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Boatyard Owners Featured in Encore Magazine as Benevolent Brewers

Boatyard Brewing Company owners Brian Steele and Dan Gilligan were delighted by a recent article published in Michigan’s own Encore Magazine highlighting them as “Benevolent Brewers”. The article spotlights the two partners’ passion for giving back to the community through the power of craft beer. Brain and Dan hope you’ll take a look at the article, […]

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Kalamazoo Uncaged Interbrew Series begins at Boatyard

 Kzoo Uncaged will be joining us at Boatyard for their first Interbrew Series Happy Hour. Read the Interbrew with Brian Steele   Kzoo Uncaged was founded on the idea of promoting Kalamazoo’s people through social media, and they have interviewed many unique and interesting local subjects. They are now embarking on a series of interviews […]

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Boatyard Brewing Company Now Licensed to Sell It’s Unique Michigan Craft Beer

Dan Gilligan and Brian Steele of the Boatyard Brewing Company would like to announce that the brewery has met all state and federal licensing requirements for the operation of a microbrewery. We would like to thank all the great people that have guided us through this past year.  Our legal team from Miller Canfield led […]

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Boatyard Announces Partnership with Imperial Beverage

Boatyard Brewing Company is pleased to announce that we have reached an agreement with Imperial Beverage of Kalamazoo, Michigan to distribute our products. After numerous meetings with Larry Cekola, Anne Drummond, and Joe Cekola, BBC found a kindred spirit in the family that is Imperial Beverage. Boatyard Brewing has sought to align itself with quality […]

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News From the Boatyard: June 2012

Waiting on the Feds With the leadership and guidance of Joe Infante from Miller Canfield, we have filed all of the necessary license applications with the federal and state governments.  Once the federal license has been approved, then the State of Michigan can finalize our state license. Tasting and Information Events Planned for Early Summer Our tasting […]

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In Praise of Larry and Barry

As we continue on with our journey, many people have asked how this project all came about.  Our response has always been “Blame it on Larry and Barry.” Larry, of course, refers to Larry Bell of Bell’s Brewery.  Living the past three decades in Kalamazoo, my partner and I watched as Larry Bell took a fledgling […]

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