Jolly Pumpkin Releases Sobrehumano Palena`ole—a collaboration beer with Maui Brewing Company

Nearly 5 years since the last release, Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales is proud to announce the return of Sobrehumano Palena`ole. This collaboration with Maui Brewing Company was originally released in the summer of 2012 and since then it has been one of the brewery’s most asked about beers. You’ve asked and we finally listened, Sobrehumano Palena`ole will be released nationally beginning February 6.

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North Peak Releases Stormy Oat IPA

New Year, New Beer. Headed your way this month is a new style of IPA for North Peak, an East Coast IPA called Stormy. Coming in at 6.7% ABV and 35 IBU, Stormy Oat IPA is full of haziness along with dry/late hop additions to create a juicy mouth feel with citrus, piney notes unlike any other IPA. Stormy is now available in draft and North Peak’s signature stubby bottle 6-packs.

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Sample Regional & Global Fare at the 9th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival – November 17-19

More than 18,000 people are expected to enjoy a vast menu of food and beverage at the 9th Annual Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival coming up Nov. 17-19 at DeVos Place in downtown Grand Rapids.

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Explore the World of Michigan Craft Beer Aboard Traverse City’s Tall Ship Manitou

Michigan has made a name for itself as one of the premier craft brew states in the country, and considers itself the “Great Beer State”® with more than 200 breweries throughout two peninsulas, according to the Michigan Brewers Guild. What better way to partake of these fine beverages than from the deck of the Schooner Manitou, while sailing in the freshwaters of Grand Traverse Bay (and northern Lake Michigan, weather permitting). The Traverse Tall Ship Company is offering a 4-Day Michigan Craft Beer Cruise (Sept. 15-19) with chef and craft beer aficionado Amy Sherman, who will serve as host and tasting guide.

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North Peak to release year-round cherry beer

Stay Mellow. Tying into its Traverse City origin and to the “Up North” culture the brand stands for, it seems only fitting for North Peak to add a year-round cherry beer to its repertoire. Fortified by the fresh water of the Great Lakes and the sweet iconic flavors of Traverse City, Mellow is a higher gravity ale brewed with Michigan cherries and hibiscus.

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The Shed Beer Garden Opens Tuesday, May 24 in Traverse City (Grand Opening Set for June 3)

Traverse City’s newest outdoor dining and drinking space opens its gates May 23 and hosts their Grand Opening Party on June 3 from noon until 10pm. The casual dining and relaxed outdoor atmosphere of The Shed Beer Garden will provide a quick spot for lunch or the perfect place to enjoy dinner and drinks outside this summer.

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North Peak Brewing Unleashes Mighty Melon Ale for Summer Season

Michigan-based North Peak Brewing Company introduces its latest craft beer—a summer seasonal called Mighty. This sessionable melon ale (4.8% ABV | 22 IBUs) boasts aromas of watermelon, berry and guava. This exceptionally drinkable beer is the perfect balance of malts, melons and gently-hopped Vanguard, crystal and Michigan chinook hops.

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North Peak Beer Expands Distribution into Texas with Flood Distribution

Deep in the heart of Texas…that’s where the Michigan-produced North Peak Beer is now be found. Tony Grant, COO / CEO of Northern United Brewing Company (NUBCo) says this is the eighth state for North Peak distribution. NUBCO encompasses the North Peak, Grizzly Peak and Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales brands of craft beer.

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Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales Among 242 National Companies Honored with 2016 Good Food Award

Michigan-based Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales was among 242 companies to receive a 2016 Good Food Award on Friday, January 15 in San Francisco, California. The companies were selected for leading the way towards a tasty, authentic and responsible food system by creating vibrant, delicious, sustainable local food economies.

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Streetcar Partners Management to Expand Michigan Hop Production with New Acquisition

Streetcar Partners Management, LLC has purchased a controlling interest in New Mission Organics and Michigan Hop Alliance, leading innovators in Michigan hop farming based in Omena, Michigan. The two entities will be merged and retain the name Michigan Hop Alliance under the Streetcar umbrella of companies.

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Craft Beverage Entrepreneur’s Workshop Planned for Michigan Producers (Grand Rapids – Feb 12)

The Craft Beverage Education Association will bring its one-day educational workshop for in-planners to the Grand Rapids Doubletree Airport on February 12. The workshop is geared toward helping new craft beverage businesses navigate the complexities of startup. Registration is currently open—early-bird rate of $119 ends January 22. CBEA is planning similar workshops for cities across the country.

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2016 Michigan Milestone Years

Michigan was founded on January 26, 1837 as the 26th state of the United States of America. Currently home to nearly 10 million people, spread out throughout two peninsulas, Michigan is the Great Lakes State – the Mitten of Plenty – the Wolverine State. Michigan’s early business history is centered in industries that benefited from its proximity to the Great Lakes: fishing, lumbering, mining, fur trapping and agriculture.

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