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Friday, February 16, 2007

Ypsilanti Walking And Bicycling Public Forum Planned at Corner Brewery

On Thursday, February 22nd, the Washtenaw Bicycling and Walking Coalition (WBWC) will hold a community forum on bicycling and walking in the Ypsilanti area. The session will consist of an update on future plans for bike paths, bike lanes and pedestrian areas in the City, followed by a discussion and suggestion session. Speakers from bicycle and walking groups, as well as local government staff, will be in attendance. There will also be a showing of the bicycling film We Still Ride.

At the present time a small number of non-motorized facilities are being planned for Ypsilanti, including a segment of the Washtenaw County Border-To-Border trail that will travel through the core of the City. And while the City of Ypsilanti is facing budget constraints, these projects are planned to be completed using Federal non-motorized project funds and grants from groups outside the City.

The event is free and open to the public and will be held at the Corner Brewery, starting at 7pm. For more information, visit or call 734/487-9058.

Tuesday, February 06, 2007

Who wants to get a tatoo?
Matt and I found out that Leslie, Pat, Archie, and Mark are all going to get Sacred Cow tatoos and decided we wanted in on the action. Ryan (Foamy) is going to get the Phat Abbot. I'm thinking we should get 'em before the Winter Beer Festival so if you want in, give us a shout.

Also, I thought maybe it would cheer you up to know that I ordered umbrellas for the beer garden today. It's going to be warm and sunny before we know it! And this summer when it's unbearably hot I'll have a fireplace installed in the cafe!

Thursday, February 01, 2007

We have finalized the Beer Dinner Menu. Here it is! (Call 213-1393 for tickets)

1. Almond Couscous Salad – couscous, caramelized red onions, almonds and fresh mint tossed in stout & cherry vinaigrette, served in a Parmesan crisp served with:

Brasserie Blonde - Gorgeous copper-orange ale. Rich, enticing aroma of oranges and lemongrass. Crisp and refreshing on the palate. A perfect blend of malt, spice and sweet & zesty hints of citrus.

Bells Amber - Made from mostly pale malt with some Munich and caramel malts for richness, depth, and a hint of sweetness. Balanced with a melange of hops and a subtle fruity yeast character. The result is a deep copper color and rich flavor. - Note: This beer was substituted for the Great Lakes Burning River because their distributor decided it wasn't worth their while to drop us off just one case.

2. Fresh Smoked Salmon – thick salmon filets smoked in-house and served on a bed of beer braised onions and sautéed spinach, topped with horseradish ale cream sauce and garnished with shoestring sweet potatoes served with

Olde Number 22 Altbier – a surprisingly easy-drinking dark ale. Smooth, malty and well-balanced; dry without being too bitter, and full-flavored without being too heavy. Very subtle smoky hints.

Schlenkerla Rauchbier Urbock - The smokiest beer in the world. A dark, rich, intensely smoky bock beer. Produced by one of the only breweries left in Germany that does its own malting. The malt is beech wood smoked for 24 - 36 hours for a resulting dry, smoky grain nicely balanced by sweeter malts.

3. Risotto Cakes with Jackhammer Duxelles – creamy risotto cakes with crisp bread crumb crust, topped with mushroom duxelles spiked with jackhammer old ale and garnished with fried leeks served with

Sacred Cow I.P.A.
– Coppery-gold hue with a full floral hop aroma. Rich toasted malts with a profusion of tangy, citrusy hops that linger in a long satisfying finish.

Korbinian Dunkel Weizenbock - This is an amazingly malty, chewy, creamy and satisfying beer. Malty and spicy palate with the fruity infusion of banana, citrus and clove of a wheat beer and the rich, carmelly strength of a bock.

4. Belgian beef Wellington – top sirloin, Portobello mushrooms, and pearl onions wrapped in puff pastry and drizzled with dubbel demi-glace served with

Phat Abbot Dubbel – Deep mahogany with a rich complex palate. Toffee, toasted malts, dried dark fruits, and sweet candy sugar balanced by a subtle earthy, woodsy quality and spicy hops.

Duchesse de Bourgogne - Red, burnished dark copper color with a frothy manilla head. Sweet caramel, spice, tart apple skin, and cider vinegar aromas. A racy, zesty entry leads to a sweet and bracingly tart medium-to full-bodied palate with caramel apples, cider vinegar, vanilla, and brown spices. Finishes with a caramel and sour apple skin fade. A challenging but very rewarding beer that is a great example of a naturally soured Flemish red ale.

5. Napoleon Dopplebock – layers of light polenta and honeyed goat cheese drizzled with caramelized apple terminator butter sauce and garnished with fresh chives

Milestone Cask Conditioned Porter – This beer is dessert all by itself. Rich and creamy with a complex roasty palate with hints of chocolate, toffee, roasted nuts, and raisins.

Kasteel Brown - This is one of the many outstanding Belgian ales that defies simple categorization. Outstanding vinous sweet roasted malt aromas follow through on a full-bodied palate with chewy texture and a sweet finish that reveals woody nuances. A complex and substantial beer reminiscent of an English old Ale.