Category: Beer

Chase Creek Smokehouse

Chase Creek Smokehouse


Tucked away on the Rails to Trails that goes from Reed City to Baldwin, this classy smokehouse can lay down food that is mind blowing.  Perfect for a road trip, snowmobile trip, blessing of the bikes.  Shoot, it’s just fun.

It’s a block South of US 10 in Chase at 7143 S Depot St, Chase, MI 49623

The great people at Chase Creek Smokehouse have donated 40 – $25 gift cards for immediate purchase.

To get these cards, just follow the link below.


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Uccello's Ristorante Helping G.I. BBQ

Uccello’s Ristorante Helping G.I. BBQ

This Thursday Yo.  What are you doing?  Maybe you can eat with us at Uccello’s in Rockford.  From 5-9pm, all meal and drink orders qualify for a 15% donation by Uccello’s to G.I.BBQ.  11221359_891249607597524_8765903898867864678_nJust download this flyer and bring it in.  Now that isn’t so hard is it.  See, you do have the heart for our troops.  See you there.

With five locations in the greater Grand Rapid’s area, Uccello’s Ristorante, Pizzeria & Sports Lounge has something for everyone. Open 11 am to 2 am everyday, Uccello’s offers a mouth watering combination for lunch, happy hour, dinner, and late night hunger. Our kitchen stays open until 1:30 am for dine in, 1:00 am for take out, 7 days a week!

The best Smoked Turkey you will ever have

The best Smoked Turkey you will ever have


  • 1 gallon hot water
  • 1 pound kosher salt
  • 2 quarts vegetable broth
  • 1 pound honey
  • 1 (7-pound) bag of ice
  • 1 (15 to 20-pound) turkey, with giblets removed
  • Vegetable oil, for rubbing turkey
  • 6 bottles of Schmohz Miracle Off 28th Street Beer
  • Two medium size pieces of dried Apple Wood for smoking (Charcoal Smoker)
  • Two cups of Apple Wood Smoking Chips
  • 1 Baking Pan to put under the Turkey


  • Combine the hot water and the salt in a 54-quart cooler. Stir until the salt dissolves. Stir in the vegetable broth and the honey. Add the ice and stir. Place the turkey in the brine, breast side up, and cover with cooler lid.. Brine overnight, up to 12 hours.
  • Drink your first Miracle off 28th Street to celebrate your brining process!
  • Remove the turkey from the brine and dry thoroughly. Rub the bird thoroughly with the vegetable oil.
  • Light your smoker and bring the heat to 225 degrees F.
  • While your smoker is heating up, open your next Miracle off 28th Street and enjoy
  • If you are using Charcoal – Place the Apple Wood directly on the charcoal just before you place the bird into the smoker
  • If you are using an Electric Smoker –  Place the Apple Wood smoking Chips in tray just before you place the bird into the smoker
  • Set the turkey on the grate in you smoker with the breast side UP in the baking pan. The pan will be used to catch the juices for your gravy.
  • If you are using an electronic thermometer (IGRIL or TapAQue) insert a probe thermometer into the thickest part of the breast meat, but not touching the breast bone, and set the alarm for 160 degrees F. Close the lid and cook for 3 hours.
  • Have #3 and #4 of your Miracle Off 28th Street Beers while the turkey cooks.
  • After 3 hours, check the bird; if the skin is golden brown, cover with aluminum foil tent, not too tightly, and continue cooking.
  • Once the bird reaches 160 degrees F, remove from grill, cover with aluminum foil, and allow to rest for 1 hour.
  • Enjoy #5 Miracle Off 28th
  • Carve and serve.
  • Have #6 Miracle Off 28th Street with you meal

Immediately following dinner, adjourn to the couch, turn on the Football Game, and take a nap at halftime — you deserve it!



November 8, 2014

November 8, 2014

MSU vs OSU Tailgate show.

Growing from home brewing to micro-brewing.

Growing from home brewing to micro-brewing.

gravel-bottom.woodThe history of this new brewery called Gravel Bottom, in Ada, MI goes like this:

Once upon a beer consumed, the idea of opening Gravel Bottom was born. We have crossed the country with stacks of recipes kept in journals, sketched business plans on scrap paper, and enjoyed our evolving product along the way. We have landed in the great town of Ada and hope to meet you soon.

The mission statement for Matt Michiels and his new business says:

Our mission for the moment is to perfect our beer recipes and get things ready for your first visit. You are a big part of our mission. We are here for our friends who like to drink great tasting beer. Your mission should be to get here and give us a try. We have a feeling you are gonna like it here at Gravel Bottom.

Join us tomorrow, Saturday, September 11th for a great day in Ada as the boys of Gravel Bottom celebrate one year in business.

Grillin Guys are back

Grillin Guys are back

After a winter hibernation, the Grillin Guys are back!Hop Man Joppie

A good day at the grill

A Good Day at the Grill


A good day at the grill made better by a couple of Arcadia Ales.

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Vote For Grand Rapids-Beer City USA

Vote For Grand Rapids-Beer City USA



The City of Grand Rapids is in the running for BeerCityUSA – and currently is in 2nd place behind Ashville, NC (which has won the past several years). Grand Rapids boasts a thriving and continually growing craft beer scene – and overall, Michigan ranks #5 nationally in the number of craft breweries. Please help us push GR to the #1 spot for BeerCityUSA by voting here and sharing this link with others. Voting ends May 13.


2012 Winter BeerFest  SOLD OUT

2012 Winter BeerFest SOLD OUT

The Grillin’ Guys will be broadcasting LIVE from 5/3 Ball Park the morning of the Festival and hangin’ out all day.

In this picture from last year is BBQ Bob, Scott Winters, Dianna Stampfler, and Michelle McKormick.

The 7th Annual Winter Beer Festival will take place Saturday, February 25th, 2012 at the Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, just north of Grand Rapids. The Winter Festival is a unique opportunity to sample some of the best beers in the world, all brewed in Michigan. We are expecting more than 50 Michigan craft breweries to participate and there will be more than 300 different beers available to sample. The event is open from 1:00-6:00pm. Enthusiast Members of the Michigan Brewers Guild will be allowed to enter the Festival an hour early at Noon. The Festival will take place in the outfield parking lot at the ballpark and breweries will be located within several large tents. The tents, combined with body heat will help take the edge off the temperature, but please recognize that the Festival is an outdoor event and dress accordingly. Hats, mittens, boots and long-johns are recommended to keep you warm. We are planning to have warming fires again, but only if the weather cooperates with low wind conditions. It would be helpful if everyone could hoist a Michigan beer and do a fair weather dance. We are hoping for good weather for a late February day in Michigan, but the Festival will take place snow, rain or shine.

15 drink tokens are included with a ticket and each token is good for one 3 ounce beer sample. Additional tokens are available for purchase inside the Festival for 50 cents each. Local West Michigan bands will be the featured live entertainment. Food will be available for purchase.

Festival attendees must be 21 years of age or older and have ID to enter. Designated Drivers are encouraged and DD tickets will be available for $5 each.

Please look for information to be posted on the MASH participating breweries and other information as it becomes available. Please feel free to make a post of your own if you are organizing a bus or have something else to share.

Cheers, and see you at the Festival!

Heres to the Heroes by Budweiser

Heres to the Heroes by Budweiser

 Folds of Honor salutes the sacrifice of fallen and disabled service members by ensuring their families are not left behind. We seek to brighten their futures and help them achieve their dreams. Through scholarships and other assistance, we provide healing and hope to these families and seek to rally the nation to support of those who have served and sacrificed for our country.

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