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Brewery Review: Cheboygan Brewing Co. Part 1 of 2

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Your vote counts!Cheboygan Brewing Co, located in Cheboygan Michigan Check Out Part 2 of 2 Here: Cheboygan Brewing Co. – Meet the Team 2 of 2 Every year I travel with my family “Up North” to Cheboygan, MI.  I love Cheboygan, it’s the perfect place to unwind. In year’s past we would run to the local Walmart as soon as we arrived to load up on all the steaks, chips and dip we needed for the week. My wife’s goal was to avoid shopping, I wanted…

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Brewery Review: Atwater Brewery – Detroit

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Your vote counts! Featured contributor Patti  @TeacherPatti Brewery Review – Atwater Brewery – Detroit If you read anything about Detroit during that sad time known as “Prohibition”, you have probably heard street names like Riopelle, Jos Campau, and Atwater. These were some of the streets that bootleggers traveled on to get to the Detroit River, on which Canadian whiskey was being shipped in copious amounts. I happen to know that my great-grandma was a bootlegger, and I have to wonder if she was ever down at the…

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Brew Pub Review: River’s Edge Brewing Co.

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Your vote counts!River’s Edge Brewing Co.; located in Milford, Michigan River’s Edge Brewing Co. has only had their doors open since the beginning of summer 2014; but this charming little brew pub has all the makings and all the characteristics of a microbrewery that will endure for the foreseeable future and earn the right to be called one of Michigan’s gems in a healthy craft beer market.  Located in the heart of Milford Michigan, Rivers Edge provides an excellent environment that is homely yet still has…

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Brew Pub Review : Lake Time Brewery—-Propeller IPA

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Your vote counts!Lake Time Brewery , located in Clear Lake Iowa I am a huge hop head. So I felt like I had to let everyone know about one of the greater microbrew hop beers I recently tried. The brewery is in Iowa….has anyone heard of Iowa? *snickers* Anyway, since we finally have electricity and running water, it’s a lot easier to make craft brews. *snickers* again*  The brewery is in Clear Lake, Iowa. It was started in 2012 and this is the second summer they…

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What’s Wrong with Beer Marketing?

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: I want to thank @hopscanary for contributing to this post.  I value her opinions even (especially) when they fail to agree with mine. Please visit her website:  Hops Canary Beer and Travel Adventures What do you think about the current marketing of beer? Sommbeer: The marketing for craft beer is almost non-existent.  Even the local brew pubs seem inept in this regard.  As for the big brewers, I think they are a mess too.  I have to turn the channel…

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Jack Hammer from Arbor Brewing – Quick! Give me the Antidote I Accidently Drank a Bud – Beer Review

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Your vote counts!From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Just another lazy day on my back deck enjoying some “Outdoor Living” with my better half.  It snowed a lot last year, so we are going to enjoy every ounce of warmth this summer – even when it rains.  Today it’s raining and we are drinking a beer on the deck .  In fact, I’m drinking a 312 from Goose Island.  It’s a light beer that’s easy to drink, perfect for summer. My serene summer afternoon soon exploded…

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A Guide to Brew Pub Etiquette

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: Mind your Manners! It drives me crazy when I bring someone to  “my”  brewpub and they misbehave.  It’s a place that I go to relax, it’s me refuge after a long day.  I know the menu by heart, I can even tell when they’ve slightly tweaked a recipe (leave it alone thanks).  Most important of all, I know the staff and they know me.  When I want to act like an idiot I’ll go to your brewpub not mine.  So…

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Time for a Gender Bender

When I visit my local bar or sit outdoors with my wife and enjoy a beverage I sometimes observe a repeating pattern.  Women generally drink differently from men.  No no I don’t mean straws vs. cups.  I’m talking about our drink choices. A recent data point from last weekend.  Checkout the near beer on the left.  With all the bright cartoonish colors they felt a need to state “contains alcohol” for goodness sake. Legal Notice:  While I’m not much on Political Correctness, I do live…

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BEER RULE #0 – Don’t Become a Bicycle Rider

BEER RULE #0 – Don’t Become a Bicycle Rider Checkout all 7 of Sommbeer’s Beer Rules See all those guys riding their bikes to work?  Some of them ride bikes because they want to, some out of necessity.  They are Bicycle riders because they got caught drinking and driving.  Let’s all be careful out there. Beer Rule #0 – Don’t Drink and Drive, Don’t Become a Bicycle Rider Here’s a Guide to help Identify a “Bicycle Rider” 1. No Spandex 2. Flower Basket with briefcase 3.…

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Sounds like Dr. Seuss

The Dirty Secret – What the Big (M)ass Brewers Don’t Want You to Know

I’m not a conspiracy theorist but I can tell you there is a serious threat to our craft beer.  This threat is created when a brewer decides to drive profits at the expense of quality.  Don’t get me wrong, I’m a capitalist.  I just don’t think brewers need to deceive their loyal customers to increase their margins. Years ago I used to really enjoy Oberon from Bell’s Brewery.  It had a beautiful orange color and a relatively high abv.  It was seasonal and its annual…

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