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Congrats to Grand Rapids for being voted BeerCity USA! 15% off Michigan Hops!

| Posted in: News
To help celebrate Grand Rapids being voted BeerCity USA, we are offering 15% off Michigan Hops today, May 13th! Just use coupon code GR2013....

What is Specific Gravity and why is it important?

| Posted in: Homebrewing
Specific Gravity or Gravity, is a measure of the amount of sugar in your wort. Water has a Gravity of 1.000 so when you add sugar via malt extract or grain it rises up to greater than 1.000. Original Gravity, often referred to as OG, is the Specific Gravity you measure once your wort has chilled an...

Beer City USA 2013

| Posted in: Michigan
Beer City USA 2013 voting is now open! Last year our very own Grand Rapids, MI tied Asheville, NC for the title but something tells me that this is our year to stand alone. The polls are open and it is now time to let your voice be heard! Both Grand Rapids and Kalamazoo are on the list. Polls close...

Relax Don't Worry, Have a Home Brew

| Posted in: Homebrewing
A phrase famously coined by Charlie Papazian in The Complete Joy of Homebrewing. As a homebrewer, always keep this in mind. ...

American IPA Extract Kit Spring Sale

| Posted in: News
With Spring upon us, now is the perfect time to brew a fresh American IPA. This is the perfect beer for those late Spring, early Summer days. To help celebrate the start of Spring, we've decided to put our American IPA extract kit on sale. From now through April 6th May 25th, you can get this kit fo...

American IPA Extract Beer Kit

| Posted in: Beer Kit Instructions
An American IPA with medium bitterness and strong floral and citrus aromas. Click here for the Recipe Kit Click here for the Recipe Instructions...

Pure Michigan - Detroit Tigers

| Posted in: Michigan
Nothing goes better with a good craft beer than some great spring baseball. With opening day right around the corner, check out this new Pure Michigan video featuring some of our great Detroit Tigers. ...

Hydrometer Temperature Adjustment Calculator

| Posted in: Homebrewing Brewing Tools
We just added a new Hydrometer Temperature Adjustment Calculator to help assist you on your brew days! I know there are many calculators out there but being a developer and a brewer, I just couldn't help but write my own. This is the first of many tools that we plan on incorporating into the site. ...

American Wheat Extract Beer Kit

| Posted in: Beer Kit Instructions
An American Wheat beer with light hopping and a clean, neutral finish. This is an easy to brew beer that is always sure to be a crowd pleaser! The American Wheat beer has a slight hop aroma but does not have the clove and banana aromas common to German hefeweizens. Click here for the Recipe Kit ...
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