FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 24, 2017

CONTACT: Kate Moore, Vice President of Marketing and Public Relations
(616) 929-1713; kmoore@grpm.org

Beer Explorers: Back to Beer School Coming in September to the Grand Rapids Public Museum 
 
Grand Rapids, MI – The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM), continues its very popular Beer Explorers program with Back to Beer School on September 21, highlighting six local breweries! 
 
Join the GRPM, along with Perrin Brewing Co., Elk Brewing, Founders Brewing Co., Speciation Artisan Ales, Brewery Vivant and Creston Brewery, to learn more about various types of beer and what goes into making each of their beers. Although each brewery offers many of the same styles of beers, each beer is crafted differently to bring out unique flavors that differ for each person’s palate. 
 
Back to Beer School will offer a different hands-on experience related to the brewing and tasting of beer. Each brewery will bring a special brew that was inspired by something within the Museum’s Collections. Throughout the evening, participants will explore the three floors of the Museum, stopping at different Brewery bars to enjoy their samples. Brewers will be available to answer questions and give insights on their beers. Each brewery will have also a special bread made by local bakery, Field and Fire, to accompany their beer. 
 
The evening will begin with a short presentation from the GRPM’s Chief Curator, Alex Forist, who will use artifacts from the Museum’s Collections to talk about the Grand Rapids history as Beer City. 
 
Tickets to Beer Explorers: Back to Beer School are $10 for Museum members and $20 for non-members. Tickets include six samples, one from each brewery. A cash bar will also be available. Participants must be 21 and older. Tickets can be purchased at grpm.org/Calendar. 
 
Grand Rapids Public Museum
The Grand Rapids Public Museum is an invaluable, publicly-owned institution that is home to more than 250,000 unique artifacts that tell the history of Kent County and beyond, houses the only planetarium in the region, and is responsible for protecting the Norton Indian Mounds, a national historic landmark. The Grand Rapids Public Museum is accredited by the American Alliance of Museums, with its main location in downtown Grand Rapids, MI at 272 Pearl Street, NW. For additional information including hours of operation, admission fees and exhibit/event listings, please visit www.grpm.org. 
 
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