Welcome Arcadia Brewing Co. to downtown Kalamazoo.

The brewery had its official ribbon cutting and grand opening ceremony on Thursday night.

This project has been 22 years in the making. But owner Tim Suprise proved that if at first you don't succeed, try, try again. And Arcadia Brewing Co. is open on the east edge of downtown Kalamazoo.

Real nice facility and very good beer. What more can you ask for. Well, funny you should ask. I was lucky enough to get a personal, guided tour by Suprise himself, last week. He's got some serious plans for food, too, starting with a smokehouse in the back. On our tour was a veteran chef who know his stuff, and he was quite impressed with the plans.

As far as beers go, my son Michael texted me when I told him where I was, and said try "Loch-Down". The kid knows his brews. It's really good.

So we've got another options for dining, drinking and entertainment in Kalamazoo. And it's a very good one.