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Brewer Chad Laning has been tapped to run the five-barrel system at Saugatuck Brewing Co.-Kalamazoo.

Boulder, COLO. — Several Michigan breweries took home medals in one of the craft beer industry’s most sought-after competitions as part of The Great American Beer Festival. Held virtually by the Brewers Association over two days and announced on Oct. 16, the 34th contest received 8,806 entries from more than 1,700 breweries across the country. […]

What we are doing Our staff members are required to wear masks when indoors or interacting with our guests. We are an extension of our restaurant, bar, brewery, distillery and winery partners. We will enforce their rules on arrival and during the duration of the visit. Hand sanitizer will be available at our registration table. […]

DECATUR, MI — Spencer Macko — a regular at Final Gravity Brewing Co.’s downtown Kalamazoo location — had an unusual question. He wanted to know if the mobile wood-fired pizza oven there could produce 80 pizzas in an hour. Brewery co-owner Kevin Christensen said he thought 60 personal pizzas would be the maximum, but the […]

PORTAGE, MI — Jake and Kayleigh Lohse didn’t really have an option: Revamp their business in a matter of hours or file for bankruptcy within two months. This was the couple’s new reality as their barely one-year-old brewery flipped into “survival” mode when the coronavirus pandemic arrived and Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer announced bars and […]

During these unprecedented times as we look to lessen the impact of COVID-19, several Kalamazoo-area breweries are offering their food or beer by takeout and/or delivery. Each business is handling the situation differently, including several breweries that have opted to close indefinitely. For those looking to support the local brewing culture, here is a rundown […]

Our company finds itself at the crossroads of craft beer and tourism — two industries profoundly affected by the ongoing coronavirus.  In line with steps being taken across the globe, our events are suspended until we hear otherwise. We intend to reschedule existing events to a time period more suitable to these types of activities. […]

“Everything we do is unconventional and outside-the-box,” Vanessa said. “It stood to reason our wedding would be the same.”

Several industry leaders and experts — including Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery — talk about the importance of water in the brewing process in a feature story in Encore Magazine. West Michigan Beer Tours co-founder and general manager, John Liberty, wrote the story for the Kalamazoo-based magazine. “The problem is the perception of what’s going […]

KALAMAZOO, MI – Five years after its creation, Discover Kalamazoo’s popular “Give A Craft® Beer Trail” is digital. Launched in conjunction with the 10th annual Kalamazoo Beer Week, which as held Jan. 11-18, the digital passport allows beer enthusiasts to check-in on their mobile device at Kalamazoo County breweries to earn the “Give A Craft® […]

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