Founders Brewing Co. reveals expanded taproom

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-16-2013 under NEWS

Today marks the public unveiling of Founders Brewing Company's new and expanded taproom, company store, kitchen and beer garden. The additional space will allow for more room as well as more variety in product. The new taproom includes 40% more...

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Mitten Brewing Co. works to fill void in Grand Rapids beer scene

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Max Trierweiler and Chris Andrus have known each other since kindergarten. Both born and raised in Grand Rapids, the two started brewing beer together in a garage. They threw around the idea of owning a brewery as they got better, but it wasn't...

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Harmony Brewing Company introduces local lunch menu

by (wendypchef)

Submitted 08-06-2013 under OPINION

Harmony Brewing Company introduced a new lunch menu last week, featuring sandwiches and salads with a local flair. Every menu item contains multiple local ingredients. Sandwiches begin with a baguette from Nantucket baking company which is toasted...

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Artists to explore nature with creations at SiTE:LAB at Blandford Nature Center

by (empichot)

Submitted 07-24-2013 under NEWS

SiTE:LAB’s installations at the Blandford Nature Center has reached its third year of giving artists the freedom to explore the forest and let their creative minds loose. This year the SiTE:LAB Blandford Nature Center installations will be...

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Elk Brewing under full construction

by (mariah_kat)

Submitted 07-09-2013 under NEWS

Solidified with building permits and approval, Elk Brewing is officially under full construction. Located on the corner of Wealthy and Henry, those passing by can expect to see major renovation over the next few months. Erin Karns started brewing...

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Grand Rapids to host first bike polo tournament

by (Loukas Peterson)

Submitted 06-14-2013 under NEWS

Move over, Seabiscuit; there's a new type of polo in town. For the first time, Grand Rapids will host an official North America Hard-court Bike Polo tournament on June 15 and 16 at Belknap Park, where two bike polo specific courts were recently...

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Motor City Brew Tours comes to Grand Rapids

by (MIBeerDude)

Submitted 06-07-2013 under OPINION

Steve Johnson has been doing Motor City brewery tours for years, based out of the east side of the state. Not only does he do brewery tours with a bus, but he also ventures with groups of people on foot and on bicycles. A few times a year, Motor...

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Grand Rapids Brewing Co: great beer, mediocre food

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 01-28-2013 under OPINION

To begin, I am not a beer or food connoisseur. Having turned 21 six months ago, I have not had many opportunities to develop a professional taste or knowledge about beers. I do not even know all the types of beers there are. I know the difference...

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Asheville beer reviewer tours Grand Rapids beer scene

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 12-31-2012 under NEWS

Recently, local beer reviewer Ben Darcie introduced Adam Reinke, “beer ambassador” of Asheville, North Carolina, to the local microbrews of Grand Rapids. The two cities had tied for the title of “Beer City, USA,” in a recent...

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Grand Rapids Brewing Company to open its organic doors December 5

by (Holly)

Submitted 11-20-2012 under NEWS

"You know, back in the early 1900's before GRBC was forced out of business by Prohibition, all restaurants and all breweries were 'organic.' They didn't have to say it, they just all were because farmers didn't use chemicals back then," says Mark...

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