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The Best Michigan Beers to Drink After a Long Day on the Slopes

After an action-packed day of pow shredding, you deserve to rest those snow boots up on a table and sip on some delectable brews. Nothing keeps you warmed to the bone after a day out on the snow quite like a cozy fire and these Michigan ski-themed beers. Ski Patrol Brewery Vivant | Grand Rapids

Award Program Recognizes Best of Michigan Craft Beverage Industry

The innovators and the risk takers. The hard workers and the crafty creators. The maestros of marketing and the brilliance of bartenders. All of this mix and much more—such as sweat, blood, restless nights and some tears—goes into creating a successful business and brand in Michigan’s booming craft beer industry.  That’s why your friends at

Sammy Hagar & The Circle to Celebrate Launch of Red Rocker Brewing Co.’s Inaugural Brew “Red Rocker Lager” with a Special Concert Event at The Fillmore Detroit on Monday, Oct. 23

DETROIT – Sept. 18, 2023 – Rock & Roll Hall of Famer and spirits trailblazer Sammy Hagar is adding craft beer to his portfolio of award-winning spirits with the establishment of Red Rocker Brewing Co. in Detroit. Hagar will introduce his inaugural brew, a Mexican-style lager named Red Rocker Lager, with a concert featuring his Billboard chart-topping group,

Best of the Best: 2022 Brewery Marketing, Design & Education

Best Beer Label   Winner: Wizard’s Burial Ground – Brewery Vivant 925 Cherry St SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506   Finalists: Dog and Pony Show Brewing No Diggnity Juicy IPA – Pigeon Hill   Best Beer Name   Winner: The Wife is Calling – American Light Honey Lager – Mountain Town Brewing Co.

Best of the Best: 2022 Brewery People

Best Beertender   Winner: Nate Fritz – Wolverine State Brewing 2019 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103   Finalists: Katie Fisher – River Trade Brewing Company Derek Evans – Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom   Best Chef   Winner: Randy Schihl – North Grove Brewers 8735 Water St, Montague, MI 49437  

Best of the Best: 2022 Brewery Cuisine

Best Appetizer   Winner: Pulled Pork Nachos – Wolverine State Brewing Company 2019 W Stadium Blvd, Ann Arbor, MI 48103   Finalists: Pale Ale Beer Cheese & Pretzels – River Trade Brewing Company Stormchos – Stormcloud Brewing Company   Best Burger   Winner: O.G. – Rustic Leaf Brewing Company 7200 Highland Rd, Waterford

Best of the Best: 2022 Beer Destinations

Best Beer Event/Festival   Winner: U.P. Beer Fest – Michigan Brewer’s Guild 120 N. Washington Sq, Ste 1050B Lansing, MI 48933   Finalists: Short’s Fest – Shorts Brewing Company Bellaire Pub Suds on the Shore   Best Beer Garden   Winner: Hop Lot Brewing Co. & Beer Garden 658 S W Bay Shore

Best of the Best: 2022 Distilleries & Wineries

Best Craft Cocktail   Winner: Coppercraft Distillery 184 120th Ave, Holland, MI 49424   Finalists: Raspberry Hibiscus Lemonade – Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom Firehouse Old Fashioned – The Highway Brewing Company   Best Bourbon   Winner: Beer Barrel Bourbon – New Holland Brewing 66 E 8th St, Holland, MI 49423   Finalists:

Best of the Best: 2022 Ciders & Meads

Best Hard Cider   Winner: Bayne’s Apple Valley 5395 Midland Rd, Freeland, MI 48623   Finalists: Zombie Killer – B. Nektar Meadery Flannel Mouth Hard Cider – Blake’s Hard Cider Co.   Best Hard Cidery   Winner: River Trade Brewing Company 145 S Washington St, Constantine, MI 49042   Finalists: Blake’s Hard Cider

Best of the Best: 2022 Craft Beer

Best Amber   Winner: Amber – Three Bridges Distillery & Taproom 240 E Main St Suite A, Midland, MI 48640   Finalists: Amber Ale – Bell’s Angry Bride – The Highway Brewing Company   Best Autumn Beer   Winner: Jack’s Lantern – River Trade Brewing Company 145 S Washington St, Constantine, MI 49042