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////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// DARK HORSE BREWING COMPANY The Dark Horse Brewing Company, lo- cated in Marshall, Michigan, is ar- guably a very well-known brewery, even though it caters to dry humor and inside jokes. Adored by all locals who know it, Dark Horse produces some of the most fun and tastiest beers around. With wooden mugs and eccentric drawings scattered about the taproom and facility, you’ll recog- nize the quirky, uniqueness of both the brewery and the man behind it all, Aaron Morse. He is a go-getter and no-nonsense beer guru that playfully ( no, seriously!) asks that you do not play AC/DC on his jukebox while en- joying your beer. The fun signs and authentic, rocker vibe that the place gives off is more than enough to keep like-minded indi- viduals coming back, and will have those that are wary of the style inter- ested enough to step through the doors, at least once. While Dark Horse calls Michigan home, it has long since blossomed from a local gem. Today, Dark Horse beer can be found as far west as the Dakotas and as far south as the Carolinas. Take a $10 tour next time you’re around, which will get you a pint glass, tasting in the VIP Loft, and a complete tour of the production facility. These tours are only available on Saturday and Sunday, from noon to 6pm, so be sure to plan around one of those days. The Taproom is oth- erwise open graciously, with Fridays and Saturdays up and running until midnight, so you can check out what Dark Horse is brewing at your own pace. With beers like Scotty Karate and Scary Jesus Rock Star, you can’t go wrong. If you enjoy dark beers, your life will change upon trying their stouts. Go for the Fore Smoked Stout or the VBFPRF7FWBvVf&Rf"F6R`RFB&R&W&&b7FWBfW'2^( vBF'W2V6bFR&W"Ц&&'&VVBFRRF2R66RЧ&W6ǒN( 2FBvBG&fV֖GvW7B7VW"#rc