Mega-Bev / Ulta Beauty
March 8 2017
In May, this former south Lansing grocery store, 3630 S. Cedar St., will become the fifth location for Mega-Bev, a southwest Michigan-based purveyor of craft beer, wine and liquor. It will be the biggest...
Rusty Nail / Beer Grotto / Max & Erma's / Chun Chi
Dec. 7 2016
As REO Town continues its gradual shift from gritty historic district into gritty cultural mecca, even longtime business owners are getting in on the action
Sampling our way across Greater Lansing’s beer scene
Sept. 14 2016
Like the contents of a giant brewing kettle, Greater Lansing’s beer scene took a while to heat up. While West Michigan and Metro Detroit overflowed with beer, the mid-Michigan scene lagged behind
Greater Lansing’s underground comedy scene rises to the surface
Sept. 7 2016
The closings of Connextions Comedy Club and Tripper’s Comedy Club were a huge blow to the local standup comedy community, taking away two of the scene’s precious few venues. But like a game...
Back to school edition
Aug. 31 2016
A student cannot live on ramen alone. But rotate in a steady supply of pizza, tacos, hamburgers and pastries — supplemented by heaping doses of coffee and beer — and you start to approach...
July 27 2016
I am a craft beer fan and, if you’ll permit me this brag, I have been on the bandwagon longer than most
REO Brew School
July 13 2016
Over the last four years, the commercial craft beer industry has emerged as both a prominent feature of Metro Lansing’s social scene as well as a budding force in the improving economy. Brewing begets...
Summer edition
May 25 2016
With the recent spike in Lansing-area barbecue joints and microbreweries, being the hero of the summer backyard party has never been easier
Gift ideas for the wine lover on your list
Dec. 2 2015
You certainly have a friend or two who would appreciate some tasty liquid treats for Christmas. The beauty of the local alcohol industry is that Michiganders have more purchasing options than ever before....
Lansing Brewing Co. taps into city’s century-old beer history
Oct. 21 2015
When Lansing Brewing Co. opens Thursday, one of its featured beers will be named for Lansing Mayor Virg Bernero
Local groups tap into the popularity of craft beer
Sept. 30 2015
Beer brings people together. Plenty of beer and (fill in the blank) events are popping up all over town, enticing potential participants with the promise of tasty brews
Sept. 16 2015
Lansing-area residents have a chance to take the field Saturday at Cooley Law School Stadium, but they won’t be trying to drive in runs or shag fly balls. Instead, they’ll be sipping IPAs and...
June 17 2015
From the ubiquitous Oberon to the smirk-inducing Dirty Bastard and Big Red Coq, Michigan beers are making a name for themselves across the nation. While most beer drinkers know the flagship beers of Michigan...
New players and growing businesses beef up Lansing’s beer scene
June 17 2015
Greater Lansing’s thirst for craft beer seems, at the moment, to be insatiable. Old Nation Brewing Co. opened Wednesday in Williamston (see New in Town, p. 24), Ellison Brewery and Spirits is slated...
A select guide to notable Michigan breweries and brewpubs
June 17 2015
A select guide to notable Michigan breweries and brewpubs
Lansing Brewing Co. names head brewer
June 25 2015
THURSDAY, JUNE 25 — Lansing Brewing Co., the upcoming Lansing brewery planning to resurrect the century-dormant brewery’s legacy, has named a head brewer to lead its brewing operations. The...
June 17 2015
Brewpub, brewery, craft beer, microbrew — we hear these terms bandied about in conversations about Michigan’s beer scene, but what do they mean? The answer, it seems, depends on who you ask....
Oct. 8 2014
Two festivals this weekend will appeal to beer and hard cider connoisseurs, one of which will give Lansing revelers the first of two opportunities this month to break out their lederhosen — but it’s...
Detroit artist makes his mark on the walls of Lansing
May 13 2015
A unique take on pizza and fancy beer aren’t the only new things Sam Short and company have brought to Lansing with the Cosmos and the Beer Grotto. Visitors to either place have certainly noticed...
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