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Winter in Lakeside, Michigan.

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This past weekend Julie and I headed up to Lakeside, Michigan with some friends, for the first time in the winter.
UntitledAfter breakfast at the Inn we headed down to the beach to see what it was like in the winter. I had no idea or concept that there would be a buildup of ice like what we witnessed.

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Much like in the summer we stayed at the Lakeside Inn. It was surprisingly full of people for a weekend in February. The breakfast buffet leaves much to be desired but the inn has multiple large fireplaces and is always interesting.

Greenbush Brewing UntitledUntitledUntitledUntitledOn Saturday we hit up a couple of the breweries that are part of the Berrien County Beer Tour including Greenbush, Tapestry, and Cultivate. We’ve been to Greenbush multiple times but I had no idea the other two were near by.

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Tapistry Brewing had some of the better beer on our stops and the largest selection. Food wise, the Charcuterie was great.

Cultivate Brewing Company
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Cultivate Brewing Company seemed to be the newest of the bunch and a place much more suited for a summer afternoon. The brewery opens up onto a large field with large garage doors that transform the place into a large patio. Probably the most light I’ve ever seen in a brewery.

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Overall we had a great time. It was much different than the summer but it was a really neat experience to see the area without the summer tourists and the ice formations on the lake were amazing.