Member Spotlight: Red Cedar Spirits

Not all distillers hit the ground running in the distilling business. Sometimes it takes a change of heart—of journey—to lead a person here. This explains the start of Red Cedar Spirits. The brand was initiated in 2012 with the combined yet varied backgrounds of three individuals: Kris Berglund, Dianne Holman and Mike Beck. The experiences Read More

Member Spotlight: Michigrain Distillery

“When your passion for distilling runs this deep, you want to share it with everyone.” Established in 2016, this is the ideal that Michigrain Distillery operates under every day. Unlike other distilleries, Michigrain not only sells spirits at their own location, but distributes their products to craft distillers of all sizes. They are a “distiller’s Read More

Member Spotlight: Ethanolo¿y Distillation

Ethanolo¿y, a name created by the combination of two words, defines a family-owned distillery in Elk Rapids, Michigan. According to the distillery, Ethanolo¿y is defined as: “[ˈeth-ä-nȯl-ä-jē\] (noun): The Science & Art of Distillation.™” (Ethanolo¿y, 2020). Broken down, the name begins with ethanol, which is the “systematic chemical name for ethyl alcohol” (Ethanolo¿y, 2020), and Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Iron Fish Distillery

Thinking Green, Iron Fish Distillery in Thompsonville (southwest of Traverse City) has created a “Sustainability Pledge” to their customers, partners, and community members. Pledging to stay sustainable has helped guide this business in their day to day decisions when managing their 120 acre farm and distillery! Iron Fish Distillery has been working to reduce the use Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Wise Men Distillery

With Fall fast approaching, many of you are going to be heading to corn mazes and apple orchards, sipping on apple cider and maybe enjoying a warm doughnut. But a stop you don’t want to miss when you’re driving through Kentwood or their soon to open location in Grand Rapids, is Wise Men Distillery. Their Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Bier Distillery

Located in Comstock Park on Michigan’s west side, the Bier Distillery is committed to focusing on distilling spirits as well as being one of the only distilleries in the area with a full lineup of beer and wine. Unlike most craft distilleries in the region who buy, process, and sell spirits made by other distilleries, Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Michigan Moonshine Distillery

In 2012 on the back deck one evening, two long time friends had a crazy idea… “what if we opened a distillery?” This small comment marked the beginning of Michigan Moonshine’s business. The owners’ love for spirits, as well as their beautiful state of Michigan, fueled their dream which has now become a reality. Being Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Gull Lake Distilling Company

Looking for the perfect place to enjoy a cocktail outside? During these trying and uncertain times, it can be hard to find a location that allows you to forget the uncertainty surrounding COVID-19, and simply enjoy the outdoors accompanied by a delicious beverage. Look no further than Gull Lake Distilling Company in Galesburg, MI. This Read More

MEMBER SPOTLIGHT: Detroit City Distillery

Found at the center of prohibition’s rich history, is Detroit City Distillery. What many do not know is that this distillery comes from a long history of eight childhood friends. This group always had an interest in brewery and distillery topics, which gave them the idea of opening a brewery. But when they realized how Read More