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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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Fly recommends trying Dark Horse Brewing Co.'s new "Rain In Blood" beer. (Photo by Fly/RKR)
Fly recommends trying Dark Horse Brewing Co.'s new "Rain In Blood" beer. (Photo by Fly/RKR)
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Fly Gives New Dark Horse Beer Thumbs Up

Ever since I first tried Dark Horse Brewing Co.'s Raspberry Ale, I have been a fan of the local brewery in Marshall.

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Photo by Evening Standard/Getty Images
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Learn How to Properly Wine Taste

With our first Wine Not? Winter Wine Festival a little over a week away, the Rocker Morning Show invited St. Julian Winery's Dave Braganini to the studio to hare his wine tasting tips.

Combining our two favorite things, alcohol and alliteration, Brag

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Credit: slovegrove/ThinkStock
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Rumors Confirmed: Kalamazoo to Have Nation’s First Sustainable Beer-Brewing Degree

Internet rumors ran ramped Thursday about Western Michigan University having America's first brewing degree.

It's time to crack open those bottles and celebrate, Kalamazoo — on Friday morning, the rumors were confirmed

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Kalamazoo Beer Week Starts Saturday

I know, I know.  Every week is beer week in Kalamazoo.

This year, however, things are getting a bit more serious.

Ya see, Kalamazoo — and all of southwest Michigan, for that matter — is gaining quite the reputation in the "beer" world

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Get ‘Wine Not?’ Early-Bird Tickets Thru Dec. 24

Looking for a cool gift this holiday season? Give the gift of wine!

"Wine Not? A Winter Wine Festival" is coming to The Annex at Wings Stadium in Kalamazoo Feb. 7!

Along with sampling from a large variety of local and national wines, Wine Not? will also feature food and wine pairings, meet and greet with the winemakers, live music and entertainment, and crafts and products related to the wine industry

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Oktobeerfest Kalamazoo, Oct. 18, 2014.
Oktobeerfest Kalamazoo, Oct. 18, 2014.
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Oktobeerfest Kalamazoo [Survey & Photos]

We recently celebrated the inaugural Oktobeerfest Kalamazoo! And with about 1,000 people showing up to the event, we had a great first year!

 

But we'd love to know what we can do to make an even better experience for you next year.

 
Please share your feedback and let us know what you thought, what you liked, and where w

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Credit: Territorial Brewing Company Facebook Page
Credit: Territorial Brewing Company Facebook Page
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Territorial Brewing Company Opens Tuesday in Battle Creek

Battle Creek has a new brewery, and it's opening tomorrow.

Beer lovers everywhere are happy to welcome the Territorial Brewing Company!

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