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Food Truck On…

It’s a hot trend in the edible world these days…food trucks are taking our cities by storm. While the ideal of selling food out of a vehicle started more than 100 years ago (think “chuckwagon” in the wild west), and likely can be traced back 130 years ago to one man in Rhode Island according […]

Michigan Peanut Butter Beers Deliver Unique Sweet & Nutty Flavors

Did you know that peanut butter made by the Aztecs and Incas around 1000 BC was more of a paste and not nearly as creamy as the peanut butter we know today? Among those who helped modify this food over its more recent history was Dr. John Harvey Kellogg (founder of Kellogg’s in Battle Creek). […]

Celebrate National Cookie Day with #MiBeer

In honor of #NationalCookieDay we offer up these cookie-inspired #MiBeer options for you! Nutter Your Business (Peanut Butter Stout) from Grand Armory Brewing Company in Grand Haven tastes like your favorite proprietary cookie. Oatmeal Raisin Cookie from Beards Brewery is available in draft only at the Petoskey pub. This Amber ale brewed with all of […]

Something’s Brewing with Coffee & Craft Beer

Today — Friday, September 29 — is #NationalCoffeeDay! The perfect time to celebrate the blending of roasted coffee into craft beer for a decadent, dark and flavorful brew! These Michigan breweries are serving up something special featuring two of our favorite beverages: 5 Lakes Brewing, Door—HIPPY SPEEDBALL (ABV: 3.7% | IBU: 20). This Brown Ale […]

Hit the Trails with these Bicycle Themed #MiBeers

By Joe O’Connell With the weather warming up in Michigan, it’s time to start getting outside more often. While some of the more die-hard cyclists don’t let winter stop them, the start of warmer weather is when the cycling season begins to kick into high gear. With nearly 1,500 miles of bike trails to explore, […]

Our Love Affair with #MiBeer

Cheers to a Hoppy Valentine’s Day filled with Michigan Brews! Celebrate this loving holiday with someone to close to you and a Michigan brew that is near and dear to your heart. Try any one of these rich, chocolate, dessert-like, or fruity beers (or one with a sultry, loving or romantic name), and fall in […]

Michigan’s Festive Holiday Beers

The holiday season is officially upon us. The decorations are up, the tree is lite, and the presents are bought… so it’s time to grab one of these Michigan Christmas beers and drink up as the snow comes down. The most flavorful craft beer in the world can be served right here in Michigan, and […]

Enjoy Michigan Black Ales for Black Friday!

Black Friday is the day after Thanksgiving, known as the day people start their Christmas shopping. This year mix up your Black Friday tradition by trying these Michigan-brewed black ales. Black ales or black IPAs (Indian Pale Ale) range from dark brown to pitch black in color. The taste varies from roasted malts notes to […]

Haunted Hops: Serving Up Michigan Beers with Ghostly Names, Legends and Lore

  By Caroline Cousineau The leaves are turning colors and the nights are getting chillier. Halloween is approaching. To help you get in the ghostly mood Michigan breweries offer many Halloween appropriate beers. If you’re not easily scared, Jolly Pumpkin in Traverse City has a history of hauntings. Before it was the Jolly Pumpkin Brewery, […]

Michigan Pumpkin Beers Highlight Fall Season

By Ashey Dardis In 2013, Michigan pumpkins generated $11.2 million from the production of 97.8 million pounds. Michigan pumpkins are used for processing and jack-o-lanterns. In 2013, Michigan produced 122 million pounds of squash for fresh or processed use, totaling $17.7 million. Agriculture is Michigan’s #2 industry. $102 billion a year industry. Placement in the […]

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