Sept. 21 2016
That’s right, Eyjafjallajökull. No, I didn’t fall asleep on the keyboard. Nor are we discussing a minimalist armoire from Ikea. Eyjafjallajökull is a cocktail from American Fifth...
May 21 2015
HANGOUTS Church 1. Riverview Church 2. Trinity Church (Jolly/Dunkel) 3. St. Gerard Catholic Church Coffee Shop 1. Strange Matter Coffee Co. 2. Starbucks 3. Espresso Royale...
LANSING’S FIRST DISTILLERY COMES TO THE STADIUM DISTRICT
May 6 2015
In a bar scene awash in craft beers and microbrews, American Fifth Spirits is trying to bring cocktail culture to downtown Lansing, opening its new tasting room — and Lansing’s first distillery. The...
Feb. 25 2015
The local craft beer scene continues to boom with the recent announcement that Ellison Brewery and Spirits, a proposed new microbrewery/ microdistillery, will open in East Lansing later this year. The...
RED CEDAR SPIRITS/SLEEPWALKER ALE AND SPIRITS/SOUP SPOON CAFE
April 9 2014
Last week I told you about two new Lansing area micro-distilleries: Sanctuary Spirits in Grand Ledge and American Fifth Spirits, which will open in downtown Lansing sometime this summer. But that’s...
SANCTUARY SPIRITS/AMERICAN FIFTH SPIRITS
April 2 2014
In the last two years, the Lansing area has welcomed two microbreweries to the growing craft beer scene: BAD Brewing Co. in Mason and EagleMonk Pub and Brewery in Delta Township. Two more have been announced,...
Bordeaux-Wine Food Spirits
Oct. 23 2013
Earlier this month, Bordeaux-Wine Food Spirits opened inside the recently renamed Crowne Plaza Lansing West. The upscale eatery takes over the spot previously occupied by in-town Christine’s Bistro,...

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