Last Call: Reserve Wine & Food

Written by Nick Macksood | Thursday, 27 September 2018 15:44 |

Reserve’s take on an original “Don the Beachcomber” cocktail, the Nui Nui, the Newy Nui departs from what you might expect of a tiki drink.

Revue’s guide to breweries that have opened in the past year

Brewery Guide

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:48 |

Revue’s compendium of breweries in West Michigan

Michigan Marzen Madness: An Oktoberfest Taste-off

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:40 |

Oktoberfest beers conjure up images of oversized beer mugs, lederhosen, boisterous beer halls, and loud oompah music. 

Beer Bonanzas: Where to party with a brew in hand this fall

Written by Elma Talundzic | Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:28 |

Like apple cider and pumpkin pie, beer always hits the spot in the fall. There’s something special about stepping out into cold weather and warming up with a great brew. Here’s a look at some of the upcoming beer bashes that are anything but basic, with food, music and cider in tow.

10 Definitive West Michigan Beers

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:17 |

West Michigan breweries have made a name for themselves with their creativity and ever-improving quality. It’s what’s helped put the region on the map as a beer destination, one that attracts people the world over. This selection is intended to nail down the 10 beers brewed in West Michigan that best exemplify the region’s craft beer. These are not necessarily the 10 best West Michigan-made beers, but rather the creative brews that have helped establish our beer culture, that have helped define the scene — or that helped move it forward. 

Taps on Taps: A short guide to West Michigan beer bars

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 27 September 2018 13:04 |

It would be impossible to list every brewpub, beer bar and taphouse in West Michigan in one article. In fact, it would likely take an entire issue just to cover this side of the Mitten state. But that’s kind of a fantastic problem to have, isn’t it? Us West Michigan folk are spoiled with beer-specific restaurants and bars popping up on almost every corner. Here’s just a sampling of some of the best spots for craft beer lovers around.

A Superior state of mind: U.P. beer scene impresses

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:44 |

For decades, the Mackinac Bridge served as a cultural time machine, transporting visitors back to a bygone era. 

Michigan’s Upper Peninsula was the place where lumberjacks roamed the forests, miners donned their hardhats to search for copper and pasties were part of the daily cuisine. Until recently, Yooper drinking habits also seemed stuck in a forgotten age when choices amounted to various iterations of macro lagers — especially Wisconsin-made staples such as Blatz, Schlitz and PBR — often consumed in mass quantities. 

The Year in Weird Beers

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 27 September 2018 12:18 |

Those crazy creative brewers are at it again, ready to put it all on the line to push boundaries and move the craft beer scene into a new direction — just not always in expected ways. Let’s take a look at some of the stranger brews that have crossed the bar over the last few months. 

Everything’s better with beer! From fall dinners to summer weekends with friends, beer really makes the world go ’round — especially for West Michigan folk. Fortunately, craft beer lovers across the state are finding new ways to incorporate our favorite beverage into non-alcoholic products. Local makers are utilizing the intense and creative flavors in Michigan’s craft brews to inspire a whole new world of beer-based beauty products and edible delights.

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