(269) LIST for January/February 2017: Winter

2 PLACES WHERE YOU CAN WARM UP WITH A GRILLED CHEESE SANDWICH AND CUP OF TOMATO SOUP

1. Food Dance
Whisk winter woes away with a grilled cheese dipped in creamy tomato soup; servers have details on the current featured cheese.
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Kalamazoo | (269) 382-1888

2. The Garden Griddle
Warm up with your own gourmet grilled cheese! The bread and cheese are up to you, along with meat and veggie fillings.
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Mattawan | (269) 668-7900

6 LOCAL WINTER ALES

3. Bell’s Brewery
Embrace the cold with Winter White, a Belgian-inspired Wheat Ale, blending barley and wheat malts to brighten cloudy days.
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Kalamazoo | (269) 382-2332

4. Arcadia Ales
With its caramel and toffee hints, Hop Rocket balances a trio of malts with hops to craft this Imperial IPA.
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Kalamazoo | (269) 276-0458
Battle Creek | (269) 963-9690

5. Greenbush Brewing Co.
A wintry mix of wheat malts, cardamom, clove, and orange zest create Jadis, a Winter White Ale special.
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Sawyer | (269) 405-1076

6. Latitude 42 Brewing Co.
Take on the snow with Tinder Bock, a German-style winter weizenbock, boasting a malty backbone with earthy hop aromas.
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Portage | (269) 459-4242

7. The Livery
In true winter spirit, the Evergreen Warrior pulls together a piney bitterness and sweet malt bill to form a specialty double IPA.
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Benton Harbor | (269) 925-8760

8. Round Barn Brewery

A Kentucky-Style Common Ale, the Hi-Tech Redneck is a unique seasonal brew, hinting at chocolate, molasses, and rye.
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Baroda | (269) 326-7059

9 OUTDOOR PLACES TO ENJOY THE SNOW

9. Meyer Broadway Park
Hold onto your hat as you fly downhill on tubes provided for a day of high-speed wintry fun.
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Three Rivers | (269) 467-5519

10. Swiss Valley Inc.
Test your skills on a 225-foot ski and snowboard hill. Then, take a break at the Chalet featuring pub food, drinks, and weekend entertainment.
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Jones | (269) 244-5635

11. Timber Ridge Ski Area
Hit the slopes and adventure trails with skis or a snowboard, day or night! A tubing park tops off the fun.
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Gobles | (269) 694-9449

12. Bittersweet Ski Area
This resort offers skiers and snowboarders of all levels slopes on 20 runs to test their limits.
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Otsego | (269) 694-2032

13. Echo Valley
If you can handle the thrill, speed down the Echo Valley’s legendary steep drop on a tube or toboggan.
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Kalamazoo | (269) 349-3017

14. Fort Custer Recreation Area
Cross country skiing, 25-miles of dog sledding trails, and a 219-site campground welcome winter outdoor enthusiasts
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Augusta | (269) 731-4200

15. 24th Annual Ice Breaker Festival
As Lake Michigan’s ice begins to break, South Haven celebrates with ice sculpture displays and a chili cook-off—February 3 to 5, 2017.
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South Haven | (269) 637-5171

16. Dr. T.K. Lawless Park
Ready to race? A winter wonderland awaits and so do inner tubes, sledding runs, and seven miles groomed for cross-country skiing.
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Vandalia | (269) 445-4456

17. Skating!
Lace up your skates and head for the ice! One outdoor rink beckons a warming house and hot chocolate while another offers the best of both worlds with its partial enclosure.

Millennium Park
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Portage | (269) 324-9200

John and Dede Howard Ice Arena
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St. Joseph | (269) 983-8795

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