Archive for January, 2013


Offering a unique spin on the traditional brew tasting, art and beer will become one at the Art and Craft BeerFest this weekend. Taking place on Saturday, February 2, organizers I’m a Beer Hound, REO Town Pub and MI ArtShare will bring together local artisans and Michigan beer from several breweries including Frankenmuth Brewery.
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Winter has tightened its icy grip on much of the Midwest and the days have grown colder. With it comes the realization that America’s favorite holiday is right around the corner. Super Bowl Sunday is a huge event that requires some major preparation. What viewing experience would be complete without delicious finger food and Michigan beer? We’ve compiled a list of our recommendations for the best beer and food pairings for that special Sunday.
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Deeply engrained in the history of American beer and design, our Michigan brewery has had its fair share of what we consider the best beer labels around. From a beloved dachshund named Frankie to a proper English gentleman, the characters on these unique labels of Frankenmuth beer have always been nearly as important as the beer itself.

After being established in 1862 by William Knaust and Martin Heubisch, the brewery was sold to the Geyer family in 1874. Despite the pains of prohibitions in the late 1920s, the Geyer brothers hit their creative stride in Michigan beer from the 1940 to the 1970s. Taking a look back through our archives, we’ve selected some of the best beer labels from this period to showcase.
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snowfestThe temperature may be low, but spirits will be high this weekend in Frankenmuth as Snowfest blows back into town. The event kicks off on Wednesday with several events around the city, but some major fun starts brewing on Thursday afternoon. Make sure to swing by our brewery for a pour of our Michigan beer and you’ll also be treated to some Bavarian style dance music.

No Snowfest is complete without a little Fratz’n! Local favorites Da Frankenmuda Fratz’n will be rattling the walls with their traditional polka from 6-10 pm. And don’t worry about your wallet because there won’t be a cover charge and happy hour prices will be in effect for the duration of the evening.

On Friday we’re taking the party outside with the help of our trusty warming tent. We’ll be serving plenty of hot food that will keep you nice and toasty. If you’re a fan of beer, burgers, and bratwurst then make sure to stop by. Bring your coin purse because hot chocolate will be available for 1-cent per cup. Now that’s a hot deal. The tent will be located in the brewery parking lot and open from 5-9 pm.

Bring some dancing galoshes on Saturday and get ready for some additional Snowfest entertainment. The warming tent will be open from 2-9 pm and live entertainment kicks off at 4. Hopefully you won’t have outdone yourself on Friday because we’ll still be serving Michigan beer, brats, and burgers. Remember to shine up those copper Lincolns and stay warm with the 1-cent hot chocolate.

The Snowfest celebration continues at the brewery on Sunday with a Happy Hour that lasts all day. End the weekend right with some delicious eats and ice-cold beer. We’re proud to be a part of the Snowfest tradition and we hope to see you all this weekend!

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As Frankenmuth Brewery’s first new release of 2013, our Imperial Stout is here to help bring light to the dark days of winter.
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When it comes to a nice tall serving of Michigan beer, the brew is usually what gets all the attention – and rightfully so. But when was the last time you stopped to really appreciate a great lookin’ beer cup? If it’s been a while, take a look at our list of three of the coolest beer cups of all-time!
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As the United States inches closer to the debt ceiling, Frankenmuth Brewery can’t help but think about the cost of beer. Yet, it’s the new idea of the “trillion dollar coin” that really got us thinking….
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While the wacky Michigan weather always keeps us guessing, the Winter Beer Fest is here to remind us that it is, indeed, still January. Taking place at the Royal Oak Music Theatre on Saturday, January 26, the fourth annual Winter Beer Fest will offer the best of the best when it comes to Michigan beer, including Frankenmuth Brewery.
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The Internet is home to several useful information hubs about craft beer. Today we will be looking at some of the most entertaining beer Tumblr blogs. Besides providing a fun way to express yourself, Tumblr blogs can be valuable sources of expertise. Topics range from beer review blogs to artistic reimaginings of classic works of art.
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Learning how to make beer soap is one easiest ways to solve the following quandaries: 1. How do I smell better? 2. How can I get closer to beer? Answering both questions in one fell swoop, Frankenmuth Brewery is here to help you make your own beer soap.
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