Bell’s and De Proef Collaboration Update and the Michigan Winter Beer Festival: [KalamaBrew Podcast]

Bells-Van-TweeThis week on our regular chat with the fine folks over at KalamaBrew, blogger John Liberty fills us in on expected release of Van Twee, a collaboration brew between Bell’s Brewery and De Proef in Belgium.

Also in the podcast we hear about the lastest news on the hottest beer event in west Michigan all winter. What? That’s right, the annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids, Mich. presented by the Michigan Brewers Guild. Just a heads up, according to the KalamaBrew team tickets for the festival tend to go fast.

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Schmohz Brewing Co. Serves Up Popular “Root” Beer, Livery to Hand-Forge Food Too: KalamaBrew Podcast

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This week on the KalamaBrew podcast blogger John Liberty explores the growing trend among craft brewers to try their hand at a beverage that everyone can enjoy including the kids.

Schmohz Brewery in Grand Rapids, Mich. has been serving up a hand-crafted root beer that according to the more than doubling of production, to be just right on the tastebuds.

Also tune in for details on Benton Harbor, Mich.-based The Livery’s new efforts to introduce more local foods to their menu. The brewery’s slogan, “Hand Forged Microbrews” will soon include “Hand Forged Food” as well.

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KalamaBrew Podcast: Dark Horse Brewery to Use Locally Grown Hops

Dark Horse Brewery On this week’s KalamaBrew podcast blogger John Liberty fills us in on some new developments to delight your taste buds courtesy of Marshall, Mich.-based Dark Horse Brewery.

Topping the list of interesting developments is a batch of beer using locally grown hops that has a flavor expected to “hit you in the face”.

Additionally the fine talent at Dark Horse is again dabbling in the darker side with a holiday stout series that pays tribute to the devil.

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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 uncovers beer festivals and rye beer at Bells

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This week in the KalamaBrew podcast listen in for all the lastest in Michigan beer festival news. The esteemed writing staff at KalamaBrew has all the festival details for the remainer of the summer season.

Also tune in for an intriguing day full of rye beer at Bells Brewery known as the rye day Friday (clever right?).

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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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