Pushing Forward: How a Michigan Craft Brewery Gets Proactive During COVID-19

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COVID-19 began as an abstract. It was something happening across the world, but not here in Michigan, or even the United States. It was murmurs and rumors and hand washing. And then March 16 came and everything changed with a quick, decisive snap when Governor Gretchen Whitmer closed all dine-in service for bars and restaurants […]

Upper Hand Brewery to release Delta Series

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News series is inspired by the local brewing history   ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is proud to announce the upcoming release of its Delta Series, six beers inspired by the historical Delta Brewing Company. The beers, which will be available in cans and on draft, are based on real brands and styles brewed […]

Short’s Brewing Co. Announces Pub Reopening: Friday, May 22

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Bellaire, Mich. – Following the Governor’s orders, Short’s Bellaire Pub will reopen this Friday, May 22 just in time for the holiday weekend. The Short’s team are going above and beyond government mandates for the safety of our staff and patrons as a result of COVID-19.  The biggest change—moving to reservations only and limiting group […]

Short’s Brewing Announces Refreshin’ Session Variety Pack

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Elk Rapids, Mich. – Just in time for summer adventure, Short’s Brewing Co has released a brand-new variety pack featuring some brand-new brews and a flagship favorite. Refreshin’ Session is lo-cal, lo-carb, and lo-abv variety pack featuring Local’s Light, Furry Buddy, Lil’ Huma, and Soft Parade Seltzer. It’s truly Short’s guide for the long game, […]

Upper Hand Brewery wins Gold, Double Bronze at World Expo of Beer

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ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is proud to announce that two of its beers were awarded medals at the 2019 World Expo of Beer. Escanaba Black Beer was awarded a gold medal in the Dark European category, while Barrel-Aged Old Fighter took home bronze medals in both the Strong American and Wood-Aged categories.   […]

The Upper Peninsula’s first niche brewery: Barrel + Beam

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Barrel + Beam opened its doors in Marquette in January 2018 with a clear vision. Seeming to come out of the gates sprinting, the brewery emerged with a well defined brand, a suite of farmhouse and barrel aged ales and an ambitious self distribution plan. None of that happened overnight. “It took a decade for […]

7 Monks Taproom Celebrates 7 Years with Monumental Anniversary Party

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Traverse City, Mich. – Seven years ago Matt Cozzens and Jim Smolak had a dream to bring great beer and great food to Traverse City. They dreamed big, opening their craft beer bar with an almost unheard of 46 taps; wine, cider, local mead; and an ever changing bottled beer selection. Fast forward to today […]

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Brings Together the Tastes of Summer

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Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a giant cookout. For the last 12 years, Crystal Mountain has been hosting just that, bringing together Michigan breweries and unique takes on that favorite summer staple: the brat. This year, Crystal Mountain will host its 13th Annual Michigan Beer and Brat Festival on May 26 from 4-8 p.m. […]