Category Archives: Brewery Reviews

Brewery Becker : A Year Of Unique Beer

Some of the greatest treasures to be found in the world are tucked away in small towns.  Amazing restaurants, unique wines, shops that provide goodies for both young and old, and of course unique breweries that curve the bar and remind you just how deep the world of beer can go.  Brewery Becker is one of these gems, located in the heart of Brighton Mi. sits the historic building, once a hotel and now a bastion of inspired beer the likes of which you might…

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Smokey Mountain Brewery Gatlinburg, TN – Brewery Review

Rick Fenwick   Rick@fenwickkoller.com This Memorial Day weekend we went to Gatlinburg, TN. It is a place with beautiful scenery and lots of things to do. One of my favorite places there to eat and sample some beers is the Smokey Mountain Brewery. They also have breweries in Pigeon Forge, Turkey Creek, and Maryville. The one in Gatlinburg is located right off of the main strip and offers a nice view. We were able to walk there from our hotel. The building is attractive inside and…

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Bent Brewstillery – Brewery Review

Featured Contributor:  Bill Lowe  @BillsBeerReport Since March I have been spending a lot of time in Minnesota for work. In that time I was able to visit Surly Brewing Company, Big Wood Brewery, Hammerheart Brewery, and Indeed Brewery and have been pleasantly surprised at the quality of craft beer being produced in Minnesota. On my last trip I was able to finish work early on Friday and visit another brewery before heading to the airport. This time I decided to visit a placed called Bent Brewstillery…

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Bucks County – Pipersville, PA – Brewery Review

 Featured Contributor: Nick Campellone @craftbeerkcco I find myself tonight at Bucks County Brewery, supporting local business by supporting a local brewery. I had the pleasure of meeting the owners and striking up a conversation about their brewery, which I enjoyed immensely. I love talking to other beer enthusiasts in general, but talking to an owner of a brewery and talking beer is where it really became fun. The owners are a real awesome couple that have a passion for beer, which is great and makes it all…

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Surly Brewing Company – Beer Hall Review

  Featured Contributor:  Bill Lowe  @BillsBeerReport  After working Saturday I decided it was time to head down to Minneapolis and try out some of their breweries. The first brewery I visited has been on my list since my first time in Minnesota when I tried one of their beers, Surly Brewing Company. I head down the towards downtown using my Waze app to guide me towards my destination. As I arrived in an industrial style park I became confused and concerned. There was no way that at the end…

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Big Wood Brewery – Review

Featured Contributor:  Bill Lowe  @BillsBeerReport The name really says it all. Big Wood Brewery’s Tap Room is located in White Bear Lake, MN tucked away between 4th and 3rd street off of Cook Ave. The entrance is located off a well lit alley and as you walk in, the entrance kind of reminds me of Cheers. Its not as open an entrance as cheers, but its elevated higher then the rest of the bar. I half expected the people to turn around and welcome me with a hearty…

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Vivant – Can a Brewery have good beer and good food?

From David- Founder of Sommbeer: I love my daughters.  They just aren’t’ too crazy about brew pubs.  When we announced we were going to Brewery Vivant after we saw the Museum in Grand Rapids, Emm’s response was “you’re going to drink beer while we eat warmed up frozen food”.  I bristled at her harsh response but knew it could be true.  Good breweries do not always measure up when it comes to food. We walked into Vivant just a few minutes after they opened up…

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Prohibition Pig – Waterbury VT – Brewery Review

Featured Contributor: Craft Brew Gal @CraftBr3wGal March 27th 2015. #1 This Same Day Our Fire Alarm Woke Us Up At 5am Because The Pellet Stove Got Backed Up, and then the Fire Department Showed Up! Prohibition Pig is located in Waterbury Vermont, (23 South Main Street if you were thinking of Googling). My friends and I walked in around 4:45 and were seated immediately by the friendly colorful staff. I like to use the word colorful, but I don’t at all mean that in a bad…

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Frankenmuth Brewery Review

Featured Contributor – John Fahrner @fahrn13 from Michigan Frankenmuth started making beers in 1862 and is Michigan’s oldest craft brewery.  Centralized in downtown Frankenmuth the brewery still stands as my home base for visiting the Bavarian village a couple times a year.   The trip is always worth it, Frankenmuth is an ideal spot to bring a family for an afternoon full of unique shops, bakeries, and craft boutiques to spend the day in before finding your way into the brewery for dinner and a drink.  Before…

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St Mel’s Brewery, the long return

Featured Contributor – Rob Nesbit   @ThisDrinkinLife  from Ireland St Mel’s Brewery, the long return St Mel’s Brewery, Longford Something is stirring in the centre of Ireland. A new and exciting brewery has opened, the first in the midlands region in about 150 years. St Mel’s Brewery, based in Longford Town, has decided to dip its toe into the ever increasing market in the country for craft brewing. St Mels brewery is a new venture started by Liam Hanlon and Eoin Tynan. Two local lads who have decided…

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