Whenever you buy a new craft beer at the store, you essentially roll the dice on whether you’ll like it. Unlike going to a brewery where servers are happy to let you try a sample, most retail stores typically do not offer consumers a preview. Luckily, that trend is starting to change as new specialty stores create space for small bars, taprooms or filling stations.
When Laura Bell was 2 months old, her dad founded what would go on to become the largest brewery in Michigan and the seventh largest craft beer maker in the country.
We define “new” loosely at Revue. Some of these beers have been around before, but they’re new to us, so that’s reason enough to check them out and let you know what we think. (Note: This was not a blind tasting.)
When you live in a city where beer is king, it feels like every month is “beer month.” But this February, Experience Grand Rapids launches an entire month dedicated to savoring the craft that makes our city great. The month-long celebration runs from Feb. 15 through March 15 and features a handful of events for the novice and beer connoisseur alike.
Call us traditionalists at Revue, but if you’re dosing your beers with a bunch of flavors, we become very suspicious that you’re trying to cover up mistakes.
Perhaps that’s why the top three porters we rated in our recent taste-off all fell into the traditional American or English style with no artificial flavoring. Read on to find out how we ranked almost a dozen Michigan porters.
Comstock Park has the distinction of being neither a city nor a village nor a township, but the area has recently come to be defined, at least in part, as a destination for fans of craft beverages.
Revue hit the road to see what’s fermenting in Comstock Park, given all the new options coming online. Here’s what we found out.
As West Michigan’s craft beer scene continues to grow, so too does the number of festivals that honor our microbrewery mecca. The Kalamazoo Craft Beer Festival at Wings Event Center, now in its third year, boasts its own unique offerings to set it apart from the other beer fests in West Michigan.
Six West Michigan breweries had a little something extra in their luggage when they headed home from the Great American Beer Fest held last week in Denver — and no, it wasn’t related to a certain legal herb in Colorado.
If there’s a strong desire for craft beer, the ever-growing business for beer merchandise is just as ravenous. Spring boarding from T-shirts, sweatshirts and hats, breweries’ offerings have spilled over into lifestyle accessories and novelty items including (believe it or not) underwear. Here's a roundup of cool Michigan beer gear.
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