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Tim Tastes Beer: March Addition

February was a challenging month for picking a beer, with both the Winter Beer Festival and it being the shortest month of the year, I kind of missed it. I appreciate all your angry tweets, letters and telegrams letting me know I missed it. It really shows you care. The March beer of the month…

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Tim Tastes Beer: January Addition

In a new experimental series, I’m going to bring you the Michigan beer of the month! I know, you’re really excited right? Me too. I traveled all over the state to find the most influential, tastiest, and highly sought after beer. Okay, in reality I mostly just listened to people, trolled local party stores, and…

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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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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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Hit the road!

It’s officially summer, and that means it’s time for us to hit the road again! This summer, we’ll be spending our weekends getting to know all kinds of Michigan wine, beer, cider, and spirits! We’re looking for your suggestions on the places that we can’t miss. Whether it’s a new place, or a place that’s…

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Jump Start Summer with a Bagger Dave’s Giveaway!

We haven’t done a contest in awhile, so we figured we better give something awesome away! How would you like to win a $25 gift certificate to Bagger Dave’s? Bagger Dave’s is a great burger joint with several locations throughout Michigan and Indiana. They serve a variety of Michigan craft beers from breweries like Bell’s, Griffin Claw, Short’s, Right…

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Contest: Become a Bagger Dave’s Taster

Would you like to be a part of an invitation only, signature-drink tasting and happy hour event at Bagger Dave’s Burger Tavern in Detroit on Wednesday the 16th? We will be inviting three lucky guests to come with us to sample up to a half-dozen of Bagger Dave’s signature libations, some of which use Michigan…

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10 Holiday Gift Ideas

We’ve put together a great list of holiday gift ideas for the Michigan beer, wine, and/or spirit fans in your life.

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‘Boutique booze’ in the Mitten

Everyone knows that Michigan is a leader in the craft beer industry, but did you know Michigan is in the perfect position to be a leader in the artisan spirit industry, too? “Boutique booze” is a trend in states like Oregon, California and Colorado. While the craft beer business is booming, the spirits’ business is…

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Prohibition in Michigan

On this day in 1933, the 21st Amendment to United States Constitution was passed, and 13 years of national Prohibition came to an end. Prohibition was a dark time in our nation’s history. Not just because of the lack of legal booze, but because of the rise of violence and crime that it gave birth…

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A New (Old) Twist on Sip of Michigan

We’ve had a lot of questions over the last couple of months about our annual summer bash, Sip of Michigan. Unfortunately, real life and day jobs got in the way this year, so we weren’t able to put it together. The event is a ton of work, and we wanted to be sure we had…

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Michigan Wine Country

  I have lived in Michigan for most of my life, but it was only as an adult that I truly fell in love with all it has to offer. When I was young, this was just home – I didn’t know how to appreciate all that our state had to offer. I didn’t appreciate…

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