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Stahoo's Brewery and Taproom


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“Stahoo” is a Polish nickname for Stanley, and it honors Jim’s Grandpa who was born to Polish immigrants in Saginaw, Michigan. Local neighborhood breweries and distilleries sprung up to quench the thirst of men working in the heat of massive factories. When prohibition came, Stahoo and his brothers built a moonshine still (Jim remembers pieces of it hidden in his Grandpa's barn). Michigan shares hundreds of miles of a waterway border with Canada, where alcohol still flowed freely. Michigan was a hub for bootleggers who smuggled booze into the State, and Stanley was among the many who took advantage of it.


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