Ernie Richards: Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s Sparkle Queen

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“What good is sanity?!” That was the first thing out of Ernie Richards’ mouth when I showed up to interview him, after having commented about how impressive Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s draft list looked. He laughed from his belly partially in self-reflection and part exhaustion, which made his salt and (heavier on the) pepper beard […]

Michigan Breweries Unite for Hops Against Hunger

Comstock Park, Mich. —  Michigan’s food banks are encouraging supporters to raise a glass for hunger relief this September. The campaign is called Hops Against Hunger, and it unites the state’s breweries and beer geeks with food banks serving those in need. All month, Michigan breweries will be hosting fundraisers to support the work of […]

Feelgood Tap Hosting First Ever Tap Takeover at HopCat Kalamazoo

Detroit, Mich — In the days leading up to Kalamazoo Beer Week, the Feelgood Tap, along with fundraising partner HopCat, are hosting the first ever Feelgood Tap Takeover. Ten breweries from throughout the state will each be featuring two different beers during the event, set to take place January 11th at the newest HopCat location […]

Short's Announces Release of Psychedelic Cat Grass – Without Delay IPA

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire and Elk Rapids, MI announces distribution of Psychedelic Cat Grass, a triple dry hopped American India Pale Ale. Billed as a “Without Delay IPA,” Short’s plans to package and distribute the beer within 24 hours; allowing customers to enjoy this beer on the same day it […]

Short’s Announces Release of Psychedelic Cat Grass – Without Delay IPA

Elk Rapids, Mich. – Short’s Brewing Company of Bellaire and Elk Rapids, MI announces distribution of Psychedelic Cat Grass, a triple dry hopped American India Pale Ale. Billed as a “Without Delay IPA,” Short’s plans to package and distribute the beer within 24 hours; allowing customers to enjoy this beer on the same day it […]

HopCat kicks off a monthlong celebration of anniversary

Grand Rapids–HopCat Grand Rapids is celebrating their anniversary January 23, but the party lasts all month long. The celebration got an early start this Saturday with a release of special collaboration beers. On January 23rd the official anniversary party will feature HopCat exclusive beers including bottles of Red Nymph and Oil Spiller. Fans of Hopcat’s […]

Dark Horse Brewing, HopCat Team Up for Record Tap Takeover

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DETROIT – HopCat Detroit and Dark Horse Brewing Co., of Marshall joined forces this weekend to produce a World Record Tap Takeover featuring 130 unique Dark Horse brews. The event, dubbed Dark Saturday, broke a record set at HopCat Detroit’s grand opening on Dec. 13, 2014, which featured 120 Short’s Brewing Company beers. By 11 […]

HopCat, Griffin Claw celebrate women with Collaboration Brew Day

United she mashed and divided she brewed this past Sunday for the Pink Boots Society’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. In over 70 breweries nationwide, women gathered to brew this year’s Unite Red Ale recipe, created by Sophie du Ronde of Muntons Malt in England. Locally, brewing took place at HopCat Grand Rapids and Griffin […]