PAW PAW, MI — Paw Paw Brewing Co. is celebrating its 5th anniversary by making a series of collaboration beers with its nearby brewing friends.

The 5th anniversary party will begin at noon on Saturday, Jan. 30, at the brewery, 929 E Michigan Ave, Paw Paw.

Paw Paw Brewing Co. co-owner Ben Fleckenstein said there will be live music from the Kalamazoo Americana band Barn On Fire, live music, bonfires, food, including barbecue and a crawfish boil, and a commemorative anniversary pint glass.

There is no cover for event, but guests will need to purchase drink tickets, Fleckenstein said.

“It’s our last (anniversary) hurrah before moving into the new building,” Fleckenstein said.

Fleckenstein announced plans in August for the brewery to begin work on a new 22,000-square-foot space near the brewery’s current production home. Paw Paw Brewing Co. produced slightly less than 2,000 barrels in 2015.

Paw Paw Brewing Co., which is owned by Fleckenstein and his brother-in-law Ryan Sylvester, worked with several local breweries to make a series of specialty beers for the event.

Greenbush Brewing Co., of Sawyer, One Well Brewing, of Kalamazoo, Final Gravity Brewing Co., of Decatur, Arclight Brewing Co., of Watervliet, and Barn Brewers Brewery, of Lawton, brewed a series of big beers for the event.

For more information about the party, call 269-415-0145 or go to


Blue Shrub
About: India Pale Lager with Greenbush Brewing Co.
ABV: 7.0%
Paws in the Well
About: Double IPA with One Well Brewing, 5 grains and 5 hops
ABV: 8.0%
Final Paw
About: Belgian IPA with Final Gravity
ABV: 8.0%
PAW-ARC-ED Eldorado
About: India Brown Double IPA with Arclight Brewing Co.
ABV: 8.0 %
Black Barn
About: Double Cascadian Black IPA with Barn Brewers Brewery
ABV: 7.1 %
Barn On Fire Ale 
About: Pale Ale with Blue Spruce Pine Tips, named after the Kalamazoo band, Barn On Fire

Making the Barn on Fire Pale Ale!Check out this video sharing how the “Barn on Fire Pale Ale w/ Spruce Tips” was created, our collaboration beer with BARN ON FIRE! Limited Release at the pub for our 5 YEAR ANNIVERSARY PARTY January 30th, get it before it’s gone!LOVE, PPBC

Posted by Paw Paw Brewing Company on Thursday, January 14, 2016