1000 batches of beer on the wall. That’s the milestone being celebrated by the Keweenaw Brewing Company. Over the weeken, local brewer harvested its 1000th batch of brew since its opening in 2004. Head brewer Tom Dueks has been with the company since batch number one …
‘I learned the concept of brewing and wine making many years ago at home on the home brewing side of it. The opportunity to enter the commercial brewing just came about by chance. I had no idea that there would be a Keweenaw Brewing Company. I’m from the local area and it just kind of worked out that way where I got to meet Dick and Paul and they offered me a job. And I said Ok, Lets go for it!’ Said Dueks.
After three years, the company’s expansion required a larger facility to keep up with the demand and an increase in sales. So it moved its main brewing operation to a larger facility in South Range where it continues to operate today.
Currently the brewer employees 10 full time employees and a hand full of part timers as it distributes throughout Michigan and Wisconsin.
Flavors from KBC will soon to be served at Tiger games as the company has just signed a deal with Commerica Park, who will selling it on tap for the 2018 baseball season.