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Spelling Bee(r) is a unique event that was hosted by the B.O.B. on Wednesday July 15th in conjunction with DrinkGR as a benefit for the Grand Rapids Public Library. Modelled after a traditional spelling bee, the Spelling Bee(r) challenged contestants to drink a beer along with each spelling attempt. The event also featured a special brewmaster’s challenge for the newly coveted Golden Paddle award which included participants from 57 Brew Pub, Hopcat, Cedar Springs Brewing Co., Grand Rapids Brewing Co., B.O.B.’s Brewery, and Pike 51 Brewing Co.
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 the bob article

H.O.M.E. (House of Music & Entertainment) opened up on the main floor of the B.O.B. (Big Old Building) last year as a place to showcase live entertainment including jazz, rock, and blues with craft beer as well as the B.O.B.’s own Bourbon Bar. Recently, H.O.M.E. hosted a coffee, beer, and food pairing event called Strange Brew and I stopped by to check it out. The event started in the afternoon with presentations from Ferris Coffee’s Sam Mirto and a Q&A with Chef Mick RIckerd. The event also include live music from saxaphone and guitar duo Blue Train.
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The B.O.B. Celebrates Beer City USA's 2nd Annual Beer Week with Craft Beer Dinner

The BOB will pair local craft beers with a unique selection of Gilly’s food options – manyincorporating beer.
In celebration of Beer City U.S.A.’s (GrandRapids’) 2nd Annual Beer Week, The BOB will be hosting a craft beer dinner featuring14 Michigan breweries and food from Gilly’s on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6:00 p.m.
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Beer Hound Membership Card

We're thrilled and excited to announce the upcoming release of our official Beerhound Membership Card. This is a new way to both take advantage of and actively participate in your Beerhound status by saving money when you dine or shop at participating restaurants, bars, and breweries around the state. Each venue will feature a unique special of their own which will be a discount off food or merchandise. Becoming a cardholder is simple--purchase a membership card through Beer Hound site and start receiving membership benefits. The member card is an annual membership and we are offering it for $20 alone or membership, t-shirt, and card for $35. We have 40 locations on board right now and are shooting for 50 by the January 21 launch. Even after it launches, we hope to get as many as 100 locations on the card with statewide coverage. 
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B.O.B.'s Brewery taps the Peanut Butter Stout with $1.00 beer specials

Friday November 16th at 4:30 PM marked the Peanut Butter Stout tapping party at B.O.B.’s Brewery in downtown Grand Rapids. The event included live music provided by Sam Kenny at 5:00 PM and a contest to guess the number in a peanut-filled growler with many prizes including Gilmore Collection gift cards of up to $100. The Stout was available for a limited time for $1.00 pours and the already insanely cheap $25.00 lifetime mug club memberships were discounted to $20.00 for attendees. Mug Club membership includes $1.00 pours on Thursdays, discounted food, and of course an engraved mug.
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A Grand Pumpkin Tour of Grand Rapids, “Beer City USA”

If you enjoyed the Beer City Pale Ale promotion awhile back, 11 Grand Rapids area breweries have returned with the new Grand Pumpkin - and this time each one has something a little different to offer. Brewery Vivant and Harmony Brewing Company in Easttown have both participated. Harmony’s Grand Pumpkin is a 7.4% ABV Chai beer. Also on special here when I visited was the Goatoberfest pizza with sausage, goat cheese, basil, and pumpkin sauce. Perhaps you’ve heard of the White House honey ale? Harmony has brewed their own version “Ale to the Chief” and I can attest to the deliciousness. If you are out on 28th Street in Kentwood / Cascade area, you can check out Schmohz experimental Pumpkin Rye and Jaden James has their Pumpkin Ale on tap now also.
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Lots on tap at B.O.B.'s Brewery in downtown Grand Rapids

The B.O.B. is a destination in and of itself; but maybe instead you are here for a concert at the Van Andel, visiting the local theater or perhaps one of many great local events such as ArtPrize or the Festival of the Arts. Maybe you are even here visiting one of the many exceptional breweries such as Founders or Hopcat. Whatever the reason, a visit to the Monkey Bar at this building's basement level serving as the home of B.O.B's brewery equals a guaranteed exceptional find in this city already renowned for it's exceptional taste in beer.
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