The idea for Macatawa Ale Company fermented for years until Andrew Westerlund felt the timing was finally right to open a family-owned brewery in Holland.
His dad, Ed, a homebrewer for more than 20 years, has always supplied unique beer to family parties, which logically led to questions about when he would open a brewery himself.
Andrew said it made sense to provide another option to the city’s growing craft beer scene and convinced his dad and his uncle, Jeff Westerlund, to round out the partnership behind Macatawa Ale Company.
“(My dad) has been doing it since before it was cool,” Andrew said with a smile. “We are excited to do this as a family.”
Macatawa Ale Company, located at 102 River Ave., just north of downtown Holland, is expected to open in January, with brewing scheduled to begin in December.
Right now Andrew is focused on finishing the extensive remodelin
Source: Mitten Brew
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