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Bier Distillery & Brewery

Bier Distillery & Brewery

Micro-distillery, brewery, and restaurant in Comstock Park, Michigan serving craft liquor, beer, wine, cocktails, and Dutch and American bar food. Open 7 days a week. Kitchen closes one hour before close.

People Profile: To help you get to know us better, we asked our Master Distiller, Joel Bierling, to help us introduce himself to you. πŸ₯ƒ What is your title?Officially, President and Master Distiller, but really I'm the plumber, accountant, electrician, custodian, bus boy, and chief facilitator to help other people do their jobs. I do like to think of myself as an Alchemist, though, since I turn water into liquid gold. πŸ₯ƒ How long have you been doing this job?I think for over 10 years now. Time flies. (Joel's business partner edits this to add that it's been since Fall of 2013--11 years and counting!) πŸ₯ƒ What do you enjoy most about your job?I like learning and solving problems, so for me the most interesting and fun days are not really those where it is business as normal, but where there is a new mechanical or process problem to solve. Don't get me wrong, unsolvable problems are no fun and 9.99999 times out of 10, problems involving people are no fun. But having a non-critical part break or need to be improved is what keeps me sharp. πŸ₯ƒ What is your favorite spirit to make and why?Absinthe for the win. Absinthe fills the distillery with the unmistakable aroma of anise and fennel and is unmatched with the number of discrete steps it takes to make it. I love talking about absinthe and will happily talk anyone's ear off about it. πŸ₯ƒ If you are sitting down to enjoy a craft beverage at home, what are you reaching for?I make what I like to drink so all of our products have been created towards that end. So I don't really drink much of anything I don't also make. If I grab a beer, it's probably going to be Ms. Pickles, if I want a spirit, Sole Cry Rye Whiskey is my go-to, and if it's a liqueur, Brillari Amaro is a bottle that goes empty quite/too quickly. πŸ₯ƒ What do you enjoy doing when you are not working?#1, spending time with my family. I have two boys, 17 & 14, and I practically beg them all the time to do something, most anything, with me--I'm quite pathetic. If I'm forced to spend time without them, I'm a part time hockey player, cyclist, hunter, drone pilot, computer programmer, photographer and pretty much like playing with all manners of gadgets and toys. πŸ₯ƒ What is one interesting fact or accomplishment that not many people would know about you?I have a degree in computer science and wrote software using C, C++, C#, Basic, and a host of other languages for over 20 years. I wrote my first computer program on a Commodore 128 to print bills for my paper route when I was in 7th grade (before computers in school was really a thing). I also had a lead role in a flight simulator company writing what was predominantly a F-16 based dynamic war engine. I've also been hit by cars twice while cycling, though that is definitely not an accomplishment. I stay off the roads now! ... See MoreSee Less
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πŸƒ The Green Dragon πŸ‰ Mum's Ruin Gin, Henry's Absent Absinthe Verte, simple syrup, parsley purΓ©e, lemon, orange bitters ... See MoreSee Less
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Now on our seasonal menu ... 🌈Pot of Gold--Crescent Creek Bourbon, lemon, honey syrup, ginger syrup, golden maraschino cherry ... See MoreSee Less
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March cocktails start today! ☘️Dubliner--Crescent Creek Bourbon, Oranje liqueur, sweet vermouth, orange bitters, green maraschino cherry ... See MoreSee Less
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It's Thirsty Thursday! πŸ“£ Burgers are $2 off and draft pours are half off. πŸ”πŸΊ ... See MoreSee Less
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