All Aboard! Railtown Brewing breaks the mold in pursuit of quality

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 02 March 2016 11:50 |
Railtown Brewing Co. founders Justin Buiter and Gim Lee like to say their year-old West Michigan craft brewery sits “in the middle of nowhere and between everything.” Instead of having the flashiest taproom or branding, the brewery instead invested in the quality of its liquid, focusing on buying equipment that will ensure its beers live up to the owners’ high standards.

Photo gallery: Winter Beer Fest 2016

Written by Kim Kibby | Saturday, 27 February 2016 16:05 |

Photos from day 1 of Michigan Brewers Guild's Winter Beer Fest 2016.

Michigan Craft Beer Tasting Notes: The What’s (Sorta) New Edition

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 03 February 2016 12:17 |

Everyone loves to find a new favorite craft beer.
In this tasting session of new beers that just hit distribution in West Michigan, we’ve found two options we’d happily recommend you seek out — and a host of others worth trying as well.

In the case of Cedar Springs Brewing Co., 95 N. Main St., Cedar Springs, founder Dave Ringler apprenticed at German breweries in the 1990s after graduating from Kalamazoo College and has leveraged that training to bring a true taste of Bavaria to West Michigan.

BEER BRIEFS: Atwater launches new beers; BRRRewFest hits Ludington

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 13:39 |

Detroit’s Atwater Brewery is launching three new beers, and along with them, a new branding scheme. The company tapped Detroit artist Tony Roko for the new designs, which will debut this month.

New Belgium Takes You on a ‘Mountain Adventure’

Written by SPONSORED CONTENT | Tuesday, 29 December 2015 12:22 |

This month New Belgium Brewing Company invites you and your family to hit the slopes at Crystal Mountain in Thompsonville, Mich. to sport fun costumes while scouring the snowy hills for clues.

Tasting Notes: Wizard Burial Ground — Brewery Vivant

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Friday, 04 December 2015 09:04 |

Craft beer aficionados certainly have plenty of reasons to shake the couch cushions and work overtime come late November and early December, when some of the cult favorites — many of them of the bourbon barrel-aged variety — hit the shelves. Brewery Vivant’s Wizard Burial Ground is certainly one to look for. 

Sponsored: #ProtectOurWinters two pints at a time

Written by Hazel Mae King | Wednesday, 02 December 2015 15:59 |

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream. Not just your average ice cream though — ice cream beer. What does beer and ice cream have to do with protecting our winters, you ask? Read on.

Ho Ho Hum: Revue tries to find a reason to drink the beers of the season

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Monday, 30 November 2015 14:44 |

Brewers have used the season as a reason for making holiday-themed craft beers, which simply serve to distract drinkers from the many dozens of styles out there that are just so much better tasting (at least in this writer’s opinion). Regardless of our predilections for other styles, we decided to set aside our War on Christmas Beers for a day to see how they stacked up.

Imperial Stout Taste-Off (Blackest of the Black Edition)

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 04 November 2015 22:52 |

Most people look at imperial stouts as big, thick malt bombs. While they are indeed all of those, they’re also nuanced pours, often infused with savory, roasty flavors (coffee and chocolate, in particular) and sweet aromas. We assembled nine Michigan-made imperial stouts from those available at the time and from the cellar and decided to see which ones we liked best in a blind tasting.

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