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Inaugural Grand Rapids Stout Challenge

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Create TC and 7 Monks Taproom are happy to kick off Beer Month GR in announcing their Inaugural Stout Challenge presented by MI LOCAL HOPS!

The stout challenge is a local competition between TEN Grand Rapids breweries. Each brewery will produce their “Best Stout” and submit it for the event. Approximately 200 beer lovers will have the opportunity to purchase tickets, be a judge, and choose their favorite brew at anytime between 5-10pm. All tasting will be blind. Ticket holders will know the description of the beer, ABV, and other facts, but the brewery will not be revealed prior to tasting. At 10pm, an awards ceremony will take place. The winning brewery will take home a trophy and the privilege of saying that their brewery has “The Best Stout in Grand Rapids.”

Tickets are $30 per participant and include the following:
-10 sample tickets (one taste per beer, 3oz. pours)
-2 wild card tastings (yes, 12 total tastings)
-Food token for a free greasy spoon smash burger
-Custom taster glass
-Descriptions, rating sheets, voting ballot
-Attendance at award presentation

VIP Tickets are $50 per participant (limit 35) and includes the above perks AND the following:

-Full service
-Private seating in our mezzanine area
-One hour early admittance (4pm)
-Appetizer station

Inaugural Grand Rapids Stout Challenge Participants:

*Brewery Vivant
*City Built Brewing Co.
*Creston Brewery
*Founders Brewing Co.
*Gravel Bottom
*Hudsonville Pike 51 Brewing Co.
*Railtown Brewing Co.
*The Mitten Brewing Co.
*Rockford Brewing Company
*Thornapple Brewing Company

Inaugural Grand Rapids Stout Challenge