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Brewery Profiles

Harmony provides relaxed, friendly atmosphere with great brews and fare
4 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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A tale of two brewers: “Wob” and Warnes hit a home run at The Mitten
5 years ago

A tale of two brewers: “Wob” and Warnes hit a home run at The Mitten

GRAND RAPIDS — If you had to find a brewer at The Mitten Brewing Co., you could do it in under a minute. You can’t miss Rob “Wob” Wanhatalo. Wob …
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Our Brewing Company creates communal feel on lakeshore
5 years ago

Our Brewing Company creates communal feel on lakeshore

When Trevor Doublestein talks about creating a brewery that promotes community, he backs up his words with action.

During a busy Friday evening happy hour for GR Beer Week, Doublestein, …
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Right Brain’s new location becoming an “advocate for creativity”
5 years ago

Right Brain’s new location becoming an “advocate for creativity”

A move away from bustling Downtown Traverse City might have been a brave and bold move for Right Brain Brewery, but customers and its new neighborhood have embraced the change.


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51 North Brewing brings craft beer to North Oakland County
5 years ago

51 North Brewing brings craft beer to North Oakland County

LAKE ORION — It took a lot of a love and patience, but husband-and-wife Don and Mary Gindhart are proud to announce the birth of their baby, 51 North Brewing, …
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