Friday, September 29, 2017

Michigan Craft Beer: Grand Rapids & Traverse City

At the conclusion of the 2017 Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference in Milwaukee, Owen Ogletree of and Don Beistle from Southern Brew News took the fast ferry across Lake Michigan to visit outstanding craft beer destinations in Grand Rapids and Traverse City.

Grand Rapids is known as an American craft beer hot-spot. In and around the city, be sure to hit locales that include...
  • Founders Brewing
  • Hideout Brewing
  • Greyline Brewing
  • Creston Brewery
  • The Mitten Brewing Company
  • New Holland Kickerbocker
  • Atwater Brewery Taproom
  • B.O.B.'s Brewery
  • Grand Rapids Brewing Company
  • HopCat
  • Brewery Vivant
  • ELK Brewing
  • Harmony Brewing

Grand Rapids even offers a "Beer City Brewsader" passport book. Fill the book with stamps from brewery visits and score a nifty craft beer t-shirt.

Traverse City Beer Trek

After the beer tour of Grand Rapids, Owen and Don rented a car for the short drive north to Traverse City - a fantastic craft beer town in its own right. Traverse City ranks as a welcoming, scenic city filled with appealing attractions. 

Trevor Tkach with Traverse City Tourism notes, "Traverse City offers a relaxed, laid-back setting to enjoy a bountiful craft beer scene.  You can put down your guard, put up your feet and soak in one of the country’s premier beach towns while sampling a wide variety of beers that incorporate natural ingredients and homegrown creativity."

Video from Our Traverse City Brewery Visits...

Our Traverse City Craft Beer Map...

The Workshop Brewing Company in Traverse City

Right Brain Brewery in Traverse City

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