Blake Williams

Stolen from their website   This week we find ourselves spending a few minutes in Illinois with Blake Williams.  He is a field correspondent with the Illinois Craft Brewers Guild.  Aside from promoting craft beer in Illinois the guild also organizes the annual Festival of Wood and Barrel Aged Beers.  And now, the questions… 1.…

Bill Weier

It is only fitting that the first QoN with someone from the wine world is with Bill Weier.  What, you don’t know him?  Bill is one of the owners of the restaurant Rustica in downtown Kalamazoo.  Rustica features European rustic food focused around European wines.  Bill is no stranger to wine.  Just in the time…

Lew Bryson

The interview this week is with someone who is practically a landmark in the beer world.  For starters, Lew Bryson has been writing about beer since 1995.  Add to that, since 1996 he has been the managing editor of Whisky Advocate.  He has four books to his name and three blogs (Seen Through a Glass, The…

Amy Sherman

Amy Sherman is another rising star in beertainment in Michigan.  She is the host of the series The Great American Brew Trail.  Although it is currently a local show, appearing Friday nights at 7:30 on WOTV 4, it is proving to be a great show educating the public about the great breweries around the state. …

Adam Stacey

Brewpubs tend to be a bit more hidden than breweries.  The main reason stems from distribution.  Brewpubs are generally only lisenced for on premise sales.  Their beers are not sitting on the shelf and in your face like a breweries beers would be.  Bravo Restaurant in Kalamazoo, Michigan is an Italian bistro and brewpub.  Chef Adam…

Meghan Lloyd

It’s great when people enter your life leaving an impact for the better.  This week’s featured interviewee is Meghan Lloyd.  (hipster moment) You probably haven’t heard of her…  I met Meghan in Kalamazoo years ago (before she was cool).  She was the bartender at the Epic Bistro in downtown Kalamazoo a few years before it…

Kevin Romeo

This is a little known fact to most people but Michigan is a huge movie and television production state.  Based on a bit of what has been going on lately, beer film production is growing almost as fast as the Michigan craft beer scene.  Kevin Romeo is the owner of Rhino Media Productions and the director…

Chris Frey

It seems appropriate that for GABF weekend we have someone from the Brewer’s Association represent.  Chris Frey is not only the Committee Chair but also a Board Designate.  With Chris we find proof that a love of great beer can lead you to great adventure.  I won’t spend too much of your time here flapping…

David Curtis

Bell’s, in the beery world you can’t go a day without hearing something about it.  Lately I feel like I am completely surrounded by it.  Of course when you live pretty much next door to one of the nation’s larger craft breweries it tends to permeate the air you breathe.  This isn’t a bad thing. …

Chris Nelson

Probably one of the greatest things about the growth of the craft beer movement is how it allows couples to work together.  Many times more traditional careers seem to pull a couple in different directions (imagine trying to operate while your wife or husband is standing next to you giving you directions).  This is defanitely…