ERIK THE RED!!!
My new favorite beer guy from Michigan! Erik the Red works at New Holland Breing in Holland, MI. He hooked me up wiht the local beer scene, plus he know a lot about what New Holland brews. I took his advice and went to Grand Haven to Odd Side Ales. This place had a coffee house feel, and no food service, however, they let you bring in takeout from the local restaurants. It was in a former piano factory, so it was brickwalled and industrial looking. They had their fermenters right in the bar area. They also had 3 barrels aging away 3 of their 15 beers on tap, all made in their 30 gallon mash tun. They just celebrated their 1st anniversary, and look like they are doing well. I'd like to do something like this here in Westchester. I will post pictures when inspired to do so.