drink local

  • We love shopping local this season, and there’s nothing like the gift of beer! Check out some wintery recommendations from our local brewers, offering an awesome paring for your holiday gathering, or unique gift for the microbrewery aficionado in your life.  

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    And, if a tasty Southwest Michigan brew just isn’t enough, we’ve got a great recipe from Round Barn for a beer-y dessert sure to float your boat!

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    Filled with music, food and fun, BBQ, Blues & Bluegrass kicks off summer in St. Joseph! Meet us in Whirlpool Centennial Park on Saturday, May 19th for the sixth annual event. 

  • There’s a pull to Southwest Michigan that residents can’t deny. It’s the lake, the family, the community. For Jay Fettig, a St. Joseph native, it was also the perfect place to shape North Pier Brewing Company

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    photography by Austin Ho

  • ‘Tis the season for hop harvest! Fall means harvest season for brewers, and a whole new flavor palate to explore. We asked Round Barn BrewerySilver Harbor Brewing, and Cultivate Brewing about their fall choices. 

    …and before you ask, there’s no pumpkin beer here. 

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    Cultivate Brewing in Berrien Springs

  • Every Wednesday, we do a "round-up" post of some of our favorite things in Southwest Michigan. Our Wednesday posts will feature things to do, see, eat, and more in Michigan's Great Southwest!

    Ready to leave winter behind? Here's some of our favorite spring beers, recommended by the brewers of The Livery, Cultivate, and Silver Harbor Brewing!