beer http://wkar.org en Social media helps Michigan entrepreneur land beer with Branson http://wkar.org/post/social-media-helps-michigan-entrepreneur-land-beer-branson <p></p><p></p><p>We’ve all heard of 6 degrees of separation, the idea that everyone in the world is connected through links of acquaintances. Bugsy Sailor&nbsp; believes that with social media, the degrees separating people are even smaller. Thu, 12 Jun 2014 17:06:11 +0000 Emanuele Berry 55089 at http://wkar.org Social media helps Michigan entrepreneur land beer with Branson Lansing brewery-distillery seeks community investors http://wkar.org/post/lansing-brewery-distillery-seeks-community-investors <p></p><p></p><p>Over the past decade there has been tremendous growth in Michigan based breweries. There’s <a href="http://foundersbrewing.com/">Founders</a> in Grand Rapids, <a href="http://bellsbeer.com/">Bell's</a> in Kalamazoo, <a href="http://www.atwaterbeer.com/">Atwater</a> in Detroit. In Lansing, there’s nothing. Matt Jason and Jeremy Sprague are hoping to change that. Thu, 19 Dec 2013 17:08:01 +0000 Current State 46912 at http://wkar.org Lansing brewery-distillery seeks community investors Craft Brewing Bills Move Forward In State House http://wkar.org/post/craft-brewing-bills-move-forward-state-house <p>A state House panel has unanimously approved bills meant to help Michigan craft brewers.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 29 Oct 2013 19:24:45 +0000 Jake Neher 44503 at http://wkar.org Craft Brewing Bills Move Forward In State House New film chronicles Michigan's craft beer scene http://wkar.org/post/new-film-chronicles-michigans-craft-beer-scene <p></p><p>Michigan has seen tremendous growth in its craft beer industry. That growth is chronicled in the new documentary <a href="http://mibeerfilm.com/">&quot;The Michigan Beer Film.&quot;</a> Wed, 02 Oct 2013 14:57:38 +0000 Current State 43199 at http://wkar.org New film chronicles Michigan's craft beer scene Not All Craft Brewers Excited About Bills To Lift Restrictions http://wkar.org/post/not-all-craft-brewers-excited-about-bills-lift-restrictions <p>State lawmakers opened discussions Tuesday on legislation to ease restrictions on Michigan’s craft brewers.</p><p></p><p></p><p> Tue, 10 Sep 2013 20:43:03 +0000 Jake Neher 42079 at http://wkar.org Not All Craft Brewers Excited About Bills To Lift Restrictions Current State #150 | September 3, 2013 http://wkar.org/post/current-state-150-september-3-2013 <p dir="ltr" style="line-height:1.15;margin-top:0pt;margin-bottom:0pt;">&nbsp;</p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 16:26:04 +0000 Current State 41698 at http://wkar.org Former Spartan opens HopCat bar in East Lansing http://wkar.org/post/former-spartan-opens-hopcat-bar-east-lansing <p></p><p></p><p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">No Lansing area bar has generated a buzz lately like the </span><a href="http://hopcatgr.com" style="line-height: 1.5;">HopCat</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;"> in East Lansing. Lines have been common since its opening just over a week ago at Grove and Albert in downtown East Lansing. &nbsp;</span></p> Tue, 03 Sep 2013 15:56:26 +0000 Current State 41696 at http://wkar.org Former Spartan opens HopCat bar in East Lansing Lansing Beer Week marks the official start of summer http://wkar.org/post/lansing-beer-week-marks-official-start-summer <p></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The second </span><a href="http://lansingbeerweek.com/" style="line-height: 1.5;">Lansing Beer Week</a><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;starts this weekend with series of activities, including the Festival of the Moon tonight and the Festival of the Sun on Saturday.</span></p> Fri, 21 Jun 2013 20:54:53 +0000 Current State 37975 at http://wkar.org Lansing Beer Week marks the official start of summer Stroh's Brewery closed its doors 25 years ago this week http://wkar.org/post/strohs-brewery-closed-its-doors-25-years-ago-week <p></p><p></p><p><span id="internal-source-marker_0.32733473468534446" style="font-size:16px;font-family:Cambria;color:#000000;background-color:transparent;font-weight:normal;font-style:normal;font-variant:normal;text-decoration:none;vertical-align:baseline;">This week in 1985, the Stroh Brewery Company announced that it would close its brewery on Detroit's East Side. Chairman Peter Stroh said the facility was obsolete, and it was demolished within a year.</span><br /> Wed, 06 Feb 2013 22:05:26 +0000 Mark Bashore 30721 at http://wkar.org Stroh's Brewery closed its doors 25 years ago this week