Breweries on the way to Founders (Coming from Chicago)

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by ChugginOil, Mar 9, 2012.

  1. ChugginOil

    ChugginOil Initiate (0) Illinois Sep 23, 2010

    I'll be heading up to MI tonight with some pals for the KBS release party and I was wondering if there are any nice breweries to stop at on the way. I will be coming from the Chicago suburbs.

  2. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Champion (860) Michigan May 8, 2006

    Greenbush and The Livery are both must stops if you are going to make the time. Paw Paw is also a decent idea.
  3. abrummitt

    abrummitt Disciple (70) Michigan Jun 11, 2010

    In Michigan if you are taking 94 to 96 to 196...

    Greenbush (Sawyer)
    The Livery (Benton Harbor)
    Saugatuck Brewing Co. (Saugatuck)
    New Holland Brewing Co. (Holland)
    White Flame (Hudsonville)

    In Grand Rapids there are a few other Breweries:
    Harmony - Haven't made it there yet myself, just opened

    Of those listed on the way, I'd stop at Greenbush, the Livery and NHBC. Vivant and HopCat are must stops in Grand Rapids.
  4. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    Three Floyds of course! Though I am sure you are aware of that. Also I would stop in at Shoreline Brewery in Michigan City, IN. If you are lucky they may have one of their barrel aged beers on tap, as they are just about to be released in bottles.
  5. EricCioe

    EricCioe Savant (460) Montana Aug 7, 2010

    If you take I-90, Shoreline might be one to add to the list. Really depends on what they've got tapped.
  6. emerge077

    emerge077 Poobah (1,010) Illinois Apr 16, 2005

  7. Dontcounttoday

    Dontcounttoday Advocate (560) Illinois Apr 23, 2010 Verified

    I keep hearing about Figure 8 but I have yet to make my way out there.