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Jolly Pumpkin opens fourth location in Midtown

There’s this phenomenon occurring right now on Canfield in Detroit. On one corner representing an older, distinguished Detroit, there’s Traffic Jam and Snug, the first brew-pub in Michigan. On the other corner, there’s the new HopCat Detroit, bringing over one hundred taps from around the world. And now sandwiched in the ...

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Creativity, experimentation helps boom of craft cider industry

GRAND RAPIDS — Cider throughout the U.S. is booming. But in Michigan? “It’s been pretty fast [growing] for a good three years running now,” said Paul Vander Heide, president of the Michigan Cider Association (MCA) and owner of Vander Mill in Spring Lake. The Michigan cider industry is growing so fast that Vander Hei ...

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Bastone Brewery continues as a mainstay of Downtown Royal Oak

Bastogne — a Walloon municipality of Belgium located in the province of Luxembourg. Bastone — a Belgian-inspired brewery and restaurant located in the City of Royal Oak. For 11 years, Bastone has anchored itself on the corner of 5th and Main, providing patrons with Belgian brews, delicious food and a comfortable atmosphere. Dur ...

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Artistic fermentation: A look at beers at The Gallery

Precision Porter 6.3% ABV — In a world with breweries spreading their brewing time and abilities across a wide range of styles, The Gallery took a refreshing view on the classic Porter. Easily the best beer on the tap list, the Porter is led by a strong roasted barley presence. The brewery is hamstrung by having only two fermento ...

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Fermented heat: The B.O.B. highlights beer-made chili

GRAND RAPIDS — A slightly breezy, little chilly day in March was perfect for the 3rd annual Chilly, Blues & Brews event at The B.O.B. on Saturday. Over 20 chili teams offered a wide ranging variety of chilis to attendees, with tastes available for only 50 cents. Part of the proceeds went to benefit MSU Gran Fondo Skin Cancer Research, ...

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One-Eyed Betty’s welcomes spring with a midnight Oberon release

FERNDALE — It’s 12:01 a.m. and the Emperor of Oberon has been named, crowned and caped thanks to a lucky raffle draw. Most importantly, he has also been handed the first official glass of the infamous Bell’s Brewery craft beverage. To the eager crowd, Oberon means no more winter, and with that first sip, bar patrons collective ...

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Short’s celebrates its 1,999th batch of beer

“Put your hands up in the air/wave them around like you just don’t care!” A crowded, makeshift dance floor raises their hands and jumps to the beat — the Backstreet Boys have come to Bellaire to celebrate Short’s Brewing. OK, not the real boyband, but their 90s hit songs are in the air, pumping up the crowd. It&rsq ...

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Svoboda talks the past, present and future of craft beer

John Svoboda has seen it all — the highs and lows of the Grand Rapids beer scene. The head brewer of B.O.B.’s Brewery sits down with Pat Evans of MittenBrew to discuss the past, present and future of the area’s craft beer industry. The post Svoboda talks the past, present and future of craft beer appeared first on Mitten ...

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Rockford Brewing to release first bottles

You heard it on MittenBrew.com first, and now it’s confirmed — Rockford Brewing Company will release its Belgian Multigrain Anniversary Ale in limited bottles on April 7, beginning at 5 p.m. The beer will be available in 2013 and 2014 versions, both in 750mL bottles. A limited quantity of 100 bottles is available from 2013, with 500 ...

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