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Right Brain Brewery Trip Giveaway!

Alaskan Brewing Company

Brewing with history Alaska has a rich history of brewing. From the explorers of the 1700s through the Gold Rush, many a thirsty Alaskan has been able to enjoy locally made beers. In 1986, 28-year-olds Marcy and Geoff Larson reignited that tradition when they opened the Alaskan Brewing Company, the 67th brewery in the country

AW SNAP! Snapshot is here.

New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins, CO. releases Snapshot Wheat Ale.

Watch this clip to learn more about this awesome Wheat Beer with a tart finish – and see all the fun people that make it!

Available in package and draft.

Available year round – whooo hooo!

County Availability: Washtenaw and Livingston

Click here to

Miller Fortune

Miller Fortune, an Amber Lager clocking in at a ramped up 6.9% ABV, will be in the market soon!

Green Flash is HERE!

The spirit of Southern California in a bottle – BIG, BOLD IPA’s, BIG, BOLD Beers are here! Green Flash of San Diego, California has opened the state of Michigan and O&W will be carrying it our our seven county footprint. West Coast IPA, Pallet Wrecker spring seasonal and Le Freak will be our first offerings

New Belgium Brewing Company, Ft. Collins CO

We’ve been putting the NEW in BELGIUM since 1991. It starts with the Belgian brewing tradition of ignoring tradition. Add in our Belgian brewmaster Peter Bouckaert and his imaginative blend of brewing delicious beers with loads of character and aspiring ingredients.

If you really want to learn about our beer and the brewmasters behind

How Sierra Nevada Grew From A Microbrewery To A National Brand

What does it take to turn a homespun craft beer into a national brand?

That’s the question Ken Grossman, president and founder of Sierra Nevada, tackles in his new book, “Beyond the Pale: The Story of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co.” In the book, Grossman explains how market differentiation, an obsession with quality, and rapid early

Text to Win a Ski Trip with New Belgium

You still have time to enter to win!!! Text NBBSKI to 60746 to win a ski trip to Colorado this March!

Visit for more details

Save the Date! American Craft Beer Week 2014


American Craft Beer Week May 12-18, 2014

What: American Craft Beer Week (ACBW) is the national celebration of America’s small and independent craft brewers. is the official website of American Craft Beer Week.

Where: Craft brewers and better beer retailers nationwide have participated in past years. We invite you to

Triumph Visits The Great American Beer Festival

Triumph does it again… watch him tear into everyone at The Great American Beer Festival. It’s awesome!!!

Thirsty? Here are the Top 10 Octoberfest Beers!

Even if you can’t make the trek to Munich this year, you can still enjoy some of the same beers being served across the Atlantic. In fact, three of the breweries featured here are among the six that are allowed to serve beer at the Bavarian Oktoberfest. The Oktoberfest style, also known as

2013 Great American Beer Festival Winners!

The 2013 Great American Beer Festival is over but the party continues as we celebrate all the winners!

Click here to download the list of winners.

Winner that you will be able to find in O&W’s market:

Blue Point Brewing Company, Long Island NY, won a Bronze for Rastafa Rye in Category 10: Rye

Jett’s Pizza Chelsea – TAP TAKEOVER RAMA!

Come out to Jett’s Pizza Wednesday, August 7th 6pm

For a Right Brain Brewing Company Tap Takeover.

What’s better than cold beer? Cold beer and PIZZA!

506 N Main St Chelsea, MI 48118

(734) 433-9700

Cheboygan Brewing Company, Cheboygan MI

Cheboygan Brewing Company

In 1872 the Hentschel brothers from Prussia bought property on the west bank of the Cheboygan River at the corner of Court Street and South Main for the purpose of brewing beer. The lumber business was exploding. They figured men were thirsty for great beer. They were right. Within a year production

Paw Paw Brewing Company, Paw Paw MI

Paw Paw Brewing Company was established in early 2010 by brother-in-laws Ben Fleckestein and Ryan Sylvester, placed in the small village of Paw Paw on the banks of the Paw Paw River surrounded by beautiful Wilderness. The idea behind Paw Paw Brewing Company was to create a place where the

12 Brewpubs to Visit in the Midwest

12 Brewpubs Putting the Midwest On the Map

By Andy Skelton

Gone are the days of strolling into a brewpub and expecting the entire menu to be fried. The choices from today’s brewpubs rival those of more upscale restaurants. In the Midwest, as is the case across the country, these gastropubs (as they are often

2013 Michigan Brewer’s Guild Summer Festival

Come one come all, it’s time! 16th Annual Summer Beer Festival Riverside Park – Depot Town, Ypsilanti

Friday July 26, 2013 – 5pm to 9pm ($30 advance / $35 at gate if available)

Saturday July 27, 2013 – 1pm to 6pm ($35 advance / $40 at gate if available)

Purchase tickets beginning May 1 at

Griffin Claw Brewing Company, Birmingham MI

Griffin Claw Brewing Co. is Now Open!

In Norm and Bonnie LePage’s long marriage and career, they’ve owned more than 20 restaurants and food businesses, from their first doughnut shop in Dearborn to Birmingham’s stylish Big Rock Chop House, one of the city’s most popular destinations.

“There are way too many to

O&W, Inc. Now In Seven Counties!

O&W, Inc. selling territory covers seven counties in South Each Michigan. All of Monroe County to the Ohio border. Western Wayne County including Detroit Metro Airport, east to Telegraph Rd. and North to 8 Mile. All of Washtenaw County. Livingston County, except the 4 townships in the northwest corner. All of Jackson, Hillsdale and Lenawee

Ann Arbor Summer Festival

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival turns 30!

June 14th – July 7th downtown Ann Arbor comes alive each night with food, bands, outdoor movies, DJ’s, family entertainment and best of all BEER!

O&W, Inc. has supported the Ann Arbor Summer Festival for 30 years, and this year is sure to impress with fun beer selections

Ashley’s Westland Brewery Throw Down Round 2








The first Round of Ashley’s Westland Brewery Throw Down is finished and the 4 winners are ready to advance to Round 2.

In the first Semi Final, on Wednesday, Feb 20th 6pm the opponents will be:

Saugatuck Brewing Company vs. Blue Point Brewing Company out of Long

Right Brain Brewing Company Tasting at The Last Word

This is going to be fun!

The Produce Station is hosting a Right Brain Brewing Company Release Party tasting at the Last Word in Ann Arbor, MI, next Thursday 1/31 from 6:30 – 7:30. You will be tasting 4 beers NEW to our market area!

Mangalista Pig Porter ( 2011 GABF Gold Medal winner!)


Ashley’s Westland Brewery Throw Down

January 9th ROUND 1 6pm Ashley’s Westland Brewery Throw Down! Saugatuck vs. New Holland Saugatuck will be featuring: NEW Pathfinder Pale Ale, ESB Amber (2012 Best in Show winner at the World Beer Expo), Double Black Ale and for the first time ever in the Metro Detroit area NITRO pushed Neapolitan Milk Stout. Come out

O&W Expansion Complete and Ready for BEER!

On July 26th, 2012, we broke ground on our 36,500sq ft expansion on the North side of our warehouse. The crews worked tirelessly in what started to be the heat of a Michigan summer for 5 months, putting the finishing touches on the building on a 25 degree December Michigan day. Doug and Jim cut

Latis Imports

O&W is now proudly distributing Latis Import Beers. PALM

PALM “Speciale Belge” is one of the better Belgian beers of the early 20th century.

Special PALM malts determine its honey-like mellowness and PALM’s own selected yeasts give it a fruity yeast aroma. Fine aroma hops from Kent afford subtle harmony. PALM is the absolute number one “BELGIAN AMBER BEER”.



Frank Boon is a true artisan brewer and it shows in his lambics. BOON’s beers are all 100% lambic based, no sugars, syrups, or concentrate fruit juice added. His fruit beers are top quality fresh fruit and the air in Lembeek makes his lambics unique. BOON’s beers are capped with champagne corks.

Now Available in FRAMBOISE BOON (raspberry lambic), KRIEK BOON (cherry lambic) and OUDE GEUZE BOON (traditional bottle-conditioned lambic).


Rodenbach’s subtle sour undertones make it a real thirst-quencher. Acclaimed beer connoisseur Michael Jackson calls Rodenbach “the most refreshing beer in the world.”

Rodenbach Classic’s characteristic taste is achieved through its unique mixed fermentation process, whereby top yeasts and bacterial flora undergo 24 months of maturation in 150 year old oak casks, resulting in the distinctively gentle sour taste for which it is known and loved.

Theakston’s Old Peculiar

Old Peculiar is possibly one of England’s most well-known and loved ales and for many years it was affectionately referred to as Yorkshire’s “Lunatic’s Broth”!

Old Peculiar is a beautiful, yet simple beer, brewed using a blend of the finest pale, crystal and roasted barley with two bitter hops combined with Fuggle hop to produce a full-bodied flavor with subtle cherry and rich fruit overtones.



In 2003, the Prior of St. Peter’s Abbey authorized PALM Breweries to brew Steenbrugge Abbey Beer. He instructed the largest family owned brewery to safeguard the legacy of St. Arnold for its descendants. PALM Breweries solemnly vowed to protect this unique and historic recipe.

Available in Steenbrugge Dubbel Bruin and Tripel.

To the normal Beer Drinker that means yum, more Belgium beers…

To the beer geek – yes it’s true! You will now be able to get PALM and Rodenbach on Draft in our market!!! And, of course, YUM!!!!!



O&W Raises over $6,000 in One Hour at Rockin for the Hungry!

O&W Came out in full force on Friday, Dec 7th, 2012 to help at 2012 Rockin for the Hungry event to benefit the Food Gatherer’s of Washtenaw County. Ann Arbor’s 107one broadcast from the event at Kroger all day and we were there to help from 3-4pm raising over $6,000 in monetary

Looking for a Good Christmas Beer?

12 Beers of Christmas!

Whatever you think about Christmas, you’ve got to agree that it is mankind’s greatest, most enduring tradition. Yes, it’s over-commercialized and most of the world doesn’t even celebrate it, but, you’ve gotta give props to any institution that’s been around for 2,000 years—especially one that comes with so much good craft

Rockin for the Hungry 2012

December 5th – 9th Ann Arbor’s 107one and the community team up at Kroger to raise money for the Food Gatherer’s of Washtenaw County.

Volunteers and radio personalities from annarbor’s 107one will be “freezin’ for a reason” at our largest annual outdoor food and fund drive. Broadcast live from Kroger on South Maple Road, you

Great American Beer Festival Winners Announced

Boulder, CO • October 13, 2012—The 2012 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition awarded 254 medals to some of the best commercial breweries in the United States. Presented by the Brewers Association, GABF is the largest commercial beer competition in the world and a symbol of brewing excellence.

Click here to see the full list

Inside Brooklyn Brewery

It was a great day at the Brewery and next door at the Brooklyn Bowl where we met with industry leaders and tasted beer with Garrett Oliver. The Brooklyn Bowl looked like just an old brick building from the outside but from the inside was a refurbished bowling center complete with old carnival photos and

Tastefest 2012 to Help Local Food Banks

Tastefest 2012, Burton Manor, Livonia October 4th, 2012 6pm – 9pm!

Please join us for a delicious culinary experience, Taste Fest 2012 a true “taste fest” showcasing culinary delights from 25 restaurants in Southeast Michigan and a vast selection of fine wines and craft beers from Michigan around the World.

Taste Fest 2012, will benefit

Congratulations Jamie Brooks!

Jamie Brooks Craft Beer Specialist

Congratulations to Jamie Brooks (worker bee) for being promoted to the position of Craft Beer Specialist for O&W!

Jamie started at O&W in 2009 as a Reset Analyst and has earned her beer stripes learning the art of Craft Beer along the way. She is a valued member of the

New Belgium Beer is Now Being Delivered!

The day is finally here – August 27th, the day we have all been waiting for!

New Belgium beer is now rolling off of our trucks and onto store shelves and in bar coolers for you to enjoy.


Join us at Ashley’s Thursday, August 30th, at 6pm where we will kick toast

Brewery Vivant and New Belgium Collaboration

Brewery Vivant and New Belgium Celebrate the Arrival of New Belgium into Michigan with a Lips of Faith Collaboration.

After months of anticipation, select beers from New Belgium Brewing will be available in Michigan beginning August 27. New Belgium will initially roll out 22-ounce bottles of Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Trippel, Shift and Red Hoptober,

New Belgium Expands to Michigan

New Belgium Brewing Co. continues its expansion across the U.S. this week by announcing it will expand its distribution to Michigan.

The Fort Collins-based brewery announced it will make avalible 22-ounce bottles of Fat Tire, Ranger IPA, Trippel, Shift and Red Hoptober, as well as Lips of Faith offerings Super IPA and Biere de Mars

New Belgium Arrives August 27th!

Alright everyone, only a couple more weeks to wait and you will be able to enjoy a nice cold New Belgium beer in Michigan!

Our trucks will be rolling out of the warehouse on August 27th full of New Belgium beer to the Washtenaw and Livingston county areas. This will be a 22oz bottle launch

O&W Is Expanding!


Our portfolio of world class beers is growing and so are we. July, 23rd, 2012 we broke ground to add an additional 30,000sq feet of beer floor space and a 5,000sq foot keg cooler to the back of the warehouse.

New Belgium Beer School

On July 26th the O&W Washtenaw & Livingston county selling team traveled to Ft. Collins, Colorado for New Belgium Beer School.

It was a day and a half adventure of soaking up the Colorado sun and living life through the eyes of a New Belgium employee and an awesome experience to see first hand all

Blue Point Launches August 6th!

Blue Point Brewing Company, Long Island, NY, will be rolling off of our trucks next week!

We will be distributing it in Washtenaw, Livingston and Monroe Counties and will kick off the festivities with a draft launch in many locations near you! Come try their award winning Toasted Lager, mouthwatering Hotical Illusion and smooth Rastafa

Right Brain Brewing Company, Traverse City MI

Right Brain Brewing Company from the beautiful artfilled community of Traverse City, Michigan.

Our brew team creates some of Northern Michigan’s finest craft brew. They have been given full reins to drive the buggy over the cliff. If you want boring, common beer, we don’t have it.

You’ll find all sorts of ingredients in our

Welcome Blue Point Brewing Company!

Toasted Lager Toasted Lager

The best thing to come out of a brick oven since pizza. Well, we’ve upgraded from our original direct-fire brick kettle, but our flagship Toasted Lager still has the same toasted flavor it was named for. Copper in color, our most popular and unique brew is made from six different

Ann Arbor Summer Festival June 15th – July 8th

The Ann Arbor Summer Festival Season is here! From June 15th to July 8th there will be non stop fun to be had at Ingalls Mall downtown Ann Arbor. Great music, food from several local restaurants, movies after dark, family activities, DJ’s spinning in the grove… and last but not least GREAT BEER! This is

Sierra Nevada Solar Storm Release Party

Sierra Nevada Solar Storm Release Party! Ashley’s Ann Arbor Wednesday, May 30 6pm. Jeff collaborated with 12 other beer gurus at the Sierra Nevada Beer Camp in Chico, CA to create Solar Storm a Red Wheat IPA. Also on tap: Torpedo, Ruthless Rye, Oliva, Bigfoot 2010, Bigfoot 2011, Hopimum and Southern Hemisphere. Hope to see

O&W Home Brew Contest

2nd Annual O&W Home Brew Contest in Underway.

5 teams have started brewing, bottling, designing labels and the judging will be April 27th.

Stay tuned – last year brought us great beers such as Red Rocket and Pull Out Pale Ale, this year should not disappoint!




BIG NEWS! O&W Will Be Selling New Belgium This fall!

O&W has been chosen by New Belgium Brewing Company out of Ft. Collins, Co., to distribute their products in Washtenaw and Livingston Counties. Beer will start rolling into the warehouse and out into retail locations and drinking establishments on August 27th for you to enjoy!

Whoooo hooooooo!

Knight’s Craft Beer Dinner

Mark your calendar and buy your tickets! Knight’s Craft Beer Dinner

Knights Restaurant 2324 Dexter Ave, Ann Arbor 5 Bottles of Craft Beer and 5 Small Plates at $25 in advance, $30 at the door.

Lots of great beer, food and fun!

Look What’s Here…

It’s Shandy time!

New this year to the line up are 16oz. cans.

Ashley’s Brewery Throw Down Semi-Finals!

‎1 week until the Ashley’s Westland Brewery Throw Down Semi-Finals! Wednesday, Feb. 22nd 6pm til Midnight Saugatuck vs. Shorts Brewery with that sells the most pints that night wins! Saugatuck will be featuring: Sinapore I.P.A., Oval Beach Blonde, E.S.B. Amber, Black Pale Ale, Neapolitan Milk Stout and Hop on a Blonde Ale.

Anchor Steam’s New Website!

Check out Anchor Steam Brewing Company, San Francisco, CA, new website!

If you are an Anchor Steam fan or beer enthusiast, it is a great way to check out one of America’s oldest breweries dating back to the gold rush. Anchor Steam is the first American brewery to use revolutionary techniques in the brewing process

Ashley’s Throwdown Jan 25th, 6pm – Midnight

Wednesday Night, January 25th, 6pm – Midnight Michigan Brewing Co. is competing in the Ashley’s Beer Throwdown!

Ashley’s Westland is the place, Michigan Brewing Company vs. Victory Brewing Company are the beers! The most pints sold that night goes to the next round of the competition.

Michigan Brewing is bringing High Sea’s IPA,

O&W is now a Coors Distributor!

January 16, 2012, O&W, Inc. adds Coors and several more beers to our portfolio!

O&W has purchased the rights to sell these brands of beer in the existing Wayne County territory:

Coors Blue Moon Keystone Killian’s Pilsner Urquell Grolsh Tyskie Tecate Dos Equis Bohemia Sol Carta Blanca Newcastle

This is an exciting time for O&W

Ashley’s Brewery Throwdown – Round 1

Ashley’s Westland is having a 2012 Invitational Beer Throwdown! 8 Michigan breweries are participating in a head to head competition and moving through a March Madness bracket system to crown a winner in late April. Each night the breweries compete, the winner will be decided by total number of pints sold from 6pm – midnight.

O&W Michigan 2011 Modelo Wholesaler of the Year

Congrats to everyone at O&W for all of their hard work in 2011!

January 12, 2012, O&W was named Michigan 2011 Modelo Wholesaler of the Year. Scoring was based on volume sales and trends along with many different levels of distribution for the entire Modelo portfolio.

Great job guys!

Ringing in the New Year with Infinium

New Year’s Eve is just around the corner and we have heard from many of you that you’ll be toasting 2012 with a bottle of Infinium. While Infinium enjoyed by itself is delicious, we wanted to share three cocktail recipes that feature this unique brew as the signature ingredient. Each recipe is infused with seasonal

Happy 78th Birthday O&W, Inc.

December 5th marks the day that Prohibition was repealed in 1933, ratifying the 21st Amendment to the Constitution allowing people to enjoy alcoholic beverages again. This also gave state the right to regulate the sale of Alcohol under a three tier system, one that is still in place today. Because of this three tier system,

Miller Lite Iphone App gets you Home Safely

Miller Lite Taxi Finder App will help you get home safely.

The Miller Lite® TaxiFinder by 1-800-TAXICAB uses your GPS coordinates to locate your position on a map, then shows you the nearest taxi company on the 1-800-TAXICAB.

Go to the iTunes store and download the Miller Lite Taxi Finder free app and use

Get Home Safe!

Call 1-800-TAXICAB and get home from the bar safe!

Thanksgiving eve is the biggest bar night of the year. It’s a time for friends and family to come back home and get togehter, and we want to make sure that you get home safe.

SafeCall™ is a Heineken USA national partnership with 1-800-TAXICAB INC

Sam Adams Brewing the American Dream Program

Samuel Adams and ACCION USA have partnered to help food, beverage and hospitality small business owners in New England, New York City, Ohio, the Lehigh Valley of Pennsylvania and craft brewers nationwide with the tools they need to help their businesses succeed.

In 1984, Jim Koch started The Boston Beer Company on a shoestring. Jim

Beer Clean Glass

How to Get a Beer Clean Glass

Everyone loves a good beer, that’s true. But first things first, you need to start with a clean glass!

If you are a bar owner, have your own bar at home or are just enjoying a beer in your kitchen, you will get some great tips from this

New Tags Required by State on all Kegs Sold

Starting November 1, 2011, the State of Michigan will require all Off Premise retailers to place tags on all beer kegs of 4 gallons or more and to keep records of the purchaser. The tags are free of charge and available from MLCC.

Click here to see Keg Tag Registration FAQs from the State of

Miller Lite is the Official Sponsor of the Red Wings!

Miller Lite is the Official Sponsor of the Detroit Red Wings!

Pre-games continue until the home opener against the Senators, October 7th, 7pm at Joe Louis.

Click here for the Red Wings 2011-2012 Schedule.

Watch for specially marked packages of Miller Lite to win Red Wing gear and collector’s items!

Enter to Win Tickets to the W4 Country Miller Lite Tailgate

Miller Lite U of M Footaball Tailgate

Go to W4 Country’s website or Facebook page to enter to win tickets for the W4 Country Miller Lite Tailgate at the corner of Stadium and Main St. for each home Michigan Football game! Free beer and food catered by Damon’s, so must be 21 to enter.

Kid Rock Visits Michigan Brewing Company

Watch the video here of Kid Rock at Michigan Brewing Company.

Kid Rock visits the brewery where his American Badass beer is made. Watch how the beer is made and how Kid Rock continues to give back to his hometown!

Goodbye for Now Ann Arbor Summer Festival

As we say goodbye to another beautiful Michigan summer, we wanted to share this awesome video from the Ann Arbor Summer Festival. The 2011 Ann Arbor Summer Festival was as popular as ever breaking attendance records packing crowds in for movies at Top of the Park, beer garden festivities, great bands and performers, family events

New Plastic Compressor

Check this out! This is our new compressor, it will smash down all the plastic wrap in the warehouse into compact bricks. Petosky Plastic will then come and pick up a semi load full of the plastic bricks once a month and recycle the used plastic at their facility.

So how much plastic wrap is

Solar Panels are Being Installed at the Warehouse!

It doesn’t look like much yet… but 73 Solar Panels are being installed along the roof at O&W!

The Green Panel Company, out of Brighton, MI is here installing the panels.

DTE will harness the energy and distribute it along their system.

Real Detroit Weekly Feature on Michigan Brewing Company

Congrats Bobby Mason and the Michigan Brewing Company for their feature article in Detroit Weekly!

We love your beer!

O&W at the 14th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Festival

The 14th Annual Michigan Brewer’s Guild Festival did not disappoint with 3 giant tents and the Back Forty area full of great Michigan Beer! Over 450 beers in total were at the sold out event to sample. And we LOVED the pretzel necklaces!

It might be shocking that 30 of us from O&W went down

O&W at the 14th Annual Michigan Brewers Guild Festival

The 14th Annual Michigan Brewer’s Guild Festival did not disappoint with 3 giant tents and the Back Forty area full of great Michigan Beer! Over 450 beers in total were at the sold out event to sample. And we LOVED the pretzel necklaces!

It might be shocking that 30 of us from O&W went down

O&W Sponsors Jalen Rose Leadership Academy Golf Outting

July 11, 2011 marked the first fundraiser for the Jalen Rose Leadership Academy, his tuition-free charter school set to open in September on Detroit’s Northwest Side. The event raised $75,000 during a celebrity-laden golf outing at Barton Hills Country Club.

“What I’m trying to do is create a public school with a private-school productivity model,”

2011 University of Michigan Football Schedule

It’s an understatement to say that Ann Arbor is going to be the PLACE TO BE with the first 5 games at home in the Big House.

Click here for the 2011 and 2012 U of M Football Schedule.

Heineken Light Unveils Handlebar Moustache Film

Heineken Light Unveils Handlebar Moustache Film

Heineken USA today announced the launch of “Handlebar Moustache,” the second film in its new Heineken Light campaign that celebrates consumers’ “occasionally perfect” experiences. The spot is the next step in a holistic marketing effort under the “Be a Man of the World” platform.“Handlebar Moustache” will officially premier on

Vietnam Moving Wall is in Westland July 21st -24th

O&W and Miller High Life Sponsor the Moving Wall

The Moving Wall, the half-size replica of the Washington, D.C. Vietnam Veterans Memorial, has been on exhibit throughout the country for the past 27 years. This summer, the monument will travel to Westland and be open for viewing 24 hours every day from July 21-25.


KID ROCK and BADASS BEER on the Daily Show with Jon Stuart

Kid Rock was the feature guest of the Daily Show with John Stuart on June 12th, 2011. With a 6 pack of American Badass beer on the desk and a Made in Detroit T-Shirt on, Kid Rock talked about his Born Free summer tour, Badass beer and his efforts to help Detroit make a come

SABMiller Makes More Beer With Less Water

SABMiller Makes More Beer with Less Water

By SustainableBusiness at Matter Network

Tue Jul 12, 2011 1:34am EDT

Global brewing company SABMiller is cutting the amount of water used to make beer. So far, it’s managed to cut it by only 8 percent, but they say that’s a lot for a water intensive industry

14th Michigan Brewer’s Guild Festival

14th Annual Michigan Summer Beer Festival July 22-23, 2011 Depot Town – Riverside Park, Ypsilanti

The Summer Beer Festival is the Michigan Brewers Guild’s oldest and largest of our four annual festivals. The festival takes place outside in a lovely riverside setting and will feature more than 300 different beers from more than 50

Viru Premium Estonian Beer

Introducing Viru a Pilsner Style beer brewed in Tartu, Estonia, by the A. Le Coq brewery. Viru is brewed with water drawn from artesian wells at the brewery and Saaz hops from the city in the Czech Republic where the hops has been growing for seven centuries. Viru is known for its distinctive octagonal shaped

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat Made With Michigan Cherries!

Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is brewed with Michigan Cherries!

Just in time for Michigan’s Cherry Festivals and all of those booths along the sides of the 2 lane highways in Northern Michigan, is an Ale brewed with cherries. Sam Adams Cherry Wheat is crisp and fruity with a hint of honey.

Samuel Adams Cherry Wheat®

2011 Mott Classic

2011 Mott Classic

This year proved to be one the best Mott Classics in recent history. Golf kicked off early Monday morning, June 6th, at Barton Hills, Radrick and Eagle Crest Marriott with an extra 62 players this year, a record 300 people were in attendace for this important cause. The weather was beautiful and

Help Iran and Afghanistan Veterans Live the “High Life”

Turn in your bottle caps and pull tabs to help Vets live the “High Life”.

The Iraq and Afghanistan Veterans Association (IAVA) was founded in 2004 and is the country’s first and largest non-profit organization that works to improve the lives of OIF/OEF veterans and their families. The IAVA has more than 125,000 veteran

Just Planted the Hops!

Here is our Hops Garden!

We planted the 4 Hops plants along the trellises so they have somewhere to climb – then with some perennial friends around them.

We have 2 Mt. Hood and 2 Cascade plants. If you are a home brewer, keep watching, we will be giving our harvest away in the fall!

Bo Merlot Donates $150,000 to the U of M Cardiovascular Center

In 2008, Michigan Football coach Bo Schembechler’s widow, Cathy, launched a Bo-themed Merlot to raise money for the University of Michigan Cardiovascular Center where Bo was treated in the later years of his life.

Bo Wines are currently offered in a 2005 Merlot, 2008 Monterey Merlot and a 2009 Sauvignon Blanc. Each series of

Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial Draft

Great News! We are one of the three distributors in Michigan to be chosen to carry Negra Modelo and Modelo Especial Draft! The release will be in Mid July in 25 of our accounts. If you haven’t had the pleasure of tasting these beers on draft – you are in for a big treat, they

Save Your Summer!

Go to to sign up to win prizes throughout the summer.

Each time you purchase a Miller Lite, text 80153 with the code on the package. This will enter your points into your own points bank that you can sync with your smart phone keep tabs on your balance. Enter your points each week

Local Beer Distributors Team Up to Help Tornado Victims in Alabama with 36,000 Bottles of Donated Water

O&W, Inc. has partnered with Oakland County based Powers Distributing Co. and Eastown Distributor Co. in Highland Park, to deliver 36,000 bottles of water to the region of Alabama struck by monster tornadoes that killed more than 350 people and left thousands injured and homeless.

“Often times we are able to impact the communities in

O&W, Inc. Sponsors the 2011 Mott Classic

O&W, Inc. is Proud to Sponsor the 2011 Mott Golf Classic Held Monday June 6th

Participants have the opportunity to play at one of three championship courses this year as attendance is up – the University’s Radrick Farms Golf Course, Barton Hills Country Club and Eagle Crest at Marriott in Ypsilanti, all for an excellent

Beer Pallets Help Train Firefighters

One thing that a beer warehouse has plenty of, are wooden pallets. We donate the pallets to the Superior Twp. Fire Department to use in their controlled burns that help train the new firefighters. According to the chief, only natural materials are to be used to start and during the burns now. The wooden

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Taxi Finder App Gets You Home Safe

Taxi Finder iPhone App helps people get home safe.

Don’t worry, you have a ride home tonight!

Download the Taxifinder app on your iPhone to get a cab anywhere in the country. With the touch of a button, Taxifinder will route you to the phone number of a local cab company wherever you are out

Miller Lite Supports Detroit!

Miller Lite is now the sponsor of the Detroit Red Wings and the Detroit Tigers!

Now you can enjoy GOOD BEER at both Joe Louis and Comerica Park during the games!

Thank You Michigan!

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

Michigan is the highest selling Summer Shandy state in the country beating out it’s home state of Wisconsin! Yours truly, O&W, is the #2 Distributor in the country for this popular brand! Thank you Michigan!

Summer Beers are Here!

The sun is shining and our Summer Beers are here! Lemon Inspired Beers

MGD 64 Lemonade an ultra low calorie lemon flavored beer.

Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy brewed in the classic English Shandy tradition.

Summer Craft Beers

Anchor Steam Summer Beer a

O&W Home Brew Contest

The 5 beers entered into the Homebrew Contest

To learn more about the fundamentals of beer, O&W had it’s first Homebrew contest that started in January, 2011. We split up into 5 teams and all had a Sam Adams homebrew kits to use. These kits came with all of the supplies you need to

O&W Sponsors Grillin’2011

Grillin 2011 a Benefit for Food Gatherers

Sunday, June 12, 3-8pm at the Washtenaw Farm Council Grounds

O&W is sponsoring this important community event! Each ticket sold to the event provides 140 meals for our neighbors in need.

Ann Arbor Summer Festival June 17th – July 10th

O&W proudly sponsors the 28th season of the Ann Arbor Summer Festival!

We will continue our Rock Series sponsorship this year and also sponsor the After Dark party as DJ’s spin in the Beer Grove each Friday and Saturday night.

“This festival is so special to us at O&W because it represents so

O&W Cicerone Training

Do you know the what the Three Tier System is, the right pressure of CO2 you need to serve draft beer, what snowflake like markings on a freshly poured glass of beer mean, how to detect off-flavors in beer? Well if you are interested in learning the behind the scenes fundamentals in beer and would

American Craft Beer Week May 19th – 22nd

Lotsa fun around the country and here in Michigan during American Craft Beer Week May 19th – 22nd. Check our Facebook page that week – we’ll post events in our area!

Traveling that week? Goto for more info about happenings around the country.

Michigan Brewing Co. & Beverage World

Congrats to Bobby Mason and his team at Michigan Brewing Company for their feature article in the March issue of Beverage World Magazine!

Saugatuck Brewing

Barry Johnson, Saugatuck Brewing Company

Saugatuck Brewing

We now carry Saugatuck Brewing Beer!

In late 2004, a three phase development plan was put in place by brewmaster Barry Johnson, creating Saugatuck Brewing Company. Beginning in June, 2005 a small, intimate, start-up brewery with the only “Brew On Premise” facility in Western Michigan, was

Heineken Perfect Pour Event

Peter Camps from the Heineken National On Premise Draft Team was here at One Under in Livonia to show us about the great brewing tradition behind Heineken, and how to do a Heineken “Perfect Pour”. Here is a Heineken “Perfect Pour” Step 1

CLEAN GLASS! The most important part of pouring any draft beer.

Annual Home Brew Contest

February 2012 we are at it again! 5 teams are brewing, bottling, designing labels and the judging will be April 27th. Stay tuned for the winners! O&W Annual Home Brew Contest…Let the games begin!

There is no better way to learn about beer than to brew it, after all, it’ s not quite as easy

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