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Ernie Richards: Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s Sparkle Queen
2 weeks ago

Ernie Richards: Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s Sparkle Queen

“What good is sanity?!”

That was the first thing out of Ernie Richards’ mouth when I showed up to interview him, after having commented about how impressive Grand Rapids …
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Baffin Brewing: You Gotta Drink Your Way In
3 weeks ago

Baffin Brewing: You Gotta Drink Your Way In

On one trip to Maine, brewer Evan Feringa found something that he had not seen in his home state of Michigan—a mug club that you had to drink into.


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‘Cause I’ve Got a Golden Ticket…
1 month ago

‘Cause I’ve Got a Golden Ticket…

The popular refrain from the 1971 Gene Wilder classic Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory seemed the most appropriate way to describe my excitement when I found out I would …
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7 Michigan Breweries Win 9 Medals at Great American Beer Festival®
1 month ago

7 Michigan Breweries Win 9 Medals at Great American Beer Festival®

LANSING, Mich.—Seven members of the Michigan Brewers Guild brought home a total of nine medals at the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) Competition, in Denver, Colorado—the largest commercial beer competition in the world, …
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Beer Goggles: In Defense Of Macrobrew
3 months ago

Beer Goggles: In Defense Of Macrobrew

“Coldest Beer in Town.” For anyone too young to know, that’s the old marketing technique used by convenience stores to get a leg-up on the competition. However, in our …
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Beach, Beers and Bands at Burning Foot
3 months ago

Beach, Beers and Bands at Burning Foot

Organizers of the Lakeshore Brewers Guild know how to throw an epic end of summer bash. They hosted 65 breweries from all around the shores of Lake Michigan, brought in …
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Lessons Learned: Newcomer City Built Brewing Shares Goals and Experience
3 months ago

Lessons Learned: Newcomer City Built Brewing Shares Goals and Experience

As they finish their third month of being open to the public, we checked in with City Built Brewing Company to see what they have learned along the way.


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Short’s Fest 2017: Staying Awesome Hungry
4 months ago

Short’s Fest 2017: Staying Awesome Hungry

“Today is obviously a beautiful day,” said Eric Tranchell, Beer Liberator for Short’s Brewing Company.

August 5th was, in fact, a perfect day for the brewery’s annual Short’s Fest: blue …
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