Friday, March 5, 2010

Day 2... Who wants their eyes poked out?

We got an early start, at Fourth Coast coffee shop in Kalamazoo.


We had great coffee, and planned the day to come.

Before leaving Kalamazoo, we made a stop at Old Peninsula.  The brewmaster Dan gave us a tour of the facilities, and had a great talk with us.  It was a really nice way to start our day.

The second stop of the day was Dark Horse Brewery in Marshall.  Near as I can tell, there is no greater place in the beer world.  The general manager Travis let us in early and gave us a great tour of the brewery.  We sat down with Travis, Bryan, and Aaron and talked about Michigan beer, and why they do what they do.  The guys at Dark Horse are extremely passionate, and knowledgeable.  We had an incredible time, and can't wait to go back as soon as possible.  


After Dark Horse, we made the short trip to Arcadia.  We sat down and talked with the brewmaster Josh, and got some good insight into what makes michigan beer so great.  B Money really enjoyed his blueberry rye.

In the evening we stopped at The Livery in Benton Harbor.  Unfortunately we missed Steve the owner, but we had a great interview with him at the Michigan Beer Festival, and we had a really nice time unwinding at the bar.

After the Livery we stopped at Saugatuck Brewery.  We talked with the owners Barry and Cathy, about the brewery, and this beautiful area in Michigan.  We had a lot of fun playing ping pong, and participating in trivia.


We ended our day with a late stop at New Holland.  They set up a really nice tasting for us, and we drank beer from giant boots.  We really enjoyed all of the different beers we tasted.  Matt and James had some good male bonding time.  It was really cute.

On the drive to Mount Pleasant we had a hilarious time. 

1 comment:

  1. There's a bar in Seattle where you can get a boot of beer- only if you set it down, you have to chug the rest! Nice work guys, keep an eye on that Moncion.