Entries by Sheryl Rose

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Rocktoberfest Celebrity-Curated Dinner Fights Hunger

HOLLAND – The corner of Eighth Street and College Avenue became a gastronomic empire on Tuesday evening. New Holland Brewing Company hosted “Rocktoberfest,” a star-studded event featuring a five-course meal with beer and music pairings curated by celebrity chefs and beer experts. The festivities were a benefit for Feeding America West Michigan Food Bank. Seventy […]

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Bell’s Brewery celebrates 30 years with rare beers and carnival

KALAMAZOO – Bell’s Brewery, Inc. celebrated its 30th anniversary on Saturday with its own beer festival dubbed “Funvitational.” Homer Stryker Field was transformed into a carnival atmosphere complete with a Ferris wheel, games, photo booth, and food vendors. The main features, though, were the beer tents spread around the field that housed ninety breweries from […]

MittenBrew.com Under New Ownership

MittenBrew.com readers have come to know us as a leading resource for information about the people, places, and events in Michigan’s thriving craft beverage scene. This time the news we’re reporting is about us. We have a new owner. Steph Harding, well known for her photography work, stepped up to the helm when legal transfer […]


Festivalgoers cool down with Michigan brews

The 18th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival took place at Riverside Park in Ypsilanti on Friday and Saturday. Over 100 breweries gathered to deliver 932 brews for the celebration of our state’s wildly popular beer culture. Hot and steamy weather didn’t discourage the thousands of exuberant attendees. Shade trees and numerous water stations […]

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