U.S. Explodes Atomic Bombs Near Beers To See If They Are Safe To Drink : Krulwich Wonders… : NPR

Finally! A nuclear test that I can get behind… 

My beer cellar is now officially a bomb shelter… LOL


Homebrew Con starts next week!

I’m so excited to be heading to Homebrew Con (the American Homebrewers Association National Homebrewers Conference) next week. I’m getting there a day early so that I can hit the Chop & Brü PreFunk Party on Wednesday night. I’m also excited to have my homebrew club, the Motor City Mashers, there on Club Night.

I’m hoping to do some videos and take photos from the event, so stay tuned. (Note to self: Check on media credentials… LOL!)

If you’re on the fence about attending, don’t be… just go! Check out this video:

Founders Brewing Company Coming to Detroit – Report

According to a report from Crain’s Detroit Business, Founder’s Brewing Company is coming to Midtown Detroit and opening a taproom at 456 Charlotte Street. An announcement is expected on April 25, 2017 according to Crain’s.

More information can be found here (thanks to MLive): http://www.mlive.com/news/detroit/index.ssf/2017/04/founders_brewing_company_repor.html

On a personal note, this is great news! One of my favorite breweries is opening in the new development around The District Detroit… a 5 minute walk from Little Caesars Arena!

BrewDog’s ‘Equity for Punks USA’ coming in May 2016

For those of us here in the United States that didn’t have the opportunity to get in on ‘Equity for Punks’ like those in Europe will get our chance this May!

I’ve been a fan of BrewDog for quite a while. I love their TV show ‘Brew Dogs’ on the Esquire Channel. The crazy things that James Watt and Martin Dickie do in the pursuit of making great beers makes me want to be a professional brewmaster even more. Who knows? Maybe someday I’ll be lucky enough to brew with them!

Equity for Punks USA is a program that will allow anyone living in the US to invest in BrewDog USA, and “…help fuel the craft beer revolution as we combine Europe’s most explosive craft brewery with the world’s most exciting craft beer market!”

Read more about this program by going here: https://www.brewdog.com/lowdown/blog/equity-for-punks-usa .

Get signed up to learn more information by going to https://www.brewdog.com/equityforpunksusa .

Shorts Brewing Company now selling outside of Michigan, breaking ‘Michigan Only’ promise

According to an article I found on the Metro Times website, it looks like Shorts Brewing Company is dropping its ‘Michigan Only’ promise and will start selling its beer in the Chicago area and in Pennsylvania.

I feel that this is a smart move for the organization, as it allows them to expand their market and to keep up with the very tight craft beer market. This also allows those of us Michigan beer lovers to brag even more about what makes Michigan beer great!

You go, Shorts, and congratulations!!!

I made the news (sort of) about MBG Winter Beer Festival!


I guess it pays to blog…

On my other blog (The Pridelands), I posted back in 2006 that my best friend and beautiful wife, Jennifer, and I were attended the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival in Lansing, Michigan. It was the first year that they were doing a winter festival, and I remember having a great time (after a ‘false start’ or two).

Garret Ellison from MLive.com saw it and contacted me to see if I would answer a few questions. Any time I can talk about Michigan beer and the Michigan Brewers Guild, I love it, so I agreed to talk with him.

He wrote a great article about the 10th Anniversary of the MBG Winter Beer Festival, and I hope I did Michigan beer and the Guild proud!

Ironically, I had to give up my tickets this morning for Saturday due to a personal conflict. I was hoping to attend Friday’s session as a media person (I DO have this blog after all), but I didn’t request a media pass.

I apologize to Garret and MLive.com for my ‘Brian Williams’ moment, but I had all intentions to attending…

Cheers to my family and friends! I hope you all have a great (and safe) time in Grand Rapids! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY to the MICHIGAN BREWERS GUILD for 10 FUN AND TASTY YEARS OF FREEZING MY BEHIND!!! (You’re the only reason I’d go out into the snow and cold!)

By the way, the tickets for Friday’s session is still available! Get your tickets NOW by going HERE! ($45 in advance, but $50 at the gate (if still available))