The 2016 Michigan Winter Beer Festival was Pure Michigan! 125 Michigan breweries brought their best brews to Grand Rapids to a sold out on event Feb 26 & 27
The Dark Horse Brewery Staff Brew-Off was Saturday, February 20, 2016, in the Beer Garten. The Snow Sculptures were missing because of the balmy temperature, but the ice sculptures were pretty amazing — although not naughty but definitely impressive.
The Canton Brew Works and Chefs Jason Osburn and Brandon O’Sullivan served some excellent beer and food during their Pop-Up Dinner in January. If you are unfamiliar with the Pop-Up Dinner concept, it is a temporary restaurant to provide new chefs exposure. For this Pop-Dinner, Canton Brew Works which typically doesn’t serve food, teamed up with two excellent chefs to provide dinner and beer.
When we heard that Tri-City Brewing was hosting the Bay City Acoustic Music fest this year, we locked in our weekend plans to head up to the thumb. We’ve been fans of Tri-City beer for a while and being able to combine good beer and music is always a hit with us.
Best of Life In Michigan 2015 recap of some of our most cherished memories from the year — Auroras, Sunsets, Bluegrass, Steampunk, Mushroom Houses, Dog sledding, Snowshoeing, fermentation and 4 Elf!
Dark Horse rides again! The Dark Horse Annual 4 Elf Party was on Saturday, December 12, 2015, and it was a fantastic ride from start to finish. We’ve got pictures and a review of the music showcased during the event.
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Draught Horse Brewing in New Hudson offers up some great beer and delicious food. We jumped into the wagon to see for ourselves.
We’ve got a full review of 7 great breweries in the Grand Traverse Bay area. We took lots of pictures and have a fun narrative that won’t put you to sleep.
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The Chelsea Alehouse served up a heaping helping of down home bluegrass music at the Jason Dennie and Mark Lavengood Bluegrass Bonanza.
Detroit’s Eastern Market was the crime scene for the Michigan Brewers Guild 7th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival. It boasted an all star line-up of over 80 breweries and more than 675 beers. All of the usual suspects were in attendance and even a few mysterious characters. If you watched the 1995 movie, The Usual Suspects, you can’t help asking, “Who is Keyser Soze?” We’ve identified a few persons of interest.
The living and the dead shared beers during the second annual Beer City Festivals - Zombie Beer Fest in downtown Grand Rapids last Saturday (17-Oct-2015). Zombie Beer Fest We had no fear of the walking dead as we headed over to Calder Plaza for the Zombie Beer Fest....
In mid-September we traveled to Charlevoix, Michigan for a friend’s wedding and were pleasantly surprised to find Earl Young’s Mushroom Houses and Lake Charlevoix Brewing.
Blue Snaggletooth becomes the second Michigan music artist to have a beer named after them with Serpent and the King ESB from Oliver Brewing.