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Shinola Jackie Robinson Limited Edition Watch

Saturday marked the 70th anniversary of Jackie Robinson breaking the color line. With that momentous occasion taking place, it only makes sense that Shinola chose Robinson as the fifth person to honor in its Great American Series. The Great American … Continue reading

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Wolverine x Stormy Kromer Peninsula Boot

If you’re going to survive winter in the Midwest, you’re going to need a good pair of boots and a warm winter hat. If you want those to be made in the Midwest, chances are you’re going to be seeking … Continue reading

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Cultivating Craft Beer in Southwest Michigan

For as much as bucolic images of fields of barley and hops fresh-picked from trellises abound, beer at its heart is an industrial process. Unlike wine it is not wholly dependent on a single harvest. It can be scaled up … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Beer and Wine Tasting in Traverse City

In early August I had the chance to spend a long weekend up north in the top of the mitten that makes up Michigan’s lower peninsula. Traverse City may be known primarily for its cherries but it’s becoming more and … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Beer City, USA

In mid-June I set out for Grand Rapids and the surrounding area to explore Beer City, USA. It’s a trip I had been anticipating for several months and I planned to maximize our short time there. With double-digit breweries in … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Arcadia, Bell’s and Dark Horse Visits

As I mentioned in last week’s post, I took on the challenge of visiting six breweries over a span of three days at the end of December. Already having covered the Indianapolis leg of the journey, it’s time to move … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Virtue Cider

Last weekend Chelsea and I found ourselves on the road to Grand Rapids for a Halloween party. With the area between South Bend and Grand Rapids being a hotbed for craft alcohol production, we made it a point to stop … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Kuhnhenn Brewing Co.

Last week found me spending several days in Detroit.  I was in town to help my cousin who’s event production company was in charge of managing the parking for the weekend’s Belle Isle Grand Prix (plenty of interesting stories from … Continue reading

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Dark Horse Brewing Tres Blueberry Stout

There’s time for one more stout before we start transitioning to lighter beers for the warmer weather.  This week’s sip takes your standard stout and introduces an ingredient you’re probably more accustomed to seeing in lighter beers, blueberries.  Marshall, Michigan-based Dark … Continue reading

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Saturday Sip: Atwater Brewery Vanilla Java Porter

Koozie: Flyover Press It looks like it might not quite be time to switch over from porters and stouts to saisons and hefeweizens (although I honestly see no reason to stop drinking porters and stouts in the summer, just save them … Continue reading

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