Brand New Partners and Features

We were proud to witness the tapping of another new chestnut beer on Friday, November 15th. Our friends at Baffin Brewing in St Claire Shores, MI revealed their chestnut cream ale called Joey Chestnut. It was a fun evening, centered around a spectacular beer.

We are so happy that this has been happening more and more. The team has been hard at work trying to help brewers make beer better. All of that work has been paying off too. We have several new partners and we couldn't be more excited. Exceptional breweries like Roak Brewing (Royal Oak, MI), Tibbs Brewing (Kalamazoo, MI), Minneapolis Town Hall Brewery (Minneapolis, MN…duh), Baffin Brewing (St Claire Shores, MI) and our own home town heroes Sleepwalker Spirits & Ale (Lansing, MI). We also still have several dozen more in various stages of sample brews with our stuff. 

Recently WMUK Kalamazoo did an article and radio story on the chestnut market in Michigan, and tapped two of our own, Roger Blackwell and Dennis Fulbright, for their expertise. You can read and hear the story here. Fresh chestnuts from Michigan orchards can be obtained from the state chestnut growers' cooperative at Also, you may be interested in knowing that Michigan-grown chestnuts are being used in the craft beer industry. 

Two gluten-free beers are made with Michigan chestnuts, Glutenberg Red Ale from Montreal can be found in some Michigan stores and the other is Golden Manatee Belipago from Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales on tap at Jolly Pumpkin Dexter Tap Room and Jolly Pumpkin Cafe in Ann Arbor. Belipago was a 2012 gold medal winning beer at the most prestigious beer festival in the US, the Great American Beer Festival in Denver. 

Treeborn was also recently featured by Crain's Detroit. Check it out!

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