Saturday, November 02, 2013

Recap of 2013 Pike 51 Brewing Co. Fall Fest

Written by  Dan VanderKooi
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 Recap of 2013 Pike 51 Brewing Co. Fall Fest

Hudsonville Winery / Pike 51 Brewing Co. celebrated their second annual Fall Fest with a heated all-weather tent featuring bands, food, beverage as well as indoor options for fans wanting to catch the latest via sports TV. 5 different live music acts were featured in the tent, a total of 24 beers inside and out, and a food truck was provided by Pietro’s Italian Restaurant plus additional options from Sobie Meats.
Specialty beers available in the tent included the seasonal Nectar of the Gourds, an imperial brown ale with smoked pumpkin seeds as well as Hopnosis Extra Pale. Wine was also available both inside and out with additional beer options inside including Topless Trip Out Belgian Triple and Batch 102 (51 x 2) an Imperial Amber singled-hopped with Simcoe. Specialty bottled beers were also still available to go including Knights on Mastadons and the anniversary Heavy Soul.

Entertainment included Sadie J. Tucker and Eric Englade with “Michigan Beer Dude” Ben Darcie’s band Sons of Wealthy (Pike 51 repeat performers) on later and Americana folk/blues/bluegrass band Roosevelt Diggs closing out the tent at 10 PM. Food options included burgers, brats, and pretzel sticks. Whether you prefer beer to wine, sports to music or something in between Pike 51 / Hudsonville Winery has you covered!

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VanderKooi

Dan VK has been following the Michigan Craft Beer scene since before Oberon has been available in 6-packs. Besides making the rounds at all the local craft breweries and beer bars, Dan also supports the local music scene, reads crime fiction, and enjoys playing volleyball with his wife and friends.