For the last few months, something pretty cool has been going on quietly behind the scenes around Lansing. Lansing area breweries have banded together to create a group called the Greater Lansing Brewers (GLB).
One of our latest creations is the Neo Mitten Pale Ale. It’s a SMASH beer, using Michigan-grown malt and hops. A SMASH beer, or “Single Malt And Single Hop” beer, is a great way to try out new ingredients and really let them each shine on their own. In this case, the ingredients are so unique and interesting that I thought I needed to do the beer justice by writing about it.
If any beer deserves its own entire blog post, it is the Pineapple Pale Ale. No other beer has brought us as much hype, joy, and frustration.
Let’s start at the beginning: back in 2015 when Chad and I were just homebrewers, we were trying to come up with something new and interesting. What would pair well with all the fruity, citrusy hop flavors that were becoming so popular?
2019 marks the beginning of Year #2 for Dimes Brewhouse. In our first year, it often felt like we were barely keeping up with day-to-day operation of the brewery. That feeling was definitely strongest in the beginning, and has eased considerably as we all become better and more efficient at what we do. Now that we finally have some breathing room, it’s time for us to take on more. So here we have them, our top three goals for 2019:
The New Year has us contemplating the future of Dimes Brewhouse. After our 1-Year Anniversary, we are taking a much needed deep breath as we enjoy the holidays and rethink how we do things around here. We are still working to ensure that Dimes is a sustainable business. Our mission is to be here, serving our community for a long time. Our first year in business has taught us a lot…
As we come upon our 1 year anniversary, we thought it would be fun to look back at some stats about the brewery and taproom over our first year in business. So here it is, a fun little infographic-style blog post for your enjoyment: Dimes Brewhouse, By The Numbers
If you are an artist or photographer who would like to showcase your work, keep reading! If you know an artist or photographer, please pass this information on to them. We are currently building our art display calendar for the end of this year, and through 2019. Local artists can get some great exposure by displaying their work on our taproom wall.
As we get closer and closer to opening, we thought it'd be fun to take a look back at our journey so far. Dimondale's little flower shop has been transformed, and Dimes Brewhouse is getting sooo close to brewing our first batch of beer! Join us on a photo tour of the last two and a half years.
So what has been going on inside Dimes Brewhouse lately? A whole lot of floor work. The brewing area needs a tough floor to withstand harsh cleaning chemicals and the floor in the tap room needs to withstand years of foot traffic. Breweries typically have concrete floors, which can be sealed and washed down. The sub-floor at Dimes is plywood, which doesn't take water and wear very well. Also it just looks like a sub-floor.