. From that branch, the organization provides food to more than a hundred local food pantries, soup kitchens, and child hunger agencies in Berrien, Cass, and Van Buren counties. The need for food in the region remains high, as one in five kids in Berrien County struggles with hunger.
Staff members from the organization will be on hand to talk about their effort to solve hunger in Southwest Michigan.
A little over a year old, the Stevensville brewery typically has 12 beers on tap at a time, ranging from the classic to the experimental. Food trucks can be found on site nearly every day serving up burgers, barbecue, and Venezuelan food. The brewers seem to have a penchant for luchador masks and diving helmets. (Seriously, follow them on Instagram.)
Feeding America West Michigan is based in Comstock Park and serves Stevensville and the rest of Berrien County from its branch in Benton Harbor. Every dollar donated to the organization provides four meals to those in need.
Break out the sweaters and bring in the harvest with Greenbush Brewing Company during their Hops Against Hunger Harvest Party on Friday, September 22.
This second-annual celebration of harvest season will feature a three-way brat-off between Bridgman Premier Meats, Wood Stock & Grill, and Greenbush’s own Paul the Meat Master. Each competitor will be grilling up their finest sausages, and you’ll have plenty of opportunity to sample them because your ticket includes all-you-can-eat brats.
The Harvest Party will feature live music on the Annex patio from Martin & Black and The Goat Beards, along with a karaoke after party at the Clean Plate Club across the street.
To help you wash it all down, Greenbush will releasing bottles of Cabra Perdida, including a barrel-aged version, and a brand-new beer that will be released at the event!
Entry is $12 for adults and $8 for those 12 and under. Proceeds will be donated to Feeding America West Michigan. The Harvest Party runs from 5-9 p.m. Greenbush is located at 5885 Sawyer Road in Sawyer, Michigan.