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 shruken head PR

BarFly Ventures today announced plans to open The Shrunken Head, a BBQ and tiki joint, offering authentic slow-smoked barbecue, homemade sides, craft beer, wine, and tiki-inspired cocktails at 59 Commerce Avenue in downtown Grand Rapids.

Broad Ripple, 6280 N. College Ave., across from the historic Vogue Theatre, will be the third location for the award-winning HopCat, which was named the No. 3 Beer Bar on Planet Earth by Beer Advocate. The draft system will be the largest in the city with many of its taps dedicated to supporting Indiana’s craft brewing industry, as well as craft beers from around the country and the world.

HopCat – Detroit to Open on Woodward Avenue in 2014

HopCat - Detroit to Open on Woodward Avenue in 2014, Bringing 100 New Jobs, State's Largest Draft Selection & Dynamic Music Venue to Midtown

 “null” Café & Taphouse to Showcase Northern United Brewing Company’s Beer, Wine, Cider & Spirits Brands

Construction is set to begin in January, 2014 on the null Café & Taphouse – honoring the various brands of Northern United Brewing Company (null stands for “Northern United Liquid Libations”). It will showcase the company’s award-winning beer, wine, cider and spirits and will be located at the new brewing facility at 2319 Bishop Circle East in Dexter.
Monday, November 11, 2013

A Guide to Beer City, Vegan Style

Written by Dan VanderKooi

 A Guide to Beer City, Vegan Style

In addition to being widely recognized for the beer accolades, Grand Rapids also has a great reputation for being a vegan-friendly City. One may not immediately recognize the two things as going hand in hand, but in actuality there are some surprising connections. To start with, beer as a beverage can be a good fit in vegan diet, with only a few styles (i.e. Milk Stout) being inherently non-vegan. So where are some good places to enjoy a vegan meal along with your favorite Michigan Craft beers?

 The Score taps the most craft beer in Michigan! – Sets goal to raise $10,000 for local non-profits

Grand Rapids is setting another beer record. Tapping the most craft beer in the state, The Score will tap 120 craft beers during “Tap-Fest” on Thursday, September 26th.

Hocat - East Lansing Opens with a Lions Roar with Record Breaking 100 Short's Beer on Tap!

The much anticipated HopCat East Lansing grand opening was officially open to the public Thurs.  Aug 22nd, 2013.  This record breaking grand opening hosting the world’s largest taps take over boasting its 100 draft lines featuring Michigan’s own Short’s Brewing Company.  Short’s brought 70 of its finest portfolio and 30 new rare and experimental beers.  The first 200 people in line were awarded FREE CRACK FRIES for a year and bragging rights to being the first to taste and experience the newest East Lansing bar and be a part of this special occasion.  

Zoobie's Old Town Tavern will open on June 17th with everyone ones first beer only 1¢!

One of the oldest bars in Lansing, which has been closed for several years, is set to reopen this summer. Zoobie's Old Town Tavern, owned by the same family since 1932, was the first bar in Michigan to receive a liquor license after the 21st amendment passed repealing prohibition. Over the years it maintained the feel of an old neighborhood bar serving cold beer and humble bar food. I remember visiting Zoobie's once in college and I thought that although it was old and a bit rundown, that at one time it was probably a very nice place.

Midtown Beer Company to Release Two of Their Own Beers

Now fully through the transition period of re-branding and redesigning their menu and mission, the Midtown Beer Company  in downtown Lansing has just acquired new BREWING equipment and will be serving their new craft beers on draft. They will be releasing the first two offerings Golgotha (Belgian Black IPA) and London Calling (English Bitter Ale) tonight, Tuesday, May 7th at 5:00 PM.

Check out What's Brewing at Comerica Park This Season

It's spring time and that means it's time to kick off another season of Tiger Baseball at Comerica Park in Detroit. With the team coming up just short of winning a World Series title last fall, hopes and expectations are high that this will be the year they bring a championship back to The D!
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