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Michigan Beer Chronicles Part 1 | Grand Rapids (plus Bell’s & Dark Horse)

May 25, 2018 | 2

After a five-day excursion with my beer-loving parents through Western Michigan and Traverse City, I’ve come back enamored with many of the local brews… and about five pounds heavier. But it was all worth it: every single brew, cheese board, burger and beer flight. During the trip, we visited over 20 breweries throughout Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo, Marshall, Ludington and Traverse City. Some were massive, others were upstarts, but each left an impression. To make my recap as readable as possible, I’ve decided to divide my thoughts up into regions, starting with the focal point: Grand Rapids, and the additional visits we took to Bell’s, Dark Horse and Starving Artist located in Kalamazoo, Marshall and Ludington respectively. Here are my highlights.

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Wasatch Brew Pub | Ginger, Apple, Wheat Ale

January 8, 2016 |

4% ABV

When I headed to my hometown of Kalamazoo, Michigan for Christmas, a town so steeped in its microbrew culture that it has a semi-pro baseball team called the Growlers, I’d planned to write a beer showcase from Bell’s Brewing’s Eccentric Café, my old college stomping ground. But then I got to Bell’s and saddled up to the bar with some old friends. Read More

Bell’s Brewing | Oberon Ale

March 25, 2014 |

In Michigan, Bell’s Oberon Ale means summertime. All over the state, there are parties and midnight keg-tappings on Oberon’s early spring release date, which this year fell on March 24. In Bell’s Brewery’s hometown of Kalamazoo, Oberon Day is nothing short of a holiday.

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One Minute Beer Review – Bell’s Special Double Cream Stout

July 9, 2012 |

Special Double Cream Stout – Bell’s Brewing, Kalamazoo, MI

ABV: 6.1%

Available:  AZ, AL, DC, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY,  MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, OH, PA, SC, VA and WI

When I saw special double cream stout … Read More