Kuhnhenn Brewing Company
The Kuhnhenn Brewing Company is a small
microbrewery, wineryand meaderyin Warren, Michigan. Although it has not been around for a long time Kuhnhenn’s has gained a lot of popularity with beerenthusiasts. They have several beers rated in the top 100 in the world on beeradvocate.com and ratebeer.com. The business was established in 1998, but did not open its doors until 2001, by owners and brewers, the brothers Bret and Eric Kuhnhenn.
breweryitself sits on the corner of Mound and Chicago Rd in the old Lutz hardware store which is owned by the Kuhnhenn family. The brothers started homebrewingwhen Eric went to college and was introduced to it. He brought the hobby home and introduced it to his brother Brett. Brett started selling homebrewing supplies from the hardware store and soon it became more profitable then selling hardware. The hardware component of the establishment did not disappear from the brewery until mid 2006, until then, you could go have a beer and have your screens and windows fixed.
The brewery itself is made from converted equipment, the
lauter tunwas a peanut butter hopperfor Cap'n Crunchcereal, the mash/boil kettle was a yeast starter for Wonder Bread, their pilot system's kettle was a 100 gallon coffee maker. They have a 6 kettle brew on premises (BOP) system so patrons can make there own beer at Kuhnhenn.
But it is the beer that has made this brewery very famous in a short period of time. Beers like the Raspberry Eisbock, Winter Wonder Lager, Fourth Dementia, and Simcoe Silly have cemented the Kuhnhenn name on the lips of beer lovers world wide. The brothers brew about 80 different beers, most of these beers are small batches made for annual events. Kuhnhenn’s is also known for brewing a wide variety of seasonal and experimental strong beers.
* [http://www.kbrewery.com/ Kuhnhenn Brewery website]
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