Root Café and Coffeehouse in downtown Fennville is expanding its menu to offer craft beer, wine and spirits, alongside artisan sandwiches, rustic food, baked goods and coffee. The cozy space features a sitting area with old fashioned couches and chairs surrounding a fireplace, and raw edge plank tables for you to dine. Root is now open 7 days a week, from 7:30am-9pm.Read more
Grand Traverse Distillery was awarded eight (8) individual medals at the American Distilling Institute’s 11th Annual Spirits Competition, held as part of its annual conference in Baltimore, Maryland earlier this month.
Recognized as one of the 2013 “Michigan 50 Companies to Watch” In 2013, GTD currently operates five tasting rooms in Michigan – including two in Traverse City, one in downtown Frankenmuth; one in Leland; and one in Grand Rapids (with a new location, scheduled to open in September, 2017).Read more
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.Read more
Please join me – along with Dave Engbers from Founders Brewing Company and Fred Bueltmann from New Holland Brewing Company – for the 2016 CRAFT BEVERAGE EXPO, May 18-20 in Oakland, California.Read more
Valentine Distilling Company, one of the nation’s first craft distilleries and the largest in Michigan, was announced as winner of “World’s Best Vodka” by TheDrinksReport.com.Read more
Bier Distillery Company has announced that it is expanding operations into a new 4,000 square-foot building at 5295 West River Drive NE (#100) in Comstock Park, near Fifth Third Ballpark.Read more
Good things come to those who wait! When Valentine Distilling Company first began operations in 2008, among its early acquisitions was a cask of straight bourbon whiskey from the former LDI distillery in Lawrenceburg, Indiana. In 2011, that cask was moved into the 5000-square-foot renovated building at 161 Vester Street, along with Valentine’s distilling and tasting room operations. Now, after aging for 7 years and 10 months, this craft spirit is ready to be introduced as the inaugural release in Valentine’s Proprietors Select Series.Read more