Meet the Makers — Jay Fettig, North Pier Brewing Company
- Related Member: North Pier Brewing Company
Jay Fettig, owner of North Pier Brewing Company, loves craft beer. So in May 2016, he opened a small microbrewery and taproom on a little corner in the Benton Harbor’s Hill District. It’s an unbeatable location for many reasons. Tucked away from busy streets, it teems with energy. It’s practically on the Harbor Shores Golf Club course, with the cart path curving around the brewery between holes 13 and 14. It’s a stone throw from the popular Benton Harbor Arts District, Lake Michigan beaches, hiking/biking/x-country ski trails, Paw Paw River paddle sports and the annual Steelhead Triathlon route. The location is great but what’s exceptional is the customer service and what pours from the taps.
Toast a gorgeous fall!
Show Your Makers Trail Passport | Now-April 30, 2020 | Earn Cool Prizes
The trees in Southwest Michigan are starting to show their brilliant fall colors and over the next few weeks, our countryside and lakeshore will become more and more beautiful. One of the best ways to take in our annual leaf show is to follow our Makers Trail, trying the craft wines, beers, ciders and spirits our region is renowned for. But besides tasting great beverages, you can earn prizes on this fall color tour.
Don’t miss Maestro Fountain’s fabulous finale
- Related Member: Southwestern Michigan Symphony Orchestra
For 14 seasons, audiences and musicians have held a collective breath as Robin Fountain raises his conductor’s baton. With a swoosh of his arm, everyone exhales as music notes make hearts swell with joy, pound with fear, beat peacefully or shatter with deep sadness. No one plays on peoples’ emotions like Maestro Fountain, music director of the Southwest Symphony Orchestra (SMSO).
Take a fall color tour and earn cool swag.
Creative Pursuit Game | Now-April 30, 2020 | 19 Art/Theater/Museum Venues in SW Michigan
September is one of our most colorful months of the year. Our orchards are bright with golden and crimson apples, our markets with plump pumpkins and mums, and our tree-lined streets and forests are turning brilliant scarlet, amber and orange. But in Southwest Michigan, you can take an indoor fall color tour that will wow you, too. It’s our Creative Connections to 19 participating arts and culture sites in Berrien County that showcase colorful creations and productions. And if you play our Creative Pursuit Game you also can earn cool prizes!
Bob’s Barn: Fresh foods to go or eat right now!
- Related Member: Bob's Barn Farm Market and Bakery
Bob’s Barn: Farm Market, Café & Bakery | 4830 Coloma Rd. | April 15-Dec. 15 | Sunday: 1-5 p.m. | Monday, Wednesday-Saturday: 9 a.m.-6 p.m. | Closed Tuesday
In Southwest Michigan, you are always close to the freshest fruits and vegetables. Our harvest trail in Berrien, Cass and Van Buren Counties is renowned in the Midwest for its mile-after-mile of pick-your-own orchards and farm markets brimming with local foods. But Bob’s Barn in Coloma takes freshness beyond the bushel basket. They also serve grown-right-here foods on your plate.