Tag Archives: Michigan Beer

List of Top Beer Cities in the U.S.

List of Top Beer Cities in the U.S.   From InfoGroup  “Where do beer or wine drinkers live, and what kind of lifestyles do they lead? In an ongoing series of consumer and business insights, Infogroup ranked top beer and wine cities in the U.S., utilizing Infogroup’s verified business database of more than 15 million records. The study analyzed U.S. Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs1) of more than 1 million in population based on their concentration of beer and wine businesses per 10,000 residents. Further, each…

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Pure Brews: Season 2 Ep. 7 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America Ryan, Shannon and the crew start off by heading to the northern part of Michigan and visit Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City. Right Brain has a reputation for thinking about beer a little different and making beer that will definitely make you think about what’s in your glass.  Their flagship CEO Stout won the award for Michigan’s favorite stout in 2012 and the breweries line up has only grown and become more creative in the years that have…

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Pure Brews America : Season 2 Episode 6 Preview

This week on Pure Brews America the gang checks out two more up and coming breweries in the great beer state of Michigan.  Ryan, Shannon, and the crew head over to Muskegon Michigan and pay a visit to Unruly Brewing, a company that might have one of the best mission statements around (LIVE LIFE. BE UNRULY.); and then heads over to Mount Pleasant to visit Mountain Town Brewing Company who as of this year will be celebrating their 20th year of making fantastic beer. Unruly…

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Saugatuck Brewing

Saugatuck Brewery – Blueberry Stout…and so much more.

Mea Culpa. I once wrote a light-hearted article here on Sommbeer focused on ingredients in beer that, no matter how popular, no matter how many friends love them, just aren’t for you. For me, blueberries existed as the one thing in beer I simply could not stomach. I wrote: I do not like blueberry beer. Actually, I hate it. The worst part of blueberry brews, I argue, has to do with flavoring that reminds me of blueberry syrup, not blueberries. Tasting a blueberry beer reminds…

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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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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. 1 Recap

This Saturday July 9th marked the return of Pure Brews America, a fantastic show that earned 8 Michigan Emmy nominations in its first season of production.  To follow-up such a successful first season Ryan, Shannon and the rest of the Pure Brews America crew start this season by visiting Bell’s Brewing in Kalamazoo and also feature Witch’s Hat Brewing in South Lyon.  Also during this episode the crew hopped around to some of the local Kalamazoo breweries, like Gonzo’s and Tibbs, and we also got…

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Drafting Table Brewing Company Review

Drafting Table Brewing Co., located in Wixom, Michigan Five days a week I make my daily drive home from Ann Arbor Michigan back to the small town of Wolverine Lake Michigan.  On that journey I typically find myself getting off the highway at Milford road and taking my commute up Pontiac Trail from the city of Milford into Wixom.  Normally I do this to just take myself off the highway and enjoy a more relaxing drive, then sometime late in the summer of 2015 a sign…

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