Test your knowledge before drinking enough to destroy all of it
To get in shape for this weekend's 15th annual Michigan Brewers Guild Summer Beer Festival in Ypsilanti, continue not ever going to the gym, and train your mind with this firkin factful quiz. There: $30 gets you 15 pours (then it's an outrageously pricey 50 cents/pour after that) of over 500 beers from 62 breweries, every single one of which is located in our great state. Here: knowing the answers (revealed with each link) gets you unlimited self-satisfaction.
Located in Sawyer, Michigan, this brewery's tap room was previously home to a hybrid laundromat/video rental/garden shop, and before that had been hit by a derailed freight train, so it kind of deserves a beer.This brewery's unfiltered beer was rated the #1 Belgian Golden Ale by the New York Times in 2010, so if you don't know them, you should rate your knowledge of local breweries considerably lower.
The couple behind this Little Brewery That Could met in 2006, fell in love, and started making products that spread "love, health, and possibility into people's lives", specifically, the possibility that you might try their raspberry kombucha beer.