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Prep for World Expo of Beer

Is there a more appropriate time for the World Expo of Beer than during National Craft Beer Week?  With more than 400 brews on tap, you certainly don’t want to …
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Just a sample of Jolly Pumpkin

Being from Northern Michigan, I’ve gotten to know a few of the breweries quite well. There’s Short’s, Right Brain, North Peak, among others. But one that I never really explored, …
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Congregating at ‘Chapel’ Vivant

I imagine — based on his story — Jason Spaulding as the character Ray Stantz from Ghostbusters.

In one of the film’s early scenes, the three ghost-hunting entrepreneurs purchase a …
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Short’s takes over Pyramid Scheme

Sounding more like a dessert buffet than taplist, May the Short’s Be With You at The Pyramid Scheme highlighted some of the best Michigan beer has to offer with 15 …
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Schmohz’s Zingiberene uniquely crafted

Sometimes simple is good.

The ingredients listed in Schmohz Brewery’s Zingiberene Ale are water, malted barley, ginger root and yeast. While some beer enthusiasts might consider it bland, it’s one …
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The art of the beer glass with HopCat

Voted the number three beer bar in the world, HopCat knows how to serve beer.  And part of the experience is the glassware used to serve it.

At the Grand …
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Vivant brings European view to Grand Rapids

There’s something almost sacred about walking into Brewery Vivant. And it’s not just because the Grand Rapids brewery is a former church.

Since opening in December 2010, the Belgian-style, European-influenced …
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