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Petoskey Brewing coming to West Side Beer Distributing

11-06-2015

THE HISTORY OF THE “OLD BREWERY”

 

The building known as the “Old Brewery” was first completed in 1898 and was used to brew Petoskey Sparkle beer until 1915. According to a 1973 article in the Petoskey News, the Petoskey Brewing Company was originally owned by Frank and Garrett Fochtman, A. Bremmeyr and John Zaiger, who also acted as the Brewmaster.  Since closing in 1915, the brewery building has served as retail shops, as warehousing and perhaps even as a goat barn. It wasn’t until 2012, under the new ownership of and complete renovation by Patrick Dowd and Lou Gostinger, that beer once again flowed within the walls of the “Old Brewery”.

Petoskey Brewing will land in Grand Rapids, November 9th, 2015.  Coming next to Kalamazoo Nov. 16th, 2015, Lansing November 23rd, and finally Romulus, December 7th.  The styles first being brought into our market are, Horny Monk a Belgium Dubble, reddish, malty with a complex Belgian Style ale.  Sparkle Lager, the original Petoskey Sparkle Lager, made in 1898 until 1915, brought back to life in 2012, a clean, easy drinking lager.  Finally Mind's Eye PA, a burnt copper color with a giant hop aroma. Rich caramel malt and red wheat balance the dry bitter finish.

 

 

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