Thursday, December 26, 2013

2014 Michigan Milestone Celebrations

5 Years

Allegan County Specialty Shops, Allegan
Bygone Basics, Montague
Crystal Spa at Crystal Mountain Resort, Thompsonville
Grand Traverse Distillery, Traverse City (Leland, Frankenmuth)
Hyatt Place, Wyoming (Grand Rapids)
Michigan By the Bottle, Shelby Township
Motor City Brew Tours, Detroit
Salt of the Earth, Fennville

10 Years

750 Grill, Muskegon
Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Dearborn
Keweenaw Brewing Company, Houghton
Left Foot Charley Winery, Traverse City
Promote Michigan, Statewide
Schmohz Brewing, Grand Rapids
Short's Brewing Company, Bellaire

15 Years

Bay Harbor Arts Festival, Bay Harbor
Black Star Farms (Inn and Tasting Room), Suttons Bay
Cedar River Golf Club at Shanty Creek Resort, Bellaire
Comfort Suites, Grandville

20 Years

A Tourist in Your Own Town, Lansing
Bay Harbor Marina District, Bay Harbor
Crystal River Outfitters, Glen Arbor
Food Dance, Kalamazoo
Glenwood Restaurant, Onekama
Greats Lakes Pilot, Grand Marais
Keweenaw Adventure Company, Copper Harbor
Northside Pub, North Muskegon
Uncommon Coffee Roasters (Uncommon Grounds), Saugatuck

25 Years

Blue Coasts Artists Studio Tours, South Haven/Saugatuck
Cherry Republic, Glen Arbor (Ann Arbor, Charlevoix, Traverse City)
Classic Auto Show, Grand Ledge
Coopersville & Marne Railway, Coopersville
Iceman Cometh Challenge, Traverse City
Laurium Manor, Laurium

30 Years

Mona Shores Singing Christmas Tree, Norton Shores
Muskegon Winter Sports Complex, Muskegon
Silver Bells in the City, Lansing

35 Years

St. Joseph Today, St. Joseph

40 Years

Boyne Falls Polish Festival, Boyne Falls
Chateau Grand Traverse Winery, Traverse City
Clinton Fall Festival, Clinton
Holiday Traditions Tour, Grand Ledge
Mr. Bs Pancake House, Muskegon
White River RV Park & Campground, Montague

50 Years

Blockhouse at Muskegon State Park, Muskegon
Boyne Highlands, Harbor Springs
Capri Drive-In, Coldwater
Fernwood Botanical Garden & Nature Preserve, Niles
Happy Mohawk Canoe Livery, Montague
Rau's Country Store, Frankenmuth
Potawatomi Trail @ Pinkney State Recreation Area, Pinkney

55 Years

Art Van Furniture, Statewide

70 Years

Celebration Cinema, Muskegon

75 Years

Michigan Licensed Beverage Association, Lansing

80 Years

Art’s Tavern, Glen Arbor
Good Hart General Store, Good Hart
Meijer, Statewide
Russ' Restaurants, Muskegon

85 Years

The Henry Ford, Dearborn
The Inn at The Homestead, Glen Arbor

90 Years

Kalamazoo Institute of Arts, Kalamazoo

95 Years

Chippewa County Historical Society, Sault Ste. Marie
KitchenAid by Whirlpool, Benton Harbor

110 Years

The Inn at Stonecliff, Mackinac Island

115 Years

Perry Hotel, Petoskey

120 Years

Frankenmuth Woolen Mill Comforter Shop, Frankenmuth
The Whitney, Detroit

150 Years

Grist Mill at Historic Bowens Mills, Middleville

250 Years

Fort Sinclair, St. Clair

Updated December 26, 2013

Monday, December 16, 2013

“null” Café & Taphouse to Showcase Northern United Brewing Company Brands

Construction is set to begin in January, 2014 on the null Café & Taphouse – honoring the various brands of Northern United Brewing Company (null stands for “Northern United Liquid Libations”). It will showcase the company’s award-winning beer, wine, cider and spirits and will be located at the new brewing facility at 2319 Bishop Circle East in Dexter.

“This tasting room has been in the back of Ron’s mind since he brewed his first Jolly Pumpkin beer and it is finally coming to fruition,” says Tony Grant, Northern United CFO/COO. “It is such an exciting time for Jolly Pumpkin, North Peak and the entire company to have this showplace for all our brands. We are so excited for everyone to come out and see our new home, taste all the products, take tours of the plant and see all the new gear that we've been working on.”

So…yes…it’s true, Jolly Pumpkin is finally going to build a taproom in Dexter. Loyal fans have helped the company grow over the years; they’ve spread the word on the brand’s award-winning wares and now they have an opportunity to help build the null Café & Taphouse.

Anyone can be part of this exciting taphouse by joining one of four club levels – from the “I Believe They WILL Build It Club” which includes a permanent name plaque on a bar stool at the taphouse; the “Just Another Booth Club,” which places a similar name plaque on a booth tabletop; the “I Drink from a Kick Ass Glass Club” which includes a personalized goblet; the “Old & Busted Club” which includes limited edition growlers; the “Writing’s on the Wall Club,” where members names are scrawled along a wall at the taphouse; and the “All I Get is a T-Shirt Club” – which includes a logoed t-shirt. Membership in these various clubs range from $50 to $1500.* For more information on each club, or to purchase a membership, visit

Drawing from the nearly 60 years of combined beverage crafting experience of master brewers Ron Jeffries, John Walsh and Mike Hall the libations of Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales and North Peak Brewing Company, as well as the Civilized Spirits, Old Mission Spirits, Nomad Ciders and Bonafide Wines resonate with casual drinkers and die-hard aficionados alike. null café and taphouse will be a unique and exciting environment in which they can all be enjoyed!

Keep up on the progress of null Café & Taphouse or to become a founding club member, at