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A moment through time: A look behind the scenes at Bell’s
6 years ago

A moment through time: A look behind the scenes at Bell’s

COMSTOCK — Bell’s Brewery, the anchor of the Michigan microbrews.

The brewery is quite possibly the reason the industry has exploded the past 15 years in Michigan and only set …
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VanderFest: Hard cider, easy drinking
6 years ago

VanderFest: Hard cider, easy drinking

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Summer lingered this year but has finally gone, and with it the season’s beer festivals.

But no matter. On Saturday, VanderFest 2012 offered Michiganders the perfect …
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BontebOktoberfest gives new meaning to the term ‘animal house’
6 years ago

BontebOktoberfest gives new meaning to the term ‘animal house’

BATTLE CREEK — Beer enthusiasts were able to party with the wallabees on Friday night.

For the third year, Binder Park Zoo’s BontebOktoberfest featured beers from across the state, food …
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VanderFest ushers beer and cider collaboration
6 years ago

VanderFest ushers beer and cider collaboration

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — With an expanded brewery and winery lineup plus more food options, VanderFest returns to West Michigan this Saturday.

The third annual event combines the best of …
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Founders to release next Backstage Series in November

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GRAND RAPIDS — Founders Brewing Co. has announced the release of Bolt Cutter, a brew celebrating the brewery’s 15th anniversary.

The 15% ABV barleywine will be released in November, and …
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BontebOktoberfest to take over Binder Park Zoo
6 years ago

BontebOktoberfest to take over Binder Park Zoo

Drinking a beer with a giraffe is possible this Friday at Battle Creek’s Binder Park Zoo.

The zoo hosts the third annual BontebOktoberfest from 6-10 pm.

For $40 dollars — …
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HopCat voted second best beer bar in U.S.
6 years ago

HopCat voted second best beer bar in U.S.

Grand Rapids and Asheville, N.C., are at it again in the chase for beer supremacy.

HopCat in Grand Rapids was voted the No. 2 American Beer Bar, followed by The …
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Bell’s to revamp Pale Ale

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COMSTOCK — In October, Bell’s Pale Ale will no longer be Bell’s Pale Ale.

The company announced Monday it is changing the name of the beer to Bell’s Midwestern Pale …
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