Grand Rapids Area Breweries Form Beer City Brewers Guild

  In April, a New West Michigan Non-Profit Guild organized to raise awareness of the craft brewing culture within the community by forming Beer City Brewers Guild 501(c)(6). A vehicle for events, collaborations, charitable giving, and knowledge sharing. Since 2012 Grand Rapids Area Breweries and supporting businesses have collaborated to make Beer City a better place … Continue reading Grand Rapids Area Breweries Form Beer City Brewers Guild

From Beer City to Spirit City

We all know Grand Rapids is Beer City, but there’s a big chance “Spirit City” will make its way into the Grand Rapids lexicon the near future. Since 2013, nearly 40 distilleries have popped up all over Michigan, with about five of them calling Grand Rapids their home. Compared to the rest of the nation, … Continue reading From Beer City to Spirit City

Meijer Craft Beer Sales Result in Big Business for Local Breweries

Not only is local beer a cultural phenomenon capable of convincing thousands of people to drink beer outside in February all afternoon (a la Winter Beer Fest), but it's also big business. Twenty years after carrying its first craft brew at a single Kalamazoo store, Meijer is selling more than 34 locally-brewed craft beers each … Continue reading Meijer Craft Beer Sales Result in Big Business for Local Breweries

Valentine’s Day in West Michigan 2016

Photo courtesy of Fenn Valley Vineyards by Jeremy Witt Prepare the roses and chocolate covered strawberries because Valentine’s Day is right around the corner! It’s possible that you may have forgotten and are scrambling to arrange plans or maybe you’ve been waiting 365 days in anticipation to surprise the one you love. To help both … Continue reading Valentine’s Day in West Michigan 2016

New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai

    New Holland Brewing Co. has taken its top-selling, year-round, bourbon barrel stout – Dragon’s Milk – and infused it with flavors of Vanilla Chai. The Michigan-based brewery is releasing its first 2016 “reserve” batch of Dragon’s Milk to markets around the country with Dragon’s Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai shipping from New Holland’s production facility … Continue reading New Holland Brewing Dragon’s Milk Reserve Vanilla Chai