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New Holland rolls out hard seltzer

New Holland Spirits introduced a line of hard seltzers celebrating the lake life.

Cerise returns to Founders

Founders Brewing Co. announced the return of Cerise as the next addition to its “Brewed for MI” Series.

Plant-based juice drinks hit Bridge Street Market

Midwest-based Karuna is growing its national distribution, now available in the Grand Rapids Bridge Street Market.

New Hotel Mertens announces unlimited coffee club

Mertens Hospitality, owner of local French favorite restaurant New Hotel Mertens, announced it will offer an unlimited coffee membership.

Big Lake celebrates health care heroes with tribute beer

Holland-based Big Lake Brewing released Healthcare Heroes, a beer brewed in tribute to those working in the medical field during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Long Road celebrates five years with new release

Long Road Distillers will celebrate its fifth anniversary this weekend with a limited release of a new offering, Long Road Bottled-In-Bond Bourbon Whisky.

Founders resumes curbside pickup

Founders Brewing Co. announced it will resume contactless, curbside to-go service on a limited basis in Grand Rapids only.

Bloom & Grow Coffee adds co-owner and COO

A nonprofit coffee business that was founded to empower women in recovery brought a new partner onboard.

Founders’ newest offering is a twist on imperial golden ale

Founders Brewing Co. announced Marvelroast as the latest addition to the Limited Series lineup.

New Holland plans virtual release for Dragon’s Milk

New Holland Brewing Co. announced the return of its legendary imperial stout, Dragon’s Milk Triple Mash, and in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, the brewery will implement its first-ever online beer release, honoring Triple Mash with a virtual “Day of the Dragon.”

Wine Month Challenge to raise funds for hospitality workers

A new #MichiganWineMonthChallenge will allow people to bid on “exclusive experiences” at Michigan wineries to benefit hospitality industry employees.

Founders launches ‘Fill the Tip Jar’ campaign to help hospitality workers

Founders Brewing Co. partnered with the Michigan Hospitality Industry Employee Relief Fund to raise money for restaurant, bar and lodging workers who have been greatly impacted by COVID-19.

Hawaiian rum company adds Michigan to distribution

Hawaii-based Kōloa Rum Company's rums and ready-to-drink blends now can be found at retail locations, restaurants and bars throughout the state via West Michigan-based Imperial Beverage.

Founders Brewing furloughs more than 100 employees from Grand Rapids, Detroit taprooms

Founders Brewing Co. furloughed 163 employees as a consequence of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Grants will promote state’s beers, wines, ciders and spirits

Researchers are receiving a record amount of state funding for projects that would benefit the beer, wine, cider and distilling industries.
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State’s liquor buyback program could put $20M back in owners’ hands (update)

The Michigan Liquor Control Commission is offering to buy back spirits from bars, restaurants and other licensed sellers impacted by the COVID-19 crisis.
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Michigan to buy back liquor as Gov. Whitmer extends restrictions

LANSING — The state of Michigan will offer cash-strapped bars and restaurants relief by buying back their liquor inventory during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Long Road Distillers wins eight medals at 2020 American Craft Spirits Awards

Long Road Distillers captured eight new honors at the 2020 American Craft Spirits Awards., presented by the American Craft Spirits Association, including two gold medals for Long Road Aquavit and Long Road Raspberry Liqueur.

Harmony Brewing ends carryout, delivery services

A local brewing company recently announced it is shuttering all operations until further notice in light of COVID-19.

Coppercraft Distillery wins Double Gold at spirits competition

A local distillery recently was awarded Double Gold for its Straight Bourbon Whiskey at the 20th annual San Francisco World Spirits Competition.

Virtue Cider offers pickup meals

During the stay at home order, a local business is making it easier for consumers to feed their families.

Founders, Long Road team up to create hand sanitizer

Grand Rapids craft beverage makers are pooling their resources to supply hand sanitizer to the community.

Eastern Kille wins two awards at World Spirits Competition

A West Michigan distiller earned top honors at a global competition.

Founders Brewing campaign supports arts community

Founders Brewing Co. pledged to use its social media platforms to help promote artists affected by COVID-19.The brewery recently launched #CraftedinMI, an online campaign...

Brewers feeling pinch of closed taprooms

Third Nature Brewery had just gotten into the swing of things when Gov. Gretchen Whitmer ordered all restaurants and bars to shut down dine-in...

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