Tag Archives: Pure Brews America

Pure Brews America To Return for Season 3

Last year we got to go on a journey through the great beer state of Michigan all from the comfort of our home. Each week we had the chance to go explore and learn about some of the best beers available in the great lakes, and perhaps even plan our own road trips after watching a lovable crew be our video tour guide every Saturday afternoon.  Of course I am talking about the Michigan Emmy Winning program titled Pure Brews America, and starting Saturday July…

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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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Pure Brews Season 2 Ep. 5 Preview

Pure Brews America is back! It’s been a long break since we last got to watch this acclaimed show featuring some of the best breweries in the state of Michigan. Starting this Saturday, October 1st,  thanks to the good people at Meijer and their fantastic Beer Frontier to bring Pure Brews America to life and back to televisions and computer screens everywhere throughout October! For this stretch of the season Shannon and Ryan will take you behind the scenes of Founders Brewing Co., Grand Rapids Brewing Company, Mountain…

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Sharing a Beer with Shannon Long – America’s Beer Export Pioneer

This is the story about an influential member of our craft beer community, Shannon Long. I should start this paragraph about her background and her passion for beer. Now I’m on the 3rd sentence and I’m still not doing this right..  You know why? Because when I sat down for beers with Shannon and her brother Johnny, she brought up their dad and how he helped her at a young and influential age.  I’m a dad too so this part of our conversation really resonated…

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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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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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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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