Michigan Beer Film

You may not have heard. Rhino Media Productions is making a film showcasing the rise of the brewing industry in Michigan. Michigan beer is on the rise. As we saw recently, of the top 4 spots in the voting for Beer City USA 3 of the spots were taken by Michigan Brewing cities. Beer City…

Calzone

It wasn’t that long ago that I did a video for a few items for appetizer night. One of the items for app night was something I called pizza sticks. Calzones follow a similar process, pizza dough stuffed with goodness and baked till golden and tasty. You can fill these with just about anything you…

Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery

Beer isn’t flowing yet.  It is still a few months off.  But in the grand scheme of things that isn’t as long as it feels.  Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery, in Kalamazoo, Michigan,  is making huge strides toward opening. On the outside looking in these things never seem to go as fast as we want them…

WMU Bitterness Lab

In the fall of 2012 I was checking around for places that can measure hop bitterness in beer (read about it in my post “Finding Bitterness“). At the time Western Michigan University was in the process of putting together a lab to support the huge beer scene in Michigan. I received an email recently from…

Haystacks

The melding of families always brings with it the traditions from each side.  These traditions are something that are carried on through future generations.  A melting pot of flavors and ideas that eventually brings the world together (at least we can hope for that at any rate). This is a family favorite.  In the grand…

Bell’s Tap Take Over

The start of American Craft Beer Week found me at Central City Tap House in downtown Kalamazoo. They were hosting a Bell’s tap take over and I was hoping to find their Kal-Haven ale. A beer commemorating the Kal-Haven trail. The Kal-Haven trail follows the old railway from Kalamazoo to South Haven. This 33.5 mile…

Beer City Wrap Up

The results came in earlier this week. Grand Rapids, Michigan has been crowned Beer City USA for the second year. But this year they do not share the title. Of the 56,000 votes cast, Grand Rapids garnered 27,000. This was a climb from last year when they had claimed roughly 17,000. Kalamazoo edged out Asheville,…