Lansing Brewing Beer and Nachos Pairing

In July were trying a new pairing! This month's pairing will take place on Monday, July 25th at REO Town Pub. The nachos will be made by Saddleback BBQ and paired with beers from Lansing Brewing Company.

 Beer and Bacon Pairing

Beer and bacon is back in May! This month's pairing will take place on Monday, May 16th at REO Town Pub. The bacon items will be made by Saddleback BBQ and paired with beers from Paw Paw Brewing Company.

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Paw Paw Brewing Co. is celebrating its 5th anniversary by making a series of collaboration beers with its nearby brewing friends.
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Ben Fleckenstein, the co-owner of Paw Paw Brewing Co., said the West Michigan brewery is close to purchasing a 22,000-square-foot building that will eventually serve as the company's main taproom and production facility.
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 Ashley’s of Westland hosts 2013 Brewery Throwdown

For the third year in a row, Ashley’s of Westland is hosting a friendly competition featuring eight different breweries. The field this year contains a great mixture of both long-time favorites and some up and comers. Five of the eight are Michigan breweries, and the other three do a fine job of representing the rest of the country. The first round will feature four beers from each brewery, with the winner being determined by the total glasses sold. The second round features 6 beers per brewery, and the final round will feature eight. In the past, many of the breweries participating have brought a nice combination of their standards as well as highly sought after ones, sometimes even beers never served outside of their own brewpubs. One of the most exciting parts of the two previous throwdowns has been the opportunity it has provided for Ashley’s customers to interact with personnel from the breweries who are on hand.

Recap of an EPIC 2013 Kalamazoo Beer Week

Kalamazoo Beer Week (Jan 12-19) started off with a bang. That is after a slight misfire. My original plans had been to take the Gallagher's party bus and do the kick off pub crawl in its entirety. The only issue was when I arrived at Gallagher's at about 5:30pm the bus was dead in the water, not the best place to be when you have so many people ready to go and explore the festivities of the start of beer week. I hung around till closer to 6 when the driver mentioned that they would need to get a wrecker out to jump start the bus. Minor setback but we soldier on. This is Kalamazoo Beer Week, anything can happen. They did finally get the bus working around 7pm but it took 4 wreckers to get it started. This is one I wish I had had the time to stick around and see.
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Paw Paw may be known to most as wine country. However, opening in early 2011, Paw Paw Brewing Company has now put this village located in Michigan’s great southwest onto the beer map. A wide variety of beers are offered ranging from the very light Paw Paw wheat to the Black River Oatmeal Stout, with something for everyone. I stuck with the hoppier styles giving pints of the 2 Paws IPA and Kalamazoo Urban Assault a try. The lighter, maltier varieties proved to be hits as well.
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