Guardian Brewing Company In The News


Add A Hoppy Twist To Your Holiday Dinner,” Saugatuck/Douglas Area CVB, December 2023.

Guardian Brewing Company leaving MI, property up for sale.” Madalyn Buursma, Wood TV 8, Grand Rapids. October 2023.

Guardian Brewing Company closing Saugatuck brewery due to family members health.” Fox 2 Detroit, October 2023.

Life & Work With Kim Collins.” Voyage Michigan, October 2023.

Things to Do, Places to Go”- 103.7 COSY FM.” West Michigan Tourist Association, September 2023.

“These 11 Awesome Michigan Breweries & Distilleries Are Run by Women.” The Gander: Michigan’s Newsroom. Written by Lisa Green, August 31, 2023.

Culinary Conversations: LGBTQ+ Voices in West Michigan Food & Beverage.” June 14, 2023.

Things to Do, Places to Go – 103.7 COSY FM.” West Michigan Tourist Association, June 2023.

Local DE&I Resources, Opportunities, and News.” Article by the Michigan Craft Beer Collective, April 2023.

PorchDrinking’s Comprehensive 2023 Beer Release Calendar Roundup.” Article by Mathew Powers, Porch Drinking, March 2023.

“Guardian Brewing Company: everyone’s welcomed for craft beer, pub grub, and camaraderie .” Article by Elizabeth Granger, Urban Street Magazine, March 2023.

Enjoy Michigan Craft Beers at LMCU Ballpark.” Article by Jessica Jurczak from Wood TV 8, February 2023.

New Michigan Beer Labels (February 2023).” Article by Ed Norton from Better on Draft, January 2023.

New Michigan Beer Labels (January 2023).” Article by Ed Norton from Better on Draft, January 2023.

Meet the Michigan Brewers Guild 2023 Board of Directors,” by Chris Crowell, January 2023, from Craft Brewing Business.


#Drew’s Brews – Guardian Brewing Company in Saugatuck Michigan.” September 2022, by Drew Walker at US*99.

The Next Generation of Michigan Beer Leaders.” August 2022, by John Liberty of West Michigan Beer Tours and Millcraft.

A Deliciously Sour Michigan Summer Beer Festival.” July 2022, by Brenda Sodt Marshall from Life in Michigan.

The List – 20 Beers You Need to Try at Michigan’s Summer Beer Fest (2022).” June 2022, by Ed Norton from Better On Draft.

Daily Inspiration: Meet Kim Collins.” June 2022, by Jessica Ramirez from VoyageMichigan.

Guardian Brewing Co. is Michigan’s first LGBTQ, women-owned brewery, but wishes it weren’t.” June 2022, by Brian Manzullo from Detroit Free Press.

West Michigan breweries create beer to benefit Grand Rapids Pride Center.” June 2022, by Brian McVicar from MLive News Grand Rapids.

47 Queer-Led and Queer-Supporting Breweries to Champion Right Now.” May 2022 from HopCulture.

200+ Women/Non-Binary-Owned Breweries to Support Across the Country.” April 2022, from PorchDrinking.

This small Midwest town should be your next weekend getaway.” March 2022, by Melissa Nicholson from

“Queer-Owned Breweries in the US.” March 2022, from Vacationer.

The List – 20 Beers You Need to Try at the Winter Beer Festival (2022).” February 2022, by Ed Norton from Better On Draft.

Love and a frosty mug: Meet more dynamic Michigan craft brewery couples.” February 2022, by Amy Sherman from Midland Daily News.


Sip & Savor Michigan’s Best at Holland Michigan.” November 2021, from Awesome Mitten Team.

Hikers Flock to Saugatuck Souglas 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 Märzen Podcast: Kim Collins Guardian Brewing.” April 2021, Porch Drinking.

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.


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.

“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, by Lia Moran.

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

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