Michigan’s Best Local Eats: North Grove Brewers offers variety of craft beers, cocktails, savory apps
MUSKEGON COUNTY, MI - Located in downtown Montague, North Grove Brewers is a local hidden gem in the Muskegon County craft beer scene. Since its opening in 2020, North Grove Brewers has gotten positive feedback from customers searching for quality brews and tasty bar food across West Michigan. For a vegan option, North Grove offers the same choices without the Crema. Nordlund’s favorite out of the spirits offered is the Smoked North Fashioned ($12) made with whiskey, chocolate bitters, pecan simple syrup, muddled fruit and then smoked in North Grove’s bar top smoking chamber. Hours of operation for North Grove Brewers is Sunday through Monday and Wednesday through Thursday, from noon to 8 p.m. And Friday through Saturday from noon to 10 p.m.Customers can call 231-894-0144 to place an order for carryout.mlive.com
Michigan brewery introduces ‘Big Gretch’ beer with governor on can wearing shades, chain
MUSKEGON, Mich. – A Michigan brewery introduced a new “Big Gretch” beer that shows the governor on the can wearing shades and a chain in the shape of the state. Rake Beer Projects from Progressive Farmhouse Ales in Muskegon, Michigan, announced a petite dry hopped sour saison with mango that’s been dubbed “Big Gretch: The Return.”Click here to visit the Rake Beer Projects website. “What’s more to say, it’s an absolute crusher of a beer with a label depicting our governor rocking some Cartier shades and a 231 Chain. It’s fun, it’s goofy, and it’s a great beer,” the company posted on Instagram. Within 10 minutes of being released, the beer was sold out, according to the company.
Celebrate Oktoberfest in this brewery’s biergarten
Grosse Pointe Park – Here at Atwater in the Park, the beer is flowing, and the schnitzel is fresh and ready to eat. Atwater continued to grow, and about 7 years ago they took over a church in Grosse Pointe Park, and remade it into a brewpub, calling it Atwater in the Park. Atwater in the Park is located at 1175 Lakepointe Street in Grosse Pointe Park. They are hosting a socially-distant Oktoberfest in their biergarten on October 3rd from noon to midnight. You can also celebrate with them virtually by getting Atwater Beer to-go and tagging them in pictures you post on social media, which they may share.
Arbor Brewing Company relocating original brewpub after 25 years downtown
ANN ARBOR Arbor Brewing Company announced on Tuesday it will be relocating its downtown brewpub to another location in Ann Arbor. The pub and eatery has been in its current location -- a historic building at 114 E Washington St. -- for 25 years. In a Facebook post, the owners reported increasing operating challenges in the downtown location even before the COVID-19 pandemic began. With the end of our lease in sight we have made the decision to move out of this location, wrote the owners. Ann Arbor is in our DNA and it is important to us to be here.