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.

When Worlds Collide: The Beer-Based Cocktail

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Sunday, 01 November 2015 14:30 |

The rise of Michigan-made craft beer may have displaced the art of mixology in local drinking culture, but the two beverage worlds are starting to converge. That’s because the same craftsmanship and attention to quality and flavors that’s present in craft beer has seen a renaissance of sorts with cocktails in recent years, according to HopCat’s David Zick.

New Holland Brewing Co. brings collaboration to 8th Street

Written by Mayra Monroy | Thursday, 08 October 2015 08:46 |

New Holland Brewing Co. operates within its walls and shares the space with its own distillery. With craft beer and spirits being created under the same roof, collaborations happen, often forming products concocted from both worlds. Here are a few.

West Michigan breweries medal at Great American Beer Fest

Written by REVUE staff | Friday, 02 October 2015 10:32 |

Of the 242 winners at this year’s Great American Beer Festival in Boulder, Colo. five West Michigan breweries walked away with medals for their beer.

Desert Island six-pack

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 01 October 2015 10:26 |

Let's drop a scenario on ya. You're stranded on a desert island, but luckily, your favorite custom six-pack of beer survived the ship wreck. What beers are in that sixer? We asked some of the area's brightest craft beer minds. Here's what they said.

REVUE’s Southwest Michigan beer tour

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 01 October 2015 10:19 |

Say you’re headed to Chicago but you have some time to kill or you’re looking for an escape from your normal haunts and want to check out something new. The southwest corner of Michigan offers a quick getaway, and more importantly, plenty of beer options.

2015 Michigan Brewery Guide

Written by Michael Coletta | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:46 |
Revue’s comprehensive list of breweries in West Michigan and beyond, updated for 2015.

Six Beer Apps You’ve Gotta Check Out

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:17 |

We know that staying in the elusive loop of craft beer culture can be an exhausting endeavor, but we’re also aware that handheld computing device in your pocket or purse is good for more than just trolling the interwebs while avoiding Game of Thrones spoilers. We went to our mobile operating systems to see which apps were helpful in locating treasure troves of hops and malt.

Southwest Michigan welcomes new wave of community breweries

Written by John Wiegand | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:15 |

Bigger isn’t necessarily better. That euphemism rings true especially for a new wave of startup craft breweries entering the industry in Southwest Michigan. It’s an idea that’s caught on in the region as a new wave of startup breweries enter the industry with hopes of becoming a community hotspot rather than the next sensational mass production brewery.

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