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About Jason Ley

Ley, pronounced (/lā/), stopped chasing the cliché American Dream in 2015 to live smarter, travel more, and transition professionally into the world of craft beer. He’s a Certified Beer Server, with his palate-in-training to become a Certified Cicerone®. He's the CEO of Better Drinking Culture, and also the creator, writer, producer, and host of Modern Ahabs, a non-staged reality TV show about craft beer enthusiasts chasing their bucket list beers. Connect at jasonley.com and @jasonley.
Latest Posts | By Jason Ley
Michigan Brewers Pledge Allegiance in Nation’s Capital
9 months ago

Michigan Brewers Pledge Allegiance in Nation’s Capital

In sharp contrast to a city built on politics—a force with the power to polarize millions, beer just proved to have the strength to do the exact opposite. Nearly 15,000 …
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CRESTON BREWERY: COMMUNITY-INSPIRED
10 months ago

CRESTON BREWERY: COMMUNITY-INSPIRED

Opened in August 2016, Creston Brewery is planting an impression on their neighborhood. Rooted in a commitment to their community and all things local, Creston has transformed an old furniture …
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New Holland Brewing Explains Unique Partnership With Pabst Brewing
1 year 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
2 years 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
2 years 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
2 years 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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