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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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Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild hosts second “Iron Bartender” challenge
2 years ago

Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild hosts second “Iron Bartender” challenge

The fairly recently formed Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild bills itself as “A local collegiate of experienced professionals working to develop, enrich and share the history, art, culture and enjoyment of …
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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
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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