We open early for Sunday 1pm Tiger games. We'll have our new room open at 10am.
We'll have a few special items available:
Chef Mike's Breakfast Sandwich - English Muffin, House Cured Canadian Bacon, Fried Egg, Hoffman's Cheddar Sauce
Moa Breakfast Beer a European style beer brewed with a blend of premium wheat malt and a variety of floral hops. A very refreshing lager with an abundance of cherry character and aromas.
Upcoming Sunday 1pm Home Games
4/20 vs. Angels
5/11 vs. Twins
5/25 vs. Rangers
6/8 vs. Red Sox
6/15 vs. Twins
WHOLE HOG DINNER WITH JK'S SCRUMPY & VIRTUE 4/23
Date and time
Wed, 2014-04-23 19:00
Join us 4/23 at 7pm for a very special family-style dinner! We're smoking a whole hog & serving with some of Michigan's best ciders! Representatives from J.K.'s Scrumpy & Virtue will be on hand as well.
Orchard Raised Pig Roast - brined with Scrumpy's cider then smoked with apple and maple wood
Huntsman's Stew - rich stew of heart and beets
Deviled Pickled Eggs- smoked salmon and capers
Scrapple with Michigan Maple Syrup
Mustard Greens with Garlic Pork Sausage
Sweet Potato Biscuits with Shmaltz Butter & Bacon Apple Jam
Pit Smoked Lentils with Spicy Trotters
Rosemary & Pork Fat Roasted Potatoes
Dutch Apple Pie with Lardon Crust & Caramel Ice Cream
The Ciders for the evening include:
JK's SCRUMPY'S ORIGINAL-Orchard Gate Gold is fermented naturally in small artisanal batches from a proprietary blend of organic apples grown here at our Koan Family Orchards in Michigan. We have produced hard ciders here since the 1860s. This is the same traditional recipe that helped save our farm during the great depression. There will be slight variations from batch to batch, just as nature makes no two apples alike! Enjoy our authentic hand bottled American Farmhouse "Scrumpy" Cider with family, friends & food.
JK's SCRUMPY FARMHOUSE SUMMER CIDER - This delightful cider is made from Michigan apples & a unique Candaian prairie, the Saskatoon. This natural cider has been carefully fermented at Almar Orchards using our traditional methods.
JK NORTHERN NEIGHBOUR FARMHOUSE CIDER-We invite you to celebrate a collaboration of a few passionate American and Canadian farmers. The fruits of their labor are presented in this bottle, a family reunion of sorts. This delightful cider is made from Michigan apples and a unique Canadian prairie apple, the Saskatoon. Gathered by J.K. from family orchards in Michigan and Saskatchewan, this natural cider has been carefully fermented here at Almar Orchards using our traditional methods. We hope you enjoy sharing this cider that knows no borders with friends, family, and neighbors.
VIRTUE MITTEN--When the leaves fall, there’s a chill in the air and the evening greedily takes hours from daylight, we stand strong and embrace the wintertime. It’s a time of rich foods, roaring fires and our favorite sweaters. Drinks change from refreshing to intense and satisfying. The Mitten is a Winter cider, a blend of last seasons best, aged in bourbon barrels, with the new season’s fresh pressed apple juice. Straight cider, aged for 3 seasons, finds notes of vanilla, caramel and charred American oak, balanced with the best of the orchard, over-ripe apples and their sweet, tart, earthy juice. Many barrels are filled, but only a small portion, the very smoothest, will find their way into The Mitten. We love wintertime, especially when we have The Mitten to keep us warm and happy through the long, cold night.
VIRTUE SIDRA DE NAVA - is a tart, lemony summer Spanish-style sidra. The Asturias region produces 80% of the Sidra in Spain, and the Asturian summer is something to behold. The skies are clear and blue, the cafés full, and Sidra reigns supreme. Every café and Sidrería pours it – either ’thrown’ from a bottle or pipa (pitcher) held high overhead or straight from the kupela (barrel). Afternoon drinking under those blue skies leads to long nights of music, dancing and of course, more Sidra. The climax of the summer is the Festival de la Sidra in the village of Nava, held each July.
Virtue’s Sidra de Nava is more tart than the dry ciders of England or funky cidre from France. It’s lemony nose and bracingly tart dry finish are a happy intersection of cider, dry white wine and fresh squeezed lemonade. It’s the most refreshing of drinks, pure sunshine in a glass.
VIRTUE LEDBURY is an old market town in Herefordshire, England – full of historic inns and pubs, and a beautiful, half-timber Market House dating back to 1617. It sits between the rivers Wye and Severn, surrounded by orchards growing cider apples. My first visit to Ledbury was as a brewer, to buy English hops in the autumn of 2007. I returned in 2011, a newly minted Cider-maker, to meet Tom Oliver. Tom makes traditional cider and perry in Ocle Pynchard, Herefordshire, to my palate among the very best.
The Ledbury Cider is an English-style medium cider – not too dry, not too sweet. A blend of old world bittersweet apples and new world heirloom varieties are fermented with native yeast, adding a bit of farminess to the ripe apple nose.