KALAMAZOO, MI – Construction continues at the future site of Arcadia Brewing Company in Kalamazoo. New details continue to be unveiled by Arcadia President, Tim Suprise, as the opening date approaches and the focus shifts from remedying delays to progress.
The menu at Arcadia West will be ever-changing because the hand-cut, house-smoked meats that make up the bulk of the menu will be fresh, locally sourced, hand cut, and made to order. The major components of the menu will be smoked meats and fish.
The all wood-fired smoke house will be used to serve up traditional American barbeque favorites as well as some unconventional dishes. Drawing inspiration from Middle Eastern and South American cuisine and utilizing Berber and Turkish inspired spice rubs will give Arcadia West’s menu a distinctive quality. Rare offerings like beef tongue and cheek will allow patrons to try something they’ve likely never had before.
Fish selections will include blue fish, cod, oysters and tuna, which will arrive regularly from Maine. Michigan whitefish and other house-cured meats like ham, pastrami, corned beef, sausage, salami and prosciutto will also have a presence on the menu. The practice of cold-smoking a substantial portion of the seafood/charcuterie offerings will give the fresh catches and house-cured a truly unique and one- of-a-kind flavor.
A counter service-style food delivery will allow customers to see the food before they make their purchase. When patrons walk in, the day’s menu will be on display. They will then be able to specify the meat, cut, and quantity they’d like. Each meal will be made to order.
Beer drinkers and diners will sit together with ease. Communal seating at long tables, reminiscent of a German beer hall, will create a conversation-friendly environment that is ideal for group seating. Despite the absence of typical servers, you won’t be neglected once you’re seated. Beer specialists will work the tavern and eatery areas, with the sole purpose of serving beverages. Each specialist will have an extensive knowledge of beverage styles, the brewing process and Arcadia’s offerings. The amateur beer consumer need not fear an unfamiliar tap list. Beverage savvy servers will be able to steer them in the direction of their perfect pint.
Retractable garage doors will allow outdoor and indoor spaces to merge, adding to the communal feeling of the space. Reclaimed wood will be used in the construction of the bar and beer tables and repurposed metal piping will construct light fixtures and hardware.
Arcadia management has taken steps towards minimizing the environmental impact of the new building. Extensive research has gone into minimizing water waste, creatively using spent grain waste, and locally sourcing many food items. The proximity of Arcadia West to 400 feet of Kalamazoo river front will allow easy access by canoe, kayak, and bike – complete with portals for each. The beer garden will serve as a prime location for outdoor seating complete with river-front views, and pet-friendly sections.
The new facility will give Arcadia West the initial production capacity to make 30,000 barrels per year. Arcadia West is on track to open in December of 2013.
Get out your "Kiss Me I'm Irish" tee shirts and your kilts. Arcadia Brewing Company is throwing a St. Patrick's Day Bash on Sunday, March 17th. Not only is this a chance for us to celebrate our Celtic brewing heritage, we're also releasing our summer seasonal, Whitsun Ale! This will also mark the reopening of Arcadia Brewing Company on Sundays.
We will kick the day off with a special breakfast menu starting at 9 AM that will include eggs, house made corned beef hash, Carlson Farms sausage, and toast. Breakfast will continue until 11 AM.
Special lunch and dinner menus will be in place for the duration of the day. The evening's entertainment will include a performance from The Moxie Strings, which will begin at 6:30. Please check out the bands' perspective websites here: http://www.myspace.com/belfastgin and here: http://www.themoxiestrings.com/the-band.
A traditional Yard of Ale contest will commence. If you do not know what a Yard of Ale Contest is, please click here.
Saturday, January 12th marks the first official day of Kalamazoo Beer Week 2013. The week is comprised of a, "series of events that support the craft beer experience through special tastings, dinners, and interactive events," according to kalamzoobeerweek.com. It's an opportunity for beer enthusiasts to enjoy their favorite beverages, meet the people that make it, and explore the vast range of craft beer west michigan has to offer. Below is a list of where you can find Arcadia Ales during Kalamazoo Beer Week.
Saturday January 12th
-Kick off pub crawl Sam Adams party bus, leaving from Gallagher's Eatery
-@ Mangia Mangia (All week) flight special Lochdown, IPA, Nut Brown and Coco loco
-@ Fandango (All week) flight special Sky High, Hopmouth, Cocoa Loco, Nut Brown
-Drake’s Party Store tasting 7-9 PM
Sunday January 13th
-@ Bacchus Wine and Spirits: Beer and Cheese tasting. 3-6PM
-@ Shakespeare’s Pub: Karaoke contest Arcadia 16, Toast of Fight, Hopmouth and Cocoa Loco
Monday January 14th
-@ Zazio's: Chef’s table 6:30 with Chef Sean Kelly and Tim Suprise
-@ Salut Fine Wine and Spirits: 4-6 tasting Cocoa Loco, Hopmouth, Imperial Stout and Lochdown
Tuesday January 15th
-@ Jac’s Pizza: meet the Arcadia team 7-9PM & taste Arcadia 16, Sky High Rye, Starboard Stout
Wednesday January 16th
-@ Webster’s Prime: Happy Hour 5-7PM. Arcadia 16, Pin of Imperial Stout
-@ Tiffany’s Wine and Spirit Shop: 4-6PM tasting of Barrel Aged Cereal Killer
Thursday January 17th
-@ Food Dance: Arcadia vs. New Holland throwdown event from 6-8PM
-@ Central City Tap House: Flight Night with raw bar 5-7PM Shipwreck Porter, Barrel aged Cereal Killer, Barrel aged Imperial Stout. Starboard Stout to pair with oyster bar.
-@ Globe Theater: Brews and Bands night featuring Flicked 7PM-12AM
Friday January 18th
-@ Irving’s Market: tasting from 12-2PM
-@ Oduffy’s Pub: Real Ale Night from 6-10PM, 3 pins
For the first time in 16 years, Arcadia apparel and other merchandise can be purchased online through the company website. Items include: a Sky High Rye tee shirt, logo'd tee shirts, hoodies, crewneck sweatshirts, polos, bowling shirts, posters, tin tacker signs, and label sets. You can access the store by going to www.arcadiaales.com and clicking the "store" tab, or by directly visiting www.arcadiaalesstore.com.
(Battle Creek, MI) – Arcadia Brewing Company has announced the date for its 16th Anniversary Party titled, “A Highland Christmas.” The annual, Scottish-themed holiday party will take place on December 1st, 2012 at Arcadia Brewing Company, located at 103 West Michigan Avenue in Battle Creek. The event is open to the public.
The day’s festivities begin at 9:00AM with Arcadia founder and president Tim Suprise on the grille, helping to prepare a highland breakfast that will include scrambled eggs, sausage, house made corned beef hash, toast, and a half pint of Arcadia 16 for just $9.
Beginning at noon, a special lunch and dinner menu will be available featuring selections like scotch eggs, house smoked salmon, Carlson Farm all-natural lamb, Starboard Stout beef stew, haggis and house favorites like pizza and barbeque.
Entertainment for the day will include the Celtic sounds of Belfast Gin and Fonn Mor as well as music from members of the Kalamazoo Pipe Band.
Starting at noon there will be a $3 cover charge. At 5:00 PM there will be a $5 cover charge. All funds from cover will be donated to the Food Bank of South Central Michigan.
The detailed schedule of events for the day is as follows:
For more information about the event, please visit our Facebook events page at: http://www.facebook.com/arcadiaales/events
The first Monday of every month, Arcadia Brewing Company donates all tap sales to a local charity or organization. Here is a list of recent recipients and upcoming recipients for the “Guzzle One Down” initiative:
August: OfficeMax’s ‘A Day Made Better’
September: The Humane Society of South Central Michigan
October: Kalamazoo River Valley Trail
November: Binder Park Zoo
Arcadia will be releasing a barrel aged (for 22 months) supply of Cereal Killer Barleywine Ale. It's the first release of barrel aged Cereal Killer since its Gold Medal win at the 2009 GABF.
Arcadia is also releasing a barrel aged (for 22 mo) Imperial Stout for the first time ever.
Projected time frame for these releases is between November and December. Both will be in very short supply.
Binder Park Zoo in Battle Creek, MI will be hosting their 3rd annual beer tasting event, BontebOktoberfest on October 5th, from 6 - 10PM. Attendees will be able to tip a few back while enjoying the Zoo after hours. The event will feature live music from the band, Funktion, a 50/50 raffle, Lizard Lounge - with games of chance, a Carousel Derby, and Beulah's Restaurant and Grill.
Proceeds from Bonteboktoberfest will go to support the many conservation efforts that the Zoo is involved in including 17 different American Association of Zoos and Aquariums Species Survival Plans, piping plover conservation, Karner blue butterfly conservation, and partnerships with the International Snow Leopard Trust and the Cheetah Conservation Fund. What better way to help support conservation than by tipping back a few with friends and enjoying a truly unique atmosphere.
Arcadia Brewing Company has been involved in the event since it's beginning, brewing a specialty beer specifically for Binder Park. Past brews include "Hair of the Wild Dog" and "Tale Ale." This year, Arcadia will be providing a Red Ale titled, "Goldilocks and the Three Beers."
Event will take place rain or shine. Tickets are non-refundable. Must be 21 or older to attend.
To order your tickets, please visit:
Jaw Jacker is going to be released in house at Arcadia Brewing Company on Friday August 31, 2012. Jaw Jacker is a spiced amber-wheat ale and is our celebration of the arrival of Autumn. Using the finest malted barley and wheat for mouth feel, Jaw-Jacker displays a brilliant orange-amber color, despite the absence of pumpkin in the recipe. The addition of cinnamon, all-spice and nutmeg (in the exact proportions of our brewer's Grandmother's pumpkin pie recipe) creates a refreshingly spicy, season brew.
Please join us on August 31st and enjoy the start of Jaw Jacker season!