Craft beer enthusiasts deride the mass-produced American lager style as fizzy yellow beer, macro swill or lawnmower beer — in a word, they’re boring — but even boring beer sells.
If you are going to reach for a macro lager, you might as well know which ones taste the best. To help in that decision-making process, Revue conducted a blind tasting of 20 beers using a panel of expert tasters from four West Michigan craft breweries.
Calling all beer enthusiasts — here’s a look at some of the best upcoming beer events and festivals. If you don’t want to wait until 2018 (assuming the world even lasts that long), don’t miss ’em this time around.
You remember your first Asian restaurant. No, come on, now — not the one with a hundred blessed dishes to choose from, each with the gooey, gloopy consistency and a Day-Glo sauce to match. The real one.
Here’s a common refrain every homebrewer with decent chops has heard dozens of times: “Your beer is really good. You should open a brewery.”
While it may often be a polite declaration from a gracious recipient of free beer, it has nonetheless empowered more than a handful of hobbyists to consider making the leap into the professional leagues.
However, making that jump is not as easy — or as inexpensive — as it may sound.
Justin Whitman, the bar manager at Donkey admitted to us that when he and his staff have trouble coming up with cocktail names, they tend to lean on band names. Well bravo, team. The Velvet Underground manages not only to taste like a smoky NYC bar circa 1964, its Day-Glo orange also looks like it could have doubled as a prop in Warhol's Exploding Plastic Inevitable.
Restaurant Week GR is a celebration of outstanding local food. It’s an opportunity to try something new while experiencing the best that Grand Rapids restaurants have to offer. We sent Revue writers to four participating restaurants for a sneak preview of what’s coming to your table.
It’s no secret that coffee tends to hog the caffeinated spotlight from time to time. But we’re here for you, tea lovers. We’d like to widen that spotlight and shift our attention over to a hot (or iced) cup of tea. Here’s a small guide to just a few local specialty tea shops to help you get started on your next leafy quest.
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.
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.
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