Thursday, February 14, 2013

The B.O.B. Celebrates Beer City USA's 2nd Annual Beer Week with Craft Beer Dinner

Written by  Paul Starr
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The B.O.B. Celebrates Beer City USA's 2nd Annual Beer Week with Craft Beer Dinner

The BOB will pair local craft beers with a unique selection of Gilly’s food options – manyincorporating beer.
In celebration of Beer City U.S.A.’s (GrandRapids’) 2nd Annual Beer Week, The BOB will be hosting a craft beer dinner featuring14 Michigan breweries and food from Gilly’s on Thursday, Feb. 21, at 6:00 p.m.
“The Beer Week tradition began after Grand Rapids was named Beer City USA in 2012,” explained Greg Gilmore, CEO of The Gilmore Collection. “This event gives people the opportunity to celebrate by trying craft beers from our own BOB’s Brewery,other Grand Rapids breweries and many others from around the state.”

Featured Michigan breweries include BOB’s Brewery, Dark Horse, Founders, New Holland, Brewery Vivant, Saugatuck Brewing, Perrin, Jaden James, Jolly Pumpkin, Schmohz, White Flame, Shorts, Bells and Greenbush.

“We’ve created a unique experience that connects our exceptional local microbrew scene to Gilly’s delicious food options. It’s not often you get to try Amber Ale Mac and Cheese or Porter Brownies with Pale Ale Icing,” said The BOB General Manager, Carey McMahon.

Tickets are available for $25 and can be purchased online at http://www.seatengine.com/event/2092 or by calling 616-356-2000. A ticket includes dinner and four microbrew sampling tickets. Additional beer tasting tickets can be purchased for $1 each. Attendees will also have the chance to win one of five pairs of tickets to thesold out Michigan Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ballpark.

About the Gilmore Collection:

Founded in 1978 when John F. Gilmore opened The Thornapple Village Inn, The Gilmore Collection isan eclectic group of locally owned and operated restaurants, nightclubs and entertainment venues. Now under the direction of Gilmore’s son, Gregory S. Gilmore, The Gilmore Collection has grown to 21 diningand entertainment venues located throughout West Michigan. It continues to expand with the philosophy of creating quality establishments that have strong historical connections to their communities. In 2013,The Gilmore Collection will begin its expansion of The B.O.B. – an innovative development that will create additional dining and entertainment venues for downtown Grand Rapids’ Arena District. For more information on The Gilmore Collection, visit thegilmorecollection.com.

Paul Starr

Paul Starr

Paul Starr the creator of I'm a Beer Hound and his passion for craft beer still drives the growth of the business today. He's also the owner of Paul Starr Productions which is a Lansing area Website Design Company. When he's not growing his businesses, or enjoying a Michigan craft beer he is a passionate sports fan and die hard Lions and Wolverine fan.  Paul also loves music and enjoys attending concerts and festivals.