Rake Beer Project: It takes a village to raise a brewery

Written by by Jack Raymond | Friday, 26 July 2019 13:00 |

Of all the towns that speckle West Michigan’s coast, Muskegon has perhaps struggled the most with cohesion. Its beaches and state parks are world-class but distanced from the city proper. Moreover, some could argue that a city proper has been lacking for a while. I remember a visit to Unruly Brewing Company a few years ago: loved it, but noticed a scarcity of surrounding places to be. While rounding the main drag’s cul-de-sac, it seemed like the city was still loading. 

Best of the West: Nightlife & Activities

Written by by Josh Veal | Thursday, 25 July 2019 15:20 |

Now here’s a category for the masses. Nightlife, maybe not so much, but activities? You can’t deny we all do stuff from time to time.

Best of The West: Drinking Winners

Written by by Jack Raymond | Thursday, 25 July 2019 14:48 |

In the days of yore, a pint of lager and a couple fingers of whiskey were enough to whet a drinker’s appetite. No more. With a zillion liquids to choose from, it’s exhausting just deciding what to put in your mouth. Even our rhymes are changing. Once liquor before beer, you’re in the clear, now negroni before stout, lights out. Gin before mead, yes indeed? Mix and match drinks from this list and send us your rhymes for which pairs spared a bellyache. 

Gears + Beers: A West Michigan brewery bike trail

Written by Jack Raymond | Monday, 24 June 2019 16:09 |

Women’s suffrage superstar Susan B. Anthony famously called the bicycle a “freedom machine,” an “emancipator,” and “the all powerful whirligig of the future.” 

OK, maybe not that last part, but don’t discredit the bike’s magic — it takes us to and fro with nothing but a pair of legs and the will to zoom. It so happens that we’re blessed with a string of breweries to zoom between along Grand Rapids’ White Pine Trail. Revue plotted some coordinates and dropped in on breweries that share a passion for good beer and a good ride. 

High and Dry: Revue’s Brut IPA taste-off

Written by Jack Raymond | Friday, 24 May 2019 10:44 |

Like a mouse trying to out-squeak a hamster with a megaphone, the Brut IPA has had trouble fully making a name for itself under the New England IPA’s tutelage. This comes as no surprise.

Weird Cousin: Broad Leaf Local Beer is Brewery Vivant’s new relative

Written by Elma Talundzic | Thursday, 25 April 2019 14:09 |

From the passionate beer connoisseur to the occasional glass of beer drinker, chances are they’ve all made their way through Brewery Vivant’s doors at some point. The historic funeral home chapel turned microbrewery is well known for its farmhouse style ales and European-inspired eats.

Best of All Worlds: Craft wine, beer, cider and spirits all in one place

Written by Kelly Brown | Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:56 |

It’s a sunny spring Saturday and your crew is unnecessarily stressed — scouring Yelp, texting friends, looking for a place to day drink that satisfies everyone’s tastes. The abundance of quality watering holes in West Michigan all begin to blur together. 

Whether you’re out at dinner or at a bar with friends, you know you have that favorite, classic cocktail. Maybe on the weekends you try your hand at it, with poor ingredients and little direction, and it never tastes quite the same. 

Honeycombs and Honeycrisp: Mead and cider around West Michigan

Written by Josh Veal | Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:40 |

Mead, cider and wine are all cut from the same cloth. 

In fact, mead is sometimes referred to as “honey wine,” though that’s a bit misleading — there’s a big difference between white wine with honey added and true mead, made from fermented honey, with no grapes involved. 

West Michigan Wine Directory: A roundup of regional vineyards and wineries

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 25 April 2019 13:08 |

You may not know it, but here in West Michigan, wine is all around us. Whether you’re out in the vast orchards of the southwest or up in the rolling hills of Traverse City, there’s no shortage of grapes to be found. Our whites and bubbly are especially notable, but maybe even better is the simple pleasure of sitting around a table with friends, tasting your way through the winery’s flavors while overlooking the winding vineyards on a beautiful day. We’re here to help you find new vintages and tasting rooms alike — here’s your guide to just some of the great wineries the mitten can proudly claim.

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