Session 81

Nichole (Nitch to her friends and family) from Tasting Nitch, posed an open ended idea for this month’s session. The idea is Beer Feminist. Or in simpler terms women and beer. The idea is to explore women and their role in beer production and consumption throughout history. This is a pretty cool idea considering at…

Ryan Engemenn

What kind of name is Right Brain for a brewery?  Seems crazy, but then when you are talking Michigan beer, crazy is a good thing.  I think this story from Russ one of the owners of Right Brain sums it up quite well. I got the name during my senior year in high school. Miss Carter, the…

Charlie Bamforth

Stolen from the UC Davis Website For quite some time there have been only 2 official brewing schools in the United States; the Siebel Institute in Chicago and UC Davis in California.  Though this might seem obvious, UC Davis has been the only program run through a major university.  There are some popping up in…

Cori Paige

Stolen from their site This weeks QoN is with Cori Paige from Under My Host.  What is Under My Host you ask?  In their words, “At Under My Host we drink, talk & learn about boutique wines, craft beers, and small batch/artisanal spirits with the winemakers, brewmasters and distillers who make them. We’re not the…

Dallas McCulloch

Stolen from High 5   We find ourselves at our last QoN with the group from High 5 Brewing Co-op.  It seems fitting that this week the person we are with has been a driving force behind the idea of the brewing co-op in Michigan.  You can find a great article about him in the…

Eric Pell

We are getting close on the series from High 5 Brewing Co-op.  This week’s QoN is with Eric Pell.  If you haven’t been following the series so far, the group for High 5 are attempting to do something unheard of in Michigan.  They are working to build a brewing co-op.  At this time there is…

More High 5

Last week we started a QoN series with High 5 Brewing Co-op.  This week we spend some time with some more from High 5.  Get ready for this one, we are hitting three different interviewees (so fewer questions to hopefully avoid some confusion).  Before we move on to the questions, check out this article from…

Megan E. Smith

Get ready for this.  Today marks the first in a series of QoNs with the group from High 5 Co-op Brewery.  They are working on something never done before in Michigan.  They are building a brewing co-op.  Sure this isn’t the first of its kind but it is the first in Michigan.  Today we spend…

Marc Buttera

      Here we go, this is the first Questions of Note for 2013.  The victem for this installment is Marc Buttera from O’so Brewing Company from Plover, Wisconsin.  They did something I find great when getting to know a new brewery; they made some virtual tours of the brewery so we can see…

Lisa Morrison

It isn’t everyday you can spend a few minutes with a Goddess.  Lisa Morrison (aka the Beer Goddess) has been home brewing with her husband since 1991.  This in and of itself is pretty amazing but we can’t stop there.  Then we throw in a writing pedigree that not only covers magazines like All About…