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BREWING IN MICHIGAN

There is a lot that goes into the brewing, distilling, and wine making industries. RMS Pros are your go to brewery equipment suppliers in Michigan, as well as distillery equipment installers, but we can also provide knowledge, installation services, and products for the support industries. Raw material growing for the brewing industry is widespread throughout Michigan, including Hop growing in West Michigan, grape growing in Northwest and Southwest Michigan, and the Apple Orchards throughout the state. RMS pros can consult on and install equipment for raw material cold storage, controlled atmosphere rooms, and even work directly with farmers to ensure that your beverage making supplies are stored properly.

RMS Pros are local to West Michigan, so we are a great resource for the booming brewing, distilling, and wine making industries in the region. It is crucial that you choose the right brewing equipment for your operation, and some of the benefits of a local supplier include:

  • Easy service & repairs
  • Understanding of local market & providing ideal equipment for your needs
  • Knowledge of the various scales of brewing, from the smallest neighborhood nanobreweries up to large near-mass production facilities
Michigan Brewers Guild

GRAND RAPIDS BEER CITY

Grand Rapids has been voted Beer City USA for several years running. The statistic of Grand Rapids having more breweries per capita than anywhere else in the U.S. proves this point. RMS Pros has installed brewery cooling systems for a number of local breweries, as well as brewery chiller systems throughout West Michigan. Grand Rapids is the hub of craft beer in Michigan, and RMS Pros is ideally located to service the region.

MICHIGAN HOP GROWING

The rise of craft brewing throughout Michigan has resulted in farmers scrambling to keep up. A crucial component of beer, Hops have historically always been imported from Germany. Adding an extra point to a craft brew’s credibility is the availability of locally produced hops. The climate of West Michigan is quite similar to the hop growing epicenter of Bavaria, so Michigan is seeing several hop growing farms pop up, in such regions as:

  • Egypt Valley hop growing
  • Ada hops
  • Cascade hops
  • Traverse City and Leelanau hop production
Michigan Hops

WEST MICHIGAN HARD CIDER

Not to be outpaced by craft beer, craft hard cider is also increasing in popularity throughout Michigan. The state has long had abundant apple orchards, so the new appetite for hard cider is an easy sale for local apple farmers. Some of the prime apple growing areas that are ideal for hard cider include:

  • Newaygo Apples
  • Casnovia Apple Orchards
  • Leelanau Apple Farms
  • Hudsonville Apples
Michigan Apples

MICHIGAN WINE REGIONS

The wine industry in West Michigan is more established than craft beer, with the ideal lake effect climate provided by Lake Michigan. Vineyards line almost the entire west coast of Michigan, including the prime areas such as:

  • Leelanau Peninsula Vineyards
  • Old Mission Point Peninsula Wineries
  • Traverse City Wine Makers
  • Petoskey Wines
  • Mackinaw Wine Trail
  • Saugatuck Vineyards
  • Fenn Valley Wines
  • Southwest Michigan Wine Region
  • St. Joe’s Michigan Wine
  • South Haven Michigan Vineyards
  • Benton Harbor Wine Trail
Michigan Wine Regions
 

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