People concerned about climate change watching the State of the Union address at Arbor Brewing Company Tuesday night gave President Barack Obama generally positive reviews.
Clean Water Action hosted about 25 people at a viewing party.
Eric Keller is an campaign organizer for the group. Keller says he likes the fact Obama outlined ways he will bypass congressional gridlock. He gave Obama high marks for re-affirming that the climate change debate is over and calling on reduction in carbon.
Eric Harrington however says he was disappointed. Of particular concern to him was Obama promoting natural gas. Harrington says overall Obama could have done a lot more to get us to the place we need to be going.
Veteran Jordan Paul Redwine missed the beginning of the speech but says he was particularly touched by Cory Remsburg being recognized at the end of the address.
Obama also received applause for comments regarding unemployment insurance, a hike in minimum wage, health care, and supporting veterans.
— Andrew Cluley is the Ann Arbor beat reporter, and anchor for 89.1 WEMU News. Contact him at 734.487.3363 or email him email@example.com.
Ypsilanti's Corner Brewery is now Arbor Brewing Company Microbrewery.
Arbor Brewing Company co-owner Renee Greff says the name change came about out of concerns raised by the former Corner Brewery's general manager that the business wasn't getting the benefit of the Arbor Brewing Company brand.
Greff says not everyone knows that Arbor Brewing Company's beer is made at the Ypsilanti location.
She says new logos were designed, and word of the name change was spread through the Arbor Brewing Company blog and Facebook page.