Local Petoskey brewing company opens full-state distribution in Michigan this month Beards Brewery has distributed throughout most areas of Michigan up until this time, growing their Charlevoix production facility gradually as demand increases; but they will be opening distribution in Southeast Michigan for the first time, effectively making Beards available state-wide.  Flagship beers include Luna, […]

Beards Brewery Celebrates Five Years of Success in New Space

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The first time I ventured out to Beards, I nearly missed it driving through downtown Petoskey. The sign was relatively small on an easy-to-miss building. The brewery itself was tucked in the back of a building, down a stone path in what looked like an enclosed outdoor space. The taproom was small, cozy, full of […]

Northern Michigan Brewery Expands Distribution

Beards Brewery, a brewery out of Petoskey in Northern Michigan, is making its way into the Grand Rapids market. What makes Beards special to the market is every can the brewery puts out is all due to machinery developed by Todd Vriesenga, the owner of Microcanner, a canning line company just north of Grand Rapids […]

Craft Beer Trumps Rainy Monsoon at Eighth Annual U.P. Beer Fest

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Nothing could stop people from enjoying U.P. Beer Fest this past Saturday. Not the 10-hour drive to Marquette (for downstate attendees). Not the monsoon rainfall that started at nine o’clock that morning and didn’t stop until six o’clock that night. And definitely not the mud pit or creek of flood water that surrounded all of […]