Stormy Kromer a Cap and Ale House

A friend said, “There is a buzz in Cheboygan.” I never dreamed the buzz would start in the Stormy Kromer store.  

Lake Superior Beer Stops

Detroit Fall Beer Fest 2022
Great Beer State Documentary
Backyard Beer Garden 2022

Backyard Beer Garden 2022

Les Cheneaux Distillers
Kognisjon Bryggeri


Ann Arbor’s Old German Reopens

Ann Arbor’s Old German Reopens

  The Old German bar and 'bierkeller' recently opened its doors again after closing them in 1995 when the owner, Bud (Robert) Metzger, retired. Ann Arbor's original Old German first opened in 1928. It was one my favorite restaurants from my youth. I celebrated...

MiSBF13: Michigan Summer Beer Festival 2013

MiSBF13: Michigan Summer Beer Festival 2013

In this Michigan Beer Enthusiast's opinion, the 2013 Michigan Summer Beer Festival (MiSBF13) was the best Summer Beer Festival to date. It was well organized, attended and the weather was nearly perfect! (So there was a minor thunder storm...) The music was great. I...

Traverse City Summer Beer Tour 2013

Traverse City Summer Beer Tour 2013

  Beer, its whats for dinner (and lunch, and well just about any time!) While up in Traverse City for the Bayshore half and full marathon over Memorial day weekend, we couldn't miss an opportunity to check out some great Michigan beer.  The Traverse City area has...

Michigan Winter Beer Fest 2013

    Great Beer and Great fun at the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Fest For the past four years, we've headed West to Grand Rapids, Michigan with our friends Jeff and Angie, to partake in the annual Michigan Brewers Guild Winter beer festival.  Each of...

Traverse City Beer Boogie

  Its Time for a Beer! After our snowshoe adventure at the Bigfoot Boogie, Brenda and I refueled our tanks with a fantastic lunch at Poppycocks.  Rain had started to fall and after a little bit of shopping (Brenda couldn't resist 50% off!), it was time to...

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery

Chelsea Alehouse Brewery opened its doors to the public on Thursday, January 3 and we decided to check it out! Once inside the Chelsea Alehouse, you are greeted with a wide open and inviting space with lots of windows.  We thought all the natural light added a...

New Years Eve Tradition

Family, friends, food and Dick Clark have always been a New Years Eve tradition. Long before I could host my own New Year's Eve parties, my parents would drag me to their friend's parties. I would curl up in a chair with the TV and Dick Clark, while my parents played...

Dark Horse 4 Elf Party 2012

We journeyed to Marshall, Michigan on December 8th to celebrate the release of Dark Horse Brewing Co.'s4 Elf Winter Ale. The Annual 4 Elf Party is an opportunity to enjoy crazy amounts of Dark Horse beer with elves, santas and thousands of other Michigan...

Annual UP Fall Beer Festival 2012

It was our first UP Fall Beer Festival but it was the 4th Annual UP Fall Beer Festival hosted by the Michigan Brewers Guild.   We found all of our favorite Michigan Craft Brewers.  A bit like Christmas for Beer Enthusiasts. Short's Brewing Company Dark Horse Brewing...

Arbor Brewing Co Oktoberfest 2012

Always a good time if you like beer, German food, and polkas. I joined my friends - Jeff, Steve, Tina, Chuck and Michael - on a beautiful, autumn evening  in Ann Arbor, Michigan for a good laugh, a few beers and some music at Arbor Brewing Co's Oktoberfest. I know,...

2012 Michgian Winter Beer Festival

I've not always been a beer fan and I'd have to say I'm still more of a fan of the culture than beer. This was my 3rd Winter Beer Festival and the Michigan Brewers Guild's 7th.  Over 6,000 tickets were sold this year and in record time.  It was the largest crowd to...

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