Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona

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For Steve Siciliano, proprietor of Siciliano’s Market (perhaps West Michigan’s most well-respected bottle shop and homebrewing supply store), admitting failure acknowledges how seriously close he was to giving up—and how thankful he is that he didn’t. Siciliano, who many would consider partly responsible for laying the foundation of what would become known as Beer City […]

Craft Draft 2 Go: Drink it Now or Later

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EDITOR’S NOTE: We are aware of the situation surrounding Craft Draft 2 Go and its co-owner Aaron VanArsdale. Due to the turbulent nature of the story, we are closing comments on this article, which originally published on July 14, 2016. However, we are happy to get feedback from our readers and invite them to email […]

Harvest Health brings craft selection into hand-crafted food stores

CASCADE — Harvest Health Foods, with a mission to bring wholesome, nutritious foods to your local neighborhood, might seem like the last place to get quality Michigan brewed beer, ciders and wines. But you’d be wrong. With multiple locations in the West Michigan area, Harvest Health has been around for over 60 years, and has grown to meet […]

Art of the Table your one stop shop for party needs

GRAND RAPIDS — “I always say the easiest way to describe us is that we are a store that has everything you need to throw a party,” says Amy Baas, Assistant Manger of Art of the Table. The store, open since 2003, features everything from decor, food and libations for your next party. And the […]

Whole Foods Cranbrook guides customers through vast beer selection

ANN ARBOR — Not your typical bottle shop, the Whole Foods Market Cranbrook location’s beer department offers a wide range of bottles sourced from Michigan to Belgium and beyond. You’ll find their vast stock in cold storage spread out over three different sections of the store. Katy Jensen, beer specialist, is in charge of buying […]

The Crushed Grape offers unique craft bottle list

GRAND RAPIDS — You might not notice it at first, but behind Celebration! Cinema and across from Meijer on Knapp Street, you’ll find one of the most unique bottle shops in the area. The Crushed Grape, opened since 2008, is known for its second floor wine loft, unique food items, spirits and craft beer. “It’s […]

The Wine Seller caters to both wine and beer aficionados alike

ANN ARBOR — On the rear side of the Plymouth Road Mall, you’ll find The Wine Seller. As the name implies, the store’s roots are as a wine specialty shop. When they took ownership in 2005, brothers Hardik and Swetang Patel added craft beer. Motivated by the increasing craft revolution a few years later, an expansion […]

Holiday Market grows to offer large selection of Michigan brews

ROYAL OAK – Holiday Market has been in business since 1954, back when they started as a small butcher shop and grocery store. As of 2014, the shop is over 20 times its original size and still putting an emphasis on quality products and services, particularly when it comes to craft beer. That’s where Beer Manager Ashley […]