Thursday, December 22, 2011

"Beer People" in the Great Beer State

Beer People from Alan Torres on Vimeo.

"Beer People," winner of "Best Documentary" at U-M's Lightworks Film Festival Fall 2011, takes an in-depth look at the people behind Michigan craft beer, the culture surrounding it, and why Michigan brews the best beer in the world.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

West Michigan Pike: Northern Link of the Dixie Highway

I used to love when my grandparents referred to driving north as "heading up the Pike." People in West Michigan still use the term occasionally, but you don't hear it as much anymore. "The Pike," of course, is now U.S. 31 (mostly), a cruise along the Lake Michigan coast from Chicago to Mackinaw, with plenty of pit-stops along the way. To plan your trip up the Pike, check out the original 1915 West Michigan Pike tourist directory from Michigan Beachtowns — the brochure remains relevant 100 years later, and it's "LakeShore all the Way."