Monday, January 28, 2013

Have a beer

There are over 100 craft breweries in Michigan. The state is becoming well known for it's exceptional beers. Grand Rapids shares the title of Beer City USA with Asheville, North Carolina. Recently I decided to visit as many as possible. This means actually going to the establishment, not just drinking their beer in a bar or at the Winter Beer Festival next month. So, in no particular order, here is a list of the Michigan brewers that have had the pleasure of having my butt in one of their seats.

Founder's, Grand Rapids
New Holland, Holland
Grand Rapids Brewing Company, GR
The Hideout, GR
Harmony, GR
Brewery Vivant, GR
Hop Cat, GR
Saugatuck Brewing Company, Sauagtuck
Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor
Arcadia, Battle Creek
B.O.B.s Brewery, GR
Perrin, Comstock Park
Old Boys Brewhouse, Spring Lake
Olde Penninsula, Kalamazoo
Waldorff, Hastings
Mountain Town Station, Mt. Pleasant

I noticed a few things when compiling this list. First, there are a few breweries that I left off because they no longer exist (i.e. Mackinac Brewing Company). Second, even though I've had a lot of their beer I've never actually been inside Bell's in Kalamazoo. That will need to be rectified soon. Finally, it looks like I still have plenty of places to visit.

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