Michigan beer dates all of the way back to 1829, according to foundmichigan.com. Beer that is usually created in breweries did not gain their popularity until 1978. Now, they are very popular, especially in the state of Michigan that has been making their own beer for many years. Michigan breweries rank fifth in the nation for the number of breweries, according to foundmichigan.com. Here is a list of some popular breweries in West Michigan.
Founders Brewery Co.
Founders Brewery Co. distributes beer worldwide. It is Michigan’s second largest brewery. They produce tons of beer, including seasonal beer. They strive to “make beer for people like them.” They have a taproom for testing beers and also serve hand crafted sandwiches.
Perrin Brewing Co.
Located in Comstock Park, MI is Perrin Brewing Co. Their favorite beers are Golden Ale, Lager, Raspberry Blonde Ale, and Grapefruit IPA. At Perrin Brewing Co., they want to provide a world class experience for their guests. They have 18-25 beers on tap in their taproom.
Bell’s Brewery is a regional craft brewery that started in 1985. Bell’s Brewery has their own pub in Kalamazoo called the Eccentric Cafe. Their cafe has live music, events, entertainment, and good food. They have year round beer, seasonal beer, specialty beer, and archived beer.
The Mitten Brewing Co.
Founded in 2012, The Mitten Brewing Co. is involved in the community and gives charitably. They serve craft beer and pizza in their two story taproom. Their top sellers are Country Strong IPA, and Triple Crown Brown.
Brewery Vivant specializes in Belgian and French farmhouse ales. They are also the first brewery to offer their beer in cans. They offer tours on Saturdays, one during 2:00 pm and another at 3:30 pm for only $10. Brewery Vivant wants to create a beer and food experience at their Pub.
Pigeon Hill Brewing Company
Located in Downtown Muskegon is Pigeon Hill Brewing Company. Also located in Muskegon is their taproom. They strive to make their taproom a community place that highlights local history. Their hours are Sunday through Thursday from noon to 10:00pm, and Friday through Saturday from noon to 12:00am.
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