August 11, 2022

Big Week for Booze and Beer

Iron Fish Distillery garners accolades; new documentary on MI brewing
Aug. 6, 2022

NoMi beer and craft spirit makers got a national boost last week. First, our very own Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville brought home bronze medals for their Mad Angler Whiskey and Slightly Lost Barrel Rested Gin from the American Craft Spirits Association’s Annual Judging of Craft Spirits. The competition was stiff, with over 400 spirits from 37 states plus Washington, D.C. Iron Fish was in good company, as Michigan’s Detroit City Distillery (Detroit), Long Road Distillers (Grand Rapids), and Wonderland Distilling (Muskegon) also brought home accolades. On the beer side of the alcoholic equation, the Michigan Brewers Guild has released a documentary, Great Beer State, in observance of the guild’s 25th anniversary. The film features more than 60 interviews from brewing experts and tells the story of Michigan’s rise to prominence in the beer community. Watch parties are being organized throughout the state, and the schedule can be found at ​​mibeer.com. 

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