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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

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
2 years ago

New GR beer garden to celebrate sustainability, Michigan outdoors

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

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

By  •  Reviews

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

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

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

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

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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