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Craft Beer Michigan

Interview: Founders Brewing Company co-founder Dave Engbers

Dave Engbers co-founded Founders Brewing Company with Mike Stevens in Grand Rapids, Michigan. On June 9, I met Engbers at the inaugural Firestone Walker Invitational Brew Fest, and he helped to explain how he’s...
Coffee Michigan

Interview: MadCap Coffee founder Trevor Corlett

Trevor Corlett founded MadCap Coffee in 2008, and the company’s coffee and cafe quickly became a hit in Grand Rapids, Michigan. For 2012, he decided to build on the Midwest base by opening a...
Barista Michigan

Interview: coffee pro Ryan Knapp (MadCap Coffee)

MadCap Coffee opened in Grand Rapids in 2009 and recently expanded to Washington, D.C. Ryan Knapp is helping to mold the company’s flavor profile in both markets as their Head of Roasting Operations. He’s...
Brewer Michigan

Interview: head brewer Jeremy Kosmicki (Founders Brewing Co.)

Jeremy Kosmicki achieved the Michigan equivalent of Manifest Destiny. He grew up in Detroit, completed high school due west, in Pinckney, and stopped just short of Lake Michigan, settling in Grand Rapids, where he...
Barista Michigan

Interview: 2009 USBC Competitor Trevor Corlett (MadCap Coffee)

From March 5-8, the Oregon Convention Center in Portland is hosting the United States Barista Championship. Leading up to the USBC, I’m showcasing baristas who placed in the Top 6 in their respective region...