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Press Release – Winter Beer Brunch at The B.O.B.

February 11, 2016

From a Gilmore Collection Press Release

THE GILMORE COLLECTION CELEBRATES BEER WEEK Sous Chef Mick Rickerd hosts Winter Beer Brunch on Saturday, February 20 at The B.O.B.

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (February 10, 2016) – The Gilmore Collection joins ExperienceGR in celebrating Beer Week 2016 with Winter Beer Brunch. Taking place at The B.O.B. in downtown Grand Rapids on Saturday, February 20 from 12-4pm, this beer-themed brunch will feature a sampling of 43 Michigan beers from 11 breweries, limited bottle releases, specialty tappings, live music from Hanna Rose & The Gravestones, games and contests, and a chance to win four tickets to the sold-out Winter Beer Festival. The brunch—created by Executive Sous Chef Mick Rickerd—will be served at stations throughout The B.O.B. “I’m really excited about this menu,” said Chef Rickerd. “It gives me the chance to elevate standard brunch dishes with an infusion of everyone’s favorite Michigan beers. Trust me, you’re not going to want to miss this!” The menu features:

Station 1 “Beir de Garde” brioche French toast with lemon-butter drizzle and warm Michigan-hopped maple syrup; Spanish egg pave; IPA-poached potatoes with crispy pancetta, scallions, and Founder’s BLiS Hot Sauce; and bacon and sweet corn grits

Station 2 Delski’s breakfast sausage and cherrywood-smoked bacon gravy with buttermilk biscuits; Sriracha-buttermilk fried chicken legs and spent grain waffles with malted spiced wort syrup; and dijon greens and roasted breakfast potatoes

Station 3 Smoked brisket and sweet potato hash with gruyere, hollandaise and wood roasted mushrooms; B.E.L.T. (bacon, egg, lettuce, and tomato) sliders with hopped aioli and caraway toast; and buffalo cauliflower with smoked bleu cheese and shaved celery

Station 4 Beignets with stout chocolate drizzle and cranberry orange bread with IPA glaze

Beer samples include:

B.O.B.’s Brewery Barrel-Aged Peanut Butter Porter, Barrel-Aged Tiramisu Stout, and 1-Year Barrel Aged Bobinator, and a Mystery Beer

Bell’s Brewery Milchkafee, 30th Anniversary, Christmas Ale, and Wild One

Dark Horse Brewing Company Scary Jesus Rock Star, 4 Elf, Scotty Karate, and Double Crooked Tree

New Holland Brewing Blue Sunday, Cabin Fever, Dragons Milk, and Carhartt Woodsman

Founders Brewing Company Azacca IPA, Redankulous, and Breakfast Stout

Pigeon Hill Brewing Company Oatmeal Cream Pie Stout, Motorboating, and a Pub Special Release

Grizzly Peak Brewing Company Rum Barrel Aged Maylem, and Berzerker Stout

Brewery Vivant Ski Patrol, Plowhorse, and Tree Bucket

Blackrocks Brewery Mint Stout, Gnomas, and Grand Rabbits

Latitude 42 Brewing Company Mike’s Camaro and Lucifer’s Cruiser

Saugatuck Brewing Company Blueberry Maple Stout, Snow Wizard, and Darker Than Your Soul

Tickets for the event are $30 per person and can be purchased online at Ticket includes brunch, four beer sampling tickets, a sampling glass, and entry into tournaments. Additional beer sampling tickets will be available for purchase at the event. For more information about The Gilmore Collection and The B.O.B., please visit For more information about Beer Week 2016, please visit

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