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What's On Tap: October 24-31

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant Farmhand, Rustic Farmhouse Style Ale Triomphe, Belgian IPA Big Red Coq, Belgian Red Ale with citra hops The Lost Gasket Spelt IPA, earthy malt and piney hops BlackHand, Black Session Ale Perdition, Black Belgian Style Ale Over The...

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Brewery Vivant to introduce rare, limited brews at 3rd annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-30-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

The third annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival will take place Saturday, October 5 from 1-9 p.m. Brewery Vivant will feature 20 of their own wood-aged brews. The event is 21+, and $10 will get you admission, a collector's glass and two beer or food...

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Why Grand Rapids is BeerCity

by (Jake Cagle)

Submitted 05-10-2013 under OPINION

No matter what, Grand Rapids is Beer City, USA. Period, end of story. Even if- for some godforsaken reason- the title changes hands in 2013, the truth is obvious to anyone who has grabbed a drink in Grand Rapids in the past few years: this is a city...

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Brewery Vivant, Crooked Goose join forces to fight hunger

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 04-30-2013 under NONPROFITS

What happens when a proudly local pub and a Grand Rapids brewery get together? They find a creative way to fight hunger in West Michigan. On May 1, Crooked Goose will host a Brewery Vivant tap takeover featuring six of Vivant’s Belgian-style...

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2013 Michigan Winter Beer Festival celebrates Michigan craft beer, community

by (Renato)

Submitted 02-28-2013 under OPINION

Wearing a pretzel necklace has become a tradition at the annual Michigan Winter Beer Festival, a day that celebrates Michigan craft beer at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park, MI. The pretzel necklace has become quite ubiquitous, and for good...

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Farmer-owned restaurant offers bold brews, homegrown meals to support food bank

by (Feeding America...)

Submitted 02-15-2013 under NONPROFITS

Grand Rapids restaurants are embarking on a two-week exploration of local cuisine, Michigan beers and the fruitful ways in which they intersect. Cool Brews. Hot Eats., from the creators of Restaurant Week, runs from Feb. 18 to March 2 and involves...

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West Michigan beer makers "hop" up to the plate

by (Onawa Gardiner)

Submitted 08-01-2012 under NEWS

Michigan’s first annual beer month just came to a close and a look around area farms reveals a surge in growth for a key beer ingredient: hops. West Michigan is experiencing a renaissance in hops farming, with breweries putting their full...

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Ten breweries collaborate, create Beer City Pale Ale

by (Chelsea)

Submitted 06-26-2012 under NEWS

Beer City Pale Ale, a collaborative celebration between ten area breweries, will be on tap throughout the month of July at various locations. The new brew will be on tap around the city, just in time for Craft Brew Month. This April, Grand...

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