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Michigan's Microbrew Scene is Stocked with Some Edgy Labels

But when does clever cross the line?

Meet Ludington Bay Brewing Company

The west Michigan brewery specializes in true-to-style beer

The Making of a Michigan Beer Hit

How Old Nation’s M-43 New England IPA became a success story

Atwater Brewery Celebrates 20th Anniversary

Bloktoberfest Party and Special Beer Release to Mark the Occasion

Craft Cider and Beer Festival Returns August 26-27

The third annual Cider Dayze celebration takes place this weekend

Welcome to the Park

Northwest Detroit neighbors ready to welcome the Rosedale Beer & Bistro brewpub/restaurant

Batch Brewing Company Announces Expansion

Acquisition of second building completes the first step

It’s Craft Beer Month!

Breweries and consumers raise a glass to the Michigan Brewers Guild’s 20th Anniversary

5 Michigan Breweries to Visit in the Lower Peninsula

Hit the road to do some sightseeing around the Great Lakes State and sample some craft beers along the way (not at the same time)

Founders Announces Detroit Expansion

New taproom located in Cass Corridor will serve the growing region

Lower-Alcohol Level Brews Show Off Fine Art of ‘Session’ Beers

Examining craft beer's low alcohol trend

Our Cups Runneth Over

Michigan brewers continue to win international acclaim, but local consumers are the real winners

Brewery Profile - Cedar Springs Brewing Company

Cedar Springs Brewing Company puts a Bavarian focus in Michigan’s reach

Happy Abbeyversary

Sherwood Brewing Company celebrates 10 years of craft goodness

A Cicerone’s Life for Me

When it comes to beer, a thirst for knowledge makes a world of difference

Is My Beer Supposed to Taste Like This?

Recognizing the off-flavor is the key to determining where in the chain something may have gone wrong

Third Time's a Charm?

Even during Michigan beer’s golden age of growth, success hasn’t come easy for brewmaster Scott King

Ready for Takeoff

Kuhnhenn’s much-anticipated production brewery and taproom in Clinton Township will help satisfy demand

Exported From Bellaire

Inventive brewer Short’s hits milestone and announces plans to distribute outside of Michigan

Fire Up the Dragon

New Holland’s bourbon barrel stout gets the royal treatment at Winter Beer Fest and beyond

Barbecue + Beer = Love

Lockhart’s BBQ to host OddSide Ales tap event in late January, then launch a craft brewery series

Redline Brewing Company Fundraiser

Tenacity Brewing to host fundraiser on October 20 after fire at Redline Brewing Company

The Detroit Beer Experiment

Five Breweries Collaborate on New Fall Beer Tradition

Clear Choices

Glass half empty or ...? Who cares? It’s the shape that matters

The Inaugural Cider Dayze Festival

Blake’s Orchard and Cider Mill brings together Michigan brewers, cideries, and wineries.

Grizzly Peak to Host Oktoberfest Block Party

Special anniversary ale will be on tap to help Ann Arbor brewery celebrate its 20th Anniversary

Royal Oak Brewery to Mark 20th Anniversary

Two decades of craft beer to be celebrated with one big tent party

Shelf Awareness

Craft brewers push their way into premium space once reserved for the big boys

Royal Oak's New Brew

ROAK Brewing Co.’s taproom opens to the public today

Brewery Profile - Greenbush Brewing Co.

Sawyer, Michigan’s Greenbush Brews Full-bodied Beer

Perfect Pairings

Dragonmead to bring five pub-only selections to M-Brew’s Brews & Bites

8 Degrees of Expansion

Brigid Beaubien and Tim Costello are bringing their Plato craft beer concept to Detroit

Rochester Tap Room Opens Its Doors

Serving up 60 Taps with a focus on Michigan beer

Batch Brewing Company Launches Their ‘Feelgood Tap’ Charity Initiative

Giving back to the community is important to Founder and Head Brewer Stephen Roginson

2015 Winter Beer Festival Recap

The cold presented some challenges, but the breweries rose to the occasion

More Than Half Full

Michigan craft brewing industry growth is good for beer lovers and the economy

Corktown Welcomes Two New Breweries

Brew Detroit and Batch Brewing Company open their doors

Atwater Brewery Success Pushes Expansion Plans for 2015

Record sales for 2014 enable Southeast Michigan’s largest brewery to boost production

Winter Beer Festival and Beer Fest Boot Camp

2 great ways to enjoy Michigan beer outdoors in the winter

The New Brewers on the Nautical Mile

St. Clair Shores’ first brewpub aiming to be ‘community-centric’

M-Brew’s Brews & Bites with Short’s Brewing Company

The Michigan-only brewery pairs up with the Michigan-only café to host an informal beer tasting

Pure Ludington Brrrew Fest Weekend

Bundle up and head out to Ludington on January 31

Brewery Profile - Tapistry Brewing Company

Since opening in July of 2013, Tapistry Brewing has spent the last year perfecting their recipes — and enjoying measured growth and favorable reviews in the powerful southwest Michigan beer region.

Earn Your Beard

Join Dark Horse Brewing Co. at The Bird & The Bread to support men’s health.

Lagers for Lunches

The Livonia Junior Chamber is hosting the first ever Lagers for Lunches to raise money for school lunch programs.

Fort Street Brewery’s 6th Annual Brew-Ha!-Ha!

Normally held in August, Fort Street Brewery has moved the event to November

6th Annual Detroit Fall Beer Festival

Limited tickets remain for the final Michigan Brewers Guild beer festival for 2014.

Milford Craft Beer Week

Raise your glass to local brews during the week of festivities

10th Annual Harvest Moon Celebration Is Serving Up Michigan Beer

Downtown Farmington hosts the Harvest Moon Celebration Sept. 18-20.

Recap of the U.P. Fall Beer Fest: From Pale Ales to Pastie Beers

Ludington Area Beer Scene

Ludington, Michigan represents the Michigan Craft Beer Scene

Rockford Brewing Company kicks off the series of Michigan brewery profiles

Embracing the outdoors and the creative spirit, Rockford Brewing Company works to promote a healthy lifestyle and local produce

Michigan Bier Celebration 2014

Frankenmuth is gearing up for The Michigan Bier Celebration on July 19

Tap Tour 2014

Use our handy guide to plan your customized metro Detroit ‘beercation’

The Great Baraboo Brewing Company 19th Anniversary Birthday Bash

The Great Baraboo Brewing Company will be celebrating their 19th anniversary with a birthday bash on Friday, July 11

Fourth Annual BRU Fest in Royal Oak

Bell's Brewery Taps Twenty+ for the Children’s Leukemia Foundation of Michigan

Brew It Yourself

From the biggest breweries to backyard brewmasters, Michiganders enjoy taking a DIY approach to their beer.

Bastone Brewery Turns 10

Bastone Brewery has reached a milestone of 10 years in business. To celebrate their anniversary, Bastone will be hosting several events, offering a special menu, and releasing four new beers on April 16.

Even More Beer

Breweries across the state — and metro Detroit — expand to meet demand.

HopCat to expand into Midtown Detroit

Grand Rapids-based HopCat is expanding again, this time into Detroit’s Midtown area

Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast Tour - Rochester Mills Beer Co.

On January 4, 2014, a host of beer drinkers had the opportunity to explore the production facility for Rochester Mills Beer Co.

Winter Beer

Holiday Beer in Ferndale

Ferndale, Michigan Celebrates the Holidays with Michigan Craft Beer

Michigan Hard Cider

Long known for their apples and donuts, cider mills in Michigan have recently been receiving praise for the output of hard ciders.

Tasting the Harvest’s Bounty

Oktoberfest is a great time to sample fresh Michigan brews — paired with seasonal foods

Michigan Beer Fall Festivals

View Brew Fest, Weko Beach Brewer's Fest & Brewery Vivant's 3rd Annual Wood Aged Beer Fest

The Royal Oak Brewery Turns 18

Raise a pint on September 18th

From Humble Beginnings

Kuhnhenn Brewing Co. Plans Major Expansion

Brewery Expansions and Openings

Michigan breweries continue to have a strong showing across the state

The Michigan Brewers Guild 16th Annual Summer Beer Festival

Riverside Park - Depot Town, Ypsilanti – July 26-27, 2013

Tapping a Timely Trend

Open a cold one and enjoy Hour Detroit’s new Michigan Beer Blog

Crafting ‘Greener’ Brews

Michigan’s beer-making industry is no stranger to water sustainability.