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About Jason Ley

Ley, pronounced [leɪ] (i.e. “lay”), is a Certified Beer Server, with his palate-in-training to become a Certified Cicerone®. As soon as he relocated from Detroit to Grand Rapids in 2010, Beer City USA’s craft beer scene captivated him. Ley is the CEO of Better Drinking Culture, and is also the creator, writer and producer of Modern Ahabs, a non-staged reality TV show about the hunt for the world’s most elusive craft beer. When he’s not lusting after the next beer on his bucket list, he plays the drums, experiments in the kitchen, aspires to be a role model to his three nephews, and plots his next travel adventure to explore the world with his wife. Follow what moves him at www.jasonley.com and www.modernahabs.com.
Latest Posts | By Jason Ley
New Holland Brewing Explains Unique Partnership With Pabst Brewing
2 months ago

New Holland Brewing Explains Unique Partnership With Pabst Brewing

New Holland Brewing Company announced on December 15 that they are entering into a “long-term partnership agreement” with Pabst Brewing Company that will “focus on the national distribution and sales …
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Local Specialty Beverage Retail Location Doubles in Size

Grand Rapids, MI – Known commonly by loyal, repeat customers simply as “Rishi’s,” Rishi’s International Beverage, a specialty beverage retail store located on the city’s southeast side, recently completed a …
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Leaders Beverage: Exposing Draft’s Dirty Little Secrets
8 months ago

Leaders Beverage: Exposing Draft’s Dirty Little Secrets

Since retiring in 2010 after 22 years of service in the Army, leaving active duty in the ranks of Major and as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot, Drew Larson has …
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Perrin & Cigar City’s White Noise: A Soothing Collaboration
8 months ago

Perrin & Cigar City’s White Noise: A Soothing Collaboration

Perrin Brewing Company has been under the West Michigan craft beer microscope since Oskar Blues Brewery acquired them in early 2015. Perrin then raised eyebrows with their playful, controlled disruption …
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Gray Skies Distillery: Two Friends Bonded by Kindred Spirits
10 months ago

Gray Skies Distillery: Two Friends Bonded by Kindred Spirits

For Brandon Voorhees and Steve Vander Pol, co-founders of Gray Skies Distillery, longtime friends, and Grand Rapids natives, the entrepreneurial spirit has ran through their blood for two generations. Voorhees’ …
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Public Apology To Our Readers

Despite our philosophy to tell the stories of Michigan craft beer, spirits and cider with the utmost integrity, we recently failed our community and readers.

One of our newest …
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Perrin Brewing Releases No Rules with No Limits
11 months ago

Perrin Brewing Releases No Rules with No Limits

All bets were off when Perrin Brewing Company announced this year’s No Rules bottle release would have no limits.

The attendance for the No Rules Release Boondoggle on Saturday, …
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High Five Co-op Brewery: For the people, by the people
11 months ago

High Five Co-op Brewery: For the people, by the people

High Five Co-op Brewery wants you!

Michigan’s first cooperatively-owned brewery hosted their official investment launch party, seeking investors to help fund what will ultimately lead to a democratically-operated brewpub in …
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