Proost! Dutch Girl Brewery opens to excitement in Spring Lake

When you live in West Michigan, you can’t get too far without coming across something touched or inspired by the Dutch culture. With the Mitten State already making its mark in the beer industry, it is no surprise that the Dutch and beer cultures collide in Spring Lake.  Located directly across from Vander Mill Cider Mill […]

New GR beer garden to celebrate sustainability, Michigan outdoors

GRAND RAPIDS — What do dilapidated buildings, shipping containers and craft beer all have in common? The Sovengard. Grand Rapids’ first official outdoor beer garden is slated to open late this summer on the west side. As with any bar in Beer City USA, you’ll find plenty of craft beer, along with craft spirits, cider […]

Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry

GRAND RAPIDS — Cider throughout the U.S. is booming. But in Michigan? “It’s been pretty fast [growing] for a good three years running now,” said Paul Vander Heide, president of the Michigan Cider Association (MCA) and owner of Vander Mill in Spring Lake. The Michigan cider industry is growing so fast that Vander Heide teamed up […]

Artistic fermentation: A look at beers at The Gallery

Precision Porter 6.3% ABV — In a world with breweries spreading their brewing time and abilities across a wide range of styles, The Gallery took a refreshing view on the classic Porter. Easily the best beer on the tap list, the Porter is led by a strong roasted barley presence. The brewery is hamstrung by having […]

Evans discusses Grand Rapids brewing history in new book

It’s obvious to the rest of the city, state and country. The present state of Grand Rapids beer is thriving. Between being named BeerCity USA, winning multiple other polls — including the recent “Best Beer Town” by USA Today — local craft beer is here to stay. But what most people might not be aware […]

MittenBrew teams up with Rockford Brewing to release Grandma’s Cookies

ROCKFORD — MittenBrew.com, the leading source for Michigan craft libation news, reviews and event coverage, has announced it has teamed up with Rockford Brewing Company to release its second collaborative beer. The beer, named Grandma’s Cookies, will be released at a Feb. 24 release party at Rockford Brewing Company beginning at 5 p.m. The party […]

MittenBrew teams up with Rockford Brewing to release Grandma's Cookies

ROCKFORD — MittenBrew.com, the leading source for Michigan craft libation news, reviews and event coverage, has announced it has teamed up with Rockford Brewing Company to release its second collaborative beer. The beer, named Grandma’s Cookies, will be released at a Feb. 24 release party at Rockford Brewing Company beginning at 5 p.m. The party […]