GRBC: Changing Directions to Support Local


Established breweries that have survived the blood, sweat and tears faced by opening in a saturated market need to make a decision — stay the course, or make some changes. Grand Rapids Brewing Company chose to change its direction by no longer being a certified organic brewery as of 2015.   “We did that mostly […]

Love is in the air for Michigan Craft Beer

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LANSING, Mich—Craft beer enthusiasts are passionate about Michigan brews…and February is the perfect time to fall in love with rich, chocolaty and fruity beers. As you head out with your sweetheart this year for Valentine’s Day, consider ordering up a pint of one of these deliciously romantic Michigan made libations recommended by the Michigan Brewers […]

The Hideout: Hidden Perfectly Off the Beaten Path

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GRAND RAPIDS – Hidden down a side street, nestled amongst an apartment complex and a television station, the Hideout Brewing Company is aptly named — it is like a secret that everyone wants to hear. The inside speaks that of a secret society, drawing you in with their 32 tap handles that you may stop […]

B.O.B.’s Peanut Butter Porter Has A New Friend


GRAND RAPIDS – As an original Winter Beer Festival contributing drinker, B.O.B.’s Brewery’s Brewmaster John Svoboda’s interests are always surpassed by the excitement and fun that the festival brings. Ever since the WBF made its way to Grand Rapids, B.O.B.’s has been a participant. “It is wonderful publicity and you have the opportunity to meet […]

On tap at Black Lotus: beer, virtual fairways and tango lessons

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Clawson, MI – Black Lotus Brewing Company will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in quietly cool Clawson. The neighborhood brew pub has recently doubled tap capacity as its brewing program, as well its customer base, continues to grow. The brewery is home to an eclectic mix of brews, scratch-made food, and funky decor. Free […]

Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form

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Ann Arbor, MI–One of the great things about modern society is that it gives people a chance to remake themselves, to be what they want to be. The same could be said for buildings. Take 220 Felch Street, located in the Water Hill neighborhood in Ann Arbor. It was built as a fuel oil storage […]

Find your Dragon at Winter Beer Fest

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Holland, MI — A tricked out beer trailer? An eight foot tall metal dragon that will be looming over you as you sip deliciousness? A crazy ambitious series from New Holland that provides 16 variations of Dragon’s Milk? Um, yes. Count me in New Holland Brewing. Your presence at the 11th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter […]

Arbor Brewing tastings are a’changing

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In college, the beer began to flow on Thursday evenings. But I got older, and figured that Thursdays belonged to the young’uns. Then I moved to Ann Arbor, and discovered Arbor Brewing Company’s (ABC) monthly beer tastings. And for a long time, a certain Thursday each month belonged to them. The schedule of styles repeated […]