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MySymphony360 Music & Microbrews Party

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under

MySymphony360, a membership program for ages 21-35, is launching a new season of exclusive perks at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Music of the Eagles concert. Sign up for a MySymphony360 membership and learn what the program has in...

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MySymphony360 Music & Microbrews Party

by (GRSymphony)

Submitted 06-06-2014 under

MySymphony360, a membership program for ages 21-35, is launching a new season of exclusive perks at the D&W Fresh Market Picnic Pops Music of the Eagles concert. Sign up for a MySymphony360 membership and learn what the program has in...

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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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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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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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Pizza and a pint: I give The Mitten Brewing Company the once over

by (ChrisFreemanRealtor)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under OPINION

Who doesn’t like a repurposed building? Old factories are being turned into office space and apartments, old missile silos are being turned into homes, and the most recent local convert is the old fire station at 527 West Leonard was turned...

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Mitten Brewing Co. prepares for grand opening with creative brewmaster

by (Ryan Hagerman)

Submitted 11-16-2012 under NEWS

Robert Wanhatalo loves to brew. He has been brewing for several weeks to prepare for Friday's grand opening of Mitten Brewing Co., making more of the brewery’s signature beers, like the peanut butter and chocolate Cracker Jack Porter, but...

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A Watershed Moment: Why Brewery Vivant uses cans instead of bottles

by (Scott Kaplan)

Submitted 05-23-2012 under OPINION

This week Kris Spaulding, Co-Owner and Sustainability Director of Brewery Vivant discusses the environmental merits of canning beer instead of bottling it – the method traditionally preferred by most micro-breweries.  Since opening...

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