Old to new: Petoskey Brewing makes its mark on Northern Michigan

PETOSKEY — If you’ve been to Northern Michigan and have ever driven on M-119 north of Petoskey, you’ve passed the building numerous times — whether you were going to Harbor Springs in the summer to shop, the “Tunnel of Trees” in the fall to see the orange and yellow in the leaves or Nub’s Nob […]

Backstage Series defines Founders’ philosophy

GRAND RAPIDS — The Backstage Series, those 750mL bottles filled with taproom one-offs or something new altogether are what epitomizes the Founders’ Philosophy of Brewing. Just ask Dave Engbers, Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education.  “The Backstage Series is one of the fun things that wasn’t part of the original business plan.  We […]

Backstage Series defines Founders' philosophy

GRAND RAPIDS — The Backstage Series, those 750mL bottles filled with taproom one-offs or something new altogether are what epitomizes the Founders’ Philosophy of Brewing. Just ask Dave Engbers, Co-Founder and Vice President of Brand & Education.  “The Backstage Series is one of the fun things that wasn’t part of the original business plan.  We […]

Brewery Terra Firma Wicked Garden Honey Rye Beet Wheat

This light bodied wheat ale is as unique as Brewery Terra Firma’s approach to brewing. Brewed with local beets and honey from the Terra Firma farm, Wicked Garden is perfect for someone looking to try something new. The beet flavor is not overwhelming

Beer for their horses: Royal Oak fest benefits Camp Casey

The Royal Oak Music Theatre is one of metro Detroit’s top concert venues, but it was craft beer that took center stage on Saturday. The theater hosted the fifth annual Royal Oak Craft Beer Fest, featuring more than 100 craft beers from a combination of more than 40 Michigan and national breweries. The event was […]

HopCat celebrates sixth anniversary, looks to the future

GRAND RAPIDS — A line was forming outside on the morning of HopCat’s sixth anniversary, but owner Mark Sellers was concerned first of all with the crowd inside. “When we opened,” he told the congregation of about 25 employees, “I didn’t even know if we’d make it to one year. Now we’ve made it six […]

Brewery Terra Firma What the Frank Double Rye IPA

8.1% ABV, Draft Appearance: Golden brown with small head Aroma: Subtle notes of rye and hops Taste: Rye with citrus and floral hop finish Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a smooth finish What the Frank Double Rye IPA is a combination of two great flavor profiles. The spice of the rye balances beautifully with the variety […]

Brewery Terra Firma Penny Dreadful Black Ale

6.8% ABV, Draft Appearance: Black with little headAroma: Notes of coffee and roasted nuts Taste: Malty with notes of roasted coffee Mouthfeel: Full bodied with a smooth finish Penny Dreadful, brewed for Halloween and now distributed throughout the state, is a beautiful dark beer. It is a smooth black ale with a wonderfully rich coffee […]