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Ore Dock First Shift English Bitter

4.1% ABV, Draft Appearance: Clear golden yellow with a light head Aroma: Malty and floral Taste: Fresh bread and straw, lightly bittered Mouthfeel: Light bodied A light-bodied english bitter from Ore Dock. Pours beautifully and drinks even better. Tastes of a gourmet cracker, lightly buttered with hops and hay for a fresh and earthy conc ...

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Hop Lot Brewing breaks ground

SUTTONS BAY — Construction has begun at the site of Suttons Bay’s first microbrewery — Hop Lot Brewing Co. Brothers Steve and Drew Lutke sought professional guidance from civil engineers, building architects and landscape architects to bring their idea of an ‘up north’ brewery to life. Site plans and architectural ...

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New breweries take advantage to showcase brews at Spring Fest

HUDSONVILLE — At a beer festival filled with new West Michigan breweries, Elk Brewing Company was as new as it gets. The Grand Rapids-based brewery opened to the public on Friday and was serving three beers at the inaugural Beer City Spring Fest on Saturday. Serving customers its Scotch Ale (9.8% ABV) beneath a giant Elk Brewing antle ...

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The Black Heron

Our posts have dwindled slightly in the last three months.  While it’s true that we haven’t been able to travel to as many Michigan breweries as we would like, our time has not been spent in vain.  The truth is that the pair that runs the Michigan Beer Blog – Laura and Seth Porter – are opening a kitchen and ...

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Holland breweries announce collaboration

HOLLAND — New Holland Brewing Co., Big Lake Brewing and Our Brewing Company are joining forces to celebrate American Craft Beer Week, May 12-17. The three breweries will be releasing a collaborative brew — an English Pub Ale called Our New Lake. The breweries will have a Shotgun Release Party on May 12 to share the brew with it ...

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Ore Dock strives to reinvigorate Marquette history

The story behind the foundation of Ore Dock Brewing Company in Marquette is one of travel, collaboration and reclamation. Founders Andrea and Wes Pernsteiner were inspired to start the brewery in the Upper Peninsula town after traveling all over the country and stopping at breweries. “Whenever we would go to a new city, we’d always ...

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Brewery Vivant hosts meeting to support Fix Our GR Roads initiative

Brewery Vivant’s Pothole Stout began as more of a joke about the seemingly ever-proliferating and entirely unavoidable potholes that freckle Grand Rapids roads. It has since become the symbol of an effort to mobilize the public to speak up about how to get them fixed. On Monday, citizens and representatives of Grand Rapids gathered at Viv ...

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Women of West Michigan featured on beer tour

KALAMAZOO — A West Michigan Beer Tour is a long day, but a long day worth the cost and a hell of a lot of fun. MittenBrew recently tagged along with Lisa Faber and Beth Liberty, partners (along with their husbands) of West Michigan Beer Tours, Inc. for ‘Women of West Michigan Beer.’  About 25 craft beer enthusiasts s ...

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Sherwood Brewing Hellacious B Maibock

7.5% ABV, Draft Appearance: Medium head, golden hue. Aroma: Slight hops, sweet malts. Taste: Sweet upfront. Fruity in the middle. Crisp finish. Mouthfeel: Light all around. Clean finish. Sherwood’s Hellacious B Maibock tends to be deceiving on many fronts with its appearance. The light look and presence give way to a sweet nose and ...

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The Mitten Brewing Company

The Michigan Beer Blog has had the privilege of traveling the state visiting breweries, but we have a special place in our heart for our city and our neighborhood.  As proud West Siders, it’s with no small joy that we can write about a brewery that’s in our own neighborhood. Indeed, the Mitten is our neighborhood bar. Built ...

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