Portlandia Beers

Written by Brian Edwards | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:46 |

REVUE Publisher Brian Edwards spent the month of August on sabbatical in Oregon, dutifully researching some of the region’s finest craft beers. Here are some of his personal favorites:

Booze-itics: Updates in Michigan beer laws

Written by Nick Manes | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:44 |

The growth of craft beer in Michigan has legislators taking a break from being scared of the word ‘vagina’ and looking at the state’s antiquated laws for production, distribution and consumption of God’s Nectar.

Beer Glassware: Why Your Glass Matters

Written by Jack Raymond | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:23 |

Beer glasses come in all shapes and sizes. But why?

Hop Damn! New IPAs launched this year ready to wreck your palate

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 11:18 |

This year has offered plenty of reason to celebrate for hopheads who can’t get enough humulus lupulus. As a lover of all things hoppy, I’m always on the prowl for new ales that are ready to destroy one’s palate with bitterness.

West Michigan IPA Face-Off

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:58 |

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.

‘Sip and stroll’ while you shop at Horrocks

Written by Joe Boomgaard | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:18 |

 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.

HopCat Expands By Doing Its Own Thing

Written by Nick Manes | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 10:15 |

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.

Fall and Winter 2014/2015 Beer Events

Written by Lindsey Wylie-Gruen | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:57 |

Keep your fall and winter busy with these events, perfect for craft beer fans.

Soaking In It

Written by Missy Black | Wednesday, 24 September 2014 09:50 |

Don’t just drink it, dude. Experience Beer City, USA at the Amway Grand Plaza Spa & Salon with beer-inspired services that will entice the guys to sign up for some pampering, too.

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.

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