If Wine Camp sounds too hoity-toity for you, what about one where you learn to make your own Brewskis? That’s the promise of Brewmaster Camp at Kingsley House, Fennville, Mi. Camp starts with a visit to the Saugatuck brewery, for a taste test of over 70 recipes (this will separate the men from the boys!) to decide on your favorite flavor, from summer Wheats to Red Ales to rich Porters.
Doesn’t this flavor sounds perfect for “the morning after”: Chip’s Smoked Espresso Porter – Our friend Chip has been perfecting this over the years and it continues to evolve. This batch has a good dose of espresso from Uncommon Grounds in Saugatuck.
The way it works is that skilled brewers work with campers, helping them craft their own beers – this is a three-to-four-hour process. Return two weeks later to bottle and label your brew. Camp includes taste-testing, two commemorative brewery glasses, all brewing ingredients, bottles, 11 gallons of your own customized brew, personalized labels (upon request), and skilled brewers to assist campers during brew time, for only $200.
Camp is only available to Kingsley Inn guests and is offered year-round. B&B double rates are $115-$215; campers are offered a 50 percent discount for their return bottling trip.
The Kingsley B & B is ideally located in the heart of wine country, fruit orchards, Lake Michigan and Allegan State Forest. Good hiking, biking andd swimming. Saugatuck, Holland, South Haven all are within 10-15 minutes from the Inn. Experience all that Southern and West Michigan Beach resort towns have to offer. Sunsets over the beaches of Lake Michigan, Wine Country, Antiques, Dowhnhill and Cross Country Skiing are all close by.
The Kingsley House
A: 626 West Main St. M-89, Fennville, MI 49408