Grizzly Peak Brewing Co. will host an Oktoberfest block party September 11 – 12 to help celebrate their 20th anniversary. Washington Street between Ashley and Main will be closed down to hold the festivities.
The party runs from 5 p.m. to midnight on Friday and from 3 p.m. to midnight on Saturday.
Highlighting the weekend event, Head Brewmaster Duncan Williams will be unveiling a special anniversary ale, called Grizzly Peak XX Pale Ale. This beer is different than the usual pale ale they serve, as it contains a higher concentration of hops and malt, which equates to a richer flavor and higher ABV.
This beer is also noteworthy as several former Grizzly Peak and current powerhouse brewers lent their time and skills to help craft this beer. Ron Jefferies (Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales), Stacy Roth (Griffin Claw Brewing Co.), Sean Brennan (Original Gravity Brewing Co.), and Nathan Hukill (Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales) all had a hand in the creation of this anniversary ale.
Chef Miguel de la Torre Ruella has also updated the menu for the event. Several stations will serve a variety of new items including Pork Belly or Teriyaki Burgers, Truffled Mac ‘n’ Cheese, Cuban-style Pulled Pork Sliders, Pretzels, Bacon Beer Bratwurst with Sauerkraut, and new dessert items.
Live music and DJ Brian Alvarez will keep the crowds moving and games like giant Jenga and Cornhole will be available.
The event is free, although ticket purchases are required for beer and food. A commemorative cup will be provided with an initial beer purchase, and can be used for refills throughout the day.
Grizzly Peak Brewing Co.
120 W. Washington Street
Ann Arbor, MI 48104