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About Mike D’Orazio

Craft beer, Detroit sports, food, music and Michigan. Mike D'Orazio is an avid enthusiast for all of the above. He is a Central Michigan University graduate born and raised on the east side of Detroit. Mike is also a stout lover and home brewer.
Latest Posts | By Mike D’Orazio
From apartments to beer: The story of Rockne Van Meter
2 years ago

From apartments to beer: The story of Rockne Van Meter

How did you start brewing?

Rockne Van Meter: “I started brewing in my kitchen in the late ‘90s. I went to the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in 2002, …
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Bastone Brewery continues as a mainstay of Downtown Royal Oak
2 years ago

Bastone Brewery continues as a mainstay of Downtown Royal Oak

Bastogne — a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg.

Bastone — a Belgian-inspired brewery and restaurant located in the City of Royal Oak.

For 11 years, …
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Fluffing the sessions: A look at Kuhnhenn brews
3 years ago

Fluffing the sessions: A look at Kuhnhenn brews

Imperial Mud

12.5% ABV — Imperial Mud is an imperial stout with all of the qualities you would expect from the style. With a high ABV at 12.5%, Imperial Mud …
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Letting in the funk: Creating a perfect beer cellar
3 years ago

Letting in the funk: Creating a perfect beer cellar

To age or not to age — is that the question? Nowadays, aging seems to be the answer.

In the craft beer world, trends like cellaring, trading, verticals and bourbon …
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Kuhnhenn remembers the past, looks toward the future
3 years ago

Kuhnhenn remembers the past, looks toward the future

Just off of the corner of Mound and Chicago in Warren, you will find the humble and hidden Kuhnhenn Brewing Company bustling at capacity most days of the week.

In …
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Holiday Market grows to offer large selection of Michigan brews
3 years ago

Holiday Market grows to offer large selection of Michigan brews

ROYAL OAK – Holiday Market has been in business since 1954, back when they started as a small butcher shop and grocery store.

As of 2014, the shop is over 20 …
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All Hail Wassail: Kuhnhenn hosts annual Winter Solstice party
3 years ago

All Hail Wassail: Kuhnhenn hosts annual Winter Solstice party

WARREN — Wassail toasts were plentiful at Kuhnhenn Brewing Company this weekend as the brewery celebrated its annual Winter Solstice party.

The yearly two day event held on Friday and Saturday is …
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The Wine Garden serves St. Clair Shores with passion
3 years ago

The Wine Garden serves St. Clair Shores with passion

ST. CLAIR SHORES — Tony Batou knew alcohol was his passion back when he started his first retail location in 1995.

Batou, Owner of The Wine Garden, started developing his …
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