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A Taste of ‘Taste & Brew of Kalamazoo’ [Photos]

At lunchtime Thursday, the Taste and Brew of Kalamazoo was in full force — and the party has only just begun.

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Photo Bell's Brewery
Photo Bell's Brewery
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Upper Hand Brewery Unveils New More U.P. Focused Logo

Upper Hand Brewery is proud to present a brand new logo that will soon debut on all packaging and branding for the Escanaba-based brewery.

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Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
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Learn How to Make Your Own Hooch at Your Local Library

 

It's not enough that you live in the up-and-coming Craft Brew Capital of the World, you've decided that you want to brew your own!

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Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
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Kalamazoo’s ‘Give a Craft’ Beer Trail

Visit local breweries, get a stamp on your beer passport, and turn it in for swag!

How fun is that?

That's the newest thing you can do in greater Kalamazoo!
About Give A Craft™ Beer Trail:
With 12 breweries and counting, Kalamazoo is quickly becoming a craft beer destination

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Photo by Mrs. Fly
Photo by Mrs. Fly
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Wrapping Up The Weekend At Short’s Brewing Company

I was up in Northern Michigan over the weekend for a Memorial Service, on my way back home my wife and I stopped to have lunch at Short's Brewing Company in Bellaire.

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Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
Photo by Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images
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Top 10 Drinking Songs of All Time

Guitar World magazine just released it's list of "The Top 10 Drinking Songs of All Time"  Check 'em out!

  • 1) "Tequila" - The Champs
  • 2) "There's a Tear in My Beer" - Hank Williams
  • 3) "Whiskey in the Jar" - Thin Lizzy
  • 4) "Have a Drink on Me" - AC/DC
  • 5) "One Bourbon, One Scotch, One Beer" - John Lee Hooker
  • 6) "Boob Scotch" - Bob Log the Third
  • 7) "Cold Gin" - KISS
  • 8) "Nightrain" - Guns N' Roses
  • 9) "Alligator Wine" - Screamin' Jay Hawkins
  • 10) "Beer Drinkers and Hell Raisers" - ZZ Top

 

Personally, I find the lack of Dropkick Murphys disturbing.  What's missing from the list?

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Terry Wyatt Getty Images
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Ribfest Kalamazoo Headliners Announced

Shut down the rumor mill!  The headliners for Ribfest Kalamazoo 2015 are official!

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Photo by Maurice ROUGEMONT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
Photo by Maurice ROUGEMONT/Gamma-Rapho via Getty Images
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Portage Brewery Wins Big in New York

Congratulations to our friends at Latitude 42 Brewing Co. for their win at the New York International Beer Competition!

The Portage brewery that opened in August 2013 has been making quite the scene at beer competitions.

Latitude 42's "Powerline Porter" took gold for the Best Robust Porter category! And its "I.P.EH!" brought home a bro

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Kalamazoo’s ‘Wine Not? Winter Wine Festival’ [Photos]

On Saturday, we uncorked the inaugural "Wine Not? Winter Wine Festival" at the Annex at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo.

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Steve Braganini, president of St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, teaches RKR's Mike McKelly and Stefani Bishop how to properly taste wine.
Steve Braganini, president of St. Julian Winery in Paw Paw, teaches RKR's Mike McKelly and Stefani Bishop how to properly taste wine.
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How to Wine Taste: The McKelly Way [Video]

As it turned out, there was a lot more preparation for our Wine Not? Winter Wine Festival than I anticipated.

I figured we just show up, drink some wine, get shwasted and go home.  But no. Apparently, there's a process one must follow to get the full effect and not

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