Brewery Reviews (92)
Tuesday, December 02, 2014 Written by Dan VanderKooi
Opening their doors at 9 AM, Odd Side Ales has been encouraging patrons to wear the PJs and bring their breakfast on Black Friday, treating them to bottle and draft release of their popular coffee-infused Morningwood Stout for the last several years. For 2014, not only has Odd Side Ales introduced another new bottle/draft release, the Hipster Brunch coffee maple bacon stout, but in addition the emerging lakeshore brewery scene has some new players. Muskegon’s Unruly and Pigeon Hill Brewing Co.’s each introduced their own barrel-aged bottle releases and offered up their own Black Friday themed breakfast and beer celebrations, the occasion representing the first bottled beer brewed in Muskegon since 1957.
In a great beer state like Michigan, there are few areas on the map where there isn’t a brewery. One of the most glaring voids in the state has long been in a rough square of Detroit’s Western suburbs, bordered by I-696 to the north, Southfield Freeway to the east, I-94 to the south, and I-275 to the west.
Wednesday, November 19, 2014 Written by Aimee West
Enjoy the scenic drive to Portland when you go to visit The Gallery Brewery. Located in the heart of downtown, this is an experience you don't want to miss.
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale opened up Wednesday night with standing room only and empty kegs by the end of the night.Written by Aimee West
Sleepwalker Spirits and Ale is the brain child of Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague, local Lansing residents who saw the need for a local brewery and spirits distillery. Sleepwalker derives its name from the Japanese term for sleepwalker, muyubyo-sha, where you are invited to turn off the busy part of your day and enjoy a space to “dream.play.” This is exactly what Sleepwalker embodies.
For many years, through all the rapid growth of microbreweries in Michigan, the far northwestern suburbs of Detroit had long been an area in need of a microbrewery. They finally have one, and it is located in one of the area’s best loved communities, Milford. River’s Edge Brewery opened on June 22nd to big crowds and rave reviews.
Tuesday, October 07, 2014 Written by Dan VanderKooi
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.
Monday, October 06, 2014 Written by Dan VanderKooi
Rupert’s Brew House was the first to open of the current wave of nanobreweries sweeping Kalamazoo which also includes Tibb’s, Boatyard Brewing Company, and Gonzo’s Biggdogg. Rupert’s is also currently the smallest brewery in operation of the bunch, still brewing off the 1.5 barrel system they opened with last October. The brewery is located in the historic Oakland pharmacy building at 773 W. Michigan Ave and while Michigan already features dog-themed beers, breweries, and even beer blogs, Rupert’s Brew House is the only brewery I’ve visited that features it’s own resident dog, Captain Stooby, a Great Dane approaching 200 pounds that happened to tolerate my visit while taking his afternoon nap.
Tuesday, September 30, 2014 Written by Dan VanderKooi
Osgood Brewing in Grandville recently celebrated their 1-year anniversary with a party featuring an evening of live music, exclusive beer tappings, and firkins. 16 different beers were on taps for the celebration with the centerpiece being the 1st Anniversary Ale, an Imperial take on the popular Oakestown American Amber Ale. A commemorative growler and special merchandise were also available at the anniversary party.
Monday, September 29, 2014 Written by Dan VanderKooi
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.
Monday, September 29, 2014 Written by Aimee West
The next time you visit the Tanger Outlet Mall, go a little farther into Howell and have a nice cold beer at Eternity Brewing.