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Upper Hand Brewery to expand distribution into Minnesota [Press Release]

ESCANABA, Mich. – Upper Hand Brewery is excited to announce it will begin distribution throughout Minnesota in early 2017. Minnesota will be the third state where the young brewery’s beer will be available. Upper Hand’s current distribution footprint includes Michigan’s Upper Peninsula, where the brewery calls home, and Northern Wisconsin. The brewery’s entire portfolio will…

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Event Recap: The Michigan Beer and Wine Festival

I stumbled across this event on facebook and it seemed like an interesting event and an interesting location; Grand Circus in Detroit. The weather cooperated for the entire event, only downpouring after the event was over. They made great use of the space, circling the central fountain with tents, and then another circle of tents…

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North Peak to release year-round MELLOW cherry beer [Press Release]

Dexter, MI – Stay Mellow. Tying into its Traverse City origin and to the “Up North” culture the brand stands for, it seems only fitting for North Peak to add a year-round cherry beer to its repertoire. Fortified by the fresh water of the Great Lakes and the sweet iconic flavors of Traverse City, Mellow…

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Where to Catch Pokemon While Drinking Beer: Ann Arbor/Ypsilanti

Pokemon Go! has turned into a pretty big deal since it’s launch earlier this summer. If you’re an avid player like me, and looking to catch all the pokemon, but would also like to relax and have a beer at the same time, I’ve been collecting some spots that you can do both! Patio seating…

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Shaping the Future of the Michigan Wine Industry [Press Release]

Lansing, MI – August 1st, 2016 – The Michigan Wine Collaborative (MWC), a newly created not-for-profit organization, announces its official formation after substantial work, gathering input from the wine and wine grape industry. The mission of the MWC is to enhance the sustainability and profitability of the Michigan wine industry by supporting wineries, growers and…

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What’s Brewing in Ypsilanti: a Visit to Cultivate

I recently decided to challenge the Ypsi top beer locations, because there’s been a significant change since it was last polled in 2015; the introduction of Cultivate. While Ypsilanti does have a great selection of places to grab a beer, in my opinion the addition of a coffee and brew house really rounded out the…

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Grocery Stores & Taps in Ann Arbor

There are some pretty nice advantages to living in or near Ann Arbor. There’s no shortage of good restaurants, good bars and great breweries. Another trend that is starting up (that I absolutely LOVE), is that some high end grocery stores now have in store taps. There’s something to be said about getting your guests…

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2016 Michigan Wine Competition Results Announced [Press Release]

EAST LANSING, MI – Twenty-five wine experts from around the country gathered July 26 in East Lansing for the 39th annual Michigan Wine Competition. Fifty one of the state’s 123 wineries entered 352 wines for this year’s competition, which is open only to wine produced from Michigan grapes and other fruit. The number of entries…

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Bell’s Octoberfest returns to bottles [Press Release]

COMSTOCK, MICHIGAN – One of Bell’s Brewery’s fall favorites is returning to the bottling line for the first time in five years. Bell’s Octoberfest Beer (5.5% ABV) will also debut in 12-packs of 12 oz. bottles when it starts shipping in August. Bottles, six-packs and 12-packs will all feature the refreshed Bell’s logo and packaging….

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Bastone Brewery Takes Home Gold & Bronze at the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship

Bastone Brewery in Royal Oak, Michigan recently attended the 2016 U.S. Open Beer Championship in Oxford, Ohio where they competed against nearly 5,000 international beers. The winners were announced on July 11th, and Bastone came away with Gold & Bronze medals. Wood/Barrel-Aged Pale Beer Gold medal: Private Stock #613. Private Stock is a traditional Belgian/French…

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Roundhouse India Red Ale cans the latest addition to Bell’s fall specialty lineup [Press Release]

COMSTOCK, MICHIGAN – Bell’s Brewery is proud to announce another addition to its specialty packaging lineup. Previously only available on draught, Roundhouse India Red Ale (7.5% ABV) will debut in 12 oz. cans packaged in 6-packs. It will start shipping in September. This limited specialty beer will ship to all states Bell’s distributes to. “Roundhouse…

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Engaging Experiences at This Year’s Traverse City Wine & Art Festival [Press Release]

A New Direction for the Festival Offers Fun Events with Local Winemakers, Farmers, Chefs and Artists Imagine pairing wine with chocolate. Or, discovering new music you’ve never heard of. Or indulging on fresh fare handcrafted by local farmers and chefs using local ingredients. Or, taking a tour with local winemakers tasting varietals handcrafted from different…

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