Barrel + Beam Brewery Breaks Ground
Renovations begin at the old Northwoods Supper Club
Marquette, Michigan: Ground officially broke today on a five-month renovation project which will turn the old Northwoods Supper Club into Barrel + Beam, the region’s only brewery solely focused on farmhouse and barrel aged beers.
Approximately 10,000 of the 16,000 square foot building will be renovated into a multi-level tasting room, brewhouse and barrel aging and bottle conditioning area. Once complete, Barrel + Beam will be open to the public on Saturdays and patrons can purchase bottled beer and special pours exclusive to the tasting room, as well as tour the brewery. No food will be made on-site but carry-ins will be encouraged.
Barrel + Beam will brew four brands initially: Biere de Garde, Golden Strong ale, Saison, and Belgian Wit will be bottle-conditioned, as is true to their style. The bottled products will be sold at select retailers in Michigan and Wisconsin, as both states allow self-distribution up to a certain threshold.
“Barrel and Beam is a reflection of my long-standing passion for producing authentic farmhouse and bottle conditioned beers using premium ingredients, many of which will be found right here in Michigan,” said Nick VanCourt, founder and brewer.
Future beer offerings will include additional sour beers and Michigan sourced fruit beers that will spend up to a year aging in oak barrels.
VanCourt, a graduate of the World Brewing Academy, a partnership of Siebel Institute of Brewing Technology in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany, has eight years of professional brewing experience at microbreweries, brewpubs, and production breweries in both Wisconsin and Michigan, most recently, as head brewer of Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette.
Fittingly, the traditional style ales will be brewed and bottled in a building that was once the second oldest restaurant in the state and known for its unparalleled quality. The Northwoods Supper Club opened in 1934 and was the host of many first dates, weddings, anniversary dinners and other celebrations before closing its doors over 70 years later.
“We’re thrilled to build our brewery at this historic place,” said Marina Dupler, co-founder. “And we would be honored if many a special occasion was celebrated with a bottle from Barrel + Beam.”
The project is in partnership with U.P. based mBank and utilizes many local firms and contractors including Closner Construction, Wright Electric, United and Integrated Designs. The brewhouse will be designed and built by Quality Tank Solutions, based in Oconomowoc, Wisconsin. Brewery and construction updates will be posted on the Barrel + Beam Facebook site at www.facebook.com/barrelandbeam.
New Delta Air Lines Minneapolis Flights Celebration
MARQUETTE COUNTY – Delta Air Lines and The County of Marquette recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate the return of non-stop air service from Sawyer International Airport (MQT) to Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP) on SkyWest Airlines, operating as Delta Connection. The newly returned connection will be available seven days a week.
Flights can be reserved online at delta.com.
Pictured from left to right: Jody Lindberg, Sawyer Operations/Marketing & Development, Steve Schenden, Director of Sawyer Operations, Sharon Heley, Delta Air Lines Regional Manager, Duane Duray, Airport Manager, Karen Shaneberger, Delta Air Lines Station Manager, Amy Clickner, LSCP CEO, and Nicole Young, Marquette County Ambassador.
Aurora Piercing Boutique celebrates Grand Opening
MARQUETTE – Aurora Piercing Boutique recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their grand opening. They are a professional body piercing boutique with two full time piercers and a member of the Association of Professional Piercers.
Aurora Piercing Boutique is located at 110 N. Third Street in Marquette.
Pictured from left to right: Amy Kuivanen, LSCP Business Development Representative, Dave Campana, Marquette City Mayor, Nicole Young, Marquette County Ambassador, Chris Ganyou, Owner of Aurora Piercing Boutique, Michelle Sellers, Marquette County Ambassador, Sarah Reynolds, Marquette City Commissioner and Mary VanTilburg, LSCP Business Development Representative.
The Guys’ Place celebrates grand opening
MARQUETTE – The Guys’ Place, A Hair Salon for Men, recently teamed up with the Lake Superior Community Partnership (LSCP) to celebrate their grand opening. The salon offers quality service for men and boy’s with a unique customer service focus. Haircuts include shampoo, conditioner, a hot towel, eyebrow and mustache trim, a shoulder rub, TV and peanuts all from your own private barber chair.
The Guys’ Place is located at 3117 US Highway 41 W in Marquette and opens Saturday, January 14 at 9 a.m.
Pictured from left to right: Amy Kuivanen, LSCP Business Development Representative, Janelle Ruff, Marquette Township Planning and Zoning, Jason McCarthy, Marquette Township Planner, Emily Smith, Stylist, Dave Aro, Marquette County Ambassador, Kurt Peterson, Owner, Steve Rosiewicz, Stylist, Jess Peterson, Owner, Lexi Peterson, Alyssa Wuori, Stylist, Athena Lohr, Stylist, Angie Johnson, Manager, Don Gladwell, Marquette County Ambassador, Mari Harmala, Stylist, Karen Hayes, Taylor Badder, Stylist and John Marshall, Marquette County Ambassador.