Chris Springsteen

Chris Springsteen has called Kalamazoo home most of his adult life and his passions dovetail perfectly with the city’s vibrant culture of arts, live music, and craft beer. His personal balancing act includes feverishly working at fostering in his daughters a love of all things comic book, Star Wars, and Red Wings, keeping up his drumming chops, playing pub trivia, failing to make epic homebrew, prying out the novel he’s certain is stuck in his head, helping his wife to find IPAs she enjoys, and trying to keep up with many new breweries that keep sprouting up in Southwest Michigan.

Greg “Gonzo” Haner has been a stalwart member of the Kalamazoo craft beer scene for more than 20 years, acting as brewmaster for Kalamazoo’s first brewpub and assisting several new breweries get up and running. Now his namesake brewery will be celebrating its third anniversary with numerous barrel-aged and one-off beers while eyeing the future. […]

craft draft 2 go

EDITOR’S NOTE: We are aware of the situation surrounding Craft Draft 2 Go and its co-owner Aaron VanArsdale. Due to the turbulent nature of the story, we are closing comments on this article, which originally published on July 14, 2016. However, we are happy to get feedback from our readers and invite them to email […]

tibbs brewing

Tibbs Brewing Company, situated in the center of downtown Kalamazoo, has become known for brewing big, flavorful beers, with offerings ranging from IPAs and pales to double-digit ABV brews like their Hell-Jen Belgian Tripel and Evil as Cin Russian Imperial Stout. The brewery celebrated its second anniversary in December by increasing both its space and […]