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Sausage-Eating Contest Hosted at Grand Rapids Brewing Co. To Celebrate One Year Anniversary

GRBC to host anniversary party with $500 sausage-eating contest, limited addition brews, and live music
Grand Rapids Brewing Company (GRBC) will celebrate its one year anniversary as Michigan’s first all-organic brewpub with a sausage-eating contest, signature beers, and live music. The party will be held at GRBC on Saturday, Dec. 14 beginning at 11 a.m.
Published in Brewery Events

 Hopcat, Harmony Brewing, and the B.O.B. host Beer City Bourbon Barrel Challenge

While previous Beer City collaborations have found me travelling to a dozen or more breweries in one week, this current challenge brought multiple breweries to single convenient locations over several weeks. This time the theme was bourbon barrel-aged beers, with numerous breweries offering up their best barrel-aged releases for the challenge. Harmony Brewing Company hosted the first week, with Hopcat, and the B.O.B.’s Brewery hosting subsequent weeks.
Published in Brewery Events

 Recap of 2013 BRU Fest in Grand Rapids

BRU Fest brings together beers, burgers, and wings and all for a good cause - to benefit the Children’s Leukemia Foundation (CLF) of Michigan. The event has been success for several years over on the east side of the State in Royal Oak, MI and with the CLF also recently opening an office in the Grand Rapids area as well, BRU FEST has now made it’s Beer City debut!
Published in Fall Events

 The Mitten Brewing Co. celebrates 1st Anniversary

The Mitten Brewing Co. celebrated it’s 1-Year anniversary with a birthday party featuring balloons, food and drink specials and lots of prize giveaways. Although not necessary to attend the celebration, $15 tickets were available which provided attendees with a commemorative glass with choice of fill and raffle tickets good for winning drinks with the Mitten brewers, a one year mug club membership, as well as additional items.
Published in Brewery News

 Recap of 2013 Wood & Wild Fest at Grand Rapids Hopcat

Once again, Hopcat has outdone themselves with this year’s weekend celebration of Wood & Wild, putting on tap an amazing array of all things barrel aged and/or wild including a selection aged for years in Hopcat’s own underground cellar. Also featured were a limited selection of bottles as well as some Woodford Reserve Barrel-Aged beers released as part of the Beer City Bourbon Barrel challenge.
Published in Brewery Events

Beer the Change Brewery Vivant takes over Twisted Rooster to fight hunger 

On Thursday, Nov. 21, Grand Rapids’ Twisted Rooster will make room on its draft list for half a dozen beers from Brewery Vivant. The event is expected to pique the interest of local beer geeks with this season’s restaurant debut of Vivant’s PlowHorse, a 9 percent-ABV imperial stout with enough muscle to banish the mid-November chill.

 6th Annual International Wine, Beer, & Food Festival in Grand Rapids November 21-23rd!

The festival launches Thursday November 21st at 5 PM at the DeVos Place Steelcase Ballroom and continues throughout the weekend until close Saturday November 23rd at 10 PM. Discriminating Beer Hounds will want to seek out the 3rd floor Brewer’s Loft featuring a wide assortment of  Michigan craft beer along with domestic and international offerings, food pairings, and entertainment. Additionally, a Cider House will include Michigan crafted hard cider among other nationally recognized offerings. And of course, that’s not all- don’t forget about an amazing variety of wine, food from top chefs and culinary demonstrations as well as beverage seminars.
Published in Fall Events
Monday, November 11, 2013

A Guide to Beer City, Vegan Style

 A Guide to Beer City, Vegan Style

In addition to being widely recognized for the beer accolades, Grand Rapids also has a great reputation for being a vegan-friendly City. One may not immediately recognize the two things as going hand in hand, but in actuality there are some surprising connections. To start with, beer as a beverage can be a good fit in vegan diet, with only a few styles (i.e. Milk Stout) being inherently non-vegan. So where are some good places to enjoy a vegan meal along with your favorite Michigan Craft beers?
Published in Restaurant / Bar News

BRU Fest - Grand Rapids

This Saturday, BRU Fest comes to the Deltaplex, offering delicious food options and many beer selections exclusively from Bell's Brewery in Kalamazoo. BRU Fest has been going on for three years in Royal Oak, and, with the opening of the Children's Leukemia Foundation office in Grand Rapids, the event has come to GR for the first time.
Published in Fall Events

 The Score taps the most craft beer in Michigan! – Sets goal to raise $10,000 for local non-profits

Grand Rapids is setting another beer record. Tapping the most craft beer in the state, The Score will tap 120 craft beers during “Tap-Fest” on Thursday, September 26th.
Published in Restaurant / Bar News
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