Muskegon gets overlooked when most people think Michigan Beer. Your loss if you skip Pigeon Hill Brewing. Located in the heart of the old harbor area, Pigeon Hill is in the center of a rebirth of a neighborhood. With some great brews (the Walter Blonde Ale and their Oatmeal Cream Pie), Pigeon Hill is constantly…

Nestled away in the beach town of Grand Haven is Odd Side Ales. You want delicious and weird, this is the place. Often a draw for some unusual beers like Hipster Brunch Stout and Hazel’s Nuts (damn good pours), Odd Sides has great regular beers like the bean flicker. It can be a bit busy…

Some might call Bell’s Brewery the crown jewel of Michigan Beer. If not the crown jewel, it’s definitely a gem (sorry bout the pun). The Eccentric cafe is always busy and for good reason. In case you don’t like really good food, they have really good beer too. The inside of the cafe is, well,…

I stopped by 7 Monks at the end of a long day “exploring” breweries, so I will admit that I need to go back and “revisit” this place. Previously I made the trip up to Traverse City to the original 7 Monks, so I knew what I was in for. That particular day I insisted…

Before you even get into East West Brewing Company you can smell the curry-it’s mouth wateringly amazing. The kitchen at East West blew my mind with the creative Indian takes on traditional dishes as well as the Indian standards. The beer is good on its own, but even better with food.  Did I mention it’s…

This is the original Mitten Brewing Company. And while you can visit them in Saugatuck or WAY up north, the original Mitten is my favorite. Located in an old engine house, the Mitten oozes with amazing charm. Do you like baseball? The Mitten has some amazing memorabilia (even if you aren’t a Tiger’s fan). This…

Hideout Brewing is a no frills tap room, unless you count the killer bar games and popcorn. Once upon a time, I went Hideout and got their around the world sampler of something like 50 beers (lots of one offs and secondary ferments). I lost and thankfully they quit doing this or I would have…

The original Harmony Brewing (Harmony East) is nestled in Eastown. This place is old school with a modern flair. Not only does Harmony have good beer, they have amazing pizza to boot. Don’t want to sit inside, Harmony has a great patio (with excellent people watching) The brewpub aspect is cozy. Wait staff is attentive…

Greyline Brewing is serious about their beer. The tap room is unassuming, but beautifully woody. Gorgeous wood paneling, bar tops, and tables. It’s warm and inviting, and yet your sitting in a traditional tap room. Greyline is just cool. The bar staff was prompt and knowledgeable. They knew their pours and what to recommend. They…