Moaui Tai – Shane Bang: Guest Bartender

Our Featured Original cocktail is brought to you by guest bartender, Shane Bang. Inspired by the Mai Tai, the Moai Tai is named after the iconic statues of Easter Island. The cinnamon, lemon, and yellow Chartreuse highlight the botanicals found in the Bombay Sapphire. Moaui Tai 1.5 oz Bombay Sapphire 1oz …

Tom Collins – Featured Classic Cocktail

The Tom Collins is a classic Gin-based cocktail with a rich history. This classic was originally named the John Collins after its creator at a popular London Hotel in 1860. The John Collins gained popularity in 1869 after being published in the Steward and Barkeeper’s Manual.  Old Tom Gin was …

La Marca Prosecco: Cocktail Ingredient (Really!)

Here at Great Lakes, we’ve been playing with two fast-growing trends: Prosecco and wine-based cocktails. The reps broke into teams and came up with five drinks. A talented local bartender helped with some tweaks and voila… 5 delicious, bubbly cocktails to enjoy this summer and all year round. Check out …

Fireman’s Brew Now on Tap in Michigan – Press Release

Fast growing Los Angeles-based craft beer company continues its national expansion through agreement with Great Lakes Wine & Spirits LOS ANGELES – July 15, 2014 – Fireman’s Brew, a Los Angeles-based craft beer company founded by two firefighters, today announced a partnership with Great Lakes Wines & Spirits to distribute …

Bitter Brew

Beer… I get to write about beer. You get to read what I write about beer, lucky you. I hope you will find this blog interesting and informative. I know I’m excited to explore the goings-on of the world of hops and barley. Speaking of hops (did you see what …