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Brewery Vivant celebrates 10-year anniversary with release of J’aison Ale

December 20, 2020 |

Sunday, December 20, marks the 10-year anniversary for one of Grand Rapids, Michigan’s most celebrated breweries: Brewery Vivant. The brewery is the world’s first LEED certified commercial microbrewery and a Certified B Corporation. It is beloved among Michigan’s beer loving community for their Belgium-style brews, as well as their commitment to the local community. To celebrate 10 years, on December 17 the brewery released J’aison, a Petite Saison brewed with orange peel and Tellicherry black peppercorns. It is currently available on draft and in cans for sale at the brewpub.
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Breweries Continue to Honor Earth Day with Sustainability Initiatives

April 22, 2020 |

The first Earth Day, which was April 22, 1970, was a long time coming. For generations, industry and progress had pushed the population to accept polluted air, polluted water, and polluted lives. No laws regulated what could and could not be done to the Earth, and so, industry had free reign over the environment. Despite what should have been obvious, many people had not thought about the impact of continuous and unregulated pollution. Thankfully, there were still many who did.

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Ultimate 6er | Charitable Michigan Breweries

August 22, 2018 |

No one can deny that the influx of local breweries throughout the United States has been a major boon for local economies. Breweries drive beer and food tourism, create jobs, and encourage new business opportunities. In fact, this is often a factor for brewers when choosing where to open their business — they want to make the community better. This is even more clear when breweries make philanthropy a priority, no matter how small. This week for the Ultimate 6er, we’ll be featuring six charitable Michigan breweries who are doing just that — improving their communities in multiple ways.
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What We’re Drinking | January 19, 2017

January 19, 2018 |

As it turns out, Dry January can even affect a beer blog! We didn’t have a ton of submissions from the PorchDrinking team this week, but they are all good ones. Quantity isn’t always the most important thing, people. It’s going to be mighty cold out there on that porch swing, but these beers are all worth it. This is What We’re Drinking.
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What We’re Drinking | November 10, 2017

November 10, 2017 |

Every week, the PorchDrinking staff puts their livers through a crucible of pain in order to find the most beautiful brews. This week was no exception. Yes, we did need copious amounts of Pedialyte, but we did preserve through the morning-after headaches and greasy diner breakfast platters. With the weekend fast approaching, we present you with a few new options. This is What We’re Drinking.
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Sierra Nevada’s Super Eco-Friendly Brewery

July 25, 2016 |

All breweries strive to be the best, but no brewery may have a more eco-friendly facility than Sierra Nevada’s brewery in Mills River, North Carolina. The eastern US location, which opened in the fall of 2014, recently received Leadership in … Read More