Had a visit to New Holland in Holland, MI this past weekend. Took and tour and had lunch.
Started off with a tour of the production facility. Very interesting. Tour started out with a pour of either Mad Hatter IPA, or Sundog Amber. I chose the Amber, simply because I usually have the IPA. We saw the MLTs, grain storage area, HLTs, grinding room, fermentation room, Oak Barrels for the aged beers, hops... You know, brewery stuff!
I asked where they got the Spelt for their Golden Cap Saison, and the tour guide said that it was a trade secret. At the end of the tour we checked out the bottling line which is run on Thursdays, and then sat down for samples of the Golden Cap Saison, Mad Hatter IPA, and The Poet Oatmeal Stout. All very good beers and we got souvenir glasses with their logo, and a discount card for the BrewPub downtown.
After the tour we went to the brewpub downtown and had lunch. It was too late for the tour of the distillery at the brewpub, but we had a very nice lunch and watched some Basketball. I had a Scottish Ale which was good, but I wish I'd chosen the cask Mad Hatter and pulled pork sandwich.
After we ate I picked up a New Holland Jacket and a tulip glass on discount.
All in all a nice time and well worth the $5 for the beer and tour and glass.
Check online calendar for tour times as they will be changing to different hours for the summer.