Entries by Mike D’Orazio


The Wine Garden celebrates release of Big Tony

ST. CLAIR SHORES — The Wine Garden celebrated the much anticipated release of its Big Tony’s Imperial Stout this past Saturday. Eager patrons snaked the inside the store for a sample of the limited stout and the opportunity to purchase bottles of the small-batch brew. Over 50 cases were sold within 45 minutes of being released. […]


Michigan breweries reign supreme at Eastern Market

For the sixth year running, Eastern Market hosted the Detroit Fall Beer Festival this past weekend in Detroit. In what has seemingly become tradition, Michigan craft beer enthusiasts donned Halloween costumes in spirit of the upcoming holiday. They waited patiently in line to sample rarities and regulars from the state’s finest breweries. Over 75 breweries […]

A look at Atwater beers

Atwater Decadent Chocolate Ale 5.5% ABV — Atwater’s Decadent is a strong brown chocolate ale that pours with a huge nitro head full of carbonation. The color is brown and caramel-like. As you raise the glass to your nose, there is a strong chocolate aroma with some smoky qualities. The brew is heavy on the chocolates […]