Michigan beer continues to stamp out its place in the record-breaking U.S. craft beer industry. Bell’s Brewery Inc. and Founders Brewing Co. claimed six of the country’s top 10 beers in a recent Zymurgy Magazine vote of its homebrewing readers. Forbes and the Brewers Association reported more than 460 brewery licenses in the state, making […]

Michigan continues to open breweries at an amazing pace. The Michigan Beer Guide reported more than 360 at the end of 2017 with at least another 60 in the works. Forbes.com recently shared statistics from the Brewers Association saying Michigan ranked 4th in the U.S. with 465 breweries. West Michigan is certainly part of this growth. […]

KALAMAZOO, MI — A new addition for craft beer fans provides a tasty wrinkle to your grocery shopping experience. The Harding’s Market at 5161 West Main St. in Kalamazoo recently installed The Growler Station, where shoppers can sample and select a unique craft beer to take home. A growler is a 64-ounce container that is […]

KALAMAZOO, MI — In honor of one of the finest and most oft-quoted films of all time, West Michigan Beer Tours is proud to present the return of the Big Lebowski Beer Tour. In collaboration with Greenbush Brewing Co., Latitude 42 Brewing Co., Airway Fun Center and the Alamo Drafthouse Cinema, the Big Lebowski Beer […]

KALAMAZOO, MI — One Well Brewing will celebrate its one-year anniversary on Black Friday with a series of specialty releases, food, music and more. Co-owners T.J. Waldofsky and Chris O’Neill have carved out a name for themselves behind their dynamic slate of beer, including the jalapeno blonde ale (Xalapa), pinball and board games and a welcoming […]

HICKORY CORNERS, MI — With another successful hop harvest season in the books, Bonnie and Jeff Steinman, co-founders of Hop Head Farms in Hickory Corners, offered a roundup of this year’s crop, including a fairly comprehensive list of Harvest Ales made using their hops. The 30-acre farm makes up about 400 to 500 harvestable acres in […]

SPRINGFIELD, MI — Gemutlichkeit.   The German word is best translated to mean a place of friendliness or warmth. It’s also the standard Territorial Brewing Co. co-owners Charles Grantier and Tim Davis hope to achieve when guests visit the Springfield brewery.   Grantier, 38, and Davis, 37 — childhood friends who first met in the […]

KALAMAZOO, MI – Four Kalamazoo organizations and businesses have combined on a project where art and craft beer will combine to help the monthly Art Hop. Art Hop, a free event held one Friday each month in downtown Kalamazoo, combines artists with local businesses. The public is able to visit a variety of businesses, sample complimentary […]

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