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Elk Brewing to host June Rapidian Night Out

On Friday, June 27, the kind folks at Elk Brewing will host this month's Rapidian Night Out from 3-9 p.m. Fifty cents of every beer purchased will go directly to supporting citizen journalism.
Underwriting support from:

/George Wietor

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 Rapidian.

Open since May of this year, Elk Brewing aims to a be welcoming, comfortable local pub.

"Our biggest thing that we want here is to be a local brew pub," says Eric Karns, co-owner of Elk Brewing. "We really want a nice, comfortable atmosphere where you want to come in here and drink a few beers- where you don't feel like leaving right away."

"The beer scene [in Grand Rapids] is phenomenal," says Karns. "I love it. We're starting to get people that are just newly interested in beer that are actually drinking craft beer, which is awesome... People from the beginning drinkers to the older people are now all enjoying craft beer."

The community is encouraged to join us in supporting The Rapidian by going out and supporting your local Elk Brewing at 700 Wealthy St. SE.

Rapidian staff will also be available to take donations. Donors will receive Rapidian swag like civic investor vinyl stickers and t-shirts as a way of saying thank you for your donation-and a way for you to show off your Rapidian love. Whether you're at the event or unable to attend, be sure to take advantage of the chance to show us some Rapidian love and supporting us by donating online

The Rapidian, a proud service of the Community Media Center, was started thanks to generous grants from the Knight Foundation and our local Grand Rapids Community Foundation.

Now that those grants are completed, we need your help to keep The Rapidian going. The Rapidian provides a platform for all voices in Grand Rapids, sharing local news, information and perspectives by empowering anyone in the community to become a citizen journalist.

Citizen journalists are provided with tools, training and individual mentors to help them along the way-and in return they provide us with all sorts of stories about what is going on in our community.

We're looking forward to seeing you all out and helping us keep community news available in the greater Grand Rapids area. Come on down and say "hi" -and don't forget to thank Elk Brewing for their generous support of our efforts!

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