I am planning a trip to Michigan this May. I already have my bachelor's degree, but I am receiving my Doctorate in Pharmacy to become a pharmacist this year. In order to celebrate, I thought I would go on a mini vacation to explore Michigan beer. I will also be going with my parents and sister. My dad and sister are also into craft beer, but my mom is not (Designated Driver!!!). My mother suggested going to Muskegon, MI to explore the sand dunes and Lake Michigan which was agreed upon due to its location next to Founders and New Holland. I'm making this thread in order to get any extra advice or tips to any one who lives in Michigan, has visited, or knows about Michigan beers. So far, this is the plan. I included the Stops and Map. Here are some more specific questions. Some specifics of the trip follow the pictures. Missing any good breweries not too far away from the main interstates? Are there any good beer stores near these places? Would like to purchase > 12% ABV beer while I'm in MI (stupid Ohio laws) Are there any good tourist attractions close by? If you could have one beer from each of these breweries, what would it be? Besides Plead The 5th Imperial Stout, I am a Dark Horse noob. What else do you recommend from Dark Horse? Only 2 days 1st day: Visit the 4 breweries 2nd day: Muskegon sand dunes/Lake Michigan and a nice restaurant and/or Founders again (I can never have too much Founders) Staying in Grand Rapids, MI Serves as a hub for Muskegon, MI, Founders and New Holland Leaving from Toledo, OH (University of Toledo) Thank you in advance! Please do not call me lazy or think I don't want to spend time researching myself. This is just a friendly thread made to ask for some advice. I'm currently working on my thesis (seminar) to graduate, so I am a bit tied up at the moment too. Rock on.