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Michigan Craft Beer Tour
featuring
Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo
and Detroit
...in which Steve samples upwards of 50 craft
beers...
Grand Rapids - voted as "Beer City USA"
Sampling included:
• Farmhand
• Triomphe
• Big Red Coq
• Undertaker
• Tire Z
• Solitude
• Liquid Crystals
• On Your Left
•...
Snacks included The Vivant Charcuterie
And the Duck Confit Nachos: Brie cream, duck confit, tomato concasse, carmelized onions, duck crackin' and
citrus...very r...
Ben Darcie, Brewery Vivant's Sales Manager
Mike Stevens (L) and Dave Engberg: the co-founders of Founders Brewery
"We work for the Beer"
Founder's Brewery Tap Rom
Nitro Oatmeal Stout, Backwoods Bastard, Founders Porter, Breakfast Stout
Seared Scallops for dinner at Terra, Grand Rapids.
Breakfast at San Chez Bistro--delicious veggie wraps, excellent service and great ambiance
Bonnie and Jeff Steinmen, owners of Hop Head Farms.
They grow 8 varieties of hops that provide the flavour and aroma in be...
The Gilmour Car Museum in Hickory Corners, near Kalamazoo
Arcadia Ales Brewery
Great Food and Craft Beers
Bells's Brewery--the largest in the state
Two-Hearted Ale
Luke, the Brand Ambassador for Bell's Brewery led the tour of the facility
Similar to a stock exchange, the price of the beers can go up or down and when the market crashes, you can
pickup some gre...
Sampling Flights of Beer: Dogfish Head Namaste, Unibroue La Fin du Monde,
Paw Paw Brown, Odd Side Bean Flickers
The Fried Pickles and Burger go great with craft beers
Steve Gillick
Travel Writer, Speaker, Photographer
steve@talkingtravel.ca
www.gillicksworld.ca
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From Grand Rapids to Kalamazoo to Detroit, we samples craft beers, ate some incredible food and met some great people.

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Michigan Craft Beer

  1. 1. Michigan Craft Beer Tour featuring Grand Rapids, Kalamazoo and Detroit ...in which Steve samples upwards of 50 craft beers, meets some amazing people, indulges in fantastic culinary delights and discovers the revitalized City of Detroit. October 22-25, 2015 A cold glass of Moose Drool at the Townhouse in Detroit
  2. 2. Grand Rapids - voted as "Beer City USA"
  3. 3. Sampling included: • Farmhand • Triomphe • Big Red Coq • Undertaker • Tire Z • Solitude • Liquid Crystals • On Your Left • Pepper in the Rye • Telekenesis • Multipass • Abbey Ale
  4. 4. Snacks included The Vivant Charcuterie
  5. 5. And the Duck Confit Nachos: Brie cream, duck confit, tomato concasse, carmelized onions, duck crackin' and citrus...very rich and very delicious
  6. 6. Ben Darcie, Brewery Vivant's Sales Manager
  7. 7. Mike Stevens (L) and Dave Engberg: the co-founders of Founders Brewery "We work for the Beer"
  8. 8. Founder's Brewery Tap Rom Nitro Oatmeal Stout, Backwoods Bastard, Founders Porter, Breakfast Stout
  9. 9. Seared Scallops for dinner at Terra, Grand Rapids.
  10. 10. Breakfast at San Chez Bistro--delicious veggie wraps, excellent service and great ambiance
  11. 11. Bonnie and Jeff Steinmen, owners of Hop Head Farms. They grow 8 varieties of hops that provide the flavour and aroma in beer
  12. 12. The Gilmour Car Museum in Hickory Corners, near Kalamazoo
  13. 13. Arcadia Ales Brewery
  14. 14. Great Food and Craft Beers
  15. 15. Bells's Brewery--the largest in the state
  16. 16. Two-Hearted Ale
  17. 17. Luke, the Brand Ambassador for Bell's Brewery led the tour of the facility
  18. 18. Similar to a stock exchange, the price of the beers can go up or down and when the market crashes, you can pickup some great opportunities to sample expensive beers at 50% off or less.
  19. 19. Sampling Flights of Beer: Dogfish Head Namaste, Unibroue La Fin du Monde, Paw Paw Brown, Odd Side Bean Flickers
  20. 20. The Fried Pickles and Burger go great with craft beers
  21. 21. Steve Gillick Travel Writer, Speaker, Photographer steve@talkingtravel.ca www.gillicksworld.ca

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