Celebrating 10 Years of Beer City USA

Grand Rapids has been known as Beer City USA since 2012, when the city tied Asheville, North Carolina in an online poll to determine America’s best beer city. The next year, Grand Rapids won the poll…

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Women Crafting the Beverage Industry in Grand Rapids

USA Today has recognized Grand Rapids as the Craft Beverage Capital of America. We want to recognize some of the women who helped us get there. Their leadership has helped Grand Rapids stand out from…

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Enjoy Historic-Style Beers at Archival Brewing

A tour of the Beer City Ale Trail will take you across the world via the different global beer styles represented at our 40+ breweries. One Ale Trail stop will also transport you back in time – from…

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Breweries that Built Beer City: Schmohz Brewing Company

Voted Best Beer Town, Best Beer Scene, Best Beer City and Beer City, USA, the Grand Rapids area is surrounded by more than 80 breweries. However, only a couple of decades ago, Grand Rapids wasn’t…

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Breweries That Built Beer City: Founders Brewing Co.

With more than 50 breweries along the Ale Trail in the greater Grand Rapids area, it’s no wonder the city is known as Beer City, USA. However, only a couple of decades ago, Grand Rapids wasn’t nearly…

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Locals’ Guide to Breweries with Great Food

Not only does Grand Rapids have a plethora of breweries, but many of these breweries offer tasty meals to pair with their award-winning brews. This somewhat surprising culinary prowess gave rise to a…

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Beer City Coming to a TV Near You

Grand Rapids’ meteoric rise from a town without a brewery in 1996 to Beer City USA less than two decades later is a story worthy of a TV show – and soon it will have one. Manitou Films is producing a…

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Breweries that Built Beer City: Brewery Vivant

When Kris and Jason Spaulding opened the doors to Brewery Vivant in 2010, the French and Belgian inspired beers opened eyes to styles of beer rarely seen in Grand Rapids, and even West Michigan as a…

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