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…

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…

Gonzo’s Sneak Peak

Good things come to those who wait. That’s what I have heard anyway. Sometimes though you get to be lucky and get in on the sneak peak. I spent a short time over at Gonzo’s soon to be open Bigg Dogg Brewery. Kalamazoo is in for a treat. I could go on and on right…

Gonzo’s Brew Day

Opening day is getting that much closer. Of course with that on the horizon the amount of work at the brewery is ramping up. Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery in Kalamazoo started brewing over the past weekend. You might think that this is the easy time as they are only getting ready for opening day. But…

Delivery: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery

This week I lucked out on my visit to Gonzo’s. I made it there on a delivery day and managed to get a couple shots of some equipment being unloaded. This in and of itself doesn’t seem like much. It can be hard to measure the changes that are happening when they are only incremental…

New Equipment: Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg

I had hoped to make it to Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery (one of the new breweries in Kalamazoo, Michigan) on Thursday in order to catch shots of their new equipment coming in, but life sometimes gets in our way. This time it wasn’t me. It turned out that the equipment was delivered on Wednesday instead.…

Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Update

During the course of a strange day yesterday, I did get some pics of the work in progress that is Gonzo’s Bigg Dogg Brewery. This place is growing by leaps and bounds right now. Gonzo mentioned that they should be getting the brew system within the next couple weeks. I will have more shots when…

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…

Meet The Breweries

There are any number of ways to spend a Friday night. But you don’t often get to spend a Friday meeting the people behind the new breweries in your neighborhood. As part of the events for the vote for Beer City USA, the leaders of 4 of the new breweries coming into Kalamazoo gave the…