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Brewer’s Big Breakfast at Brewery Vivant

Brewery Vivant , known for its unique Belgian­-American styles of beers, welcomes another GR Beer Week and hoards of craft beer fans to Beer City USA with it’s annual Brewer’s Big Breakfast. The Pub opens its doors early once a year ­­the Saturday of Winter Beer Fest­­ for breakfast. February 27, from 8am to 2pm, ...

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Pretzel Necklace: The Biggest Beer Fest Accessory

Like coffee beans to an overly fragranced nose, the pretzel has often been used to cleanse the palate between beers. Traditionally, the history of the pretzel dates back to the 600s with monks giving pretzels to young pupils as rewards for remembering prayers. Others may say the shape represents someone folding their arms in prayer. Like a lot ...

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Schmohz: The Driving Force Behind Good Beer

This is what people do for beer: they go to a job at in southeast Michigan five days a week, and then, they drive across the state to brew beer all weekend. Jim Schwerin has been living this life since 2004. Along with his wife, Laurie, Schwerin co-owns Schmohz Brewing Company in Grand Rapids. Like many breweries, it all started with a dream. ...

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Winter Microbrew Fest Returns for Seventh Year

Negative wind chills and endless amounts of snow couldn’t keep thousands from attending the seventh annual Traverse City Winter Microbrew & Music Festival on Saturday. Each year, the winter counterpart to the Summer Microbrew & Music Festival lightens up an otherwise gray winter atmosphere. And, each year, the festival builds up ...

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Suds and Snow returns for tenth year!

Suds & Snow will return for its tenth year at Timber Ridge Resort on Saturday, March 5. Timber Ridge Resort, Create TC, and Craft Beverage Artisans have partnered to put together this year’s “ultimate party in the woods.” The event will take place from  1-6 p.m. and includes a hike through the woods, favorite Michigan ...

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Love is in the air for Michigan Craft Beer

LANSING, Mich—Craft beer enthusiasts are passionate about Michigan brews…and February is the perfect time to fall in love with rich, chocolaty and fruity beers. As you head out with your sweetheart this year for Valentine’s Day, consider ordering up a pint of one of these deliciously romantic Michigan made libations recommend ...

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Beer Week GR 2016

It’s the most wonderful time… for a beer! Certainly that line could be sung nearly anytime of the year in Beer City. During the extra long week of February 17-28, also known as Beer Week GR , the community of Grand Rapids busts out of their cabin fever and celebrates all things beer. Sure, there may be snow and ice on the groun ...

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B.O.B.’s Peanut Butter Porter Has A New Friend

GRAND RAPIDS – As an original Winter Beer Festival contributing drinker, B.O.B.’s Brewery ’ s Brewmaster John Svoboda’s interests are always surpassed by the excitement and fun that the festival brings. Ever since the WBF made its way to Grand Rapids, B.O.B.’s has been a participant. “It is wonderful pub ...

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On tap at Black Lotus: beer, virtual fairways and tango lessons

Clawson, MI – Black Lotus Brewing Company will celebrate its 10th anniversary this year in quietly cool Clawson. The neighborhood brew pub has recently doubled tap capacity as its brewing program, as well its customer base, continues to grow. The brewery is home to an eclectic mix of brews, scratch-made food, and funky decor. Free live ...

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Harmony Hall’s ‘Sour Man’: New Program in the Works

Harmony Brewing Company, located in the Eastown neighborhood of Grand Rapids, quickly made it’s mark on the funky, artistically bent part of town. It just worked. Now, with their addition of Harmony Hall in the Westside neighborhood—historically known for its strong German and Polish roots—this brewery has proven its mettle. T ...

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