You may not be aware of this, but December 5th is the official date in 1933 when Prohibition was repealed in the United States. The law was a weird one where by federal rule, booze was legal again. But the states have jurisdiction over how alcohol is handled within their boundaries. This has led to a number of different adaptions to how alcohol is handled, even to the point that it was just this year that home brewing became legal in all 50 states.
I know what you’re thinking, why am I tormenting you with yet another post about prohibition. Well, I only bring it up because of the date. But also because tonight was the soft opening for Tibbs Brewing Company in downtown Kalamazoo, MI.
First impressions: Small space, big beers. That’s right, their beers aren’t playing around. These beers grab ahold of you and say “How you doin’?”
Of course you know I couldn’t just settle on a single beer. You don’t get to see what’s going on when you do that. Instead I did the flight of all five beers, served on their Lower Peninsula flight boards of course. Stand outs for me were the Belgian and the IPA. Overall the beers were great though. I’m just a sucker for a Belgian Triple.
They will officially be opening their doors on Friday December 6th. What’s this? If you know anything about downtown Kalamazoo, you will know that the first Friday of every month is Art hop. The December Art Hop is the busiest of the year. This will be their trial by fire, but their beers are up for it.
Time for a pint…