October Microbrews: EB Coffee & Pub

Written by Ben Darcie | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:47 |

Essential Bean has been a part of the Caledonia community since 1999, with two owners before Austin Nichols took over. While the second owner was contemplating moving on, Nichols was working at a Bakery in Grand Rapids, after having completed a baking and pastry degree at GRCC.

Weird Beers

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:41 |

 The Beer Purity Law be damned! Enacted in 1516, the so-called German “Reinheitsgebot” mandated that beer could only be brewed with three ingredients: water, barley and hops. But it turns out “purity” can also be pretty boring.

Unity Vibration explores the art of fermentation with kombucha beers

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:37 |

 In an unassuming building off the main drag in Ypsilanti, a small husband-and-wife-owned operation creates a unique brand of living alcoholic beverages: kombucha beer.

The Great 2014 REVUE Central/Southeast Michigan Whistlestop Beer Tour

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 12:17 |

Say what you will about West Michigan, we have an innate ability to vote for ourselves, particularly when it comes to beer.

Key Beer Terms for Fledgling Hopheads

Written by Jack Raymond | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:47 |

Speak beer with the best of them by learning a few key terms.

Portlandia Beers

Written by Brian Edwards | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:46 |

REVUE Publisher Brian Edwards spent the month of August on sabbatical in Oregon, dutifully researching some of the region’s finest craft beers. Here are some of his personal favorites:

Booze-itics: Updates in Michigan beer laws

Written by Nick Manes | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:44 |

The growth of craft beer in Michigan has legislators taking a break from being scared of the word ‘vagina’ and looking at the state’s antiquated laws for production, distribution and consumption of God’s Nectar.

Beer Glassware: Why Your Glass Matters

Written by Jack Raymond | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:23 |

Beer glasses come in all shapes and sizes. But why?

Hop Damn! New IPAs launched this year ready to wreck your palate

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:18 |

This year has offered plenty of reason to celebrate for hopheads who can’t get enough humulus lupulus. As a lover of all things hoppy, I’m always on the prowl for new ales that are ready to destroy one’s palate with bitterness.

West Michigan IPA Face-Off

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:58 |

The ever-popular India Pale Ale serves as a versatile, year-round beer that’s as drinkable on a warm summer day as it is in the heart of winter. They’re also a hotbed of experimentation for brewers, including many of West Michigan’s finest.

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