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Mushroom Head: The Makings of a Michigan Maltster
4 days ago

Mushroom Head: The Makings of a Michigan Maltster

I’ll admit, sometimes I rest on my laurels when describing any brown beer I’m drinking: “I don’t know, I guess it’s malty?” Malty. Like calling something “interesting,” it’s a cop-out …
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A Beer Fridge Fit for George Jetson
2 months ago

A Beer Fridge Fit for George Jetson

If NewAir AB-1200B sounds like the name of a fridge from the future, that’s because it is. With its pristine black matte finish and inaudible whirr, the NewAir looks like …
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Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona
2 months ago

Steve Siciliano: Behind the Persona

For Steve Siciliano, proprietor of Siciliano’s Market (perhaps West Michigan’s most well-respected bottle shop and homebrewing supply store), admitting failure acknowledges how seriously close he was to giving up—and how …
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Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Brings Together the Tastes of Summer
2 months ago

Michigan Beer and Brat Festival Brings Together the Tastes of Summer

Nothing says Memorial Day weekend like a giant cookout.

For the last 12 years, Crystal Mountain has been hosting just that, bringing together Michigan breweries and unique takes on …
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CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE: A MICHIGAN PERSPECTIVE
2 months ago

CRAFT BREWERS CONFERENCE: A MICHIGAN PERSPECTIVE

“Networking” is a cliché excuse to get a paid “vacation” and drink a bunch of beer with your industry buddies, but it’s clear that there’s sincere value in being able …
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Fetch Brewing Company: Creating Their Own Island
3 months ago

Fetch Brewing Company: Creating Their Own Island

“There’s got to be more to life than this,” said Jen Hain, owner of Fetch Brewing Company alongside her husband, Dan.

They didn’t plan on opening a brewery. They had …
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Stormcloud Brewing Opens New Production Brewery and Begins Canning
3 months ago

Stormcloud Brewing Opens New Production Brewery and Begins Canning

FRANKFORT, Mich –– The beer is flowing at Stormcloud Brewing Company’s new production brewery located on the east side of the city of Frankfort. The 12,759 square-foot facility houses a …
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Winter Beer Fest ’18: Flooded, but Not Washed Up
5 months ago

Winter Beer Fest ’18: Flooded, but Not Washed Up

The Michigan Brewers Guild’s Winter Beer Fest was (understandably) pushed back one week due to local flooding of the Grand River. With knee-jerk reactions on social media, and many shots …
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