Weather cooperation helps make inaugural Beerfest at the Ballpark a success

LANSING — Mother Nature eased off on cold temperatures for a while and let her Spring light shine down on Lansing this past Saturday for the first annual Beerfest at the Ballpark. The event was held at the Cooley Law School Stadium in Downtown Lansing. Hundreds of craft beer aficionados and first-time beerfesters flocked to […]

Founders taproom hosts KBS Week finale

GRAND RAPIDS — Founders Brewing Co. was the hottest spot in Grand Rapids this past Saturday, as the brewery rounded out a week-long, city-wide party of the highly-acclaimed KBS. From March 18-22, Grand Rapids played host to nearly 20 KBS tapping events across the city and at selected retailers throughout the area. On Saturday, patrons […]

Jackson beer fest highlights Michigan brews

JACKSON — The Southern Michigan Winter Beer Festival is on the cusp of a general renaissance. Rebecca Calkins, PR and Technology Manager at Experience Jackson, connects the dots. “We are the visitor’s bureau for Jackson, and we are a sponsor (along with the Grand River Marketplace-home of Grand River Brewery) for this event.  The Jackson […]

Rezervoir Lounge offers twist on food with options during Cool Brews. Hot Eats.

GRAND RAPIDS — It’s sad but true; Cool Brews. Hot Eats. is coming to a close. Saturday will mark your final chance to experience the expert pairings and beer-infused dishes and restaurants and brewpubs throughout Grand Rapids. But if you can’t make it out before Saturday night, you’re in luck. Although they are participating in their […]

Gallery: Relive Winter Beer Fest

GRAND RAPIDS — Relive the ninth annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival with our gallery below. Photos by Alyson Eibam, Bryan Esler and Philip Zoutendam.

Long lines, lots of beer, cold weather? A perfect Winter Beer Fest

GRAND RAPIDS — The 2014 Winter Beer Fest, as always, was packed. By now, you all know the numbers. 89 breweries, 768 beers and a miraculous amount of portable toilets but somehow people still had to wait in line. There were the perennial favorites like Founders and Short’s, with standards and fun one-offs and long, […]

Winter Beer Fest showcases dark, specialty brews

GRAND RAPIDS — The ninth annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival took place Saturday, giving craft beer aficionados the chance to try some of their favorite, as well as some rare, Michigan brews. Everything from sour fruit beers to habanero porters were featured, allowing for a wide variety of different flavors and beer experiences. […]

Brew Ha Ha! takes over the DeltaPlex for a mix of beer, comedy and music

GRAND RAPIDS — For lovers of beer, cider, mead, music and comedy, the 6th Annual Great Brew Ha Ha! was a perfect date for Valentine’s Day weekend. Grand Rapids-area Brewery Vivant, Cellar Brewing Company, Founders Brewing Co., Perrin and The Hideout were among the over 40 drink vendors whose libations were sampled by patrons. Several […]