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Food & Beer

Pretzel Necklace: The Biggest Beer Fest Accessory
1 year ago

Pretzel Necklace: The Biggest Beer Fest Accessory

Like coffee beans to an overly fragranced nose, the pretzel has often been used to cleanse the palate between beers. Traditionally, the history of the pretzel dates back to the …
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GR Beer Week 2016
1 year ago

GR Beer Week 2016

It’s the most wonderful time… for a beer!

Certainly that line could be sung nearly anytime of the year in Beer City.

During the extra long week of February …
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On the Road: Craft journey around Bays of Michigan
1 year ago

On the Road: Craft journey around Bays of Michigan

“Up north is sacred,” a phrase uttered quite a few times throughout the day. Indeed, a Michigander grows up well-conditioned to survive and thrive on road trips. Children learn …
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Beer and butchery: a perfect pairing
1 year ago

Beer and butchery: a perfect pairing

Harmony Hall, the companion to the flagship Harmony Brewing Company in Eastown, Grand Rapids, knows a thing or two about craft.

A smaller brewery in our saturated beer city, …
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Brewing up brownies
1 year ago

Brewing up brownies

Masen James Bakery is taking craft beer to another level by baking it right into their brownies, cupcakes, and fudge… oh my!

Inspired by a longtime passion for baking, owner …
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German Tradition Meets Cedar Springs Brewing’s Ambition
1 year ago

German Tradition Meets Cedar Springs Brewing’s Ambition

I’m seated in an industrial looking, high-ceiled venue that’s filled with long picnic tables, various flags gently waving in front of second story windows, fermentation vessels peeking out from high …
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#ProtectOurWinters two pints at a time
1 year ago

#ProtectOurWinters two pints at a time

GRAND RAPIDS – I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream.  Not just your average ice cream though – ice cream beer.

Two completely different products, both delivered …
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Pair perfect Michigan beer with your Thanksgiving feast
1 year ago

Pair perfect Michigan beer with your Thanksgiving feast

Pairing beer with a Thanksgiving day meal can be tougher than one may expect. As I think back to previous experiences of bringing bottles of English Brown Ales, Hefeweizens, and …
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