If you are a craft beer enthusiast, then you probably have noticed that many of A2’s bars are now selling growlers—a large, to-go jug of beer. Now on tap are several more legislative bills that will loosen brewery and brew pub restrictions, from increasing the barrel threshold for microbrewers to allowing certain businesses to obtain temporary liquor licenses before they receive final approval. The proposed bills would also prohibit bars from advertising a glass of beer as a pint unless the glass contains 16 ounces of beer but would permit small breweries, that produce fewer than 1,000 barrels a year, to self-distribute in restricted areas. So far, the bills have all passed the House, and will now go to the Senate for consideration.
Casablanca, on Washtenaw, close to Downtown Ypsilanti, has a comfortable, down-to-earth atmosphere, hiding it’s 35-year-ago provenance as a Taco Bell. The manager/owner, Mohammad Mohammad, is hands-on, ensuring satisfaction for each customer, assuring that each dish placed on the table is properly presented. The abundant natural light from ample windows gives the dining area a warm,
In Ancient Greece, the agora was a central public space, meaning “gathering place” or “assembly.” The agora served as a political, commercial and social hub and was also where Socrates found himself in trouble because of his philosophical inquisitions. In The Public Square, an exhibit on view at the University of Michigan Museum of Art
Jeff Robinson can hear the music of the brew. After working as an audio engineer for nearly 30 years, the owner of South Lyon’s Third Monk Brewing doesn’t see that career as dissimilar: “…malt is the bass,” he says, “and hops are the treble, and the yeast is the mastering. I can take components of
We human beings are a storytelling species. Our social institutions— religious, legal and cultural— are based on narratives that may be fanciful or fact-based or influenced by precedent. But they are also ever-evolving. Throughout the winter and spring of 2020, Courtney McClellan, this year’s Roman J. Witt Artist in Residence at the University of Michigan