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Summer Slipping Away? 12 Things to Do this weekend — John Gonzalez is always searching for things to do in Michigan, and this weekend he has 12 things to do throughout the state. Don't let summer slip away.

Stormcloud Brewing Co. -- Michigan's Best New Brewery -- announces expansion, wider distribution — Stormcloud Brewing Co. announced this week it will break ground on a new production facility as early as this fall. It will be located on a six-acre plot next to M-115. Stormcloud was named Michigan's Best New Brewery in August of 2016 by MLive's John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman.

Sushi is Grand on Mackinac Island — MACKINAC ISLAND, MI -- Yes, folks. There is Sushi on Mackinac Island. I know, you're used to fudge, ice cream, pizza, burgers, more fudge and even the famous Grand Pecan Ball at Grand Hotel. This season the talk of the town (make that, the Island) has been All. About. Sushi.

Win a weekend at the Grand Hotel on Mackinac Island this fall

Bell's Octoberfest is back after 5-year hiatus — COMSTOCK, MI --Despite the hot and humid summer, many of us are just not ready for raking leaves, wearing layers of clothes and car pooling the kids. But in the craft beer world it's never too early to start thinking of cool autumn nights -- and fall seasonal beers.

Dog Days of Summer: 12 things to do this weekend — John Gonzalez of MLive is always seeking out things to do in Michigan. As we near mid August, here are 12 things to do this weekend all over Michigan.

What if there was an IPA Island? Oh, wait - it's at HopStock 2016 — John Gonzalez of MLive runs down the 20-plus beers you will find at this weekend's HopStock 2016, the first major event for the Beer City Brewers Guild. The event is from 6:30-10:30 p.m. Aug. 13, 2016 at Calder Plaza in downtown Grand Rapids.

What makes a great pasty? Plus, keep making picks for Things to Do, Eat and See in the U.P. — John Gonzalez and Amy Sherman are hitting the road soon in search of great tasting pasties, as well as Things to Do, Eat and See in the U.P. What makes a great pasty? John sat down with Yooper native Rob "Wob" Wanhatalo of The Mitten Brewing Co. to deconstruct the perfect pasty.

Michigan's Tastiest Pasty? Help us find things to do, eat and see in the U.P. — Amy Sherman and John Gonzalez of MLive are headed to the U.P. Soon. And while they're in the Upper Peninsula they are looking for tasty pasties, of course, as well as Things to Do, Eat and See while in the U.P. They are taking your travel advice from Aug. 9-11, 2016.

On Tap: See the 11 beers Creston Brewery has just for you — John Gonzalez stopped by the new Creston Brewery on the north side of Grand Rapids and sampled all 11 of the beers it will have on tap when it opens on Wednesday, Aug. 10, 2016. The brewery has a 20-barrel system. It has 250 kegs on hand and is ready for the demand.
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