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Just in Time for Beer Week

Beer Week in Kalamazoo Michigan officially kicks off on Saturday January 11th. But there was an unofficial kick off on Friday the 10th. I spent a few minutes at a couple of the unofficial events tonight. The first happened at Bell’s General Store. The General Store is part of the complex that makes up the…

Upcoming Events

This is going to be a quick post. I am still running a little behind from the holidays (add in the blizzard of 14 and it gets a bit ugly around here). We are surviving the blizzard fairly well, but wow is it cold. Every now and then I do feel a bit like I…

Where were you on Repeal Day?

You may not be aware of this, but December 5th is the official date in 1933 when Prohibition was repealed in the United States. The law was a weird one where by federal rule, booze was legal again. But the states have jurisdiction over how alcohol is handled within their boundaries. This has led to…

Hop Head Farms: Open House

Ever feel like so much is happening around you that you just can’t keep up? That has been the brewing community around me lately. So much is happening it is hard to be every where at one time. It has been a while since I was last up at Hop Head Farms. In the eternity…

Alewives: Apply here

The world has changed quite a bit in the past few hundred years. Sounds the obvious doesn’t it? I mean sure the world has changed. We see these changes everywhere we look. So ya, I know I bored you already by stating something that didn’t need to be said. So now we have to ask,…

Gonzo’s: Are you ready for this

Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery is counting down the minutes till they open. (Maybe that’s an exaggeration). But really, they will officially open within the next week or so. As it is right now, they have been doing what new places do to work through the bugs. It is called a soft opening. Customers can get…

Rupert’s Brew House Opening Day

As I sit here trying to come up with something clever to say to open this post, I realize that to do so is a bit superfluous. In the end, isn’t it really about the beer anyway? That was what today was about. Rupert’s Brew House opened today. One of the handful of new breweries…