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Posted on Sat, Feb 23, 2013 : 8 a.m.

Michigan Winter Beer Festival: Home Edition

By David Bardallis

Long-time readers of this here blog know I provide, as a public service and absolutely free of charge, a widget for those unfortunate enough to not be attending the Michigan Brewers Guild Winter Beer Festival in Grand Rapids. As always, your correspondent will do his best to provide liveblogging thoughts and images for those Left Behind as he stumbles around trying some of the 625 beers from 74 different Michigan breweries. And if I somehow fail, you can still follow the adventures of every other goofball who remembers to use the official Twitter hashtag #miwbf13 (as well as those who use the deliberately misspelled unofficial hashtag #beefrest). So, crack open your favorite Michigan beer and follow along at home!

David Bardallis is a freelance writer and editor, blogger, bon vivant, and man about town. Visit “All the Brews Fit to Pint” at, follow @allthebrews on Twitter, or join the "All the Brews Fit to Pint" Facebook page. Email your beer-related thoughts to