For the second year in a row, a beer from Saugatuck Brewing Company has been awarded “Best in Show” at the World Expo of Beer competition in Frankenmuth, MI. (ESB/Amber received the same distinction in 2012.) Receiving a Gold Medal in the American Ale category, Bonfire Brown was then selected tops among the 29 Gold Medal winners and 571 total entries. The competition, which precedes the festival (May 17-18) included entries from over 70 breweries from 12 states and 9 countries. Also, SBC’s Neapolitan Milk Stout was awarded a Silver Medal in the Spice/Herb/Vegetable category.
Brewed with ten different malts plus Cascade and U.S. Goldings hops, Bonfire Brown is billed as a “classic American Brown Ale with a touch of smoke.” It is moderate in alcohol (5.5% ABV) with relatively low bitterness (20 IBUs). Bonfire Brown is distributed in 6-packs and on tap throughout Michigan and greater Chicago.
Saugatuck Brewing Company is a microbrewery with a family friendly pub/restaurant, complete with outdoor seating and an upscale banquet room (“The Singapore Room”). Fifteen unique beer styles, all brewed in house, plus wine and hard cider are served daily in the Pub. “SBC” also distributes eleven styles in 6 and 4-packs, plus kegs throughout Michigan and metro Chicago. The brewery features one of the only active brew-on-premise facilities in Michigan, utilizing five copper kettles and an array of natural ingredients and recipes, for the public to become “Brewmaster for a Day.”
Company: Saugatuck Brewing Company
Contact: Kerry O’Donohue