Sometimes, because of where we are, we maybe forget there're other great beer makers in Michigan. But, sometimes, if you take a look around, you can be again reminded that this is the golden age of beer in Michigan.
Beer drinkers and connoisseurs don't need a reason, but today is National IPA Day, dedicated to the India Pale Ale style of beer. As the folks at Smartmouth Brewing said, "there's nothing better than waking up your taste buds with a burst of hops and bitterness to the face, am I right…
So I started doing some research on the perfect beers to pair with ribs, for if we were going to Ribfest, or, in the case of 2020, maybe doing a home-made DIY Ribfest on your patio. And as the search results came up, I thought, this is right in my wheelhouse.
Not trying to make light of a tragic situation (the pandemic and the associated quarantine and shutdown), but If you believe in "if life gives you lemons, make lemonade", then this has not been a bad year for craft beer lovers.
The problem with Arcadia Ales' beers was never the quality of its brews. It was bad business decisions that sank the Southwest Michigan after over twenty years in business. So, here's some good news if you loved those beers. Short's is going to bring some of them back.