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Q&A with Andy Steerbergen, Brewer at White Flame Brewing Company

Q&A with Andy Steerbergen, Brewer at White Flame Brewing Company

Written by Ben Darcie

White Flame opened early this year. What's the biggest risk you've taken as a brewer there?
Making brewing my career; getting out there and doing it.

You've been open long enough to experience the different beer seasons. Which one is your favorite?
Fall. It just puts me in the mood (for beer). I love a good Michigan fall.

What is your favorite of the four beer ingredients to work with?
Hops, hands down. I love the aroma, and I love the flavor.

What do you do on your days off?
I love to take my kids to the park. I really love shooting guns, going to shows.

Do you listen to music while you brew?
Yeah, definitely I do; it's a must. Right now, I'm all about The Black Keys.

What's your favorite meal after a long day...

August Microbrews: Pike 51 Brewing Company

August Microbrews: Pike 51 Brewing Company

by Ben Darcie

in 2008, Hudsonville Winery opened its doors on Chicago Drive, introducing West Michigan to 28 different kinds of locally produced wine. Owners Ron Snider, Steve Guikema and Kenneth Groenink had been making wine together for years, and their passion spawned the creation of the winery. Now, in 2012, the Winery expands in another direction by creating Pike 51 Brewing Company, the second nanopub to open in Hudsonville this year.

"Six years ago I started homebrewing," said Brewmaster Jeff Williams. "I brewed at HopCat for three years, and also helped open Jayden James Brewery out at Cascade Winery."

Eventually, Williams decided to focus on his brewing at HopCat, where he helped produce more than 45 different brews in 2011.

"HopCat was the best experience in the world," Williams said. "There isn't a better place to learn about brewing, surrounded by the best beer in the world. You have to step up to the plate or your beer is going...

Sportscenter Cafe to offer alcohol

Sportscenter Cafe to offer alcohol

Wyoming/Grandville - The Sportscenter Cafe at the corner of 56th Street and Wilson is getting a bar!

The neighborhood cafe began advertising last week that starting May 1st the restaurant will have a full bar.

The restaurant features several large screen TVs focusing on sports, but has not had a liquor license since opening last year.

Uccellos opens in Grandville, MI

Uccellos opens in Grandville, MI

Another new restaurant has opened in the Rivertown area in Grandville, MI.

Uccello’s latest restaurant opened at 3940 Rivertown Parkway and adds a new dimension to the area. They have a large menu and feature different specials nightly.

Monday evenings at Uccello’s is always a popular one with pasta dishes at half price. Why not give it a try?

Check out their site at: grandville@uccellos.com

 

Grandville restaurant to participate in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Grandville restaurant to participate in Restaurant Week Grand Rapids

Experience Grand Rapids has revealed the participating restaurants in this year's Restaurant Week Grand Rapids, and there is a participating restaurant in Grandville.

70 restaurants have signed on to the event, which will run from November 3 through November 13th.  In Grandville, the Rush Creek Bistro at Sunnybrook Country Club will be part of the celebration.

Most establishments will offer a creative 3-course menu for $25 per person (not including tax or tip).  Some restaurants will offer a 2-for-$25 menu to appeal to more budget conscious diners.

The menus will be unveiled the week of October 10th.

You can find more information at www.restaurantweekgr.com.

Which restaurant has the best pizza in the Grandville/Jenison area?

Which restaurant has the best pizza in the Grandville/Jenison area?

Now that our hamburger poll is done, we would like to find out what restaurant has the best pizza in the Grandville/Jenison area. Login below and post a comment with your opinion. In a couple weeks, we'll launch our official poll which will include your suggestions. Thank you!

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Grandville/Jenison/Hudsonville?

What restaurant serves the best hamburger in Grandville/Jenison/Hudsonville?

Hey Grandville/Jenison/Hudsonville!

WZZM13 wants to know what restaurant serves the best hamburger in your community. Please voice your opinion by completing the poll below. If your favorite isn’t on the list, choose other and enter it into the comment section below.

Then, the week of July 5th, we’ll have a poll on our WZZM13 Facebook page that consists of the top hamburger places from each of our 21 My Town communities.

Throughout the week of July 11th, our very own Lee Van Ameyde will visit each of the top five restaurants to sample their hamburgers for a segment that will air on WZZM13.

Finally, on Friday, July 15, we’ll reveal the restaurant that serves the best hamburger among our My Town communities.

Support your community by placing your vote below!