Mitch Ermatinger (Speciation Artisan Ales) Over Beer


After Jorge took a weekend trip to Grand Rapids, Michigan, we immediately reached out to Mitch Ermatinger, co-owner of one of the area's newest and most interesting breweries. Speciation Artisan Ales, which is also co-owned by Mitch's wife Whitney, is a wild and sour brewery focused on the evolutional process of working with wild microbes and yeast, so much so that they contract other breweries to brew their wort and focus solely on fermentation. It's a business and brewery model I was especially intrigued by and loved learning more about.