Spring Mead Fest draws record crowds

Nearly 1,700 people gathered at B. Nektar Meadery in Ferndale on Saturday,to celebrate what ancient civilizations once considered to be the nectar of the gods. With its highest-ever attendance, the Spring Mead Fest proves that one of the oldest alcoholic beverages in recorded history has staying power — and B. Nektar has been instrumental in […]

New breweries take advantage to showcase brews at Spring Fest

HUDSONVILLE — At a beer festival filled with new West Michigan breweries, Elk Brewing Company was as new as it gets. The Grand Rapids-based brewery opened to the public on Friday and was serving three beers at the inaugural Beer City Spring Fest on Saturday. Serving customers its Scotch Ale (9.8% ABV) beneath a giant […]

Women of West Michigan featured on beer tour

KALAMAZOO — A West Michigan Beer Tour is a long day, but a long day worth the cost and a hell of a lot of fun. MittenBrew recently tagged along with Lisa Faber and Beth Liberty, partners (along with their husbands) of West Michigan Beer Tours, Inc. for ‘Women of West Michigan Beer.’  About 25 craft […]

Short’s celebrates 10 years of passion and creativity

BELLAIRE — In 2004, Joe Short set out to share his creative approach to brewing with the world. On Saturday, Short’s Brewing Company celebrated its success with a special anniversary celebration. The Short’s 10 Year Anniversary Party honored what the Short’s team is passionate about and the Northern Michigan community that has supported its success. “It […]

Founders goes dark for annual Black Party

GRAND RAPIDS — The 13th Annual Black Party at Founders was held on Saturday. Lucky 13 brought beautiful weather and huge crowds to enjoy the many black beers Founders has become famous for, as well as a few new surprises. If you were fortunate enough to arrive in time to receive the commemorative pint glass, it […]

Lansing Microbrew Fest brings big names in brewing and music

Locals filled the Adado Riverfront Park in Lansing, MI to celebrate great food, music, and of course, beer, at the Microbrew and Music Festival on Friday and Saturday.  Over 40 breweries were represented from places all over Michigan as well as the entire country. While the festival brought many favorites for those in attendance, like […]

Team BeerCity formed, plans in place for BeerCity Week this May

GRAND RAPIDS — Local breweries, media and beer aficionados have come together to form Team BeerCity, a group committed to promoting Grand Rapids as “forever” BeerCity USA. The group, which met in March, was originally formed out of the Grand Rapids Society of Beer. Team BeerCity is led by an administrative committee made up of […]