1303 A Taste of Hops Spirits and Fruit of the Vine pt 1
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What a trip this will be as we travel across three counties to experience the best craft beers, spirits and wines, sampling the unique foods that go along with them. All located in Mid-Michigan in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Vote for your favorite at our online poll.
We have collected information and web links related to the area and combined them here with video clips from the show in what we hope will be a helpful guide as you plan your trip. Feel free to select only one or two activities per day according to your family’s interests. For assistance or for more information, call The Great Lakes Bay Regional Convention and Visitors Bureau @ 1 (800) 444-9979 Have fun!
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Brewery BBQ lumber barons brewery / stables martini & cigar bar / rusty saw smokehouse bbq

Lumber Barons Brewery

Location: 804 E Midland Street, Bay City, MI
Phone: (989) 891-0100
Hours: Tue - Thu 4-9pm | Fri 4-10pm | Sat 12-10pm | Sun 1-7pm

Lumber Barons Brewery has gone back to the history of the lumbering era because it stands where a lumber mill — the world’s largest at the time — once stood. The site is now a microbrewery where they make a lot of award-winning craft beer, and where you can drink a lot of beer and have a lot of fun.

Lumber Barons brews over 10 different Craft Beers local. Five total banquet rooms with seating up 350 people. Stables Martini and Cigar Bar is the only cigar bar in the Tri City, live entertainment 7 nights a week! Fire Bar open on the weekends!

Brewery tri-city brewing company

Tri-City Brewing Co

Location: 4170 Shrestha Drive, Bay City, MI 48706
Phone: (989) 686-1340
Hours: Tue - Thu 4-11pm | Fri - Sat 12pm-12am | Sun 12-8pm

Tri City Brewing took its name from the three cities - Bay City, Saginaw, Midland located in the eastern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. These three cities are collective known as the Tri Cities which at one time was quite the hub for brewing!

Tri City Brewing distributes 4 beers across Michigan, including Hell's Half Mile Helles Lager, Charity Island IPA, Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout, and Torchon Belgian Pale Ale. 14 beers on tap by the glass in the taproom and 6 packs and growlers to go!

Wine Food vno wine warehouse & new age restaurant

VNO Wine Warehouse

Location: 512 E Midland Street, Bay City, MI 48706
Phone: (989) 460-0116
Hours: Mon - Thu 11:30am-9pm | Fri - Sat 11:30am-11pm | Sun 12-8pm

"Attention Wine Lovers" VNO Wine Warehouse & New Age Restaurant offers a wide variety of wine from all over the world, along with tapas style dining! We offer 35 wines by the glass every day as well as a selection of 16 craft beers on draft.  VNO also stocks a wide assortment of bottled beer and wine made right here in Michigan.  VNO Wine Warehouse strives to provide the lowest cost and quality wine in Bay City.

Beer Wine whichcraft taproom

Whichcraft Taproom

Location: 124 Ashman Street, Midland, MI
Phone: (989) 832-3395
Hours: Mon - Wed 3-11pm | Thu - Fri 3pm-Midnight | Sat 11am-Midnight | Sun Noon-10pm

At WhichCraft Taproom we believe in supporting local businesses, which is why all of the beer, wine, cider, and mead we serve are from the great State of Michigan. By supporting Michigan breweries and wineries, we keep our money in Michigan which encourages the growth and development of an industry that creates jobs, attracts tourists, and makes a darn good product!

WhichCraft features more than 80 varieties of craft-brewed Michigan beer, 40 of which are available on tap, and a wide selection of Michigan-made cider, mead, and wine. These are the domestics!

Wine Food whine


Location: 337 E Wackerly Street, Midland, MI
Phone: (989) 835-5222
Hours: Mon - Sat 11am-2pm, 4pm-2am

We don’t believe in keeping things bottled up – whether it’s great wine or your weekly frustrations. Life is to be lived, and healthy venting, exquisite tastes and good company will only help. So we built Whine: a stylish (but not stuffy) place to air your grievances, relax or celebrate with friends while enjoying exceptional food and drink unlike anything else in the Great Lakes Bay Region.

Wine Food prost! wine bar & charcuterie


Location: 576 S Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI
Phone: (989) 262-8690
Hours: Mon - Thu 4-11pm | Fri - Sat 12pm-12am | Sun 12pm-7pm

Prost! Is a German cheer to good food, great wine and the warm conversation and laughter among family and friends.From craft beers and cocktails to our every growing wine list, our drink menu offers something for everyone, and a chance to experience something you never have before.

Alcohol grand traverse distillery

Grand Traverse Distillery

Location: Frankenmuth River Place Shops - 925 S Main Street, Frankenmuth, MI
Suite B-6 Grand Traverse Distillery Tasting Room
Phone: (989) 652-2483

Michigan’s premier micro-distillery celebrates the natural gifts abundant to Michigan’s 45th parallel. We create ultra-premium spirits, hand-crafted in small batches using local ingredients. The crystal clear glacial waters of Michigan are pure and clean, which makes the 45th parallel an ideal location to produce vodka, whiskey, & other spirits! Visit us to learn about and try our award winning Vodkas, Whiskeys, and soon to be Gin!


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