Entries by Patti Smith

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A Peek at the Peak

Grizzly Peak is one of the pioneer brewpubs in Ann Arbor, MI. Along with Arbor Brewing Company, it anchors Washington Street in downtown in a way that beer drinkers might be tempted to take for granted. But make no mistake—even after 21 years in the business, this landmark brewpub continues offering outstanding beer and food. […]

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Schmohz: The Driving Force Behind Good Beer

This is what people do for beer: they go to a job at in southeast Michigan five days a week, and then, they drive across the state to brew beer all weekend. Jim Schwerin has been living this life since 2004. Along with his wife, Laurie, Schwerin co-owns Schmohz Brewing Company in Grand Rapids. Like […]

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Arbor Brewing tastings are a’changing

In college, the beer began to flow on Thursday evenings. But I got older, and figured that Thursdays belonged to the young’uns. Then I moved to Ann Arbor, and discovered Arbor Brewing Company’s (ABC) monthly beer tastings. And for a long time, a certain Thursday each month belonged to them. The schedule of styles repeated […]


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