Friday, November 21, 2014

 A view of the outside of Right Brain Brewery's location in Traverse City, Mich.

The brewery has placed clues on its beer cans that, when combined, reveal the answer to a puzzle that will win one Michigander an overnight stay in Traverse City and a behind-the-scenes tour of the brewery. 

Posted on Aug. 7, 2014 at 10:57 a.m.
 Toppling Goliath Pseudo Sue (actually IPAs little brother, American Pale Ale)

Beer enthusiasts will spend Thursday, Aug. 7, celebrating a brewery staple – the India Pale Ale (IPA). To get in on the fun in Michiana, visit Constant Spring for its IPA Day Founders Tap Takeover.

Posted on Aug. 6, 2014 at 11:29 a.m.
 Pouring Burn 'Em ZZ Hop at the Blue Chip Brewfest preview

Come to New Paradigm Brewing Co. for a tap party that features Burn ’Em Brewing beer and celebrates The Elkhart Truth’s 125th anniversary. 

Posted on Aug. 5, 2014 at 12:18 p.m.
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 Iechyd Da Brewing Company, downtown Elkhart
Posted on Aug. 2, 2014 at 10:33 a.m.

To commemorate the 125th anniversary of The Elkhart Truth being founded, Iechyd Da Brewing Co. has brewed up a beer called “Truth Serum.” You can try it out starting Tuesday, Aug. 5. 


 Mid-year craft production volume
Posted on July 30, 2014 at 11:06 a.m.

The Brewers Association released a report saying American craft beer production volume during the first half of 2014 rose 18 percent from last year’s numbers.

 From left: Ryan Chapman, Kristy Morse, Cabe Churchill, Bryan Wiggs, Aaron Morse and Bill
Posted on July 28, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.

Dark Horse Nation is not just a brewery, but a way of life.  Get a peek inside this culture with the new series on HISTORY on Tuesday.

 Jeff Thomas (left) and Gary Stieglitz (right) stand where their brewhouse will be located.
Posted on July 25, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

Work is underway to get Thomas Stieglitz Brewing Co. up and running in downtown Goshen. Read on for more information about the beers that will be served and the brewers behind them.

 Food is prepared at a past beer dinner hosted by LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern.
Posted on July 22, 2014 at 10:27 a.m.

LaSalle Kitchen and Tavern has teamed up with Burn ’Em Brewing to create a five-course meal inspired by the brewery’s beers. Read on to see the menu and find out how you can reserve tickets to the dinner.

 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.

The competition – one of the nation’s largest featuring homebrewers and professional brewers – vied 1,300 beers against one another. Breweries from around the region, including Upland Brewing Company, came out on top. 

 Can of Bell's Two Hearted overlooking the Mackinac Bridge
Posted on July 16, 2014 at 11:53 a.m.

Each July, our neighbor to the north celebrates the culture surrounding its booming craft beer industry. Read on for a few Michigan beer suggestions, as well as information about upcoming festivities.

 Founders Inspired Black Artist enjoyed at the brewery during ArtPrize
Posted on July 12, 2014 at 11:39 a.m.

Dark Penance will not only be Founders’ newest specialty release, but its first new standard lineup addition since All Day IPA.

 Evil Czech Lucky Dog pale ale
Posted on July 9, 2014 at 1:00 p.m.

Beer blogger Eric Strader tried out Evil Czech Brewery for the first time and was pleased with the restaurant’s beer, atmosphere and food. 

 A side by side tasting of two double IPAs from this years winner's list.
Posted on July 7, 2014 at 11:20 a.m.

Nine regional beers and five regional breweries are named as part of this years best beers in America from the American Homebrewers Association.

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.