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 burning foot festival article

On August 29th, the warm summer sand of Muskegon's Pere Marquette Beach will play host to “Burning Foot,” the city’s first craft beer festival. From late afternoon through early evening, festival goers can enjoy some of the finest Michigan beer offerings with the beautiful shoreline of Lake Michigan serving as a backdrop. With as many as forty craft breweries and brewpubs expected to gather on the sand for the event, Burning Foot is poised to turn Muskegon’s beach into the perfect summer playground for craft beer lovers.
Published in Summer Events

fetch article

Fetch Brewing Company is now open in downtown Whitehall being the third brewery to open in Muskegon County in less than a year’s time. Fetch was preceded by Unruly and Pigeon Hill Brewing Companies both located in downtown Muskegon whereas Fetch is the first brewery to open in the White Lake area. Fetch is located in the former State Bank Building on Colby St. and has been renovated to incorporate elements of the historic location such as the bank vault and elevator shaft into the design of the brewery.
Published in Brewery Reviews

brew house article

Brew House is located at 255 Seminole Dr. in the City of Norton Shores in Muskegon County conveniently right off the Seaway Drive / Business 31 on the way into town. The business was previously a coffee house but has been relaunched under new ownership and has recently expanded beyond traditional coffee drinks with the addition of a full bar with an emphasis on Michigan craft beer, wine, and spirits.
Published in Brewery Reviews

Muskegon’s Unruly Brewing chose St. Patrick’s Day Weekend as a release party for their first ever barrel-aged beers. The all-day celebration included Irish-themed bands, food, and an impressive 12 taps including hard ciders from Vander Mill. The brewery opened early at 10 AM as the 3rd annual Muskegon St. Patrick’s Day Parade was preparing it’s morning trek down nearby Clay Avenue in plain view of the Russell Block building which Unruly Brewing and coffee house Drip Drop Drink call home.
Published in Winter Events

 

This year’s Hopslam release was being rolled out just as Michigan was entering a January deep freeze of below-zero temperatures which effectively shut down most of the State.
Published in Beer Releases

Muskegon’s Got Beer: Unruly Brewing’s beer worth the wait!

Unruly Brewing Company held their first ever public opening on Wednesday, November 27th, one night prior to Thanksgiving, on the busiest bar night of the year.
Published in Brewery News

 Michigan Irish Music Festival Sept. 13-15th to feature Perrin Tasting

Have you heard this year’s Michigan Irish Music Festival at Muskegon’s Heritage Landing will be featuring Perrin on tap? Near the County Kerry stage is where these can be found. Perrin’s Gold and The Black will be featured throughout the fest, while Saturday and Sunday will feature special tastings with Perrin’s Head Brewmaster at 1:00 PM which will also include IPA and Razz along with the debut of the Malted Milk Ball Baltic Porter, a barrel-aged ale with chocolate and vanilla overtones which clocks in at a hefty 10.5% ABV. Fatty Lumpkins will  be among the food vendors featured at the County Kerry stage, with Reuben Soup, along with Patty McFatty and How Now Brown Cow among the sandwich options. Upgrade from your Perrin tasting to include the Manger’s Irish Cider tasting at 3 PM additionally at the tasting tent and receive $5 off any Festival T-Shirt.
Published in Summer Events

Recap of Founders Balls and Brews Beer Dinner at Hank’s Tavern

Hank’s Tavern recently hosted the Founders “Balls and Brews” beer dinner pairing a premium selection of Founders beers with a specially-designed several course dinner to accompany the brews. Seating was limited to 36 people and the event was well attended.The evening began with a welcome toast featuring Founders All Day IPA with ruby red grapefruit sorbet. Hank’s Cody Christensen was on hand to discuss the menu options and Marguex Bouwkamp from Founders introduced the beers and answered questions. For each course, Hank’s staff made the rounds with pitchers of the appropriate paired beer and made certain that no one left hungry (or thirsty!)

Pigeon Hill Brewing Company to establish downtown location in emerging Muskegon beer scene

Pigeon Hill Brewing Company is the second brewery to announce plans to open in downtown Muskegon location this year. Locating within a half mile down the road from the previously announced Unruly Brewing, the brewery will occupy space in the Noble Building adjacent to the L. C. Walker Arena on Western Avenue. For those not familiar, the name “Pigeon Hill” is a reference to a magnificent sand dune that was once quite an attraction in Muskegon almost a century ago prior to the dune’s eventual removal and later development into residential condos.
Published in Brewery News

Recap of Oberon Release Party Tour in Muskegon

For this year’s Oberon release, I decided to make the rounds in Muskegon and attend as many different release parties as possible. First stop for the die-hards are the midnight releases, of course, which for this year meant staying up late on a Sunday. Being a work night I was surprised to find familiar faces at my local Buffalo Wild Wings who were happy to join me for some Oberon and some wings. Other Michigan beers currently on tap at the Muskegon location include Bell’s Two-Hearted, Founders Dirty Bastard, and Perrin Black Lager. Area Applebee’s were also featuring midnight Oberon releases.
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