Cranker’s earns silver at 2017 beer festival

BIG RAPIDS — Nine Michigan brews were recognized recently at the 2017 Great American Beer Festival, including one local draft.

Aphrodisiac Chocolate Pomegranate Imperial Stout, made by Cranker’s Brewery in Big Rapids earned a medal at the festival’s competition. According to the festival’s website,, the goal of the event is for the judge panel to choose the top three brews in each of approximately 100 categories.

Cranker’s Aphrodisiac Chocolate Pomegranate Imperial Stout won silver in the chocolate beer category.


Posted by Meghan Gunther-Haas

Meghan is the education reporter for the Pioneer and Herald Review. She can be reached at (231) 592-8382 or by email at

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