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Winter Solstice Update

Kuhnhenns Winter Solstice 2018 Update!

Join us this Friday and Saturday at Kuhnhenn Brewing for our annual Winter Solstice Celebration: Vintage beers on draft, live music, a special Solstice food menu, Wassailing and more!

What is Winter Solstice? 

There are many ways in which Winter Solstice can be defined, one of the most common (and perhaps most easily understood) is by the astronomical phenomenon for which it is named, a “sun-standing” which is readily observable by anyone on Earth.  The standing sun occurs for about three days between December 20th and 24th.  Based on the shortest day of the year, the solstice date and times change as the Earth’s orbit may vary from year to year.  The modern name descends from a Latin scientific word in use in the late Roman republic of the 1st century BC: solstitium.

The tradition of Yuletide includes “The 12 days of Christmas”, between December 13th and 24th, and the birth of the new sun/”son” on December 25th.  In Norse tradition Santa rides the traditional Yule Bock (a bock is a male goat) delivering toys to the children during this time.  Winter Solstice traditions include kissing under the mistletoe and drinking Wassail!

The tradition of Wassail 

Wassail is an old world ceremonial cider blended with mead and olde ale, served hot, used as an apple tree spirit offering during the Yuletide season to bless orchards and increase their yields.  (It’s also tasty!).  The word Wassail is Saxon for “Good Health” and a traditional toast is to hold high a cup of Wassail while exclaiming “All Hail Waes Heal!” or “All Hail Wassail!”

Making and serving Wassail has been one of the oldest winter holiday traditions.  A common caroling song starts out as: “Here we come a wassailing among the leaves so green.  Here we come a wandering, so fair to be seen.”  Kuhnhenn Brewing brings back some of these old traditions with Wassail and a Winter Solstice Party held every year.

Winter Solstice event and beers

FRIDAY, Dec. 21st at 11:00 AM

Solstice Celebration DAY 1 Kick off aged tapped beer release begins at the Warren location. Kuhnhenn will be toasting Wassail after dark (5:02 pm)

SATURDAY, Dec. 22nd at 11:00 AM

Solstice Celebration DAY 2 at Clinton Township location continues with more Wassail toasts! All presales of beer will be available at this location for pick up. Solstice release beers not purchased through online presale will be available for sale on a first come first serve basis.

There will be live music from Reggie Smith & the After Party at both locations and a special  Winter Solstice food menu:

At Warren location on Friday, 21 Dec 2018:

Smoked turkey legs and Pietrzyk Pierogi will be serving up their famous Pierogi’s! https://www.facebook.com/events/2036421139711756/?

At Clinton Twp location on Saturday, 22 Dec 2018

Smoked turkey legs, Eisbein, Warm Brussel sprout salad, Roasted potatoes, Mac-n-cheese, Butternut squash soup (vegetarian), Rolls

Here is a list of our Solstice beers on tap:

At Warren location on Friday, 21 Dec 2018:

Barrel-aged beers:

Barrel Aged Fourth Dementia Old Ale 2018, Bourbon Barrel Aged Blueberry Eisbock 2014, Bourbon Barrel Raspberry Eisbock 2014, Bourbon Barrel Aged Fourth Dementia Old Ale 2015, Bourbon Barrel Aged Imperial Stout 2016, Bourbon Barrel Barleywine 2015

Also on tap:

Non-Barrel Aged Barley Wine 2018, TRIPA 2018, Winter Wonder Lager 2010, Few Shillings too Many Braggot 2015

At Clinton Twp location on Saturday, 22 Dec 2018

Barrel-aged beers:

Barrel Aged Fourth Dementia Old Ale 2014, Barrel Aged Fourth Dementia Old Ale 2018

Also on tap:

Non-Barrel Aged Barley Wine 2018, Winter Wonder Lager 2010, Blueberry Eisbock 2014, American Imperial Stout 2016, Solstice Stout 2018

The special release beers will be ready to pick up at your convenience as there is a long pickup window (from the December 21st to 31st) at the Clinton Township taproom, but don’t miss the Winter Solstice event at our Warren location on Friday, December 21st and at our Clinton Twp facility on Saturday, December 22nd!

ALL HAIL WASSAIL!

@Kuhnhennbrewing

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All Hallows Ale on Tap!

Kuhnhenn’s All Hallows Ale is on tap! Made with Michigan pumpkins this is a wonderfully delicious porterish treat brewed with all of the pumpkin pie spices – Cinnamon, Nutmeg, Allspice and Cloves, along with enough roasty goodness to keep the paradoxical balance! So come join us for a pint or fill up a growler and take to one of your Halloween Haunts. You’re sure to be the most spooktacular hit of any event!  Thank you to all the Kuhnhenn friends that helped gut the Michigan pumpkins for this amazing pumpkin ale!  Cheers!

 

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Kuhnhenn’s Original EPIC Oktoberfest!

The Original EPIC Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest in Warren! DARE to DRINK from DAS BOOT! Und YA, SAMPLE and SAVOR our SEXY new German Beers on tap! DRESS in your DRINDL, LEAP into you LEDERHOSEN and come make this Saturday the most EPIC Fest yet! PROST!

Great Beer, Great Food, Great Time! Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest Celebrations 2018! If you missed the first Kuhnhenn Kickoff at Clinton Twp, yes it was EPIC, but you can still make it to our one and only ORIGINAL EPIC Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest of all time this Saturday, 13 Oct at our Warren location!

Come help make this Oktoberfest one to remember and partake in our new German Beers on tap, Great new German Cuisine and of course our time honored tradition of The Drinking Horn  PROST! #EpicKuhnhennOktoberfest #KuhnhennDasBoot

Here’s an update:

New Kuhnhenn German Beers on Tap:

  • Ironmonger Dunkel – This dark brown German Lager with mild caramel and chocolate notes is robust while being drinkable like a lager. It leaves the palate malty with a medium-dry finish.
  • Detroitmunder – A darker richer version of a Dortmunder Export. This lager is all about balance, with medium hop character and firm but low malt sweetness. Look for toasted malt flavors and spicy floral hop aromas.
  • Banks – MI farm house brown with 100% MICHIGAN malt, hops and yeast, high malt intensity with a dry finish.

New Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest Shirts: 

Bavarian costumes!

  • Join the Kuhnhenn Brothers and the rest of our staff in our Lederhosen and Dirndl’s! IN FACT…. Dress up in Oktoberfest garb and receive 15% of total bill!

So gather up your Lederhosen, Dirndl’s and Friends and let’s get ready to welcome in Fall festivities in Kuhnhenn Oktoberfest style! Ein prosit!