The Livery’s 6th Annual Funk Fest – October 15-17th, 2021

The Livery will be celebrating their 6th Annual Funk Fest on October 15-17th, 2021 in Benton Harbor, MI. The brewery is the oldest operating in Berrien County, and has won several awards throughout their 16 year history for their barrel-aged beers, and this year’s release party should be exceptional. Additionally, the event will include bottle releases, specialty firkin tappings, food specials, and live entertainment. This traditional trifecta of craft beer, housemade food, and live music provides a warm, welcoming atmosphere that brings joyful crowds from around the region.

The Livery’s barrel house will offer several brand new releases, highlighted by “Mango Rouge”, an interpretation of the brewery’s famed Biere de Garde “Maillot Jaune” with additions of Mango and Michigan Raspberries. Fans will also get an opportunity to take bottles of this new brew home as 100 bottles will be released on Saturday along with “Mueuze”, a 3-year hand selected blend of the aforementioned Biere de Garde. Other anticipated releases include “I Ain’t Afraid of No Lemon Lime” (Gose), “Blackberry Rhubarb Spontaneous Combustion” (Sour/Oak Aged Dark Wheat – and part of the humorous ‘Spinal Tap’-themed beer series), and specialty firkins that range from an IPA made with hops grown in The Livery’s own outdoor beer garden, a “Cherry Pie” variant of Mango Rouge, and a Dark Wheat Sour with Raspberry, Plum, and Lemon.

In addition to the pizza kitchen and extensive brewpub menu, The Livery plans to delight your palate with specialty mushroom soup, and a brand-new sandwich special as well!

Of course, the brewery which has long provided Southwest Michigan a home for live and original music will be pulling in local phenom St. Joe Jack & Company for a full- band concert on Friday at 8pm in the beer garden. The Saturday and Sunday headliner is Brendan Bayliss from the internationally touring juggernaut Umphrey’s McGee. While Bayliss has achieved success around the globe, his roots are right here in Michiana as a Notre Dame graduate. Tickets for Saturday night’s show sold out almost instantly, but a few tickets do remain for the Sunday evening concert as of press time. (*Proof of full vaccination – or – Proof of negative COVID-19 test required for admission to the concert) Full details can be found on The Livery website.