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Beer City, USA

Grand Rapids is the Best Beer City

Grand Rapids celebrated 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 City (2023, 2022 & 2021), Best Beer Scene (2017) and Best Beer Town (2014).

Our meteoric rise from a town without a brewery in 1996 to America’s top beer destination less than two decades later is being chronicled in a new documentary television series, Beer City, USA.  Experience Grand Rapids is proud to support and contribute to the project – and you can also play a part.

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!

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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.

Become a Beer City Brewsader!

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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 - stay tuned for new perks coming soon!

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Experience Beer City

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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 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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Archival Brewing: Historic-Style Beers

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