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Letter from the Editor


Fellow West Michigan beer drinkers, we must admit with pride that we are spoiled. Craft beer is at our fingertips, with a wide selection of stouts, ales, wheats and specialty brews available any time we want.


Here at REVUE, we take our beer seriously. Peek into our fridge on any given day, and you’ll be able to find a six pack from New Holland, Founders, Bell’s or countless other Michigan microbreweries. Even our pets drink craft beer (see photo). So for this month, we went with the adage, “Write what you know,” and bring you our first-ever Beer Issue.


With help from Beer Dude Ben Darcie, we put the spotlight on West Michigan beers and the people who make them. Check out Q&A pieces on brewers such as Ken McPhail from Hideout Brewing Company, John Svoboda from B.O.B.’s Brewery and John Haggerty from New Holland, among others. Adding a fun flair to the issue, local artist Ryan Hipp has contributed an illustration (a beer- based board game, no less!) that highlights local microbreweries. We also look into the microbrew canning trend and Mr. Darcie (not to be confused with Mr. Darcy) lends us his knowledge on home brewing.


We hope you enjoy reading our Beer Issue as much as we enjoyed


Bowie Patton-Carson enjoys a craft brew out of a Schmohz Brewing pint glass. Photo: David Carson.


“researching” it. Rock on.


WEST MICHIGAN’S ENTERTAINMENT GUIDE


EDITORIAL Publisher Brian Edwards / brian@revuewm.com Managing Editor Lindsay Patton-Carson / lindsay@revuewm.com


DESIGN Creative Director/Design Kim Kibby / kim@revuewm.com Ad Design Emilee Pike / epike05@revuewm.com


CONTRIBUTING WRITERS Melissa Black Lydia Clowney Ben Darcie


Steven de Polo Garrett Dennert Charlsie Dewey Stad DiPonzi Meaghan Igel


Kelli Kolakowski Audria Larsen Jamie Linari Nick Manes David Smith Rich Tupica


Kevin VanAntwerpen Sasha Wolff


CONTRIBUTING PHOTOGRAPHERS Ryan Pavlovich, Phil Artz, Kim Kibby, Steven de Polo, Alex Atkin, Tom Scott


LISTINGS schedule@revuewm.com


REVUE MINIONS Dominick Angel Elijah Brumback Tyler DeJong Carl Dunker


Melanie Huhn


Lindsay Patton-Carson, Managing Editor lindsay@revuewm.com


SALES / 616.608.6170 / sales@revuewm.com Molly Rizor / molly@revuewm.com


Mallory McKnight Patrick Nothaft Katie Odle


Kristin Visser


ADVERTISING INDEX


25 Kitchen & Bar . . . . . . . . . .54 Above and Beyond . . . . . . . . .67 Amway Hotel Corporation . . .62 Arcadia Brewing . . . . . . . . . .34 Artesian Distillers . . . . . . . . .75 Barfly Ventures . . . . . . .24, 31 Bell’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 2, 49 Billy’s Lounge . . . . . . . . . . . . .44 BOB’s Brewery . . . . . . . . . . . .43 Brewery Vivant . . . . . . . . . . . .41 Broadway Grand Rapids . . . .55 Calvin SAO . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .47 Cascade Optical . . . . . . . . . . .6 Celebration Cinema . . . . . . . .58 Central City Taphouse . . . . . .43 Cherie Inn . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Civic Theatre . . . . . . . . . . . . .42


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Cultivation Station . . . . . . . .74 Dog Story Theater . . . . . . . . .46 Groovewalk . . . . . . . . . . . . . .13 Dr. Grins . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .51 Erb Thai . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .65 Flat, Black & Circular . . . . . .46 Founders . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .11 Funky Buddha . . . . . . . . . . . .10 GRAM . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .50 Grand Rapids Ballet . . . . . . .21 Grand Rapids Public Library .19 Grand Woods Lounge . . . . . . .38 Growco . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .73 Heart of Rockford . . . . . . . . . .67 Herman’s Boy . . . . . . . . . . . . .23 Hideout Brewing Co. . . . . . . .41 Horizen Hydroponics . . . . . . .73


Kalamazoo State Theatre . . . .15 Keil Lasik Vision Center . . . . .56 LiveNation . . . . . . . . . . . . 4, 12 Monarch . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72 The Muze . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .67 New Holland Brewing. . .29, 48 O’Connor’s Home Brew Supply . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .43


Opera GR . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .56 The Orbit Room . . . . . . . . . . . .5 Palazzolo’s Gelato . . . . . . . . .65 Phillips Distilling/UV Vodka . .59 Pyramid Scheme . . . . . . . . . . .9 Right Brain Brewery . . . . . . . .35 River City Improv . . . . . . . . . .74 Rocky’s . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .49 Run Amok Promotions . . . . . .17


Saugatuck Brewing Co. . . . .35


Saugatuck Ctr. for the Arts . .19 Schmohz Brewery . . . . . . . . . .34 Schuler Books & Music . . . . .61 Sight Optical Boutique . . . . .23 Sixx Nightclub . . . . . . . . . . . .57 Soaring Eagle . . . . . . . . . . . . .3 St. Cecilia Music Center . . . .23 Strutt . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .20 Super Happy Funtime . . . . . .43 Tip Top Club . . . . . . . . . . . . . .68 University Musical Society . . .23 West Michigan Whitecaps . . .42 West Side Beer . . . . . . . . . . . .76 The Yoga Studio . . . . . . . . . . .74


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ON THE COVER:


Michigan beer extravaganza, shot by Phil Artz and Kim Kibby. Story on page 25.


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