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.
A growing store in Lansing aims to spice up the typically mundane grocery shopping experience. Starting in July, Horrocks Farm Market opened an in-store tavern with 30 taps of craft beers for patrons to consume while strolling the aisles.
After a career in finance, Mark Sellers was semi-retired when he decided to open a bar that was the type of place he wanted to hang out at. And just like that, in 2008, downtown Grand Rapids’ HopCat was born.
Nathan Hukill wants to keep the “micro” in microbrewery. But judging by the quality of the products he’s making, his Bitter Old Fecker Rustic Ales LLC in Chelsea is going to have to resist a considerable push to scale up production to meet demand.
Not being able to get tickets to the annual Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids can wound a person to their core. But it’s nothing a snow blower, some friends and the construction of a giant snow beer cooler can’t fix.
You may not be able to drink the beer, but you can enjoy handmade gluten free options at New Holland Brewing. While the art of craft beer is celebrated here, New Holland chefs have harnessed an art all their own and infused the menu with thoughtful options. For gluten-free eaters craving fresh pie, choose from seven pizzas, all of which can be made with a gluten-free thin crust. I opted for a brewer’s favorite, the Bacon and Whiskey BBQ pizza.
It’s still (technically) summer, but the fall months are definitely upon us. Why don't we celebrate rather than lament the change of seasons with a trip to a nearby winery — and a swap of your cold beer with a tasty glass of red or white? You don't have to travel far to sample the many varieties our region offers.
After a long journey, Elk Brewing has finally opened its doors to thirsty beer lovers in Grand Rapids. To owner and headbrewer Eric Karns, the road to open was a trying one that took three years, but it only made the opening and the following success sweeter.
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