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Chicago Breweries Pt. 1 There are tons of things to do in Chicago, like boat tours, eating tours, and of course brewery tours. With over 100 breweries on my planning map, I knew we would never be able to do the Chicago beer scene justice with our 3.5 day visit.  Consequently, please do not take our trip as any comprehensive list or favorite area breweries.  With so many breweries to choose from, our decisions were mostly based on factors of convenience.  For those of you wondering if we made any stops in Indiana, no, no we did not and I know we missed quite a few great stops.  Goose Island Beer Company We know, we know. AB Inbev = bad.  That is until BCBS is released every year and then everyone forgets about the ownership.  However, while in Chicago, Goose Island is a must visit location.  We visited the Clyburn […]

Chicago Breweries Pt. 1

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Beer City, USA Grand Rapids (GR) Michigan is known as Beer City USA, and with 80 breweries in and surrounding the city, it’s a title well earned.  While you could easily spend a month in GR, we of course had to make our trip as abbreviated as possible – by flying into Chicago at 7 am and driving out to Michigan.  On our excursion to GR we hit 14 breweries based on input from the Instagram beer community.  So in no specific order, we present to you our Top 5 Breweries of Grand Rapids, Michigan. Speciation Artisan Ales & Native Species Winery If you’re looking for the extraordinary and are a fan of spontaneously fermented beers then Speciation is a stop you won’t want to miss.  Don’t let your GPS and eyes fool you, yes there is a brewery in the back and they are fermenting big things. The immaculately […]

The Top 5 Breweries of Grand Rapids

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Welcome to part two of our two part Savannah breweries post.  This is just one part of a four part trip down to Georgia.  You can read Savannah part one here as well as check out our Hilton Head Island excursion here and Melissa’s must read Savannah Banana baseball attendance guide here. Trees & a Graveyard When you head to Savannah, be sure to make time to visit the Wormsloe Historic Site  and go see some awesome trees. Yes, it may sound crazy but the historic site has a road of well-manicured Live Oak trees with hanging Spanish moss.  While photos of the site are gorgeous, they do little justice to the actual brilliance of driving or walking down the road under these trees on a cool summer morning.  There is also a museum and walking trails displaying early settler life, which is also super interesting so be sure to […]

Savannah Breweries (pt 2)

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It’s late December and I’m currently on PTO so let’s get back to our Savannah Georgia beerventure.  We last left off with our stay in Hilton Head Island and now it is time to head to Savannah, GA for the sights, some baseball, a wild 4th of July celebration and of course the beer. Savannah, while being a fun little city, is probably not thought of as a traditional beer destination.  With only six breweries in and around the city, we were actually able to square away Savannah in a day; which isn’t a bad thing.  This gave us time to see the Savannah Bananas Baseball Team and visit an awesome tree grove and a graveyard.   Service Brewing Co. Immediately across the Talmadge Memorial Bridge and just on the outskirts of Savannah’s downtown is the veteran owned brewery – Service Brewing Co. The large and spacious brewery boasts fun […]

Savannah Breweries (pt 1)

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Stories on our Instagram are always hit or miss when it comes to engagement and as you’re already aware, engagement is vital for content creators.  While my memes (mostly) do well, the most engaging stories we post are our “scientific studies” – which are just groups of related polling questions.  Since we haven’t posted on the blog recently, please enjoy the results of our 2021 “studies” in aggregate.   Generic beer purchasing habits, July 2021: I mostly buy beer for home consumption on A weekday The weekend       184 298     I mostly buy beer from A Bottle Shop A Brewery A Grocery Store Other   210 186 84 41 I consider myself a beer mule Beer Mule! I am not a Mule       159 277     I have strong, local beer options Great Local Breweries I have Crappy Options       468 […]

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