**Review has been updated to reflect Eternity Brewing Company’s COVID-19 response plans as of March 17.
Yesterday’s St. Patty’s Day Celebration at Eternity Brewing Company had a few planned changes to its regular operation and newer changes due to the recent COVID-19 concerns.
The party took place at Eternity’s taproom from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm and the planned changes included two new beer releases and a sneak peek of the upcoming food menu! According to Eternity’s Facebook page, the live music by the Tiny Island Blues Band was canceled to “ensure the safety of our guests and staff during the COVID-19 outbreak.”
The food menu was exciting news for the crew at Eternity who had just exchanged ownership in 2019. Prior to building a kitchen, Eternity had operated under a Bring Your Own Food model and had a food truck or two parked out front a few times a week.
The soft open and run of the kitchen were well received by patrons, including me. I always like breweries with food and tend to frequent them more often. I grabbed the Caroline Pulled Pork sandwich. It was stacked with pulled pork smothered in Carolina BBQ sauce and coleslaw. It was so delicious that I ate it all before I remembered to take a picture of it.
**Eternity was planning on having the smaller food menu available on March 17, St. Patrick’s Day, but had to postpone the plan due to Governor Whitmer’s order that all dine-in establishments, including breweries, be closed. As of March 17, Eternity Brewing Company is open from noon to 8:00 pm with to-go beer.
Crimson Crash is released for St. Patrick’s Day each year and is an Irish Red Ale. I found it to be a light and malty beer that one could drink over the course of an afternoon. It was extremely sessionable.
The Irish Coffee Noble Throne is a completely different beer, so comparing the two released beers is like comparing apples and oranges. Between the two, though, the Irish Coffee Noble Throne was my favorite.
It was actually a surprise beer for Eternity. They stumbled upon a few kegs in storage that were filled with their Russian Imperial Stout, Noble Throne, from 2017. They tasted it and were blown away by the incidental aging that took place. Half of the discovery was set aside for a future release and Irish creme was added to the other half for this release. The stout was balanced between the newly added Irish creme and the chocolate and oak notes.
Overall, it was an excellent party to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day at Eternity Brewing! The two new beers and the food were delicious. As soon as the COVID-19 outbreak is contained, Eternity is looking forward to a taproom renovation, a full food menu, and a rebrand of their logo. Exciting news on multiple fronts at Eternity Brewing!
Disclaimer: Ed purchased beers and food at the event for the review.