Regardless of the pandemic, Buffalo Creek Brewing in historic downtown Lengthy Grove skilled a surprising development surge over the past yr and has signed with Louis Glunz Beer Inc., to broaden it distribution into Chicago and past in 2021.
Since opening three years in the past, the Bavarian-themed brewery and taproom helmed by proprietor/brew grasp Mike Marr has turn into a Lake County vacation spot, famend for its genuine German-style beer and ambiance. Throughout COVID-19, whereas others shuttered or scaled-back operations, Buffalo Creek Brewery invested mightily in its signature biergarten, applied curbside pickup, and broke gross sales information.
“Over the past yr we have needed to ramp up operations efforts to fulfill the unprecedented demand,” stated Mike, who produced 20% extra beer in 2020 than 2019 regardless of being shutdown for 3 months due to COVID. “With our scaled-up manufacturing system in place, we’re able to broaden and turn into a giant brewery. I am excited to have a associate like Glunz who’s targeted on the craft beer business to assist make Buffalo Creek Brewing a family identify.”
Beforehand, Buffalo Creek Brewing was utilizing its gear mainly half-way with 15-barrel fermenter output. With the rise in territory distribution, Mike will probably be doing 30-barrel batches and basically doubling manufacturing. He anticipates not solely larger yields, however butter high quality beer as properly. As Mike places it, rising the scale and scale allows him to be a “rather more environment friendly brewer.”
Buffalo Creek Brewing beer is now being distributed to alcohol retailers throughout Lake, McHenry, Prepare dinner, DuPage, Kane, DeKalb, Kendall, and Will counties – with plans to broaden sooner or later. Customers can count on to see their three signature beers sometimes on sale: Marrvelous (German Kolsch), Farmer’s Illegit Daughter (Farmhouse Saison), and Muttersholtz (German Wheat) – in addition to another specialties.
This is a take a look at different key happenings over the subsequent month at Buffalo Creek Brewing:
Pint of Music: 6, 13, 20, 27
The brewery’s Alpine Biergarten transforms into one of many solely suburban dwell music venues on Saturdays at 3 pm when a number of the most famed native expertise hits the principle stage at no cost open-air live shows. Mike invitations visitors to bundle up, seize a pint, and heat up subsequent to a roaring bond hearth whereas they’re entertained! The present March lineup is as follows: Mar 6: E-Man, acoustic artists influenced by Stevie Ray Vaughan, Bob Dylan, and Dave Matthews; Mar 13: Invoice Uhler, a solo acoustic artist ubiquitous with suburban guitar lore; Mar 20: Low-reen, a soulful sultry voice rigorously curated by smokes and whiskey that many have in comparison with Janis; Mar 27: Peter Warren, an artist who combines a singular mix of instrumentals, bassa novas, jazz requirements and up to date songs into his craft.
New Releases: Mar 12, 20, 26, 27
Every month, Mike brews new handmade beers and laborious seltzers so as to add to his intensive menu. From artful small batch releases to previous favorites again by standard demand, Mike offers his followers a big selection of recent decisions every month. BCB creations can be found on faucet on the brewery or in growlers or cans for takeout or curbside pickup. The March launch lineup is as follows:
Mango Habanero Black Hoof: March 12: The newest addition to BCB’s standard laborious seltzer line is made with mango extract that begins off candy and ends with a easy burn.
Bye Bye Truck: March 20: An Imperial Cream ale impressed by the newest and now viral video of Lengthy Grove’s newest coated bridge truck run-in. As an added tribute, the beer can have 8.6% alcohol to match the bridge’s 8 ft 6 inches of clearance!
Buffalo Kriek: March 26: A Kriek-inspired candy tart bitter ale bursting with recent cherries.
Compulsory: March 27: A small batch IPA made with Azacca hops with notes of mango, grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, spice, and dried pineapple.
St. Pat’s Inexperienced Eggs & Hash Celebration: Mar 13
Buffalo Creek Brewing pays tribute to the Emerald Isle on Saturday, March thirteenth with its annual St. Pat’s Inexperienced Eggs & Hash Celebration. All eyes will probably be smiling – Irish and in any other case – when brewery doorways open at 9 am with complimentary inexperienced eggs and hash for visitors and loads of chilly BCB beer on faucet to scrub it down. At 1 pm, The McNulty Irish Dancers will captivate the brewery’s Alpine Biergarten as they’ve audiences all over the world with the gorgeous, conventional dances of Eire. Then, to prime all of it off, at 3 pm on the mainstage exterior a dwell Irish folks band will begin the social gathering jigging until the wee hours!
Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Digital Beer Tasting: Mar 15
In partnership with Service Companions of Lake County, BCB is proud to host this Pre-St. Patrick’s Day Digital Beer Tasting charity occasion. Mike will current beer lovers 4 craft beer alternatives for digital taster enjoyment from the consolation of their dwelling whereas they view an unique tour of the brewery. Tickets are $25 and proceeds go to native charities. The worth features a 4-pack craft beer sampler, the digital tasting, and tour. Register at: bit.ly/SPLCbeertasting.
Spring Fling: Apr 10
Buffalo Creek Brewing is bringing spring break to Lake County for anybody who’s not but able to journey far! On Saturday, April tenth, the Alpine Biergarten will morph right into a spring break hedonism, beginning with the discharge of a tall blonde ale lovingly brewed with plenty of ardour fruit and guava. Formally stepping off at midday, the all day/evening Spring Fling at BCB will characteristic meals vehicles, a DJ setting the beat, and different basic spring break attracts comparable to beer pong, limbo, dance contests, glow stick pumping, and a short lived tattoo station so Spring Flingers can commemorate the event with their favourite Chinese language character or tribal stamp!
(Buffalo Creek Brewing complies with all State and native COVID-19 well being and security rules to guard clients and employees, together with tables distanced no less than 6-feet aside, the implementation of sanitation stations, and mask-wearing when not seated.)
WHERE: Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historic Lane, Lengthy Grove, IL 60047