Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Eric Strader
Eric Strader
Eric Strader writes about the craft beer scene in Indiana and Michigan. He's a dad, husband, potter, soccer coach, special education paraprofessional, who likes to read, bike, hike, and canoe.

Art of Beer Festival posts updated brewery list

As we get closer to the Art of Beer Festival, several breweries have released their beer lists.

Posted on March 12, 2014 at 11:30 a.m.

Unfortunately, the Alaskan Brewing Company will probably not be making their debut at the Art of Beer Festival as I last reported.  Things are moving along slower than they had hoped, but plans are to be distributing in Michigan by April or May.  This year's Art of Beer Festival will be focusing on Michigan beers, and I have received an updated list of breweries and the beers they will be pouring.

Art of Beer


Bell's Brewery, Kalamazoo

Two Hearted Ale

Third Coast


Midwest Pale


Right Brain Brewery, Traverse City

Owl Amber

Spinal Tapper

Spiny Norman

CEO Stout


Griffin Claw Brewing, Birmingham

El Rojo

Grind Line


The Livery, Benton Harbor

Butterfly Effect

Ludicrous Speed

Rye Whyless

Paris Roubaix


Virtue Cider, Fennville

Sidra Nava


Cidra Noveau

The Mitten


The Hideout Brewing Company, Grand Rapids

Hired Gun Red

Bootleg IPA

Polish Style Ale

Smuggler's Hazelnut Stout


Round Barn Brewery, Baroda

Vacation (Wheat Ale)

Indecision (Red Ale) - bottles

Hop Dealer (American IPA)

Hi-Tech Redneck (Kentucky Common)


Lehman's Orchard, Niles

Raspberry Apple

Johnny Apple

Honey Crisp Apple

Bourban Barrel Cider

Ice Cider


Here are a few other breweries that will be participating in the festival, but have not yet confirmed their pouring list..

Perrin Brewing Company, Comstock Park

Rochester Mills, Rochester

Saugatuck Brewing Co., Douglas

Tapistry Brewing Company, Bridgman

Arbor Brewing Company, Ann Arbor

Atwater Brewery, Detroit

Greenbush Brewing Co., Sawyer

Short's Brewing Company, Bellaire

To read more about this festival that will take place at Lake Michigan College's Mendel Center in St. Joseph, MI on Saturday, March 22 from 5 - 9 PM click here.


The two brews are being sold in packs of 16 oz. cans around the area.   Bell's Oberon and Two Hearted, now available in 16 oz. cans Now, you can buy four packs of Bell’s Oberon, Two
 Food is prepared at a past beer dinner hosted by LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern.

Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.
 Coast Buster Imperial IPA, from Upland Brewing Company, is available on draft and will soon be on shelves in four-packs.

Posted on July 17, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.
 Can of Bell's Two Hearted overlooking the Mackinac Bridge

Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.
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