Pure Brews Season 2 Ep. 4 Recap

This week on Pure Brews America the crew starts by taking us out to the farm and visits Greenbush brewing. Crazy as it might sound Greenbush was actually started after the Co-Founder Scott Sullivan hurt his hand woodworking.  After hurting his hand he had some time to kill and decided to start homebrewing in his free time.  After getting some advice from his friend, Co-Founder Justin Heckathorn, the two set out and opened their brewery in Sawyer Michigan. Then it’s time to get to work bottling…

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Pure Brews America Season 2 Ep. 4 Preview

This week wraps up the first half of season 2 of Pure Brews America and to cap off the first half of the season Shannon and Ryan head to two of the most renowned and respected breweries in the great beer state of Michigan. First off the gang stops off at Greenbush Brewing in Sawyer Michigan.  Greenbush brews a few favorite beers among the Sommbeer staff (Delusion, Mr. Hyde and Brother Benjamin) and consistently cranks out world class beers.  Greenbush also offers some acclaimed dishes…

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Testing out the Limited-Edition Bell’s Brewery Poolside Ale

Bell’s Brewery is one of the largest breweries in the Midwest and is well-known nationwide for their execution of hop-heavy beers. I’m very partial to Bell’s, having sipped numerous Bell’s Two Hearted and Bell’s Oberon’s in my lifetime. So, when I was perusing my local craft beer shop and stumbled upon the bright blue packaging of the Bell’s Poolside Ale 6-pack, I knew I had to give it a try. Bell’s Poolside Ale is the 3rd addition to Bell’s Brewery’s specialty packaging lineup for the…

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Suds and cellphones: Craft beer’s growing dependence on mobile

Mobile is king. Whether you’re on the train, at your work or at the park, there’s a good chance most of the people you see will be more infatuated with their phones than their surroundings. And much like the new Pokemon craze that’s sweeping the nation, craft beer drinkers are constantly on their phones searching for the newest, the rarest, and the most sought after beers on the market. The trend makes sense when you look at the mobile-focused millennial generation that’s crowding the market,…

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Pure Brews America: Season 2 Ep. 3 Recap

This weeks episode of Pure Brews America starts in Royal Oak Michigan at Roak Brewing. Right off the bat we go to the production area of Roak and get to see Shannon learn the joys of cleaning out a mash tun.  It’s a dirty job but definitely fun to watch and shows a side of brewing that a lot of people either might not be aware of or simply might not think of.  Ryan then shows us the tap-room which has a really nice modern look.…

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Pure Brews America Season 2 Ep. 3 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America Ryan and Shannon check out two more acclaimed breweries in the great beer state of Michigan. On this episode the crew goes behind the scenes at Perrin Brewing in Comstock Park Michigan and also make a stop at Roak Brewing! Opened in June of 2015 Roak Brewing is, relatively speaking, a new and up and coming brewery that is right in the heart of Royal Oak Michigan. Being open for just over a yeah hasn’t stopped the momentum at…

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Summer Beer Fest 2016

It’s that time of year, the time of year in which the days are longer the sun is hotter and the beer festivals are beer festing. Starting on Friday July 22nd the 19th annual Michigan Summer beer festival will kick off in Riverside Park in Ypsilanti Michigan.  Hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Fest will host over 100 Michigan breweries, thousands of Michigan beers and also highlight local foods and local musicians all for the love of craft beer. We had some time…

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Brooklyn Brewery Quintaceratops – Beer Review

The ever expanding craft beer industry is great not just for the beer itself, but that as the industry grows, brewers become more creative, trying new styles, methods of brewing and reviving old styles as well. This leads to some new amazing brews, some duds that leave you disappointed, and some that leave you scratching your head or perhaps jumping up and down with joy pausing just long enough to check in the beer on Untappd. Today I cracked open Quintaceratops from Brooklyn Brewery which…

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Pure Brews Season 2 Ep. 2 Recap

This week of Pure Brews America starts us in Ryan’s home town of Grand Haven Michigan taking us to the Odd Side Ales Brewery.  Shannon goes behind the scenes and we get to hear the story of how Odd Side got to where they are today.  Rooted from a humble apartment while attending of Michigan State Odd Side has spawned over 100 beers since their inception.  We get to peak inside Odd Side’s brand new production facility and we also go back to the roots…

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Pure Brews America Season 2 Ep. 2 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America Ryan, Shannon and the crew check out two more breweries in the great beer state of Michigan. This week the crew makes their way out to Grand Haven Michigan for a visit to the always unique Odd Side Ales. Also on the agenda is a visit to the college town of Ann Arbor for Arbor Brewing Company. Odd Side Ales Odd Side Ales is a brewery that has built a reputation on thinking outside of the box. Some of…

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