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Breweries That Built Beer City: Founders Brewing Co.

With more than 80 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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Quintessential Beers that Make Grand Rapids Special

There’s no doubt that Grand Rapids is known for its award-winning craft beer. While many cities across the United States have burgeoning beer scenes, only Grand Rapids has been voted “Beer City, USA”…

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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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Beer starts in the soil

With 9,000 farms and 1.1 million acres of harvested farm land, West Michigan is one of the top agricultural regions in the country. It is also home to over 60 craft breweries and Beer City USA. A…

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GR Beer Tourism is Booming

Known as “Beer City USA,” Grand Rapids has lots of reasons to celebrate its booming craft beer industry – 38.5 million reasons, to be exact. A recent study shows that the annual regional economic…

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Your Guide to Craft Pass GR

Craft Pass GR is back – and this year’s celebration of the area’s vibrant craft beverage scene is bigger, better and longer than before! Grand Rapids is the Craft Beverage Capital of America, says USA…

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Beer City Eats: Interview With Host Adrian Butler

Beer City Eats is an eight-part video series launched in 2019 that follows Grand Rapids native, Adrian “AB” Butler as he samples his way through the nuances of Grand Rapids’ breweries and learns that…

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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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