Primitive Beer

Wife, Husband Owners Thrive on Work-Work Balance This is not a history lesson in the dynamics of spontaneous fermentation. Nor does the plot hinge on the delicate vulnerability of relying on a koelschip. This is a story about a pair of fun, charming protagonists who fell in love during a “rocky” start and now operate […]

From Beer to Cervezas: Ex-Founders Brewer Relocates Abroad

Jeff Rogers

Técnico I+D+i de Elaboración Nuevos Productos After brewing his first batch of homebrew in 2014 with his brother-in-law, Jeff Rogers was enamored with the idea of a career in beer. Following the typical trajectory of countless amateurs-turned-pro before him, Rogers caught quick momentum in the local scene. Then his path deviated from the norm in […]

Short’s Brewing Announces partnership with The Pink Fund®

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Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Co. and The Pink Fund are teaming up for Breast Cancer Awareness Month with a fundraiser for cancer patients leveraging the brewery’s flagship brand, Soft Parade.  The Pink Fund is a national nonprofit that provides financial support on behalf of breast cancer patients to help meet basic needs, decrease […]

Pushing Forward: How a Michigan Craft Brewery Gets Proactive During COVID-19


COVID-19 began as an abstract. It was something happening across the world, but not here in Michigan, or even the United States. It was murmurs and rumors and hand washing. And then March 16 came and everything changed with a quick, decisive snap when Governor Gretchen Whitmer closed all dine-in service for bars and restaurants […]

Upper Hand Brewery to begin Lower Peninsula distribution

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ESCANABA, Mich. – A taste of Michigan’s Upper Peninsula is headed to the Mitten. Upper Hand Brewery, a division of Bell’s Brewery, will end its drought of availability below the Mackinac Bridge. Beginning this fall, Upper Hand will begin distribution of its beer to the Lower Peninsula. “When we started this adventure more than five […]


blushing padre

Belgian Style Ale Fermented with Raspberries Aged in Tequila Barrels – available this month   GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. – Founders Brewing Co. has announced Blushing Padre as the next release in the Mothership Series. To create Blushing Padre, Founders introduced their Belgian-style raspberry ale to a tequila barrel and wound up with what can only be […]

There’s a new member in the Dragon’s Milk Family: Dragon’s Milk Solera


The foeder-aged ale utilizes a technique that blends old and young into an ever-evolving beer   Holland, Mich.  — New Holland Brewing Company has announced the next member of the Dragon’s Milk family, Dragon’s Milk Solera, a 10% ABV foeder-aged ale that emphasizes the passage of time. By implementing a method where a flow of fresh beer influences […]

Celebrating July as Michigan Beer Month

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LANSING, Mich – Legislators in Lansing have recently declared July as “Michigan Beer Month” with the introduction of House Resolution No. 289 and Senate Resolution No. 131, noting the brewing industry’s long-standing history, impact on both the tourism and agricultural interests and the ongoing contributions to the overall economy of the state. According to Scott Graham, Executive […]