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Monday, April 21, 2014


Recently, beer blogger Eric Strader found three barrel-aged, pub-brewed beers on tap at New Holland Brewing Company, including one made in honor of the brewer's birthday.

Eric Strader
Posted on April 18, 2014 at 9:29 a.m.
 Founders summer seasonal Rubaeus

Founders Fest 2014, a street party featuring musical acts, local food vendors and local artists, will be on Saturday, June 21. The brewing company has also released several seasonal beers.

Eric Strader
Posted on April 16, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
 World Beer Cup 2014

The 2014 World Beer Cup, an annual competition comparing beers from America's small and independent craft brewers, has announced its winners. If you're looking for a new brew to try, this is a great place to start.

Eric Strader
Posted on April 15, 2014 at 9:45 a.m.
 The Central City Tap House, Kalamazoo, MI
Posted on April 10, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Our beer blogger, Eric Strader, had an unexpected tasting adventure with five different barrel-aged beers and cheese at Central City Tap House in Kalamazoo.

 Lucky Buddha Lucky Beer
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 2:54 p.m.


A man from Battle Creek, Mich., won free beer for life after submitting the best bracket to the Lucky Buddha Bracket Challenge.

 Mad Anthony Brewing, Fort Wayne location
Posted on April 9, 2014 at 10:00 a.m.

Special events will be held at all four Mad Anthony locations to celebrate the anniversary.

 Fat Heads Hop Juju, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral, and Bell's Hopslam, ready to be poured into identical glasses
Posted on April 8, 2014 at 2:16 p.m.

In this blind taste test of Imperial IPAs, Fat Head's Hop Juju, Three Floyds Permanent Funeral and Bell's Hopslam went head to head.


 Upland Brewing Company Vinyl Tap Rye Pale Ale
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 6:11 p.m.

Vinyl Tap Rye Pale Ale will be ready for draft release in mid-April.

 Blue Chip Brewfest 2014
Posted on April 4, 2014 at 8:00 a.m.

More than 200 beers from over 50 local and regional breweries will be available for sampling.

 The Beer Institute
Posted on April 1, 2014 at 3:54 p.m.

The Beer Institute, along with the American Malting Barley Association, is urging against regulations that would prohibit many brewers from marketing their spent grain to livestock raisers.

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.

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