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Perrin Brewing Company – Comstock Park, Michigan

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One of the hidden gems on our recent trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan for the National Homebrewers Conference was hands down Perrin Brewing Co. in nearby Comstock Park. With a bit of downtime from the conference, we decided to rent a car and drive to Kalamazoo to visit Bell’s Eccentric Cafe and a couple smaller nearby breweries. On the way back from that venture, which will of course be getting it’s own post, we remembered that a bartender at Hop Cat had mentioned Perrin to us. A quick consult with Google Maps showed that it was basically on the way back to Grand Rapids, so to Perrin we went. keep reading...

Big River Grille & Brewing Works – Walt Disney World

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Of all the things you expect to see when walking down the boardwalk in Walt Disney World, a brewpub is probably not at the top of the list. Yet there sits Big River Grille & Brewing Works among the resorts, dueling pianos, foot long hot dogs and general Disney magic, only a short walk or boat ride away from Epcot and Hollywood Studios (always MGM to us).

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On a semi-recent visit to the happiest place on Earth, we did our research and arrived armed and ready to find all the craft beer that Disney World has to offer. However, we were most excited by the fact that beer was being brewed mere steps away from Disney’s Boardwalk Inn where we would be staying. We had been to Big River on a previous Christmas Disney trip, so we got to try some stouts and dark beers, but this time was summer so things would be on the lighter side. keep reading...

Beer Loves Company in Cologne, Germany!

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Cologne, Germany (know as Köln to it’s people) is the birthplace and home of Kölsch beer. Kölsch is warm-fermented & cold-conditioned (or lagered) and results in a brew that is straw yellow in color with prominent hoppiness. Kölsch, like Cologne itself, has been in direct competition with Altbier and neighboring Düsseldorf for many years.

As we are learning, there are 13 breweries in Cologne who produce Kölsch and they all serve it in a similar fashion: refilling your .2 L glass whenever it looks a bit low, without any prompting (most times). Take note, New York. Of course, this trip isn’t all about beer as we have been taking in the Christmas themed sights as well. Here are a few moments from our journey before we move on to Düsseldorf, home of the Altbier. keep reading...

Old & New: Japan’s Many Sides (More Travels)

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January 30th, 2013 at 8:46 pm

Beer Loves Nihon (the tour continues!)

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Written by A+K

January 21st, 2013 at 10:50 pm