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Brewery Vivant celebrates fall with different style of brewing

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 10-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Community members of all ages joined in the Brewery Vivant parking lot on Saturday to celebrate fall and the third annual Wood-Aged Beer Festival. The event gave participants the opportunity to engage in the forward-moving beer culture in Beer City...

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What's On Tap: September 26-October 2

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-26-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant Farmhand, rustic farmhouse style ale Triomphe, Belgian IPA Big Red Coq, Belgian red ale with citra hops Sgt. Peppercorn, Belgian rye dry spiced with green peppercorns BlackHand, black session ale Perdition, Black Belgian Style Ale...

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ELK Brewing aims for December opening

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-20-2013 under NEWS

Those anticipating the opening of ELK Brewing at 700 Wealthy Street don't have to wait much longer. Owner and Business Manager Taylor Carroll says the construction is approximately 70% complete. The brewery plans to open its doors sometime in...

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What's On Tap: September 25

by (Marie Orttenburger)

Submitted 09-19-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Brewery Vivant Farmhand, rustic farmhouse style ale Triomphe, Belgian IPA Solitude, Abbey Style ale Big Red Coq, Belgian Red ale with citra hops Sgt. Peppercorn, Belgian Rye dry spiced with green peppercorns BlackHand, Black session ale Perdition,...

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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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Grand Rapids band This Is The Year stays real, stays positive

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 08-08-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Local band This Is The Year describe themselves as “posi-punk.” Posi-punk could be described as positive punk rock along the same veins of popular rock music. “One of our biggest re-occurring themes is, ‘shit’s not...

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Folk-pop trio Bennett thankful for success, eager for more

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-22-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Within minutes of sitting down with Grand Rapids folk-pop three piece band Bennett, it becomes clear that the relationship shared by these young musicians spans far beyond that of a simple musical collaboration. Their banter back and forth is filled...

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Grand Rapids-based band Field ready for listeners

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-17-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Grand Rapids-based band Field has begun its entry into the scene of live music, and they’re eager to dive in. Field’s entrance into playing live has been a long time coming- the band first formed nearly a year ago. Within the month,...

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Grand Rapids Art Museum Free Admissions Tuesdays draws increased visitors

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 07-11-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

Starting May 28, the Grand Rapids Art Museum has been offering free admission on Tuesdays, allowing local art lovers the chance to see more art for less money. “GRAM received a generous two-year gift from Meijer to support free admission on...

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Southtown Guitar works to impact music, community

by (Davis Dryer)

Submitted 06-24-2013 under LOCAL LIFE

When Dean Wiers-Windemuller decided to open a guitar store, he knew from the get-go that he wanted his business to be different. “I never liked guitar stores before,” says Wiers-Windemuller. "That’s why it feels really weird...

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