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Jolly Pumpkin Hosts Michigan’s First Zwanze Day Event
7 months ago

Jolly Pumpkin Hosts Michigan’s First Zwanze Day Event

Zwanze Day is a fictitious holiday created by Jean Van Roy, owner and brewmaster of Brasserie Cantillon. His intention is to celebrate and honor the playful spirit of the people …
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Craft Beer Trumps Rainy Monsoon at Eighth Annual U.P. Beer Fest
9 months ago

Craft Beer Trumps Rainy Monsoon at Eighth Annual U.P. Beer Fest

Nothing could stop people from enjoying U.P. Beer Fest this past Saturday.

Not the 10-hour drive to Marquette (for downstate attendees).

Not the monsoon rainfall that started at …
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Burning Foot Beer Festival is on Fire for its Second Year!
9 months ago

Burning Foot Beer Festival is on Fire for its Second Year!

The Saturday morning of August 27 looked dicey. There was lightning cracking and rain coming down sideways. Perhaps this was the curse of Burning Foot? After all, the festival’s inauguration …
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HopStock Fest Brings Local Love to Beer City
9 months ago

HopStock Fest Brings Local Love to Beer City

Hops adorned the entrance to HopStock, the Beer City Brewers Guild’s inaugural craft beverage festival, while a 1977 Volkswagen bus-turned-photo booth captured hoppy smiles and totally groovin’ taste buds. Unlike …
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Short’s Fest: Saluting Production in a Year of Spectacular Growth
10 months ago

Short’s Fest: Saluting Production in a Year of Spectacular Growth

Short’s Fest is the best kind of combination parking lot & lawn party—it’s fun and laid-back, and bonus, the beer is fabulous.

It’s just a pure, simple gathering of …
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Another Summer Beer Fest in the Books
10 months ago

Another Summer Beer Fest in the Books

The frozen washcloths helped. So did the shady trees. But the biggest relief from the sweltering heat was the beer. Because that is what this festival is about—beer. Specifically, Michigan …
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Hot Summer in the City: Founders Fest 2016
11 months ago

Hot Summer in the City: Founders Fest 2016

Thousands spent last Saturday ringing in what’s sure to be a very hot summer at Founders Fest 2016. This year’s celebration of beer and music featured eight musical acts, food …
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Good Vibes at Odd Side Ales Funk Fest
12 months ago

Good Vibes at Odd Side Ales Funk Fest

A long overdue festival for Odd Side Ales finally popped its cherry on Saturday. OSA has been exploring the idea of a festival for quite a while now. They always …
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