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About Bryan Esler

A lover of dark and sour beers, Bryan is an original co-founder of MittenBrew. Based in Grand Rapids, Bryan is a corporate events and commercial photographer, having been featured by BeerAdvocate Magazine, Pure Michigan, CNBC, ArtPrize, Bliss for Mayor, Circle Theatre and more . Visit his website at bryanesler.com for more.
Latest Posts | By Bryan Esler
Proost! Dutch Girl Brewery opens to excitement in Spring Lake
2 years ago

Proost! Dutch Girl Brewery opens to excitement in Spring Lake

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When you live in West Michigan, you can’t get too far without coming across something touched or inspired by the Dutch culture. With the Mitten State already making its mark …
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New GR beer garden to celebrate sustainability, Michigan outdoors
3 years ago

New GR beer garden to celebrate sustainability, Michigan outdoors

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GRAND RAPIDS — What do dilapidated buildings, shipping containers and craft beer all have in common?

The Sovengard.

Grand Rapids’ first official outdoor beer garden is slated to open late …
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Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry
3 years ago

Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry

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GRAND RAPIDS — Cider throughout the U.S. is booming. But in Michigan?

“It’s been pretty fast [growing] for a good three years running now,” said Paul Vander Heide, president of the …
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Artistic fermentation: A look at beers at The Gallery
3 years ago

Artistic fermentation: A look at beers at The Gallery

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Precision Porter

6.3% ABV — In a world with breweries spreading their brewing time and abilities across a wide range of styles, The Gallery took a refreshing view on the classic …
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Evans discusses Grand Rapids brewing history in new book
3 years ago

Evans discusses Grand Rapids brewing history in new book

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It’s obvious to the rest of the city, state and country. The present state of Grand Rapids beer is thriving. Between being named BeerCity USA, winning multiple other polls — …
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MittenBrew teams up with Rockford Brewing to release Grandma’s Cookies
3 years ago

MittenBrew teams up with Rockford Brewing to release Grandma’s Cookies

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ROCKFORD — MittenBrew.com, the leading source for Michigan craft libation news, reviews and event coverage, has announced it has teamed up with Rockford Brewing Company to release its second collaborative …
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MittenBrew “beer-terns” bring love of craft beer to staff, willingness to learn
3 years ago

MittenBrew “beer-terns” bring love of craft beer to staff, willingness to learn

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Last fall, we put out a call to our Facebook and Twitter nations, in an effort to look for our next beer-terns as a part of what we call our …
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Art of the Table your one stop shop for party needs
3 years ago

Art of the Table your one stop shop for party needs

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GRAND RAPIDS — “I always say the easiest way to describe us is that we are a store that has everything you need to throw a party,” says Amy Baas, …
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