Angela Steil is a Certified Cicerone® who returned to Grand Rapids, Michigan after spending three years studying in New York City and Los Angeles. Engaged as a writer in the beer world, Angela is an educator for those who wish to know more about all things beer, and coordinates beer and food pairings and dinners premised on sensory reward for the adventurous and curious. She is a producer of the finest pairing of all: quality beer and conversation.
Angela is currently studying for the BJCP exam and Master Cicerone exam from which she expects to advocate and educate for the craft beer community internationally. Besides beer, she enjoys burlesque shows and comedy of all varieties. And cats.
You can check out more of her work at angelasteil.com.
Monday, June 30, 2014
Is there any better way to spend a Thursday evening with friends than by heading down to Coppercraft Distillery in Holland and getting a lesson or two on the basics of cocktail making while sipping on your new found creations? I think not.
Published in Distillery Events
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
After an excruciating battle with traffic, I was rewarded for my patience by attending the Kalamazoo Beer Exchange for a special event featuring Kelly St. Louis from The Cheese Lady and Mitch Steele, the head brewer from Stone Brewing Company. During this particular evening at the Exchange, attendees and I enjoyed 7 courses of finely paired beers and cheeses.
Published in Restaurant / Bar Events
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Bob's Brewery is excited to host a special tapping party this Wednesday night (the 11th) @ 5:00 to celebrate the American Homebrewers Association conference. The BOB and Bob's Brewery will be open during normal hours this week and would like to show off some new specialties with you all during this busy and engaging time for homebrewers and beer fans alike.
Published in Brewery Events
Tuesday, June 03, 2014
The other day I had the pleasure of meeting Doug Berg and Bobby Randall at the Green Well, located at 924 Cherry Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49506.
Monday, May 19, 2014
The 2014 World Expo of Beer in Frankenmuth, Michigan was a hodge-podge of sixty seven breweries and beer fanatics clamoring to support the international beer community. Amidst the bustle of swag shops, popping corks and clinking glassware, I was able to experience a well curated beer dinner with my parents and about thirty other curious imbibers.
Monday, May 12, 2014
This past weekend I decided to check out Perrin Brewing Company and try out a few of their brews for a review. The brewery and tasting room itself had a clean, spacious, factory-like quality and a gorgeous wood ceiling. The overall aesthetic was comfortable and inviting. I also received prompt and friendly service at the bar, despite the fact that the venue was filled to the brim with thirsty patrons.
Published in Brewery Reviews
Monday, May 05, 2014
A cool and blustery day descended upon dozens of homebrewing teams as they huddled around steaming mash tuns while concocting the ‘Beer City Brown’ at Calder Plaza Saturday, May 3rd. The event is called Big Brew Day and was started by the American Homebrewers Association (AHA) after May 7th was announced before congress as being National Homebrew day in 1988.The AHA then took it upon themselves to start an annual Big Brew Day on every first Saturday of May. For the sec ond year in a row, Grand Rapids participated in this event.Just as they did the previous year, Siciliano’s stepped up to sponsor the Grand Rapids Big Brew Day. Siciliano’s donated the ingredients and provided the recipe needed to create 48 all grain batches, as well as offered bottled water for brewing, a wort chilling station that cooled up to six kettles at a time, and platform carts so brewers could move their equipment across the plaza safely and quickly.
Published in Spring Events