This is Dave, the Director of Happiness here at your friendly, neighborhood brewery…
I wanted to update you regarding the COVID-19 outbreak. We are ALL going to get through this together! Our priorites are as follows:
1. Safety of our employees and guests
2. Be a community resource and safe haven
We completely understand that some of our friends and neighbors may be unsure or fall within a “high risk” group, so in closely monitoring the situation with our local health officials and the CDC, we are taking the following steps immediately to ensure the safety of our staff and guests:
I. We are removing half our tables this morning. This is to maintain “best practices” of a 3-5′ halo between non-related groups. We will also be temporarily utilizing paper food and beer menus to avoid multiple hands between cleanings. Condiment containers are also cleaned between uses.
II. While our staff regularly maintains safe practices, we are implementing a mandatory hand wash for all staff every 20 minutes in addition to their regular routine. We encourage guests to do the same.
III. We’ll have hand sanitizer readily available throughout our tasting room. Please use it in between hand washing. Please leave them in place so that others may use them.
III. We are expanding “take out” service with dedicated staff member to take orders and a dedicated parking spot behind our back door. Please call (616) 696-BEER to place orders.
IV. We are implementing a temporary delivery service in our local community. This may take us a few days to develop (and we ask your patience), but we want to offer this service for guests who may otherwise be unable to come in, particularly among high risk groups.
V: If YOU have any symptoms, or you’re around someone with symptoms, we ask you NOT to come to our establishment. We love you all and we want your business, but we also want to keep everyone safe and we ask you to avoid patronizing us (or the public) for at least two weeks. As our delivery service is developed, we’re happy to bring a little happiness to you if you’re within our local area and we thank you for your discretion…we’re all in this together.
VI: With kids out of school through early April, we’ll be expanding our children’s menu (including take out) over the next few days to offer more options during their time off school.
VII: We have two staff members on voluntary quarantine due to airplane travel. No one has any symptoms, nor have they been knowingly exposed to anyone with symptoms, but we’re taking every precaution to ensure the safety of YOU and our staff.
VIII: Our planned events Starkbierfest! and our Easter Brunch will be cancelled to avoid the larger crowds in close quarters and the potential for food cross-contamination. We are terribly disappointed to do this, but safety is our number one concern.
VIIII: We’re verifying safe practices will all our suppliers who are vetting their employees and ensuring safe, non-contaminated packaging.
None of this is taken in haste, but upon advice from our health officials and in the interest of ensuring everyone’s safety and trust.
We THANK YOU in advance to all of you for working together to get us through this and your understanding. We will continue to update as the situation develops.
We are CLOSED for lunch service on Tuesday, February 19th.
We will reopen to the public at 3 p.m. for dinner service and TRIVIA.
Thanks for your understanding.
Over the summer, favorite Cedar Springs Brewing Company beers were baked into Cedar Rock Bread Company’s fresh homemade breads and sold at the brewery’s farmers market. Now, those same tasty loaves will be available for purchase year round in the CSBrewery Shoppe.
“Part of our mission is community involvement, so we were happy to work with Kris and her team at Cedar Rock Bread Company through our CSBrew Farmers Market this summer. Together, we created authentic, classic breads using our traditional beers, which are made using only four ingredients,” said David Ringler, Cedar Springs Brewing Company’s Director of Happiness.
A rotating variety of freshly baked beer breads will be delivered twice weekly to the shop, located at 81 N. Main St NE in Cedar Springs, Michigan. Customers can purchase styles like Golden Ale Baguette, Golden Grain Artisan Loaf, Irish Stout Rye Sourdough and IPA Cherry Wheat Bread throughout the week.
The beer bread will also be incorporated into Cedar Spring Brewing Company’s food menu, which can be tasted in the brewery’s taproom.
“We will feature these breads regularly in sandwiches, appetizers and specials served in our taproom and Biergarten,” Ringler said.
The awards are the latest in a string of international competitions to recognize the brewery
The awards were for their Küsterer Original Weissbier, named “Best Bavarian Hefeweiss” in the U.S., Küsterer Salzburger Märzen, named “Best Seasonal German Pale” in the U.S. and Küsterer Weizenbock, named “Best Strong Wheat Beer” in the U.S.
The contest is the third international competition the two-year-old brewery has entered and placed in.
“It is our goal to create a world-class destination here in Cedar Springs, Michigan,” said the brewery’s Director of Happiness David Ringler, “and we are thrilled to once again have been recognized for the quality of our Bavarian and German style beers by an international judging organization.”
The World Beer Awards are a global competition selecting the “very best in all internationally recognized styles.” Judges from around the world tasted 1900 entries from 36 countries.
“Very few Americans have had the chance to truly experience some of these styles if they haven’t traveled to Europe,” Ringler said. “That’s why it’s our goal to create true-to-style Bavarian brews here in the U.S.”
The recent awards are heartening for Cedar Springs, as evidence of their success.
“We want to do justice to these styles,” Ringler said, “And we’ve been fortunate to beat some of the breweries that are viewed as the gold standards.”
“It’s amazing to be included in that conversation,” he said.
CEDAR SPRINGS BREWING COMPANY is pleased and humbled to announce KÜSTERER ORIGINAL WEISSBIER is the recipient of the BRONZE MEDAL in the “South German Wheat Ale” category at the 2016 GREAT AMERICAN BEER FESTIVAL, held this past week in Denver, Colorado.
Overview: Great American Beer Festival Competition
In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals were awarded to winning breweries in 96 beer categories covering 161 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples of each style in the country. Neither a gold nor a silver medal were awarded in the Pumpkin/Squash Beer category.
Winners were chosen from 7,227 competition entries (nearly 9 percent more than the 6,647 entries in 2015 and surpassing all previous participation records) from 1,752 breweries hailing from 50 states plus Washington, D.C.
The competition also saw its biggest-ever panel of judges, with 264 beer experts from 12 countries, including the U.S., and 170 competition volunteers. The panel also evaluated 88 Pro-Am entries, which were judged in three rounds over four days. For a complete list of winners: https://www.greatamericanbeerfestival.com/the-competition/winners/
Our winning category included five distinct styles: German-Style Wheat Ale a. Subcategory: South German-Style Kristal Weizen
Küsterer Original Weissbier was the highest rated beer in Subcategory C: Bernsteinfarbenes Weizen. Silver and Gold were awarded to Dunkel Weizen and Weizenbock, respectively.
“We are immensely proud to have brought home this award to Cedar Springs and Beer City, USA in our first competition,” stated owner David Ringler. “We are passionate about this style, along with Bavarian brewing traditions, and we continue to strive to get better every day. We thank everyone who has supported us along the way as this wouldn’t be possible without them.”
Cedar Springs brewing staff includes:
Benevolent Overlord of Brewing, Matt Peterson
Fräulein Brewster, Manda Geiger
Director of Happiness, David Ringler
Kellertyp, Adam Evans
Stammtisch Club memberships are now available on a first come-first serve basis!
To give everyone a fair shot, MEMBERS MUST SIGN UP IN PERSON at CSBrew – sorry, no online sign ups, no proxy sign ups.
As many of you know, our Club has been capped at 800 members, but we are making another 200 available as of Tuesday, August 2nd…while supplies last. These are pro-rated memberships that will renew in January and expire February 1st, 2017. Members must be age 21+.
Pro-rated $25 per person + $8 one time sign up fee.
(Some T-Shirt sizes may be in short supply, but will be re-printed as members sign up)
For membership benefits, see https://csbrew.com/stammtisch/
2016 Memberships are currently SOLD OUT at 1,000 members. Please sign up for our email list at the bottom of the page to be notified as memberships become available again.
* We are OPEN July 4th until at least 9 p.m.
* We will be CLOSED Tuesday, July 5th for an Employee Appreciation Day.
We apologize for any inconvenience.
We wish you all a safe and happy Independence Day weekend!
We will be open regular hours on Memorial Day, from 11 to 11.
As a reminder, we will be closed on Easter so our employees can spend time with their families. We apologize for any inconvenience and we hope you find your Easter basket full.