Guardian Brewing Company In The News


One Good Thing: Brewery Helping Brewery.” August 2021, from WZZM Channel 13 Grand Rapids.

Hikers Flock to Saugatuck Douglas Laketown for Trail Scramble.” June 2021, from News Channel 3.

Full of Hops and Dreams.” June 2021, from Saugatuck Douglas Area CVB.

This Tiny Michigan Town Is One of America’s Best LGBTQ+ Destinations.” June 2021, from Thrilist Magazine.

7 LGBTQ+-Owned Small Businesses to Support this Pride Month.” June 2021, from Money Under 30.

Brewed With Pride.” A Courageous Leader Award and Interview from Gazelle Sports x HOKA. June 2021.

Craft beverage produces adapt marketing approaches, deal with supply chain headaches as pandemic drags on.” April 2021, from

Boys Are From Marzen Podcast: Kim Collins Guardian Brewing.” April 2021, Porch Drinking.

Piccoli, Dana. “Raising a glass to queer beer, wine, and spirit maker across the US.” February 2021, Queer Media Matters.

Southwest Michigan breweries tap local creative spirit.” February 2021, from Solace Magg.

25% is a higher number than 0%’: Saugatuck brewery excited to reopen indoor dining.” January 2021, from

Michigan Governor Gretchen Whitmer COVID-19 Press Conference Transcript January 22.” January 2021, Transcripts.


Michigan’s Great State Beer Podcast: S1E3 – Kim Collins Guardian Brewing Company.” June 2020, Michigan Brewer’s Guild.

Brewery Vivant celebrates 10 years with new offerings.” March 2020, Grand Rapids Magazine.

Michigan Brewers Guild announces 2020 Board of Directors.” January 2020, Cedar Springs Post.


Best of the West Winners,” July 2019, from Revue Magazine.

Women in craft beer brew up change.” April 2019, Grand Rapids Business Journal.

“Guardian Brewing Company Review,” April 2019, from Southwest Michigan Dining.

West Michigan Beer Tour to celebrate some local women of brewing.” May 2019, News Channel 3.

“Wickwood Inn Welcomes Guardian Brewing”, March 2019, from

“Kim Collins: Brewing Up A Lasting Impact,” February 2019, from Revue Magazine (West Michigan’s Art and Entertainment Guide).

“Guardians Of Brewing: A Woman’s Perspective on Opening A Brewery,”  February 2019, by Tom Ayers at

“Brewery in Saugatuck Opens Up In Historic Red Barn,” January 2019, from WZZM 13 On Your Side.

Guardian Brewing Co. Opens In Old Red Barn Space,” January 2019, The Commercial Record.


“Guardian Brewing Retains History While Renovating Saugatuck’s Famous Red Barn,” November 2018, from The Holland Sentinel.

“Guardian Brewing Company Construction Underway,” July 2018, from The Holland Sentinel.

“Brewery Breaks Ground at Historic Red Barn,” June 2018, from The Commercial Record.


Beer Is Not Just For Men – Just Ask Professional Brewer Kim Collins.” January 2017, from Grants For Women.

“Brews News.” October 2017, Revue Magazine.

“Guardian Brewing Plans Red Barn Home,” September 2017, from The Commercial Record.

“Brewery Looks To Take Over Saugatuck’s Red Barn Theater,” September 2017, from the Holland Sentinel.

“Brewery Planned for Saugatuck’s Red Barn Theater,” September 2017, from

2017 ICWBD Unite Brew Participants Map


“Women Brewers Create “Makin Noise: A Pussy Riot Beer” for Trump Inauguration Day,” December 2016. shared in the Denver Westword, an original article about the first collaboration and project’s mission.

“Denver’s Pussy Riot Beer Series Set to Make Statement Inauguration Day 2017,” December 2016, shared on, an article about all breweries participating in the collaboration, as well as thoughtful discussion about women in beer, naming beers, and activism through beer.

“Thanksgiving Beer Pairings,” printed in The Denver Post, November 2016.


Article about “Weird Craft Beer”, printed in Fortune Magazine, April 2015.

Interview about Craft Beer Collaborations (spoke with Ska, TRVE, Call To Arms Brewing, New Belgium), printed in Saveur Magazine, March 2015.

Interview with Jeremy Fleming, Colorado Craft Brews Blog, March 2015.


Interview with Darlene Smith, Great American Beer Festival  October 2014.

“Five on Five” Favorite IPA Interview, Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, February 2014.

Brewing with Sage, An Ancient Tradition, printed in Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, February 2014.

“Colorado Gains Another Female Head Brewer,”The Denver Post First Drafts Blog, April 2014.

“Barrels & Bottles Releases New Flagship Beers.” July 2014,

“What Kind of Beer Does Your Mom Drink?”Craft Beer and Brewing Magazine, May 2014.

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