Doug Grover is the owner and brewer of Redline Brewing Company in Burton Michigan, who will be celebrating 4 years in business next weekend. Doug is an expert in his craft and not afraid to bend the rules to make the perfect beer. His phenomenal experimentation has resulted in many beers that are completely unusual. One of my favorites is Taco Crusher, which tastes exactly like a taco in a glass. It shouldn’t be delicious, but the combination of tequila soaked jalapeno, peppercorn, and cilantro brings to mind an adult version of Jelly Belly. To further the analogy, Holy Cannoli is the perfect adult cannoli, sweet and decadent. He also nails the perfect standard beer as well. Terry’s Cherry was a beautifully rich cherry wheat, his belgian witbier are always on point, and the IPA’s are hoppy with a fun twist on the traditional style. He’s even ventured into the Grand Cru world, which is my favorite style, and it is worth the hour drive from Detroit. Doug is creative, tenacious, and it’s always a pleasure to spend an evening with all the servers in his tap room.
Along with the delicious beer and excellent company there’s always something fun happening at Redline Brewing Company. He has bands playing almost every weekend and food trucks hanging out regularly too. We try to make it up for most of his parties, and the crowd never disappoints. Follow Redline on Facebook to keep up with all the fun activities happening.
With all the fun happenings you would never guess that Redline has had their share of hardship. Not too long after Doug first opened 4 years ago a fire devastated their first location, there have been break-ins, and broken furnaces, and experimental beers that didn’t quite make the cut. At the end of the day the Michigan attitude jumps in and everyone helps out. Usually there’s a party and the regulars come out in full force to support a great local artisan.
This coming weekend is the 4 year anniversary party and we’re looking forward to celebrating with Doug! There are 24 limited edition “Redline: 4 more years” glasses available for purchase, and every celebration with Doug has a few delicious surprises. If you’re in the area make sure to stop by and wish Redline Brewing Company a happy birthday by raising a glass of delicious brew! We hope to see you there!