Dynamic Variation:

Speciation Artisan Ales: Where the Wild Things Are

Proprietor and mastermind Mitch Ermatinger, along with wife and partner, Whitney, opened Speciation Artisan Ales in Comstock Park in January 2017. They have since relocated Speciation to the Uptown…

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Grand Rapids Craft Breweries

Grand Rapids was named Beer City USA in 2012 and 2013, thanks to our booming craft brewery industry. You can raise a pint of local beer in a variety of diverse environments around town. Grand Rapids…

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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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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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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. We asked locals what breweries they recommend for savory…

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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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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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