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Two Michigan bars named among best beer bars in America

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Posted at 8:08 AM, Jun 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-06-12 08:41:01-04

Michigan is one of the best states in the United States for beer. Just last year, seven Michigan breweries earned awards at the Great American Beer Festival.

Plus, both Bell's Brewery and Founders Brewery were named the best and second best breweries in the country last year.

Now, two bars in Michigan have been named some of the best beer bars in America, according to Thrillist. Those bars are 7 Monks Taproom in Traverse City and The Mitten Bar in Ludington.

"The 46 taps and robust bottle selection lean heavily on mitten-based brews, though there's also a strong Belgian representation, as is obligatory whenever a bar has 'monk' in the name," Thrillist wrote. 

They also say to chat with the bartender because some of the taps are draft-only releases that won't be available for too long.

As for The Mitten Bar, Thrillist says it has beer from some of Michigan's best breweries on tap. "Plus wares from the up-and-coming purveyors that are contributing to Michigan's rise to the top of any self-respecting list of great brewing states.

"It's friendly. It's expertly curated. And it's the perfect place to drink in some state pride while remaining optimistic that this year will finally see the Lions go to the Super Bowl," they added.