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Hatter Days expands, highlights unique IPAs

HOLLAND — When Justin Mendez attended New Holland Brewing’s Hatter Days Street Party in 2014, he could hardly move because it was so packed with craft beer fans. However, this year after the party moved from a downtown Holland street to a spacious parking lot behind the brewery’s pub, Mendez had room to focus on his goal: tryi ...

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Bad Moon Studio: a labor of love

JENISON — John Timmer of Bad Moon Studio didn’t expect his life to change over a conversation with his 11-year-old son on the way to hockey practice. “He asked my why I had the job I did and if I liked it,” said Timmer. “I told him that it was a good job, paid well and had flexibility, so I could do things lik ...

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Charlevoix celebrates local beer growth at second annual festival

It was a triumphant week for the Michigan craft scene in Charlevoix this weekend. Building on the success of Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company’s grand opening at the beginning of the week, the town hosted the second annual Charlevoix Craft Beer Festival on Saturday. The venue was spectacular, located on a patch of green space right ins ...

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Fly to the Coq celebrates beer and cycling

Drink beer. Bike 15 miles. Drink more beer. Repeat at the end of the summer. Rain or shine, the third annual “Fly to the Coq” event took place Sunday. With the White Pine Trail running parallel to Rockford Brewing Company, bikes are a familiar sight to their patrons. However, this past Sunday, the side of the brewery was flooded wit ...

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Lake Charlevoix Brewing inflates to offer harbor-side brews

Lake Charlevoix Brewing Company (LCBC) has opened its doors just in time for the summer season. The new brewery boasts a lakefront location, where customers can enjoy craft beverages and food in its harbor-side outdoor seating. LCBC offers five taps devoted to their own brews alongside three guest taps. Wine, cider and spirit options are also a ...

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New GR beer garden to celebrate sustainability, Michigan outdoors

GRAND RAPIDS — What do dilapidated buildings, shipping containers and craft beer all have in common? The Sovengard. Grand Rapids’ first official outdoor beer garden is slated to open late this summer on the west side. As with any bar in Beer City USA, you’ll find plenty of craft beer, along with craft spirits, cider and wines. ...

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Cranking up some Cranker’s brews

New Cheerry-O 5.4% ABV  •  18 IBU •  “Light, clean, and crisp brewed with real MI cherries” Before me sits a clear brew that is burnt orange to reddish amber in color with a full and resistant light pink head. Quite pretty in fact! A whiff of tart cherries hits me initially, but the overall scent is that ...

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The Little Fleet kicks off summer with drinks, food and music

TRAVERSE CITY — The unofficial start to summer usually begins with a few close friends, great food, favorite brews and a bonfire. With its own little twist on this tradition, The Little Fleet’s Summer Launch Party, held on Sunday, surely made it feel like summer had arrived. Little Fleet owner Gary Jonas partnered with Troy Daily, o ...

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Crystal Mountain ushers in 10th Beer & Brat Fest

THOMPSONVILLE — When there is no snow on a ski mountain, what is there to do? Plenty! Well, at least there is at Crystal Mountain. It’s Memorial Day weekend, and to kick off a day of remembrance there is first lots of sunshine, beer and food to be enjoyed at the 10th Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival. The beautiful day ushers ...

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