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Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild: Improving the culinary culture of West Michigan
2 years ago

Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild: Improving the culinary culture of West Michigan

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GRAND RAPIDS – The Grand Rapids Cocktail Guild exists for promoting weeks like this. An opportunity to promote Michigan’s burgeoning distilled spirits culture, a chance to offer the typical cocktail …
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Pair and Share: Sip Local Spirits during Cocktail Week GR
2 years ago

Pair and Share: Sip Local Spirits during Cocktail Week GR

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GRAND RAPIDS – Leading up to this weekend’s Wine, Beer and Food Festival, restaurants around town are participating in the city’s first celebration of Cocktail Week GR. The idea behind …
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Journeyman Distillery: growing organically
2 years ago

Journeyman Distillery: growing organically

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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

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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

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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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The Little Fleet kicks off summer with drinks, food and music
3 years ago

The Little Fleet kicks off summer with drinks, food and music

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TRAVERSE CITY — The unofficial start to summer usually begins with a few close friends, great food, favorite brews and a bonfire. With its own little twist on this tradition, …
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Coppercraft focuses on ‘grain-to-glass’ outlook
3 years ago

Coppercraft focuses on ‘grain-to-glass’ outlook

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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

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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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