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Very Stable Genius beer taps Thursday
Axle Brewing Co. will release Very Stable Genius beer

Axle Brewing Co. will donate proceeds to Ferndale Radio

Ferndale brewery to release 'Very Stable Genius' beer
Very Stable Genius beer will be releases by Axle Brewing

Axle Brewing Company is releasing a beer inspired by a recent tweet from President Donald Trump

Bell's Hopslam ships this week
Bell's Hopslam hit bars and retailers this week.

Popular seasonal double India pale ale hits bars and stores in lower Michigan this week

First look at Founders' Detroit taproom
Founders' Detroit taproom seats 250.

Founders Brewing Company opens its Cass Corridor taproom Monday

Founders to open Detroit taproom Monday
Founders Brewing Company will open its Detroit taproom

Ticket go on sale Saturday to reserve bottles of barrel-aged limited release CBS

Bløm Meadworks planning Ann Arbor debut in 2018
Blom Meadworks is expect to open next year in Ann Arbor.

A new meadery is being planned for downtown Ann Arbor next year from one of the co-owners of Chicago's Begyle Brewing

Take a tour of Brew Detroit's production facility
Brew Detroit brewer Ken Belau moves a full keg of Stroh’s

The Corktown beer makers have started booking tours of the 68,000-square-foot facility

10 beers to seek after Detroit Fall Beer Festival
Roak Brewing's Flavorful Five, a summer release, continues

After the weekend's popular event, serious Michigan craft beer drinkers should look for these brews

Founders begins hiring process for Detroit taproom
This is an artist rendering of the new Founders taproom

Grand Rapids-based brewery will open a Detroit location this winter

Short's Brewing collaborates with metal master Speedcult
Short's Brewing Company's Speedcult Lager will be released

Short's Brewing Company will release Speedcult Black Lager Wednesday

Founders' Green Zebra gose released for Art Prize
Founders Brewing Co. debuted Green Zebra, a watermelon

Grand Rapids-based Founders Brewing has released Green Zebra, a watermelon gose, as this year's ArtPrize beer. It's available in stores today.

Portland beer fest Saturday on historic bridge
A picture from the 2016 edition of Beerfest on the

Portland will play host Saturday to Beerfest on the Bridge, a 12-brewery event on one of the city's historic downtown bridges

Westborn, Atwater Brewery team up for exclusive release
Pursell Station Ale will be available Labor Day weekend.

Detroit’s Atwater Brewery is collaborating with Westborn Market to brew Pursell Station Ale, a private-label brew

Jolly Pumpkin, Bastone partnership debuts Tuesday in Royal Oak
A mix of Jolly Pumpkin and North Peak taps at the bar.

Two of the state's Belgian-influenced breweries teamed up to renovate Baston's Royal Oak restaurant at Fifth and Main.

Malt liquor at Beer Fest? Founders has it
Founders Brewing is pouring their new Barrel-Aged Series

This isn't your father's malt liquor. And it's coming soon to bottle shops near you.

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