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HopCat, Griffin Claw celebrate women with Collaboration Brew Day

United she mashed and divided she brewed this past Sunday for the Pink Boots Society’s International Women’s Collaboration Brew Day. In over 70 breweries nationwide, women gathered to brew this year’s Unite Red Ale recipe, created by Sophie du Ronde of Muntons Malt in England. Locally, brewing took place at HopCat Grand Rapids ...

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Suds & Snow returns to the woods for ninth year

TRAVERSE CITY — With charismatic outfits, outlandish food necklaces (Girl Scout cookies, anyone?), and fun for all, the ninth annual Suds and Snow, held Saturday at Timber Ridge Resort, was a welcomed chance to enjoy the outdoors. This “party in the woods” is unlike other beer festivals and has become a favorite in the area. W ...

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From airplanes to art: The Gallery offers an artistic take on brews

Jared Green went to college hoping for a career flying commercial airplanes. Never during his schooling did he expect to open a brewery, but last fall following more than a decade of working in the aviation industry, Green is now co-owner and brewer at The Gallery Brewery in Portland, Mich. “When I finished school, I couldn’t get a ...

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The B.O.B. preps festival goers with primer dinner

GRAND RAPIDS — It was a pleasant crowd in the main area of The B.O.B. (or Big Old Building)  Thursday evening. For the third year in a row, The B.O.B. hosted its Winter Beer Festival (WBF) Primer Dinner — an opportunity for those who plan on going to WBF to slake their thirst for some rarer brews beforehand, or for those n ...

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Thousands flock to Winter Beer Fest weekend

COMSTOCK PARK — The end of winter in Michigan means only one thing — Winter Beer Fest. Despite the coldest February on record (we checked), the additional organization required to shape the first ever two-day version of the event and brief issues with frozen tap lines, the 10th annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fes ...

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Back in line: a primer for day two of Winter Beer Fest

GRAND RAPIDS — If you’re on a beer forum or two, you’ll find plenty of advice on which whales to slay during the Saturday session of the 10th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival. For the first time in it’s history of celebrating in Grand Rapids, the Guild added a second day to the party. Based on Friday&rs ...

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Comrade Cocktail

In the wake of a promised extension to winter so unapologetically perennial that the groundhog of fable would bite the very hand that feeds him, perhaps it is time that we take the metaphorical slap in the face and consider a different view on the winter around us. Or, more simply, instead of making another porter, stout, or double IPA to stave ...

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Fermenta kicks off GRBW with tap takeover at Harmony Brewing

It’s a Monday night in Grand Rapids. To most that means the mourning of a weekend ended while another work week begins. But tonight something’s different — there are cheers and toasts on the air here at Harmony Brewing Company, located in the Eastown neighborhood. It’s Grand Rapids Beer Week, and locals have ki ...

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Smartphone apps put beer in your pocket

Whether you want to track all of the craft beers that you’ve tried, find nearby breweries or simply learn more about a specific beer style, all the information you need is just a tap away. Smartphone users have hundreds of beer-related apps to choose from, but not all apps are created equal. If you’re not sure where to begin, here a ...

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