Table Talk: Meagan Freriks, One Bourbon

Written by Nick Macksood | Tuesday, 11 July 2017 13:48 |

Mad Men has been off the air for two years now — it’s high time we millennials admit that Don Draper taught us how to drink whiskey. The education shouldn’t stop there, and fortunately for our tastes, Bridge Street is at it again with another establishment dedicated to upping our collective spirits knowledge. This month, Revue sat down with Meagan Freriks of One Bourbon to talk whiskey, fried chicken and daily homemade pie that would make Dale Cooper blush.

Fruit Loops: Revue tasting panel weighs in on Michigan-made fruit beers

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Monday, 10 July 2017 10:25 |

If you want to drink something fruity and alcoholic, we suggest wine, cider or even mead. However, if you’re dead-set against those other ferments and need a fruity Michigan beer, Revue gathered a baker’s dozen of fruit beers made by Michigan breweries and put them before our tasting panel.

Last Call: Henry's Absent Absinthe Verte at Bier Distillery

Written by Nick Macksood | Monday, 10 July 2017 09:13 |

Owner operator Joel Bierling demonstrates how they serve absinthe at Bier Distillery and Tasting Room in Comstock Park.

Dining Review: Butcher’s Union

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 11:09 |

Butcher’s Union, occupying the former Monte's space, is the new rage. You may already know this if you use Facebook or Instagram, which lately seem to exist for the sole purpose of enabling Grand Rapids diners to inform their friends they’ve secured seating there. 

Why many breweries approach New England-style IPAs all wrong

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 10:27 |

Revue’s Beer Czar goes to Vermont to investigate the source of the hottest craze in craft beer.

Alfresco Appetites: Where to dine (and drink) in the open air

Written by Troy Reimink | Wednesday, 07 June 2017 09:37 |

Yes, outdoor dining season is upon us. We kicked off last summer by surveying some notable alfresco eating locations in the area, and we could have filled an entire issue with it. But since print space, like summer, is finite, we’ll simply offer another (admittedly incomplete) pile of suggestions for outdoor dining spots that are new, notable or worth revisiting.

Last Call: 27 Club from SideBar

Written by Nick Macksood | Friday, 02 June 2017 15:22 |

The 27 Club was bartender Josh Van Gorden’s contribution to the Copper & King’s annual MixT&pe competition, in which competitors build a cocktail based on a song of their choosing. Initially dubbed "Purple Haze", the 27 Club is a nod to Jimi Hendrix not only in color, but in taste and texture as well.

Michigan Wine & Spirits Guide 2017

Written by Revue Staff | Thursday, 04 May 2017 16:11 |

In this year’s Wine & Spirits Guide, we look at why Michigan wine tastes the way it does, where to meet all your local cider and mead needs, and why rosé may be the hottest drink of the summer. We also asked local distillers how to drink their favorite spirits, with recipes and all. Basically, if it’s not beer and it has alcohol in it, you’ll find it here.

Holland’s Coppercraft Distillery to reopen May 5 with restaurant

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Thursday, 04 May 2017 11:55 |

With a new restaurant that opens Friday, Coppercraft Distillery in Holland wants to showcase the possibilities of pairing food with cocktails.

In High Spirits: Local distillers explain how to enjoy their best libations

Written by Maureen Di Virgilio | Thursday, 04 May 2017 10:58 |

Since summer is just around the corner (we hope), it’s time to dust off the patio furniture and ponder some important decisions. Number one: What will you and your friends be drinking in your backyards this season? Here’s a roadmap of sorts to the signature spirits that local distillers have to offer, and how to enjoy them at home.

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