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Hard cider industry expanding in West Michigan

by (Sara Ransom)

Submitted 07-30-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Cider is not just a seasonal fall drink, it is growing industry in Michigan. The Peoples Cider Company, Sietsema Orchards, Vander Mill Ciders and Virtue Cider are all local companies crafting hard ciders made from Michigan apples. “We’re...

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Grand Rapids' Symphony invites younger patrons to last summer picnic performance

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-29-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

From 5:30-9:30 p.m. on Thursday, July 31, the Grand Rapids Symphony invites young people ages 21-35 to the Cannonsburg Ski Area, 6800 Cannonsburg Road in Belmont, for a night of music and beer with friends old and new. “The reason we’re...

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Mitten Brewing Co. puts spotlight on local charities, seeks to improve local community

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Even before The Mitten opened its doors at 527 Leonard Street NW, an important part of their mission was to find ways to give back to their community and affect tangible change in positive ways. They started by picking a different charity or...

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What's on Tap: July 24-July 30

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-24-2014 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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What's on Tap: July 16-23

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-17-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant Farm Hand, French Farmhouse Ale Triomphe, Belgian IPA Big Red Coq, Red Belgo-American IPA Undertaker, Belgian style dark ale Wit, Belgian wit  FLY2COQ - Vivant Edition, Belgian inspired Michigan Pale Ale  Tripel, Belgian...

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What's on Tap: July 3-9

by (andreemi)

Submitted 07-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant Farm Hand, French Farmhouse Ale Triomphe, Belgian IPA Big Red Coq, Red Belgo-American IPA Solitude, Belgian style Abbey ale Undertaker, Belgian style dark ale Wit, Belgian wit  FLY2COQ - Vivant Edition, Belgian inspired...

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Elk Brewing envisions future as go-to neighborhood brewpub

by (andreemi)

Submitted 06-25-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Eric Karns started brewing beer on a whim, when his wife bought him a brewing kit for his birthday. Today, he owns and operates Elk Brewing Co., a brewery that had its grand opening on May 1.  "I [started] brewing nine years ago. About two...

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Elk Brewing to host June Rapidian Night Out

by (The Rapidian)

Submitted 06-17-2014 under NONPROFITS

Elk Brewing, one of the most recent breweries in Grand Rapids, has agreed to host a night of fundraising for The Rapidian on Friday, June 27. From 3-9 p.m. that evening, 50 cents of every beer purchased will be given right back to supporting The...

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The Bourbon-Barrel Beer Report: beer lovers compare local, regional, national brews

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under OPINION

Before an angry mob of Beer City U.S.A. beer enthusiasts descends, one thing must be made clear: All beer is not created equal. “Can we pull off a stylistically restrained taste testing of multiple beers?” local beer expert Ben Darcie...

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Eleventh annual home brewing competition now accepting this year's submissions

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This year marks the 11th annual Siciliano's Homebrew Competition. Submissions are being received for the competition from March 17 through April 6, or until 250 brews are entered. The Best in Show brewer will have their recipe brewed on New...

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