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Steven Michael Holmes

Steven Michael Holmes has been drinking beer for half as long as he’s loved photography, and he partakes in both of these less than half as often as he would like.
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b nektar

In its eight years of existence, B. Nektar Meadery has grown steadily, upgrading from fermenting in carboys and 55-gallon food-grade drums to producing up to 150 barrels of liquid a week. “We just keep getting bigger,” said William McCune, production manager at B. Nektar. Now, the meadery’s annual festivals draw crowds of over 1200 people […]

founders fest

Thousands spent last Saturday ringing in what’s sure to be a very hot summer at Founders Fest 2016. This year’s celebration of beer and music featured eight musical acts, food and goods from local vendors, and carnival-esque sideshows by Super Happy Funtime Entertainment.   In the stifling heat, imbibers promised to hydrate with a water […]

odd side funk fest

A long overdue festival for Odd Side Ales finally popped its cherry on Saturday. OSA has been exploring the idea of a festival for quite a while now. They always liked the idea of having an outdoor anniversary festival, but since their anniversary falls on St. Patrick’s Day, the weather never seemed like something they […]

Grand Rapids — December 20 will find Brewery Vivant celebrating their 5th year of business in the East Hills neighborhood of Grand Rapids. To mark this occasion they are serving rare and exciting beers, special dishes, and announcing a sour beer program as well as releasing a wood-aged sour beer Anniversary Ale in a 500ml […]

Bellaire — Short’s Brewing Company and Funky Buddha Brewing are collaborating to brew an Old Fashioned inspired beer that incorporates native fruits from Michigan and Florida, their respective native states. It will be released for the first time at Extreme Beer Festival in Boston. The beer will be called Tip ta Tip, a reference to […]