April 2018 Bottle Release

April 2018 Bottle Release

April bottle reservations start Saturday, 4/7 at noon, and go until Friday, 4/13 at noon.

1. Phylogenetic - Foeder Aged Golden Sour w/ Tangerine

2. Facilitated Adaptation - Tequila barrel aged sour with pineapple and DH w/ Denali hops

3. Centromere - Foeder Aged Golden Sour w/ Chamomile, Elder Flower, Hibiscus, Marigold, & Rose

4. Biomimicry - Wild NEIPA

Pickup day is Saturday, April 14th from 10 am - 4 pm.

Eventbrite link for tickets: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-april-2018-bottle-release-tickets-44561895830

March 2018 Bottle Release

March 2018 Bottle Release

This month we have a diverse set of beers that push boundaries in the world of mixed fermented beer.

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-march-2018-bottle-release-tickets-43333813603

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 3/3 at noon, and go until Friday, 3/9 at noon (or until sold out.)

Pickup day is Saturday, March 10th, from 10 am - 4 pm.

1. Gradualism - Wild Saison w/ Red & White Peppercorns and Dry Hopped w/ MI Summit. $15/bottle.

2. Pleiotropy - Barrel Aged Dark Sour w/ Madcap Hunapu Coffee. $22/bottle.

3. Urbanization - Dry Hopped Wild Oat Pilsner - Collaboration w/ City Built Brewing Company. $10/bottle.

4. Wardian Case - BA Dark Sour w/ Raspberry, Cocoa Nibs, Vanilla beans. $24/bottle.

February 2018 Bottle Release

February 2018 Bottle Release

This month brings with it a number of refreshed versions of extremely popular beers from 2017: Dry Hopped Incipient & Black Currant Incipient, as well as 2 cool projects that have been aging for a very long time: Progenote (14 months old) and Laurentian: Superior (11 months old). Both of these beers are also benefits for some pretty amazing organizations.

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 2/3 at noon, and go until Friday, 2/9 at noon.

Pickup day is Saturday, Feb 10th, from 10 am - 4 pm.

January Bottle Release and Cellar Raid!

January Bottle Release and Cellar Raid!

We are celebrating our 1 year anniversary with a cellar raid! This is your chance to grab a few extra bottes of that one that got away from you last year. We will still have 2 new beers this month, but they are both very small batches.

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 1/6 at noon, and go until Friday, 1/12 at noon. These bottles are all extremely limited, so we advise you to be online and ready to reserve right at noon on the 6th.

Pickup day is Saturday, Jan. 13th, from 10 am - 6 pm. **We are extending the pickup window by 2 hours to account for the extra time it will take to sort through all the extra cellar bottles.**

December 9th Bottle Release!

December 9th Bottle Release!

For the last release of the year we are bringing out a number of strange and crazy beers that have been sitting in barrels and/or stainless for quite some time.

Pickup day is Saturday, December 9th, from 10 am - 4 pm.

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 12/2 at noon, and go until Friday, 12/8 at noon (or until sold out)

Eventbrite Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-december-bottle-release-tickets-40170002559


1. Cross Fertilization - A Golden Sour with unmalted wheat and dry hopped with aged Summit and Ultra hops.

2. Montauk - Our modern interpretation of a Kvass style bread beer.

3. Sympatric - A sour golden ale aged in wine barrels with Seyval Blanc grapes from Berrien Domaine Vineyard. 55% Sour Golden beer, 45% Seyval Blanc.

4. Melanocarpa - Wine Barrel Aged Golden Sour with 3lb/bbl of Aronia berries (chokeberries) from Tanglewood winery in Holland.

November 11th Bottle Release

November 11th Bottle Release

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 11/4 at noon, and go until Friday, 11/10 at noon.

Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-november-bottle-release-tickets-39198826746

Pickup day is Saturday, November 11th, from 10 am - 4 pm.

1. Tequila BA Incipient w/ Blueberries, Limes, & Salt - 
Our golden sour base aged for 7 weeks in 2nd use tequila barrels. Then we added 2lb/bbl blueberries from Tanglewood Winery in Holland, MI. We finished this beer out with lime zest and juice from a few hundred limes! 792 bottles were produced. $22/bottle. Corked & Caged 750ml. Limit 4/person.

2. Trace Elements - Wild Grisette/Pilsner Hybrid. Fermented in stainless first with German Lager yeast, then finished with our house wild cultures and lightly dry hopped with aged Saaz and Ultra hops. This is intended to be a very light and easy drinking saison, with a touch of bitterness, a touch of acidity, and a touch of funk. 660 bottles were produced. $10/bottle. Capped 750ml. Limit 6/person.

3. Magic Trait - Golden sour base aged in stainless and then double fruited with Blackberry and Black Currant. Intense jammy fruit flavors, with a dry finish. 1024 bottles were produced. $24/bottle. Corked & Caged 750ml. Limit 4/person.

4. Morphology - A dry hopped Berliner Weisse inspired beer - Distribution to Cultured Club and the East side ONLY! Brewed in collaboration with our east side distributors, M4 CIC! We started with a mini version of our golden sour recipe, and dry hopped it at the acidity we liked to stop acidification. Then we dry hopped it again with 4 different "M" hops: Medusa, Mosaic, Motueka, & Mandarina Bavaria... 2.5lb/bbl in total. 924 bottles were produced. Find this beer exclusively in the shops on the east side of the state, mid November!

October Bottle Release - Stone Fruit Month

October Bottle Release - Stone Fruit Month

Because we release beers only when they are ready, this month is the month of local stone fruit beers! Although these are all stainless aged beers, we worked hard sourcing and processing the fruit. The whole family pitched in this month, and we think that shows in the end product.

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 10/7 at noon, and go until noon Friday, 10/13.

Pickup day is Saturday, October 14th, from 10 am - 4 pm.

Each ticket represents 1 bottle of beer, so please make sure to order the correct amount of tickets! On pick up day you may pay for your bottle(s) with cash or credit card (we use square).

1. Peach Genetic Drift - Wild ale with 1.5 lbs peaches/gallon from Nyblad farms. Stainless aged. We decided to switch it up with Genetic Drift when our friends at Nyblad farms asked if we wanted their first harvest of peaches while we were picking up our cherries. It was a split second decision that we don't regret! The already peachy base beer takes on a whole new layer of fruit flavor, slightly reminiscent of Trolli Peachie O's. This candy flavor goes very well with the classic fruity funk of Genetic Drift. 756 bottles were produced. $17/bottle. Corked & Caged, 750ml. Limits will be determined after Cultured Club sales end. Limited distribution across MI.

2. Sweet Cherry Incipient - Golden sour ale with 1.5 lbs of sweet cherries/gallon from Nyblad Farms. Aged in stainless. 672 bottles were produced. $22/bottle. Corked & Caged, 750ml. Limits will be determined after Cultured Club sales end. Limited distribution across MI.

3. Tart Cherry Incipient - Golden sour ale with 1.5 lbs of tart cherries/gallon from a small family farm in Ludington. Aged in stainless. One weekend while relaxing at the family cottage near Ludington we received a message from a friend nearby. He said he had a bunch of tart cherries that needed to be picked ASAP. We packed up the entire family and headed out to the farm to pick for a few hours. Mitch wanted to keep picking but 8.5 month preggo Whitney couldn't keep going. She ended up having baby Quincy only 4 days later! All our hard work was worth it though, as this beer is absolutely delicious. 576 bottles were produced. $22/bottle. Corked & Caged, 750ml. Limits will be determined after Cultured Club sales end. Brewery only release.

September Bottle Release! Transient collab, Kriek, Genetic Drift, Blackberry Sour

September Bottle Release! Transient collab, Kriek, Genetic Drift, Blackberry Sour

Bottle reservations start Saturday, 9/2 at noon, and go until noon Friday, 9/8.

Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/speciation-september-bottle-release-tickets-37245540414

Each ticket represents 1 bottle of beer, so please make sure to order the correct amount of tickets! On pick up day you may pay for your bottle(s) with cash or credit card (we use square).

Pickup day is Saturday September 9th, from 10 am - 4 pm.

1. Blackberry Incipient - Our Golden Sour aged in stainless, with Blackberry concentrate. 1008 bottles produced.  $22/bottle. Corked & Caged, 750ml. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end.

2. Genetic Drift Batch 5 - Dry Hopped w/ Amarillo, El Dorado, and Galaxy. We decided to switch things up a bit for our 5th batch. Instead of the normal combination of old world & new world hops, we went all new world. This is dry hopped at 3.3lbs/bbl... so it has a really intense level of tropical & citrus hop flavor. 840 bottles produced. $15/bottle. Corked & Caged, 750ml. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end.

3. Sorry to Disappoint You - Collab w/ Transient - Barrel Fermented Wild Pilsner Dry Hopped w/ Saaz. We are super excited about this beer. Chris and Mitch have been talking about brewing a collaboration for a long time now, and we finally made it happen. They both bond over a love of lighter beers, in particular Pilsners. We knew people would expect us to brew a sour, so we decided to do the exact opposite... and disappoint everyone. We brewed a Pilsner base, fermented warm with pilsner yeast, then finished with our separate house cultures. Only 320 bottles produced at Speciation. $12/bottle. Capped, 750ml. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end.

4. Sweet/Tart Cherry Incipient - This is a blend of 60% sweet cherry golden sour and 40% tart cherry golden sour. Aged in stainless. The sweet cherries are from Nyblad farms, and the tart cherries are from a farm in Ludington. 1.5lbs/gallon of whole fruit. Only 312 bottles produced. $22/bottle. Corked & Caged, 750ml. Limits determined after Cultured Club sales end.

August Bottle Release - Rhubarb sour, Cranberry sour, Tequila Barrel sour!

August Bottle Release - Rhubarb sour, Cranberry sour, Tequila Barrel sour!

1. Rhubarb & Vanilla Incipient - We aged our golden sour in stainless and added 300 lbs of Rhubarb and 35 Mexican vanilla beans! What results is an alluring blend of juicy and tart rhubarb with a nice sweet/smoky kick of vanilla. $22/bottle. Limits will be determined after Cultured Club sales end. (Cultured club is closed for 2017. We will announce details about the 2018 membership soon.)

2. Gene Flow (Cranberry & Hibiscus Gose) - This was brewed in collaboration with homebrewer Ric Brown. We started with his gold medal winning spiced holiday gose and slightly modified it to make a deliciously quaffable summer beer. The grist contains 2 row, wheat, and oats. Orange peel was used in the boil, and then we fermented in neutral oak. After fermentation we added a load of cranberry concentrate, a few pounds of hibiscus, and a touch of salt. We absolutely love this beer... enough to enter it into GABF this fall! This is a brewery only release and will not get distribution. $18/bottle. Limits will be determined after Cultured Club sales end.

3. Tequila Barrel Aged Incipient (w/ Blood Orange, Pink Guava, Limes, and Salt) - We aged our golden sour base in Tequila barrels for a month, and added fruit. We just went crazy with this one, going for a cross between a sour beer, a margarita, and a tropical fruit smoothie. $22/bottle. Limits will be determined after Cultured Club sales end.

Each ticket represents 1 bottle of beer, so please make sure to order the correct amount of tickets! On pick up day you may pay for your bottle(s) with cash or credit card (we use square).

Pickup day is Saturday Auguest 12th, from 10 am - 4 pm. Cultured Club members may opt to wait until the next release (August 12th) to pick up.