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WGRD celebrates the art of the craft

GRAND RAPIDS — John Ball Park is home to many festivals, but Saturday marked a new celebration of sorts — WGRD’s 2011 Summer Craft Beer Festival.

The festival not only …
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Vander Mill celebrates cider garden opening

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — In hopes of promoting more on-site consumption of its hard cider, Vander Mill celebrated the grand opening of its outdoor cider garden Friday.

Hard cider’s increasing …
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Summer Beer Fest thrills with extreme, experimental offerings

YPSILANTI — As an avid enthusiast of unique and massive brews, the beer list at last weekend’s Michigan Summer Beer Festival had me absolutely giddy with anticipation.

Fortunately, through hours …
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Short’s hosts Sunday microbrew cruises

TRAVERSE CITY — Looking for a unique venue for sampling your favorite craft beers from Short’s Brewing Company?

The Traverse Tall Ship Company is hosting its “Microbrew Tasting Cruise” every …
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Founders Fest attracts the masses

GRAND RAPIDS — The ingredients for Founders Fest are simple — beer and music.

Attracting about 6,000 visitors Saturday, the annual outdoor event featured some of Founders’ unique brews and …
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A woman’s place is in the…brewery?

ANN ARBOR – Though we’ve come a long way from the attitudes surrounding the stereotypical 1950s housewife, there’s one quaint stereotype about women that persists into our day and age: …
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Hatters make the date at New Holland

HOLLAND – New Holland Brewing Company has come to known some pretty diverse and interesting beers over the years, offering everything from a Golden Cap seasonal ale to the ever-popular …
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Beer Expo provides something for all

FRANKENMUTH — Apparently the World Expo of Beer is a great way to spend a wedding anniversary. It’s also a worthwhile reason for friends to have an annual reunion.

“It’s …
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