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Michigan Craft Beer Archives – PorchDrinking.com

Stigma | Going Sober While Working in Beer Sales

January 12, 2022 |

This article is written by Kyle Van Deventer, Former Director of Sales for Griffin Claw Brewing Co. and originally appeared on Better on Draft

Craft beer is an industry filled with thoughts of endless streams of alcohol, beer dinners galore, festivals every weekend (sometimes multiple) and just pure gluttonous behavior. As someone who has been in the industry for over 12 years and having known nothing but this behavior, the illustrious vision of others was becoming a stigma for me. As a 33-year-old father now, my health isn’t the greatest. My goals aren’t the same as they were when I was 21, and staying out at a bar isn’t what I would call a good time anymore. There needed to be a change, but I caught myself wondering how I could make that change. It started with plenty of fears both professionally and personally. Having the fear of missing out, the fear of peer and customer opinions and the fear of perception, kept me from making any change. That is until I went to get a check-up.

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PorchDrinking and Better on Draft Announce Partnership

February 26, 2021 |

Co-written by Jessica Spengler, PorchDrinking’s Michigan Regional Editor, and Edwin “Ed” Norton, Better on Draft’s Editor-in-Chief and Lead Writer.

(Michigan) – PorchDrinking and Better on Draft Media are proud to announce a collaborative partnership across both sites regarding coverage of the Michigan craft brewing industry as of March 1, 2021.

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Founders Brewing Co. | Rübæus

August 31, 2015 |

ABV: 5.7% IBU: 15

Founders Brewing Co is one of those breweries that have a national following, and for good reason. They make incredible beer. When visiting Michigan for a beer tour a couple of summers back, my husband and … Read More