Perrin Toasts Festival of the Arts 50-Year Celebration

Perrin Brewing Company announces the debut of Amber of the Arts — a limited release beer specially brewed as the official beer of the 50th Grand Rapids Festival of the Arts. Amber of the Arts is now available on draft at the Perrin Pub and also at select bars and restaurants near downtown Grand Rapids, Michigan that serve Perrin beer.

Festival of the Arts is a free, three-day community event celebrating every discipline of the arts including dance, music, literature, media, visual arts and design. The event will celebrate 50 years in 2019 and will take place June 7-9 in downtown Grand Rapids.

Through the time-honored art of brewing, Perrin will toast the fest with Amber of the Arts. This amber ale is deep, complex and thought-provoking, much like many of the art pieces that the public will enjoy during Festival. Malt-forward characteristics and pleasant hop aroma make this masterpiece easy-drinking and enjoyable.

“We are very excited to partner with the Festival of the Arts. We love being involved with such a unique art festival with lots of history in downtown Grand Rapids,” said Perrin Brewer Connor Klopcic. “Our thought was to craft a beer with the Festival goers in mind. We landed on an approachable Amber Ale, crafted with an Amber hue and a medium mouthfeel.”

The public is invited to a special tasting of Amber of the Arts at Uccello’s Ristorante on Monroe Center Street on May 16 at 5:30 p.m. The first 100 guests will receive a special commemorative glass for free. The limited design glassware will also be available for purchase at the Perrin Pub for $5 each, during Festival at the Festival store (both physical and online); and at the Perrin tent, along with growlers, t-shirts and more.

“Special thanks and HOORAH for Perrin Brewing! With the creation of this beer, we were looking for a creative way to partner with local bars and restaurants as a way of involving them during Festival,” said David Abbott, Executive Director for Festival of the Arts. “Being Beer City USA, we wanted to encourage festival goers to stop at their favorite downtown brewery, bar or restaurant and raise a glass of finely crafted Amber of the Arts to Festival’s 50th Celebration!”

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