Lumberjacks hold a permanent place in folklore and history. While the practice of felling trees has been taking place for thousands of years, the professional lumberjack was born around the turn of the 18th century, and lasted through the late 1930’s. With our Brewery located near the site of the famous Red Keg lumber camp, we are proud to introduce our Seasonal and Specialty Series.
The Lumberjack Brawl series is named in recognition of the greatest lumberjack brawl in Michigan history – when Silver Jack Driscoll squared off against Saginaw Joe Fournier. These are the legendary lumbermen who inspired the tall tales of Paul Bunyan. Silver Jack and Fournier battled for almost two hours at the Red Keg Saloon until Silver Jack ultimately prevailed over Fournier. In the end, the two settled their differences with Jack offering Joe a beer.
Our two Lumberjack Brawl seasonal brews are mirror images of each other; a Traditional American Wheat in the Spring and Summer, and a Dark Midnight Wheat in the Fall and Winter. Both impart a full-flavored, refreshing brew to fight off your thirst after any long day.
Our Jenny’s series pays homage to the Modern Forester. The Great Britain Women’s Timber Corps inspired the name ‘Lumberjills’ during the early 20th century. 8,700 women of the Timber Corps provided 60% of the timber used during World War II. Today women participate in all aspects of Forestry, and Midland Brewing is excited to honor their hard work.
Our 2018 Jenny’s Selections are released every two months beginning in December 2017 and include: