Perrin Brewing: Ice Jam Event Raises $20,000 for Kids’ Food Basket

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Donation Will Support Kids’ Food Basket Sack Supper Program   Comstock Park, Mich. — Perrin Brewing Company is thrilled to announce that this year’s Ice Jam raised $20,000 for Kids’ Food Basket. The fourth annual event took place at the Perrin Pub on Jan. 25 and featured local Michigan live music, along with the Frostbite […]

Same but Different: Defining the Ever-Changing Craft Industry after GABF

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Back in 1982, the craft beer revolution was becoming something exciting, marked by something new—a premier, national festival and competition. 24 breweries, 50 beers, and 800 attendees seemed like small potatoes, but it was grand on a different type of scale. It was the first Great American Beer Festival, after all. Now it’s 2018. Over […]

7 Michigan Breweries Bring Home Medals from Great American Beer Festival

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LANSING, Mich.—Seven Michigan Brewers Guild member breweries were awarded a collective nine medals this past weekend at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition, in Denver, Colorado—the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence, presented by the Brewers Association. The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the […]

Best in Show: The Year’s Best Beers Honored at 2018 Great American Beer Festival®

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 DENVER, CO — The Brewers Association (BA) awarded 306 medals to 280 breweries across the United States at the 2018 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition. In a ceremony at the Colorado Convention Center in Denver, award-winning breweries received prestigious gold, silver and bronze medals in 102 beer categories covering 167 different beer styles (including all subcategories), establishing the best examples […]

The Faces of Summer Beer Fest

With literally thousands of beers to try from hundreds of breweries, time is a precious commodity at the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest. One gulp of Brewery Becker’s 15% Braggot and you might need a 15 minute breather by the riverside to sober up. Tick tock. Follow up with a healthy pour or two […]

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Brings Together the Tastes of Summer

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Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a giant cookout. For the last 12 years, Crystal Mountain has been hosting just that, bringing together Michigan breweries and unique takes on that favorite summer staple: the brat. This year, Crystal Mountain will host its 13th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival on May 26 from 4-8 p.m. […]

CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE: A MICHIGAN PERSPECTIVE

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“Networking” is a cliché excuse to get a paid “vacation” and drink a bunch of beer with your industry buddies, but it’s clear that there’s sincere value in being able to look a peer in the eye over a cold one. We may be in the business of beer, but it’s the beer that makes […]

Winter Beer Fest ’18: Flooded, but Not Washed Up

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The Michigan Brewers Guild’s Winter Beer Fest was (understandably) pushed back one week due to local flooding of the Grand River. With knee-jerk reactions on social media, and many shots taken at the MBG, lucky number 13 for the annual Fest proved that all events are realistically not immune to the guarantee of happening “rain […]