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Yes, Arvon makes excellent beers, but the outdoor seating area is not particularly attractive. The ambience is nicer indoors.
Five local shops stand out, IMO: D. Schuler's, Horrocks, Rishi's, Siciliano's, and Martha's Vineyard. There's also a Total Wine on 28th.
With your group, I agree with previous suggestions of a visit to Meijer Gardens and Knapp's Corner HopCat. (Or leave the kids at the nearby Tree...
It was my great pleasure to share a bottle of Sunday 2022 with a friend last week. It's the most delicious barleywine I've tasted, and it's...
Stage 1, Initiation: Sam Adams Boston Lager
Stage 2, Baptism: Founders Dirty Bastard
Stage 3, Confirmation: Founders Curmudgeon's Better Half
I reported the closure. The owner sold the brewery to 3 Gatos, which currently operates from that location. I haven’t visited yet.
I'll second the Arvon recommendation, but will respectively disagree about Founders. I've been a fan for decades, and think the experience has...
You can stop at Saugatuck Brewing on your way north, or on the return. Another suggestion is for you and your friend to drive farther north from...
No BA Black Biscuit?
Mother of All Storms! That’s all I have to say.
Traquair House (if they have a brewpub)
My favorite new release in 2021 was Jackie O's Thread Count, followed closely by Tree House Big Nugget and Founders Black Biscuit.
I had several...
Last night, three friends and I held a BBA imperial stout tasting session, mostly with Russian imperial stouts. We started with three rounds of...