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ROAK: Rock, Roll and Beer
6 months ago

ROAK: Rock, Roll and Beer

Everything about ROAK Brewing Company screams rock and roll—from the décor, to the music, to the names of the beer. For an old rock chick like me, this was a …
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Craft Beer Trumps Rainy Monsoon at Eighth Annual U.P. Beer Fest
6 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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Michigan Hop Alliance Leads the Way in Booming Industry
7 months ago

Michigan Hop Alliance Leads the Way in Booming Industry

What differs in taste and aroma depending on where it is grown, and is squeezed to determine if it’s ready to be harvested? Hops, of course!

Hops are a …
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Burning Foot Beer Festival is on Fire for its Second Year!
7 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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Taste our Terroir: Brewing a 100% Michigan Beer at Home
7 months ago

Taste our Terroir: Brewing a 100% Michigan Beer at Home

Ben Darcie at Gravel Bottom Brewery and Homebrew Supply in Ada, Michigan, believes that all of us should have the opportunity to brew a 100% Michigan made beer. Even the …
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Is Michigan’s Best Beer Being Brewed in Basements?
7 months ago

Is Michigan’s Best Beer Being Brewed in Basements?

If you heard the name “Home Brew League” you might think it was some kind of summer softball showdown or a group of guys playing fantasy football. But for Boyd …
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Kayak, Bike and Brew: Explore Breweries by Pedal and by Paddle
7 months ago

Kayak, Bike and Brew: Explore Breweries by Pedal and by Paddle

There are a number of ways to have a memorable Traverse City adventure throughout the summer and fall. With 19 breweries and taprooms, alongside unique tour options such as TC …
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Coldbreak Brewing: Newest Member to our Homebrewing Community
7 months ago

Coldbreak Brewing: Newest Member to our Homebrewing Community

I had the pleasure of chatting with Boyd Culver and Chris Musil of Coldbreak Brewing Equipment recently. They’re new to the home brew store community, and with their educational classes …
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