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Distillery Profiles

Gray Skies Distillery: Two Friends Bonded by Kindred Spirits
1 year 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
1 year 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
2 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
3 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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