The 8hr Summer Bash on Grandville Avenue SW


  Not sure what official numbers from Founders Fest 2015 were but there had to be about 4000 folks in attendance. It s the biggest annual event for Michigan’s finest brewery, a block party that features 8 bands and runs for 8hrs on Grandville Avenue. 85 degrees is certainly Summer …

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This Will Rule Your Mouth

Screamin' Sicilian & Spiteful Brewing

  This is beer and pizza pairing is an over-the-top experience that you have to check out. I am thrilled to share a story about a pizza worthy of such an article. Screamin’ Sicilian frozen pizzas are available in 8 varieties and are made by our friends in Wisconsin that …

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Rip City Hosts Craft Brewers Conference 2015

Welcome Ceremony: Veterans Memorial Coliseum

It’s one of the jewels of the Pacific Northwest, and possibly the most scenic beer destinations that we have encountered to this point. For years now a visit Portland, Oregon has been on the radar.  It’s a place that has long been the standard for what an American craft beer …

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Whole Foods Red Star Bar Expansion


  The team at Whole Foods took a full year to completely gut and rehab the 7 Dominicks locations they purchased. All of those stores will feature the Red Star Bar concept previously only available at their Kingsbury store in Lincoln Park. Each store will have 24+ drafts to showcase …

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GI 312 Day and Stout Fest 2015


It’s unlikely that you’ll find a local brewery that parties harder than these crazy kids. In a span of 72hrs Goose Island hosted 2 massive events that set the tone for what is sure to be a ridiculous 2015 festival season. 312 Day is March 12th every year. It marks …

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Goose Island’s New Fulton Street Tap Room

The Matilda Room

“Some people visit Chicago and think all of our beers are made at the Clybourn pub. This is a great way to have a connection with our neighborhood.” – Brewmaster, Brett Porter. Of course he’s referring to the original Goose Island Clybourn Pub that has been operating in Lincoln Park …

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Tennessee’s 1st Legal Moonshine


This is the story of the most visited distillery in the country. …and it’s run by a pair of former beer guys. Both CEO, John Cochran and VP of Sales, Michael Bender were responsible for brands over at Pabst, now their specialty is Whiskey. Old Smoky Moonshine is a family …

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Backstage with Founders

CBS 2015. draft only.

When Co-founder of Founders Brewing Co, Dave Engbers was told that Stephanie Izard would be presenting food pairings for the CBS Dinner, he immediately committed to make an appearance. This was a special night, a small private party upstairs at Little Goat for friends and retail accounts that started with …

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