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Beer heads: Brewmakers gather to promote suds with sustenance

BY JOHN HOLL (NJ) Star-Ledger Staff WASHINGTON — For some, the difference between wine with dinner and beer with dinner has been compared to jacket and tie required versus no shirt, no shoes, no problem. Wine aficionados have long known proper combinations, what vintage from what year goes best with what fish or meat. Sommeliers […]

Michigan Microbreweries Encourage Beer Enthusiasts to Celebrate American Craft Beer Week, May 12-18

The Brewers Association has announced “American Craft Beer Week,” May 12-18, and several Michigan microbreweries have planned special events to celebrate this growing industry. Brewery: Fletcher Street Brewing Company City: Alpena Phone: 989-356-2314 Website: www.fletcherstreetbrewing.com Description: Monday – $2 off Growlers & refills; Tuesday – Trivia Night starts at 7 PM; Wednesday – Hog Heaven […]

Summer Beer Festival Tickets Are Now Available!

The following locations are selling tickets for the Summer Festival: Arbor Brewing Company in Ann Arbor Corner Brewery in Ypsilanti New Holland Brewing Company in Holland Kuhnhenn Brewing Company in Warren The Livery in Benton Harbor Rochester Mills Beer Company in Rochester Gil’s Market in Kalamazoo Crunchy’s in East Lansing Right Brain Brewery in Traverse […]

USA Today Clip: The Best of Europe in America

By David Farley, ForbesTraveler.com Fragrant flowers, half-timbered windmills and friendly attitudes are just a few of the reasons travelers hit up Holland. But there’s another, just as kind, just as gentle land where wooden shoes and tulips rule: Holland, Michigan. Check in to the Dutch Colonial Inn B&B, which blends Midwestern hospitality with Old World […]

Michigan Brewers Guild & Crystal Mountain Resort Kick Off Summer 08 with 3rd Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival (May 24)

The Michigan Brewers Guild and Crystal Mountain Resort in Thompsonville are kicking off the summer in style at the 3rd Annual Michigan Beer & Brat Festival, planned for Saturday, May 24 from 4-8pm. As many as 40 Michigan craft beers from a variety of state microbreweries will be available for sampling throughout the day. “The […]

Beer Man: Scotty Karate brings big-time kick, bigger taste

FROM APPLETON (WIS) POST-CRESCENT May 7, 2008 Scotty Karate is aptly named for a 9.75 percent beer that kicked most of its competitors last fall by winning a silver medal for Strong Scotch Ale at the Great American Beer Festival. Its strength puts it into a category that traditionally was referred to as a “wee […]

OAKLAND BUSINESS REVIEW ARTICLE: An interview with Eric Briggeman, president, Michigan Brewers Guild; brewmaster, Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Categories: Executive Profile Posted by John Turk | Oakland Business Review May 01, 2008 01:07AM Although the words “beer” and “geek” might not seem to go naturally together, Eric Briggeman, the newly chosen president of the Michigan Brewers Guild, says those two words are what define most employees in the brewing industry. Briggeman said he […]

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