Michigan Brewery Tour

Discussion in 'Great Lakes' started by IPANinja, Jan 31, 2013.

  1. IPANinja

    IPANinja Sep 24, 2010 Illinois

    Happening the weekend of 3/29 - 3/31/13. Gonna get me some Founder's KBS. Anyone gonna make the trip?

    For the Michiganders out there -- any spots I should check out besides the obvious ones?
     
  2. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Get ready for some opinions. I would really recommend hitting up Kuhnhenn if you're going to be in the Detroit area at all, since, even in Michigan, it's difficult to get their beer. That said, two of the best stores in GR are Siciliano's and International Beverage. A trip down to the Dark Horse taproom would be sweet too, especially if you can get your hands on BBA Pt5. And then of course Eccentric Cafe. Maybe they'll still have Black Note on tap...

    Cheers. I was just there a few weeks ago, it was great.
     
  3. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Arcadia and Kuhnhenn arent on the obvious list, but you should def go. Kuhnhenn Double Rice IPA blew my mind, and I thoroughly enjoyed Arcadia Cereal Killer and BBA Shipwreck. Dark Horse is always a good idea as well.
     
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  4. RayB3

    RayB3 Jan 28, 2013 Michigan

    Check out Brewery Vivant on K-zoo for sure. They make great stuff and it's in an old funeral home, awesome! I did a trip last spring with a friend from NYC. Gave them a heads up and they gave us a nice discount and a tour of the brewery. I highly recommend.
     
  5. RayB3

    RayB3 Jan 28, 2013 Michigan

    -sorry, Grand Rapids, not Kalamazoo. I'd have to agree with the others as well.
     
  6. ja1022

    ja1022 Sep 27, 2009 Indiana

    Hop of exit 12 in Michigan on your way up, or back, or both, and hit Greenbush.

    I'd also consider a trip to Odd Side Ales in Grand Haven.
     
  7. chpueblo22

    chpueblo22 Oct 4, 2007 Michigan

    Perrin
     
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  8. JamesShoemaker

    JamesShoemaker Sep 21, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    The non-imperial raspberry from Perrin is delish.
     
  9. IPANinja

    IPANinja Sep 24, 2010 Illinois

    Thanks folks!
     
  10. TypsiYpsi

    TypsiYpsi Jul 27, 2012 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    I definitely second OddSide in Grand Haven as a must stop. They brew some awesome beers that aren't bottled. It's about a half hour West from the typical GR stops.
     
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