KalamaBrew Podcast: The Great Taste of the Midwest and creating Liberty’s Ale

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Back from a few weeks off to get a few friends hitched, listen in for the lastest conversation with the fine folks at KalamaBrew. This week we discuss the biggest beer tasting event around the region, the Great Taste of the Midwest taking place in Madison, Wis.

Also listen in for the inside story on the creation of Liberty’s Ale, a beer created by and for KalamaBrew blogger John Liberty (with help from the Livery in Benton Harbor, Mich.) ahead of his wedding with his lovely new wife Beth. Click here to listen.

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KalamaBrew Podcast: Put me on a bus… Ha ha

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What is the best way to soak in as much of the beer culture without having to drive? Take a bus tour of course. In this week’s podcast, KalamaBrew blogger Josh Smith tells us about a company in the Detroit area that arranges craft beer tours. Smith also charts a fun route for West Michigan. It’s recommended.

Also listen in for the inside details on the annual Founders Fest in Grand Rapids.

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The Legend of Taps McFirkin Grows

TapsTaps McFirkin, the infamous mascot of the Kalamazoo Gazette’s KalamaBrew blog, recently went on a canoeing trip filled with panic and trepidation followed by overwhelming emotion (the kind like at the end of those movies with Humphrey Bogart). The story of this canoeing trip is even more poignant because of the love felt for Taps across the United States.

KalamaBrew bloggers John Liberty and Josh Smith — first hand witnesses to the saga — tell the tale.

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KalamaBrew Podcast: Bells beer garden opener weekend

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On this week’s podcast we discuss the cultural phenomenom that is the beer garden at Bell’s Essentric Cafe. This weekend the beer garden officially opened and streams of people are expected to desend on the lush oasis on Kalamazoo’s northeast side. Also listen in for news on a brand new feature for the KIA’s annual art fair. That’s right, another beer garden discussion in one podcast. Incredible.

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KalamaBrew Podcast: The World Expo of Beer

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On this week’s podcast KalamaBrew bloggers John Liberty and Anne Holcomb discuss the World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth. Also listen in for another chapter in the movement to can craft beer with the announcement that the Keweenaw Brewing Co. is planning to add another canned beer to its distribution.

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