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German club invites community to celebrate Oktoberfest

by (caithoop)

Submitted 09-15-2014 under NEWS

The Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids is hosting its 34th annual Oktoberfest on September 26 and 27 from noon-11 p.m. in John Ball Park. The whole weekend is free to attend. Now recognized as Beer City USA, Grand Rapids will pay homage to some of...

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Founders anticipates Sunday release of official ArtPrize beer

by (erictank)

Submitted 09-09-2014 under NEWS

Founders Brewing, the official brewery for ArtPrize 2014, has announced this year's limited release that will be offered at all official ArtPrize events and distributed around Michigan, Wisconsin, greater New York City and the greater Chicago...

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What's on Tap: August 28-September 3

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-27-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Hopsun, Belgian summer whit AHA Bread Beer, Belgian saison Full On IPA, India pale ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Crimson King, amber ale Blondie, golden ale Spooky Action, way beyond IPA Robert the Barrel, bourbon...

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Homebrewing hobbyists collaborate to share ideas, experience

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-22-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Next Monday in Beer City, USA, 30 paying members and several potential members of this new homebrew club will share in the learning process of not only tasting microbrews but becoming brewers themselves. Members range from those who have...

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Perrin brewers show brief overview of brewing process

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-21-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

John Stewart has been Perrin Brewing Company's head brewer for about a year and a half. Before that, he brewed for New Holland Brewing, Saugatuck Brewing Company and as a homebrewer. Perrin Brewing is located at 5910 Comstock Dr NW.  In the...

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Brewery takes on grassroots cooperative business model

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Three years ago, a group of homebrewers and beer enthusiasts came together to accomplish a common goal: to open a brewery. With the explosion in popularity of craft brewing, High Five Co-Op Brewery stands apart from the crowd by boasting the title...

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What's on Tap: August 14-20

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-15-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Hopsun, Belgian summer whit AHA Bread Beer, Belgian saison Full On IPA, India pale ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Crimson King, amber ale Blondie, golden ale Spooky Action, way beyond IPA Robert the Barrel, bourbon...

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Tour breweries, sample beer, learn your history

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-07-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

History buff and beer enthusiast Brian Haik is putting his knowledge of beer and Grand Rapids to use with his new business, Grand Rapids Beer Tours. He offers guests the opportunity to visit several local breweries, sample some of their selections,...

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Harmony's head brewer excited for expansion, new challenges on West Side

by (andreemi)

Submitted 08-05-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Benjamin Isbell, head brewer at Harmony Brewing in Eastown, is excited to expand the space he has to brew in with the new brewery on the West Side, tentatively named "Harmony Hall." The seating available at Harmony Brewing in Eastown is...

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What's on Tap: July 31-August 6

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-31-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Hopsun, Belgian summer whit AHA Bread Beer, Belgian saison Full On IPA, India pale ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Crimson King, amber ale Blondie, golden ale Spooky Action, way beyond IPA Robert the Barrel, bourbon...

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