July is Michigan Beer Month- Support your local breweries!
Learning from others seems to have worked for Chelsea Ale House's Chris Martinson, who is now being approached by other aspiring brewers for his insights. Staffing problems were his main issue during his first year of business, but it looks like they are turning the corner and should be a successful local brewery!
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According to a new article in Craft Beer.com, the India Pale Ale and American Pale Ale categories were the first and second most entered style categories in the 2014 World Beer Cup, 224 and 122 respectively. These styles are argumentatively the most popular in the US and quickly in the rest of the world.
The place was packed and lots of things to do- wish there were more longest days of the year!
According to an article in Hella Wella, each state has it's own "Official" Beer. In Michigan it's considered to be Founder's Breakfast Stout....
First it was Founders in Florida and Texas, now New Holland in New England- the more we export to other states, the more Michigan stands out with its outstanding beers!
Bravo Zulu's founder and owner, Jeff Brooks has not only served his country, he is now serving beer and his community in northern Michigan. This should be on everyone's must go to list when heading up North. Thanks to all our military veterans.
Both Shorts and Brewery Vivant are adding to their production capacity and their serving areas. Increasing beer production and economic development go together well.
We take much for granted in Michigan. From clean, plentiful water, a range of sub-climates that lets us grow everything - blueberries, peaches, grapes, apples, corn, sugar beets, hops, forests, and vibrant cities... we need to stop and think sometimes on our impact to the environment.
Dragonmead, voted best microbrewery in Macomb County.
Sounding like a problem most small businesses would have, Mitten Brewing just can't keep up with the demand for their food and beer.