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.

Fermenta unites the women of Michigan’s craft brewing scene

Written by Mayra Monroy | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:38 |

A new nonprofit collective wants to change the perception that Michigan’s craft beer industry is only a profession for burly bearded males. Along the way, Fermenta, a women’s craft collaborative, also wants to educate and encourage more women to get involved in the profession of creating world-class craft beverages.

Hot Water, Cold Brew: Why you should be enjoying a shower beer

Written by Nick Manes | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:21 |

This past Labor Day weekend I had the pleasure of spending 24 hours at a woodsy cabin not far from Lake Michigan. Aside from drinking, there was plenty of hiking, swimming, beach play and fireside sitting. Upon return to my humble abode, only two things sounded good as a method of unwinding: A hot shower and a cold beer.

Farm to Bottle

Written by Josh Veal | Wednesday, 30 September 2015 09:18 |

A good beer’s story never begins in the brewer’s tank. Every hop, grain of barley and drop of water in that tank comes from one place: The Earth. Without the fields and the farmers that work to sow them, our mugs would be empty.

Craft breweries connect beer with art (and music) on their product label

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 03 September 2015 08:52 |

For many consumers, their connection to a particular craft beer starts not with the liquid itself, but with the artwork on the can or bottle as it sits on the store shelf.

August Beer And Booze News

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:41 |

In case you forgot, it’s almost time for ArtPrize. To benefit the annual celebration of artistic renderings of Jesus and assorted other professional and amateur artworks, Founders Brewing Co. is again releasing a beer to correspond with the competition. This year’s brew, Spectra Trifecta, is a traditional Kolsch style made with chamomile, ginger and lemongrass. Look for it in six packs of 12-ounce bottles starting in September (or slightly beforehand).

GOING DUTCH: New Spring Lake brewery specializes in balanced beer styles

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Friday, 31 July 2015 15:37 |

After nearly three years of planning, Kelly Rozema Finchem and Luke Finchem have finally realized their dream of opening a craft brewery in West Michigan. The creators of Dutch Girl Brewing Inc. employed a different startup philosophy than most brewery owners in that they launched their company with plenty of room to grow.

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