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Beer City, USA

Grand Rapids won the 2022 USA Today 10Best Reader's Choice Award for Best Beer City.

Grand Rapids is celebrating 10 years as Beer City USA in 2022. Since winning that title in a nationwide poll, the city has won a bevy of additional ale accolades – including USA Today nods for America’s Best Beer Town (2014), Best Beer Scene (2017) and Best Beer City (2022 & 2021).

Quantity and quality make Grand Rapids the top choice of beer lovers. There are more than 40 craft breweries within a 30-minute drive and each of them produces a distinctly delicious lineup of liquid bliss. Scroll down for everything you need to plan your beercation!

You can travel far and wide and not find another city or region that embraces craft-beer culture, from top to bottom, like that of Michigan.

Experience Beer City

Experience Beer City

Become a Beer City Brewsader!

Are you a beer buff? An ale enthusiast? An IPA aficionado? You should join the Beer City Brewsade® today. Download the Beer City Brewsader® app (Google Play and Apple stores) and check in to eight area breweries to earn a FREE collectible t-shirt! Already a Brewsader? Become an Ultimate Brewsader!


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Grand Rapids Beer & Brewery Tours

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Make your Beer City beercation even more special with a behind-the-scenes look at some of the area’s finest craft breweries. Take a guided tour of multiple breweries to compare the handiwork of different brewmasters. Charter a party bike or trolley for a fun-filled group excursion. Or use the Beer City Ale Trail map to plot your own course among our 40+ breweries.

Explore the options below to determine your preferred touring method(s) – and consider booking a Hotel Beer Package to give yourself more time to try more beer!

Take a Tour of Area Breweries

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Hotel Beer Packages

Experience Grand Rapids with these Beer City Hotel Package options that include additional amenities, beer specials and other beercation fun!

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Fall Beers Worth Visiting Grand Rapids For

  • by Ben Darcie photo by Experience Grand Rapids
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  • 9 min story

Happy fall, everyone! I’m Ben Darcie, and I’m a 14-year veteran of the Grand Rapids…

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