Friday, October 10, 2014

The Bird & The Bread goes ‘boo’ with ‘Beer, Fire & Brimstone’ Halloween Party

Written by  Paul Starr
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Birmingham crowds will clamor for more when The Bird and The Bread offers up its first Halloween events later this month – titled Beer, Fire and Brimstone in the ELM Room. Enjoy the flavors of fall with a beer tasting event fit to cater to all tastes, and sights to suit the season. This event takes place from 7-9 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 30, 2014 at The Bird & The Bread’s ELM Room, 210 S Old Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham. The cost is $35 per person ($5 off for those in costume).
Expect 30-40 fall beers will be available including pumpkin beers, Oktoberfest varieties, autumn and winter ales – all paired with fiery barbecue and fiery dishes. Expect smoked meats, seared and spiced options.

The tasting assortment will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • The Bruery’s Autumn Maple – a Belgian strong brewed with yams, cinnamon, molasses and maple syrup.
  • Dark Horse Brewing Company’s Scotty Karate – a Scotch ale with flavors of cinnamon, cranberry shortbread and a smoky fall day.
  • Delerium Tremens Red Cherry – a sweet, fruity Belgian dessert beer.
  • Kuhnhenn Mayan Chocolate Stout – a smooth American stout brewed with chocolate, coffee and chili peppers.
  • Brauerei Heller Aecht Schlenkerla Rauchbier Marzen – This German smokebeer is a medium strong full-flavored spin on Oktoberfest.
  • Southern Tier Brewing Co. Pumpking – Pumpkin pie ale with spicy aromas.
  • An assortment of exclusive French and Spanish hard ciders, as well as Michigan-made selections like Vander Mill’s Totally Roasted made with pecans and cinnamon.

Halloween-inspired games will include cornhole, beer trivia, a test-your-nose blind beer aroma station, Bobbing for Beers Challenge, a tarot card reader and more. and DJ Just B will provide ample entertainment to the costumed crowds.

Owner, Kristin Jonna and executive chef, Adam Galloway want to help you Trick or Treat your way into the spookiest season with the following options sure to tantalize any taste at The Bird and The Bread. From sweet treats that delight the palate to crisp wines, sour beers, or savory ingredients that trick you into ordering another – the ever-changing drink options are better than a bag full of Halloween candy.

Here are our picks for the season:

Craft Beer

  • Trick – Choose Green Flash West Coast IPA for its hop-forward flavor and pine, citrus and floral aromas. It is 8.1 percent alcohol by volume.
  • Treat – Unibroue’s Ephemere Cherry is a fruity white ale brewed with cherries and spices. It is 5.5 percent alcohol by volume.


  • Trick - Arona Sauvignon Blanc – This New Zealand white is fruit-forward with flavors of melon and passion fruit.
  • Treat - Queen of Hearts Pinot Noir - Think blackberry, black cherry, plum and spices. This is a red wine with balance that you can fall in love with.


  • Trick – The Black Sour – made with black peppercorn Bulleit Rye, Black Raspberry Liqueur, lemon juice, egg white.
  • Treat – Strawberry Sunrise Brunch Cocktail – with housemade strawberry syrup, lavender, mint and a sparkling rose.
About The Bird and Bread

Established February 2014, The Bird & The Bread strives to provide a hospitable, informative and honest dining experience in a comfortable setting by a knowledgeable and professional team. The Bird & The Bread is located at 210 S Old Woodward Avenue in downtown Birmingham. The Bird & The Bread serves brunch 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday and Sunday as well as lunch from 11:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday-Friday, and dinner from 5-10 p.m. Monday-Saturday and 5-9 p.m. on Sunday. Limited menu items are available 10 p.m. to midnight Friday-Saturday. For more information call 248-203-6600 or visit

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr is the creator of the I'm a Beer Hound and one of the organizer and the driving force behind Art & Craft Beerfest, Lansing Beer Fest, Beerfest at the Ballpark Spring & Fall. When he's not working on Beer Hound he's probably watching the Lions, Tigers or Red Wings. Being a recent new Dad of twins, he doesn't have much extra time these days for mischief.