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Essential Bean to add brewing to its mix

CALEDONIA — Local coffeehouse Essential Bean has announced it will add a brewhouse and produce handcrafted beers in its Caledonia location. Four year-round, mainstay ales will be on tap, along with four rotating specialty taps loaded up with wild, sour and barrel aged ales. The brewery also plans to offer a Guest Brewer program, allowing […]

The Filling Station Huntington IPA

7.1% ABV, Draft Appearance: Dark Amber, medium head. Aroma: Somewhat sweet and hoppy. Taste: Initially smooth and malty. A distinct hop aftertaste. “Really yummy” according to a delightful Filling Station bartender. Mouthfeel: Filling, slightly creamy, satisfying. This much loved brew contains six different malts, which provide a nice balance with the Magnum, Phoenix and Columbus […]


Beer hits the DTE Energy stage

AUBURN HILLS — Palace Sports & Entertainment is celebrating great beers from nearly three dozen breweries at the Michigan Beerfest at DTE Energy Music Theatre, June 15, from 1-5 p.m. Tickets, $30 in advance and $35 at the door, are on sale at Palacenet.com, The Palace Ticket Store and all Ticketmaster locations, including The Locker Room Store […]

Mango Magnifico to be next Backstage Series release

GRAND RAPIDS — Founders Brewing Co. will introduce Mango Magnifico con Calor (Magnificent Mango with Heat), a fruit beer brewed with mango and a touch of habanero, this August to mark the seventh installment in the brewery’s popular Backstage Series. The beer will be available in 750mL bottles for a suggested retail price of $12.99. […]


Great times on tap for Crystal Mountain

THOMPSONVILLE — Michigan beer, local brats and live music will take center stage this Saturday, when Crystal Mountain hosts the Eighth Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival from 4-5 p.m. Amongst the breweries set to participate are Short’s, Right Brain, New Holland, Bell’s, Brewery Ferment, The Filling Station and more. Admission at the gate is […]

Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo take 1-2 spot in BeerCity USA poll

For the second straight year, Grand Rapids has been named BeerCity USA. With an overwhelming 27,000 votes for the West Michigan city, Grand Rapids added nearly 10,000 votes on top of last year’s total of 17,849 votes which was tied with Asheville, NC. 50,000 votes were cast for 23 qualifying cities across the country. Second […]

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