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Michigan Brewers Guild celebrates 20 Years of Festivals and Advocacy
5 months ago

Michigan Brewers Guild celebrates 20 Years of Festivals and Advocacy

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In the beginning, 1997 to be precise, there were approximately 30 breweries with membership in the newly minted Michigan Brewers Guild. The purpose of their inception was to form an …
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8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival RECAP
1 year ago

8th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival RECAP

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Beer festivals happen several times a year. From fest to fest, some things are different—the weather, the breweries, the food. But many things are exactly same from year to year—the …
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Another Summer Beer Fest in the Books
1 year ago

Another Summer Beer Fest in the Books

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The frozen washcloths helped. So did the shady trees. But the biggest relief from the sweltering heat was the beer. Because that is what this festival is about—beer. Specifically, Michigan …
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A Peek at the Peak
2 years ago

A Peek at the Peak

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Grizzly Peak is one of the pioneer brewpubs in Ann Arbor, MI. Along with Arbor Brewing Company, it anchors Washington Street in downtown in a way that beer drinkers might …
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Ashley’s of Westland Hosting Two Festivals in February

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For the past six years, Ashley’s of Westland has hosted it’s Belgian Beer Week, serving only beer brewed in Belgium over an eleven day period. In 2015, they added …
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Cellarmen’s brings fermentation, hardcore metal to Hazel Park
2 years ago

Cellarmen’s brings fermentation, hardcore metal to Hazel Park

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HAZEL PARK, MI – If you hear loud music coming from 24310 John R, you can be sure the four bearded men inside the building are hard at work brewing …
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Dark Horse Brewing, HopCat Team Up for Record Tap Takeover
2 years ago

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 …
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Detroit Fall Beer Festival: The Rise of the Spice
2 years ago

Detroit Fall Beer Festival: The Rise of the Spice

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Not that long ago, pumpkin spice did not invade every aspect of our society. Oh, sure, there were pumpkin pies, pumpkin muffins, and the occasional pumpkin cheesecake. But one couldn’t …
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