Entries by Jason Ley

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Perrin & Cigar City’s White Noise: A Soothing Collaboration

Perrin Brewing Company has been under the West Michigan craft beer microscope since Oskar Blues Brewery acquired them in early 2015. Perrin then raised eyebrows with their playful, controlled disruption instigated by their literal No Rules bottle release. Most recently, Oskar Blues made headlines by purchasing Cigar City Brewing in Tampa, Florida, earlier this year. […]

Public Apology To Our Readers

Despite our philosophy to tell the stories of Michigan craft beer, spirits and cider with the utmost integrity, we recently failed our community and readers. One of our newest contributing photographers broke our trust and yours. During a recent high profile bottle release last weekend, she used her camera and MittenBrew business card to gain […]

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Perrin Brewing Releases No Rules with No Limits

All bets were off when Perrin Brewing Company announced this year’s No Rules bottle release would have no limits. The attendance for the No Rules Release Boondoggle on Saturday, March 26 reaffirmed the hype the beer earned after its first bottle release in 2015. The event’s name suggests Perrin might’ve been a little surprised by […]

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High Five Co-op Brewery: For the people, by the people

High Five Co-op Brewery wants you! Michigan’s first cooperatively-owned brewery hosted their official investment launch party, seeking investors to help fund what will ultimately lead to a democratically-operated brewpub in Grand Rapids. High Five Co-op started in 2011 when founder Dallas McCulloch won $5,000 in startup capital from the Grand Rapids business competition 5×5 Night. […]

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Winter Beer Fest: 11 years of craft camaraderie

There’s something about having over 1,000 of the most cared for craft beers at your mitten-covered fingertips that makes standing outside in winter weather simply worth it. For the Michigan Brewers Guild’s 11th annual Winter Beer Fest, they recognized the increasing demand for their signature February event and for the second year in a row […]