July 25, 2014 at 2:01 pm

Michigan's Dark Horse Brewing gets History Channel reality show

Top row: Bryan 'Wiggs' Wiggs, left, Ryan 'Chappy' Chapman and Kristy Morse. Bottom row: John 'Cabe' Churchill, left, Aaron Morse, Bill 'Wacky' Morse. (Joey L / History Channel)

Craft beer fans in Michigan know how cool some of the breweries and brewmasters around here are, and soon television audiences will know it, too.

“Dark Horse Nation” premieres on the History Channel Tuesday evening, depicting the rebel lifestyle of Dark Horse Brewing Co.’s Aaron Morse and his buddies in Marshall, Mich. Besides Morse, “Dark Horse Nation” stars his father, Bill “Wacky” Morse, and friends and employees John “Cabe” Churchill, brewmaster Bryan Wiggs and Ryan “Chappy” Chapman. Trailers for the series say the guys are “creating a world of their own.”

“These guys play by their own rules and win,” the promo says. “It’s not a job, it’s a way of life.”

The first two episodes air at 10 p.m. Tuesday. See the guys fixing and inventing brewing equipment, plus hunting and fishing.

Farmington’s Basement Burger Bar, 33316 Grand River, will host a “Dark Horse Nation” watching party starting at 9:30 p.m. Tuesday with half priced beer.