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.

MLCC Puts Baby In a Corner; Breakfast Stout Baby Pulled From Label

Written by Michael Coletta | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 13:13 |

The ever-growing brewery’s eye-catching baby, featured on its Breakfast Stout label, was forlornly yanked from the bottles after the Michigan Liquor Control Commission (MLCC) raised concerns over the depiction of a minor appearing on an alcoholic product.

Cellar Your Expectations: A Quick Guide to Cellaring Beer

Written by Michael Coletta | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:14 |

OK, I get the picture; we’ve all been there. You have just thrown another $25 into the seemingly bottomless money pit that is the craft brewery market. For the average consumer, this comes with almost as much buyer’s remorse as paying for a Floyd Mayweather fight. The natural reaction to this pang of guilt is to rip down your limited edition brew within a week’s time and begin a long and vexing cycle of reminiscence. But here’s the thing: Resist the temptation and maybe consider the prospect of cellaring your high-gravity beverage.

OMG, I can’t believe they made a beer with....

Written by REVUE Staff | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 10:12 |

When brewers are left to their own devices, they’ll come up with some whimsical and weird concoctions. While some produce great beers, others have many consumers recoiling in horror. Here are some off-the-wall ingredients brewers had the balls to use in their beer

Best New (Dark) Beers of 2015

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:50 |

Peter Steele (R.I.P.) may have been singing about a popular hair dye in Type O Negative’s goth classic “Black No. 1 (Little Miss Scare-All)” but the appreciation of all things dark can certainly carry over to beer as well. Revue wanted to call out some of the best of the dark brews that came out this year. So put some black metal on the turntable (may I suggest King Diamond) and turn yourself over to the darkness. Don’t be scared.

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