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Brewery Profiles

First brewery opens in Ada
5 years ago

First brewery opens in Ada

ADA — Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery served for the very first time on Saturday, at its Ada Drive location. The brewpub served roughly 1,000 pints on that day alone, and …
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Founders discusses past, present and future during brewery tour
5 years ago

Founders discusses past, present and future during brewery tour

GRAND RAPIDS — While it is true that beer is only made of four simple ingredients: Barley, yeast, hops, and water, each beer is uniquely crafted with varying recipes and …
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The WAB brings West Coast feel to Ferndale
5 years ago

The WAB brings West Coast feel to Ferndale

FERNDALE — Greg Burke knows what makes for a great brewery.

As a former patron of Woodward Avenue Brewers, Burke was immediately attracted to the brewery’s unique look and feel.


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Brothers bring some funk (and love) to Harmony Brewing Company
5 years ago

Brothers bring some funk (and love) to Harmony Brewing Company

When you hear that brewing is a family affair at Eastown’s Harmony Brewing Company, you can’t help but wonder if there isn’t some family feuding involved too. Brothers Jackson and …
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Harmony provides relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great brews and fare
5 years ago

Harmony provides relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great brews and fare

GRAND RAPIDS — It’s no surprise that Barry and Jackson VanDyke are good brewers — they know a thing or two about taking raw materials and turning them into something …
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Saugatuck highlights flavor balance with beer education
5 years ago

Saugatuck highlights flavor balance with beer education

DOUGLAS — When Scott Farney describes the success of Saugatuck Brewing Company, he breaks down its evolution into three main phases.

First things first — brew. Second, have a pub …
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The Mitten: Home away from home for Tigers fans
5 years ago

The Mitten: Home away from home for Tigers fans

GRAND RAPIDS — It was Opening Day for the Detroit Tigers on Monday, and as expected, Tigers fans packed the house. When the first pitch was thrown, it was standing-room-only; …
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Stopping along Pike 51
5 years ago

Stopping along Pike 51

While the stretch of Chicago Drive through Hudsonville may no longer be known as Turnpike 51, the namesake lives in the form of fermentation.

In June 2012, Pike 51 Brewing …
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