Brewers come together from Michigan Breweries to make great beer, and great music together, and take both on tour.

Mashpaddle is the name of both the beer, and the band, that are going to be traveling on tour to selected stops in Michigan this summer.  Brewers from New Holland Brewing Company, Old Boys’ Brewhouse, Lake Charlevoix Brewing, Rare Bird Brewpub and Big Hart Brewing, have come together to produce this collaborative brew.  They will be taking the beer to a series of events ant each of their respective pubs.  beginning beginning on Wednesday June 29, and continuing through July 3rd you will be able to hit up one of these brewpubs to find Mashpaddle.

Along with the beer, you Will also find Mashpaddle the Band.

Mashpaddle includes, Adam Engelman from Lake Charlevoix on guitar, Steve Berthel from New Holland on pedal steel, Jesse Jett on vocals and The Beervangelist Fred Bueltmann on bass and sousaphone.  Alternating with them will be sets played by The Strapping Owls, An energetic trio made up of Chicago music veterans, Nicholas Barro, Larry Beers and Fred Bueltmann.  The will be bringing thier unique sound they call “Live Wire Soul”, a “melding influence and improvisation into raucous interpretations of traditional tunes and lively original & spontaneously composed music.”

The full schedule is included in the following press release, So be sure to check it out and try to make it out to see these events, hear this great music, and taste this great new beer.


Michigan Brewers Guild Announces Summer Concert Series
To Kick off July as Michigan Craft Beer Month 2016

(LANSING, Mich)—Five Michigan breweries located near the shores of Lake Michigan will collaborate to celebrate beer and music as a kick off for July as Michigan Craft Beer Month.

New Holland Brewing Company is hosting a collaborative brew at their Pub on 8th in downtown Holland, known for brewing exclusively with Michigan-grown ingredients. An expanded brewing crew, including brewers from New Holland, Old Boys’ Brewhouse, Lake Charlevoix Brewing, Rare Bird Brewpub and Big Hart Brewing, will make “Mashpaddle” and take the beer and the brewers on a tour along the lakeshore to kick off Fourth of July and Michigan Craft Beer Month.

The brew crew includes several musicians, who have formed “Mashpaddle”—a limited-edition band, including Lake Charlevoix’s Adam Engelman on guitar, New Holland’s Steve “Bert” Berthel on pedal steel, Jesse Jett on vocals and songwriting and The Beervangelist Fred Bueltmann on bass and sousaphone.

The tour is a series of events, visiting each of the collaboration brewpubs, along with special performances by “Mashpaddle” scheduled between anchor sets by the The Strapping Owls – Live Wire Soul—a trio that includes Bueltmann, as well as veteran musicians, Nicholas Barron and Larry Beers.

The tour is supported by Michigan Brewers Guild (MBG) as part of its developing Great Beer State Concert Series and MI Local Hops in Williamsburg, a local hop farm and processing facility located in Williamsburg.

The Mashpaddle: Lake Michigan Brewers’ Collaboration Tour schedule includes:

Wednesday, June 29 (7-11pm) –Old Boys’ Brewhouse, Spring Lake
Thursday, June 30 (8pm-Midnight) –Rare Bird Brewpub, Traverse City
Friday, July 1 (6-10pm) –Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company, Charlevoix
Saturday, July 2 (8pm-Midnight) –Big Hart Brewing Co., Hart
Sunday, July 3 (6-10pm) –New Holland Brewing Co., Holland

The upcoming MBG festival schedule, including live and local entertainment, includes:

July 22-23 19th Annual Summer Beer Festival @ Riverside Park in Depot Town, Ypsilanti

Sept. 10 8th Annual U.P. Fall Beer Festival @ Mattson Lower Harbor Park, Marquette

Oct. 21-22 8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival @ Eastern Market, Detroit

Feb. 26-27 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival @ Fifth Third Ballpark, Comstock Park (Grand Rapids)

The Michigan Brewers Guild was formed in 1997 and held its first festival in July 1998. Today, the Guild hosts four festivals dedicated exclusively to Michigan craft beer produced by its more than 200 member breweries.

The association is a network of innovative and passionate brewers that serves as the recognized advocate for the Michigan craft beer industry. The mission of the Michigan Brewers Guild is to promote and protect the Michigan craft beer industry with an overarching goal to help craft beer acquire 20% of the market by 2025.

Michigan’s thriving brewing industry conservatively contributes more than $144 million in wages with a total economic contribution of more than $277 million. In terms of overall number breweries, microbreweries and brewpubs, Michigan ranks #5 in the nation – thus supporting its claim as “The Great Beer State.”

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