Did you know that Grand Rapids was named Beer City 2012? It came as no surprise to beer blogger Daniel Stones, who reviewed two Grand Rapids breweries on his blog Brew Pub Reviews:

From his review of Founders Brewing Company:

"Go. Go. Go. I highly recommend [Founders] to any brewery lover. A great experience and some wonderful beers..." Read the whole review here!

And from his review of HopCat Brewery:

"Fun place with lots of good, old fashioned, brew-pub class...Hop Cats shines as a fantastic [and local, keep in mind] hangout." Read the whole review here!

We're glad you enjoyed our beer, Dan! And good news for locals: whether you're a casual beer drinker or a die-hard cerevisaphile, now you have yet another reason to enjoy a pint: the Michigan Legislature has declared the month of July "Craft Beer Month". Here at Experience Grand Rapids, we'll be celebrating by bringing you a series of posts on Grand Rapids' craft beer scene. Check back each Friday in July for a behind-the-scenes look at local brewpubs and the beers they produce. Until then, why not celebrate by heading to Founders, HopCat, or one of our other many breweries?