You can order your copy of Michigan’s Best Beer Guide on Amazon! Use this link and the author gets some of Amazon’s cut!

Noting the success of Wisconsin’s Best Beer Guide, it only made sense to create a Michigan’s Best Beer Guide.

Creating a roadtrip guide to the breweries of Michigan proved to be even more daunting as the Great Lakes State has well over 135 of them! But I was up to the task and spent the better part of a year driving around Michigan to collect data, interviews, and photos of the brewers and breweries that keep Michigan well-stocked in good craft beer.

See Kevin sampling beers on The Today Show with Al Roker

And like its neighbor’s book across the Lake, Michigan’s Best Beer Guide also has the special offers corresponding to passport-style signatures you can get in your book when you visit each brewery.

Inside Michigan’s Best Beer Guide you will find:

  • Listings for 139 breweries and brewpubs from the big-time Bell’s all the way down to the (little) Big O nanobrewery up in the Leelanau Peninsula. From downtown Detroit to the Superior shores of the Upper Peninsula.
  • Beer listings include directions, beer info, the story of the place and its brewer, food options, as well as Stumbling Distance: 2 or 3 places nearby that you shouldn’t miss if you’ve made the trip.
  • Related museums and tours
  • Breweries reachable by bike trail, bus tour, or brew cruise
  • A short history of beer in Michigan
  • Lots of little facts and explanations about beer, how it’s made, and even how to drink it (as if you didn’t know already)
  • Special Offers: get your book signed at each participating brewery for trinkets or beer discounts

Suitable for the beer curious or beer snobs alike, Michigan’s Best Beer Guide will lead you on a pils-grimage to find all the Michigan-made beer in its natural habitat. Watch this website for book availability dates, signing information, or offers to order signed copies. (Or simply follow The Mad Traveler blog or Facebook page)


Reviews of the Wisconsin editions:

Madison Beer Review
Citizen Reader
105.5 WMMM’s Kitty Dunn
Watching the Sun Bake (blog)