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About Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a storyteller based in Grand Rapids, Mich. The Michigan State University graduate is a staff writer for the Grand Rapids Business Journal, contributing editor for Grand Rapids Magazine and has written about sports, food, beer, wine, spirits and culture for various national publications, including Beer Connoisseur Magazine and GearPatrol.com. He authored the book "Grand Rapids Beer, An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing." He hosts the MittenBrew podcast and runs his blog, GrandConversations.com.
Latest Posts | By Pat Evans
B. Nektar gives the Michigan mead scene some bzzz
2 years ago

B. Nektar gives the Michigan mead scene some bzzz

Mead isn’t mainstream. It’s where beer was in the early 1980s, when breweries like Sierra Nevada and Bell’s Brewery were just getting started. Michigan, however, has one of the hottest …
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Taking the Long Road: A conversation with Long Road Distillers
2 years ago

Taking the Long Road: A conversation with Long Road Distillers

Jon O’Connor and Kyle VanStrien took a long, and detoured, road to opening Grand Rapids’ first distillery. The pair have a passion for local and spirits and it shines through …
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Beer over wine: 7 Monks brings awareness to local craft
2 years ago

Beer over wine: 7 Monks brings awareness to local craft

Pat Evans joins Jason Kasdorf of 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City, to discuss the area’s ever-growing beer scene.

From coney dogs to beer: Cranker’s thrives throughout the Mitten
2 years ago

From coney dogs to beer: Cranker’s thrives throughout the Mitten

James Crank of Cranker’s Brewery sits down with Pat Evans to discuss beer, brewing and hockey. To learn more about Cranker’s Brewery, please visit our profile on the brewery, “Cranker’s …
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Documentary showcases the struggles of new breweries
2 years ago

Documentary showcases the struggles of new breweries

MittenBrew sits down with Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden of “Blood, Sweat, and Beer,” a new documentary that follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew …
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Cranker’s thrives under the perfect ‘closer’
2 years ago

Cranker’s thrives under the perfect ‘closer’

BIG RAPIDS — Jim Crank took a risk when he hired his brewer for Cranker’s Brewery.

When he began looking into expanding his Coney Island operation into the brewing world, …
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Tandem Ciders reaps the benefits of continued cider growth
2 years ago

Tandem Ciders reaps the benefits of continued cider growth

Dan Young of Tandem Ciders sits down with Pat Evans to discuss the growing Michigan cider scene, and to talk about the inaugural Michigan Cider Week.

“The Beervangelist” discusses New Holland’s commitment to Michigan
2 years ago

“The Beervangelist” discusses New Holland’s commitment to Michigan

Fred Bueltmann joins Pat Evans to discuss New Holland’s recent announcement to use all Michigan-grown ingredients in its pub release beers.