As many of you know, my girlfriend is a full-time professional photographer and over the past few months I’ve taken an extreme liking…love actually, to the world of photography. Last weekend, I joined lizzie photo for three weddings in three days with the second and third in Petoskey.

On our way home, we choose Cadillac for a little moseying. On our way out of town we made a quick “maybe we’ll get lucky/let’s see what they have” stop at Willow Mercantile after seeing a few Michigan craft brewery signs in the windows. The pictures do it some justice, but I was extremely impressed with the selection of craft beers they had. And the middle was dedicated to just the Michigan brews.

As for the “maybe we’ll get lucky” part, that happened when asking about a few specialty beers and if they had got them in the past. The result: Wednesday night’s fantastic fermented enjoyment of the Jolly Pumpkin & Maui Brewing Co. collaboration: Sobrehumano Polena’ole. Not only was the owner, Brian, very friendly and helpful, he checked the back room to see if the recent beer shipment contained anything special that might pique my interest. He did good. He did damn good!

If you happen to be in the Cadillac area, Willow Mercantile is a must for a great selection of craft brews.