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


Looking for something for your beer-loving sweetheart? Look not further than Michigan Beer!

This is the time of year when everyone puts out a list of beers for Valentine’s Day. Some match candies and beer, while others go with ones that complement (or contrast) your romantic meal.

The Michigan Brewers Guild put out their list… I like this one!

The Sweet Taste of Michigan Craft Beer

What do you think, honey?

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))

Founders Brewing Co. announces KBS Week – March 9th – 14th

Founders KBSFounders Brewing Co. (link) announces a week dedicated to the release of what has been rated by many as the best beer in the world… KBS or Kentucky Breakfast Stout.

Residents and visitors of Grand Rapids will begin to enjoy this incredible beverage with a week full of events from March 9th – 14th. It is being distributed starting March 30th.

KBS is an imperial stout brewed with coffee and chocolates that is aged in oak bourbon barrels for a year in the caves beneath Grand Rapids.

Last year, Founders made an event of the release, which included special happening in and around the Grand Rapids area (which was at that time named Beer City USA) to much success. This year, they kicked it up a notch. Starting Saturday, February 14th at 11AM ET, they’re using EventBrite to allow you to reserve a spot to pick up bottles of KBS in the Founders Taproom. That magic ticket will allow you then pickup and pay for your bottles from March 10th – 14th. Proceeds from the EventBrite reservations will go to Grand Rapids Whitewater.

They’re also hosting tappings in or around GR at various bars from the March 9th to the 13th, with a main tapping on the 14th at Founders Taproom. You can even enjoy more of Grand Rapids with KBS Week hotel packages with some area hotels!

Get details of all the events and links to everything by going to http://kbsweek.com/.

I hope to be there… Hope to see you all there too!

MBG Detroit Fall Beer Festival News – Saturday Tixs SOLD OUT plus Program is POSTED ONLINE

Looks like if you were waiting to get tickets for Saturday’s session at the Michigan Brewers Guild Detroit Fall Beer Festival, you’re out of luck! Tickets are SOLD OUT! Tickets for Friday’s session is still available, but may go fast now! Go get them from HERE!

(Note: I’ve been to enough of these to know that some people will try to sell their extra tickets at the gate. Also, some people will try to sell extras online, but watch out for scalpers… those tickets will probably be disabled/confiscated.)

Also, they have posted the program online in PDF format for your researching purposes. Get a copy of it from this page – link on the right side.

I got my ticket ready for Saturday… See you there!

(Note to anyone from the Michigan Brewers Guild – This blogger [read as: MEDIA] would appreciate info on getting credentials for Friday’s session PLEASE!!!)

Aquaman buys Detroit building to open a brewery

From MLive.com, it looks like actor Jason Momoa, star of “Game of Thrones” and also the ‘all but certain’ guy to play the part of Aquaman in the DC Comics movies, has bought a 100 year old General Motors building in Detroit and is going to open a brewery there. Click on the link for more details:

CMU untaps plans for beer brewing program

Thanks to Mr. Liquid Bread for the heads up on this.
This is smart! I would LOVE to go back to school now…