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Brewery Profiles

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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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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