GRAND RAPIDS, MI (October 11, 2016) -- Detroit-based Atwater Brewery is
celebrating the soft opening of its newest Michigan biergarten and tap house
this week with several events inside the newly renovated Rowe building at 201
Michigan Street NW, Grand Rapids.

"We're thrilled to bring Detroit beer styles to Grand Rapids, connecting
Michigan's two largest cities," said Atwater owner Mark Rieth, who will be onsite
for the opening festivities. "As a wonderful, historic and architecturally
interesting building that's being brought back to its original glory in downtown
Grand Rapids, The Rowe building is an ideal spot for our biergarten and tap

Atwater will mark its arrival in Grand Rapids with a private friends and family
event on Tuesday, October 11. The brewery will host a private VIP soft opening
celebration Wednesday, October 12 with attendees to include local media, City
Commissioner Dave Shaffer, and Experience Grand Rapids President Doug
Small, who will offer a toast welcoming Atwater to Beer City, USA. Atwater will
open to the public on Thursday, October 13.

Events will continue throughout the month, and a portion of sales from October
will be donated to the Grand Rapids Student Advancement Foundation to
support Grand Rapids Public Schools programs.

On Wednesday, October 26, the brewery will host a private grand opening
celebration with the Rowe building and a ribbon-cutting ceremony with Mayor
Bliss and other guests.

The Grand Rapids location marks the brand's third Michigan location. It joins the
original Detroit tap house and award-winning Atwater in the Park in Grosse
Pointe, and is a part of the brewery's plan to open across the country in the
coming years.

The Grand Rapids tap house will feature a rotation of 40 beers on tap, including
well-known favorites like Dirty Blonde and Vanilla Java Porter as well as new
brews and Atwater wine and spirits. The biergarten will offer a full menu
featuring a variety of handcrafted German wieners, pizzas, salads, desserts and
special offerings exclusive to the Grand Rapids location. Atwater will use a
German-made 5 HL Braukon brew system similar to the one at its Grosse Pointe
Park location.