McClary Bros. launches new flavor to start third year

Farmington-based McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars will mark its third anniversary this week, along with the release of its newest flavor, Michigan Saskatoon.

McClary Bros - Michigan Saskatoon
McClary Bros. Michigan Saskatoon drinking vinegar (contributed photo)

The June 25 celebration, held from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the McClary Bros. tasting room, 32621 Grand River in Farmington, will include samples and product demos from Simple Supple Foods, Motor City Popcorn, The Detroit Pop Shop, Beau Bien Fine Foods, Norma G.’s Food Truck, Scotty O’Hotty Sauces, Neu Kombucha, Living 4 Life Wellness, Gabriel Brass Band and Treasure Island Playground.

Food and beverages will be offered for sale, and the event includes live music and children’s activities. Ten percent of all proceeds earned during this event to FoodLab Detroit.

“We are so happy to be marking three years in business this June,” said McClary Bros. owner, Jess Sanchez McClary. “Our business has grown quickly and we’re proud to be a part of the thriving metro Detroit business community.”

Michigan Saskatoon is part of the limited edition line, “Forgotten Flavors,” which features Michigan crops that are unusual, hard to grow or forage, or simply not commonly used today due to the commercialization of agriculture. The Saskatoon berry used in this new flavor is sourced from Cross Farms in Northport, Michigan, and tastes somewhat similar to a blueberry. It lends itself well to a variety of food and beverage recipes and McClary Bros. features it in their recipe for a “Saskatoon Old Fashioned” cocktail.

McClary Bros. will donate 7.5 percent of sales proceeds from this new flavor to FoodLab Detroit, a diverse community of food businesses and allies working to make good food a sustainable reality for all Detroiters. This local organization has provided a great deal of support to McClary Bros. as it has grown over the last three years and has been an integral part of the business’s success.



While the business started with sales at local farmers markets around metro Detroit, today McClary Bros. Drinking Vinegars are sold or served in over 1,000 bars, restaurants, and retail locations in 27 states around the U.S.

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