Grand Rapids Int’l Wine, Beer & Food Festival

For more than a decade, downtown Grand Rapids and DeVos Place has come alive to kick off the holiday season with an unprecedented and diverse display of food, beverage and culinary entertainment presented by the area’s finest chefs, restaurants and purveyors of libations from around the globe. Since its inception in 2008, this Festival – named by

Grand Rapids Int’l Wine, Beer & Food Festival2021-07-10T02:41:55-04:00

Grand Rapids Int’l Wine, Beer & Food Festival

For more than a decade, downtown Grand Rapids and DeVos Place has come alive to kick off the holiday season with an unprecedented and diverse display of food, beverage and culinary entertainment presented by the area’s finest chefs, restaurants and purveyors of libations from around the globe. Since its inception in 2008, this Festival – named by

Grand Rapids Int’l Wine, Beer & Food Festival2021-07-10T02:41:55-04:00

Grand Rapids Int’l Wine, Beer & Food Festival

For more than a decade, downtown Grand Rapids and DeVos Place has come alive to kick off the holiday season with an unprecedented and diverse display of food, beverage and culinary entertainment presented by the area’s finest chefs, restaurants and purveyors of libations from around the globe. Since its inception in 2008, this Festival – named by

Grand Rapids Int’l Wine, Beer & Food Festival2021-07-10T02:41:55-04:00

Michigan August Beer Festival – North

Michigan August Beer Festival (North) will be held on Saturday, August 28 at Turtle Creek Stadium in Traverse City, home of the Pit Spitters. General Admission is 1-6pm, with the gates opening at Noon for a VIP hour for Enthusiast Members. Tickets are $50 per person in advance ($55 day of) with Designated Driver tickets for $10.

Michigan August Beer Festival – North2021-07-10T01:45:54-04:00

The Beer Exchange

One of Kalamazoo's most unique bar concepts has opened a new location in Detroit. Beer Exchange 1260 Washington Blvd. At The Beer Exchange guests set the beer prices based on the principle of supply and demand. The interactive drinking environment is complemented by a menu of comfort food and plant-based alternatives.

The Beer Exchange2021-08-01T00:03:46-04:00

Michigan’s Super Bowl specialties

Finally, an American "holiday" is coming along during the pandemic that is literally built around watching TV and eating. Super Bowl Sunday should not only prove to be entertaining with the battle of the rising superstar quarterback VS the greatest of all time, but it also affords us an excellent opportunity to support local businesses while chowing

Michigan’s Super Bowl specialties2021-02-06T11:07:56-05:00

Try these sippin’ samplers of summer

As the mercury rises so does our level of thirst, and sometimes an ice water just won't do the trick. Prepare for those moments when flavor takes precedence and an adult beverage is just the ticket by picking up one of these refreshing variety packs. Each provides some spectacular flavor profiles, and an opportunity to figure out

Try these sippin’ samplers of summer2020-06-10T17:57:34-04:00

World Expo of Beer

Michigan's largest beer sampling event features nearly 300 different beers from around the world. World Expo of Beer will be held at Harvey Kern Pavilion in Heritage Park, Frankenmuth, Michigan. Must be 21 or over to attend. Proceeds benefit Frankenmuth Jaycees.

World Expo of Beer2021-07-10T01:23:02-04:00

Bell’s releases highly anticipated Light Hearted Ale

With Bud Light, Coors Light, Michelob Ultra Light, and Miller Lite, consistently topping the list for best-selling beers in the nation, it’s obvious that Americans would rather just reduce some calories than give up their beer all together…but what about taste? For many ale aficionados, losing those calories also means losing some of the complexity and flavor,

Bell’s releases highly anticipated Light Hearted Ale2020-03-04T13:40:37-05:00

The evolution of Dragon’s Milk.

To many beer connoisseurs, Dragon’s Milk is the nectar that truly put New Holland Brewing Company on the map. The West Michigan-based company opened its doors in 1996, and in 2001 a “legend” was born. The release of the first batch of the stout known for its roasty malt character and deep vanilla tones, was a gamechanger.

The evolution of Dragon’s Milk.2020-03-04T14:55:01-05:00

History of Michigan Brewing

While there were certainly home brewers since settlements began, most of Michigan’s early commercial beer history can be traced back to the 1800s, particularly in what are now some of the state’s best-known beer towns. The city that would later come to be known as “Beer City USA,” appears to have gotten its brewing start with a

History of Michigan Brewing2021-07-07T16:22:09-04:00

The delectable brews of fall

Welcoming a new season isn't just about a change in weather, it also brings welcome changes that are sure to please the palate. For example, it turns out that pumpkin and autumnal spices can taste just as enjoyable in a pilsner glass as they do in a coffee mug. Check out some of Michigan’s most revered beers

The delectable brews of fall2020-03-04T14:42:02-05:00

Founders to offer bottles of popular MF Donkey Stout

One of my favorite occurrences is when two great Michigan companies partner together to create a unique and exceptional product. Such is the case with the collaboration between Grand Rapids neighbors, Founders Brewing Company and Ferris Coffee & Nut, that resulted in the production of MF Donkey Stout. The product has been around a well-received for a

Founders to offer bottles of popular MF Donkey Stout2020-03-04T14:44:15-05:00

GRBC to release bottle conditioned sour ales

While the current version of Grand Rapids Brewing Company (GRBC) has only been around since 2012, the original, dates back to 1893. Perhaps that is what makes GRBC the perfect brewery to revisit an old school brewing technique known as bottle conditioning. The company is set to release two of these specialty beers on July 14. Bottle

GRBC to release bottle conditioned sour ales2020-03-04T14:39:01-05:00

Michigan Beverage Garden

The Michigan Beverage Garden is located in Town Square across from the famous clock and Marquis Theatre. Anyone may enter the area at no cost to enjoy the live entertainment and Faygo soft drinks. For those 21 and over, wishing to partake of a Michigan-made beer or wine, wristbands and tickets are available for purchase. Michigan Beverage

Michigan Beverage Garden2020-03-05T14:58:47-05:00

Beer Terminology

As you try to discover what types of beer you really like, having the right vocabulary can be helpful. Here are some of the most commonly-used terms in the industry. Alcohol By Volume (ABV) – The measure of the amount of space the alcohol in a beer takes up as a percentage of total volume. This is the

Beer Terminology2018-05-17T16:14:29-04:00

The Best Beer Stops in Kalamazoo

With its multi-year designation as Beer City USA, there is no doubt that Grand Rapids is one of the best places to experience frothy goodness, but make no mistake, it’s not the only awesome beer town in the state. Kalamazoo is another must-visit destination for true brew connoisseurs. It’s almost difficult to imagine in the Great Beer

The Best Beer Stops in Kalamazoo2018-05-08T16:29:53-04:00

How much does beer mean to Michigan?

It’s Craft Beer Month here in Michigan, and it’s pretty easy to figure out what to do to celebrate. Arguably the hardest part of the decision is which pint to hoist! Lest you think the only thing to celebrate is the deliciousness of the libations our state is producing, (and indeed that would be reason enough for

How much does beer mean to Michigan?2020-03-04T14:12:40-05:00

Great brews on tap for spring

March not only marks the return of greenery and baseball, in many cases it also harkens in the release of some of Michigan’s most popular and unique brews. You’ll notice an influx of wheat and fruit in most of these offerings that are meant to make our minds dream of summer. Here are a few fresh thirst

Great brews on tap for spring2020-03-04T14:14:55-05:00

Bell’s Brewery adds 2nd generation leadership

Just two months old when the company began, Laura Bell, has been named chief executive officer of the brewing dynasty her father founded in 1985. Originally known as Kalamazoo Brewing Company, Bell’s Brewery is now considered to be the seventh largest craft brewery in the United States. The elevation of his daughter from vice president to CEO,

Bell’s Brewery adds 2nd generation leadership2020-03-04T14:15:11-05:00
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