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Episode #2107

“A Taste of Hops, Spirits and Fruit of the Vine”

Episode #2107 Travel Planner

What a trip this will be as we travel across three counties to experience the best craft beers, spirits and wines, sampling the unique foods that go along with them. All located in Mid-Michigan in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Vote for your favorite at our online poll.

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Michigan's Great Lakes Bay Region
Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties



visit the official website of Great Lakes Bay region tourism and plan your visit

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Great Lakes Bay Region

Great Lakes Bay Region

Phone: (800) 444-9979
515 North Washington Avenue, 2nd Floor - Saginaw, MI

301 Washington Avenue - Bay City, MI

128 East Main Street - Midland, MI

No matter the season — or whether you’re craving craft beer, wine, or cocktails — you’ll find plenty of places to savor in Pure Michigan’s Great Lakes Bay Region. Pull up a seat to a fleet of craft handles at cozy breweries and taprooms, or find low-key wine and cocktail bars where the sips look every ounce as good as they taste! Enjoy your time in the Great Lakes Bay and cheers to your spirited adventures!

W.H. Ales Brewpub

W.H. Ales

former location of Lumber Barons Brewery
804 E Midland Street - Bay City, MI
Phone: (989) 778-2348
Hours: Sun-Thu 11am - 10pm, Fri & Sat 11am - 11pm

We pride ourselves on crafting the finest beers in the state of Michigan. Our passion for brewing is evident in every pint we pour, and we're committed to providing our patrons with a unique and memorable experience. Our experienced brewers use only the finest ingredients and techniques to create beers that are bursting with flavor and character. In addition to our delicious beers, we also offer a great food menu to fill whatever craving you may have.

Tri-City Brewing Company

Tri-City Brewing Company

Location: 4170 Shrestha Drive - Bay City, MI
Phone: (989) 686-1340
Hours: Tue-Thu 3-10pm, Fri & Sat Noon - 11pm, Sun Noon - 8pm

Tri City Brewing took its name from the three cities - Bay City, Saginaw, Midland located in the eastern part of the lower peninsula of Michigan. These three cities are collective known as the Tri Cities which at one time was quite the hub for brewing!

Tri City Brewing distributes 4 beers across Michigan, including Hell's Half Mile Helles Lager, Charity Island IPA, Giant Slayer Russian Imperial Stout, and Torchon Belgian Pale Ale. 14 beers on tap by the glass in the taproom and 6 packs and growlers to go!

Coven Restaurant & Bar


former location of VNO Wine Warehouse & New Age Restaurant
512 E Midland Street - Bay City, MI
Phone: (989) 402-1122

Coven presents an entirely new dining experience to the Bay City area. Featuring a unique New Orleans fusion menu, live music and entertainment in an enjoyable and welcoming environment.

Whichcraft Taproom

Whichcraft Taproom

Location: 124 Ashman Street - Midland, MI
Phone: (989) 832-3395
Hours: Mon-Wed 11am - 11pm, Thur-Sat 11am - Midnight, Sun Noon - 10pm

At WhichCraft Taproom we believe in supporting local businesses, which is why all of the beer, wine, cider, and mead we serve are from the great State of Michigan. By supporting Michigan breweries and wineries, we keep our money in Michigan which encourages the growth and development of an industry that creates jobs, attracts tourists, and makes a darn good product!

WhichCraft features more than 80 varieties of craft-brewed Michigan beer, 40 of which are available on tap, and a wide selection of Michigan-made cider, mead, and wine. These are the domestics!

Veedu Indian Restaurant


Former location of Whine
337 E Wackerly Street - Midland, MI
Phone: (989) 835-5222
Hours: 11:30am - 2:30pm, 4:30pm - 9:30pm, closed Tuesday

The name “Veedu” means Home. We stand by our name and present the best blend of traditional Indian flavours complimented by our unique touch. Veedu is an abode of eclectic flavors from the Indian subcontinent. We promise an unforgettable culinary journey set in an elegant and cozy interior. A delectable food menu accompanied by an expertly curated alcohol menu is sure to make your dining experience unforgettable.

Prost! Wine Bar & Charcuterie

Prost! Wine Bar

Location: 576 S Main Street - Frankenmuth, MI
Phone: (989) 262-8690
Hours: Mon-Thu Noon - 10pm, Fri-Sat Noon - Midnight, Sun 11am - 10pm

Prost! Is a German cheer to good food, great wine and the warm conversation and laughter among family and friends.From craft beers and cocktails to our every growing wine list, our drink menu offers something for everyone, and a chance to experience something you never have before.

Grand Traverse Distillery

Grand Traverse Distillery

Frankenmuth River Place Shops
925 S Main Street - Frankenmuth, MI
Phone: (989) 652-2483
Hours: Sun-Thu 11am - 6pm, Fri-Sat 11am - 8pm

Michigan’s premier micro-distillery celebrates the natural gifts abundant to Michigan’s 45th parallel. We create ultra-premium spirits, hand-crafted in small batches using local ingredients. The crystal clear glacial waters of Michigan are pure and clean, which makes the 45th parallel an ideal location to produce vodka, whiskey, & other spirits! Visit us to learn about and try our award winning Vodkas, Whiskeys, and soon to be Gin!

Great Getaways Poll: Episode 2107

Great Getaways Poll

What a trip this will be as we travel across three counties to experience the best craft beers, spirits and wines, sampling the unique foods that go along with them. All located in Mid-Michigan in the Great Lakes Bay Region. Vote for your favorite at our online poll.