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Distillery Profiles

Michigan Spirits Find Footing at Inaugural Craft Distillers Association Event
10 months ago

Michigan Spirits Find Footing at Inaugural Craft Distillers Association Event

Michigan has firmly cemented itself nationwide as a great beer state, and we are all very thankful for that—but what if your adult beverage of choice isn’t beer?

Never fear, …
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Gray Skies Distillery: Two Friends Bonded by Kindred Spirits
2 years ago

Gray Skies Distillery: Two Friends Bonded by Kindred Spirits

For Brandon Voorhees and Steve Vander Pol, co-founders of Gray Skies Distillery, longtime friends, and Grand Rapids natives, the entrepreneurial spirit has ran through their blood for two generations. Voorhees’ …
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Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form
2 years ago

Ann Arbor Distilling Company: Grain in Fermented Form

Ann Arbor, MI–One of the great things about modern society is that it gives people a chance to remake themselves, to be what they want to be. The same could …
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Long Road Distillers Embodies Spirit of Cocktail Week GR
3 years ago

Long Road Distillers Embodies Spirit of Cocktail Week GR

GRAND RAPIDS – Over the course of the 11 days spanning Cocktail Week GR, Grand Rapids’ only distillery, Long Road Distillers, played a huge role in the week’s events.  


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Journeyman Distillery: growing organically
3 years ago

Journeyman Distillery: growing organically

Take a look at the paperwork involved, and you know it’s not a small thing to be certified organic these days. Little by little, farmers are taking the steps to …
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Taking the Long Road: A conversation with Long Road Distillers
3 years ago

Taking the Long Road: A conversation with Long Road Distillers

Jon O’Connor and Kyle VanStrien took a long, and detoured, road to opening Grand Rapids’ first distillery. The pair have a passion for local and spirits and it shines through …
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Coppercraft focuses on ‘grain-to-glass’ outlook
3 years ago

Coppercraft focuses on ‘grain-to-glass’ outlook

HOLLAND — The way Coppercraft Distillery owners run their business is creative, memorable, but most importantly, local.

Local means a farmer drives his tractor about 10 miles down the road …
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Grand Traverse Distillery brings handcrafted spirits to downtown
4 years ago

Grand Traverse Distillery brings handcrafted spirits to downtown

Over the last seven years, Grand Traverse Distillery has continuously grown to become one of the state’s largest craft micro-distilleries. And, in late September, the distillery opened the doors to …
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