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Exclusive: “Brew Dogs” pours over Michigan beer scene

GRAND RAPIDS — Founders Brewing Co. was alive with a palpable buzz as a crowd gathered to witness history in the making. James Watt and Martin Dickie, owners of the famed Scottish brewery BrewDog, brought their Esquire Network television show “Brew Dogs” to the Mitten State to film for Wednesday’s episode that highlighte ...

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Documentary showcases the struggles of new breweries

MittenBrew sits down with Alexis Irvin and Chip Hiden of “Blood, Sweat, and Beer,” a new documentary that follows a trio of 23-year-olds as they struggle to start The Brew Gentlemen Beer Company in Braddock, Pa. The film also tells the emotional story of Danny Robinson, a boardwalk brewery owner and restaurateur whose empire is thre ...

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Big Brew Day: A toast to communal brewers

GRAND RAPIDS — The short version of this article is this: I am bummed I had to miss Big Brew Day at the Calder Plaza this year. Don’t know about Big Brew at the Calder? Can’t begin to fathom why I would be saddened for my absence? Read on. Big Brew day falls on the first Saturday of May each year. The day was chosen by the Ame ...

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Mash Mayhem brings hop aroma to Spring Fest

HUDSONVILLE — To any beer lover the ‘follow your nose’ approach always leads you to the golden nuggets — hop nuggets. The Mash Mayhem was the opener to this year’s Beer City Spring Fest. Boiling bubbles releasing hop aromas welcomed the attendees as they walked through the entrance. The event brought homebrewers to ...

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Second annual Spring Fest showcases best of local libations

HUDSONVILLE — Goldilocks may have only tested out a famous family of bears’ beds, chairs and porridge — but I’m confident that asked about the Beer City Spring Fest she would agree, “It was JUST right.” “Being able to walk around and literally see every single pour available is my kind of festival, said ...

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Black Party introduces new, dark brews to Founders fans

GRAND RAPIDS — Guests of the 14th Annual Black Party enjoyed the best of Founders’ usual black beers, plus a few new surprise brews. One of the big stars of the tap list this year was Lizard of Koz, an 11.1% ABV stout brewed with chocolate, vanilla and blueberries, then aged in oak bourbon barrels. Brewmaster Jeremy Kosmicki co- ...

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From apartments to beer: The story of Rockne Van Meter

How did you start brewing? Rockne Van Meter: “I started brewing in my kitchen in the late ‘90s. I went to the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in 2002, which was a bit after I started brewing at home, and the Monday after that festival I decided to quit my job and see if I could get a job brewing professionally. That morn ...

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Unite Red Ale debuts at Clubhouse BFD

March 8 marked a brilliant day for craft beer on a global level — it was International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. On this day, across all of the time zones, craft industry professionals and enthusiasts worked to create a unique spin on one recipe. The result: Unite Red Ale, revisited (original recipe created by Sophie du Ronde, ...

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