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Hopcat and Pike 51 keep hopheads high for 4/20 (“weed day!”)

“Weed day” might not be a national holiday (at least not yet, anyway,) but 4/20 has been associated traditionally with the controversial herb for decades dating back to the use of 420 as a police code. A couple of Grand Rapids-area breweries thought they would have fun with using the date to promote a related weed - hops, and have enough IPAs on tap too keep any hophead high throughout the day!
Published in Brewery Events

Recap of 2013 Zaison Release from Brewery Vivant

Last spring, Brewery Vivant debuted their Zaison Imperial Saison Ale, and like many I made the very easy to make mistake of underestimating the strength based on the drinkability and having one or two too many. Fortunately this year I went in knowing, as my friends and I all believe this year’s release to be even a smoother more quenchable brew than the 2012 release. For those not familiar with Zaison, the beer is modeled after a seasonal Belgian style Saison with a Brewery Vivant twist. For a summer beer, be very careful, as the ABV comes in 9% and I wouldn’t recommend this as a lawn mower beer!
Published in Brewery Events

8 Reasons to Vote Grand Rapids Beer City USA 2013

We're in the last two days of voting for Beer City this year, and there's no better time to cast your vote! Now is the time! Remember, you can vote once a day on each web-capable device you own.
Published in Brewery News

The People's Cider Company Batch #1 debuts at Hopcat and Georgio's in Downtown Grand Rapids

The Peoples Cider Co. very recently has started previewing their European-style dry cider at local Grand Rapids bars and restaurants, and I took advantage of the opportunity to meet up with owner Jason Lummen at the near-downtown cider making facility and talk about the new and exciting venture. For those looking for something a little different from the many sweeter tasting hard ciders that seem most abundant in the American market, Jason has been working on and developing his own brand of dry cider since his very first batch back in 2002. Recently obtaining a small winemaker’s license has allowed him the luxury and freedom to begin distributing at a much earlier stage than what it would take a small brewery to reach the same levels.
Published in Cider Events

Brewery Vivant, Crooked Goose join forces to fight hunger

What happens when a proud West Michigan pub and a Grand Rapids brewery get together? They find a creative way to fight hunger in the local community.

Gerald R. Ford International Airport

Grand Rapids Magazine-branded travel retail stores will be a part of a future construction project at the Gerald R. Ford International Airport. HMSHost Corporation of Bethesda, Maryland, will manage the project, initially planning to rebrand the airport’s current newsstand location as “Grand Rapids Magazine travel retail store” in June 2013. Two additional stores—one in concourse A, planned for completion in January 2014; and another in concourse B, with a planned completion date in June 2014—will also be part of the efforts intended to “localize” the airport.
Published in Brewery News

Harmony Brewing Releases Grote Pier Double IPA

Dutch Days Celebration Planned for April 25-28
With a nod to the arrival of spring and the region’s Dutch culture, Harmony Brewing Company proudly announces the release of its latest brew. Grote Pier Double IPA boasts literally double the ingredients of Harmony’s normal IPA, including a massive amount of hops like Northern Brewer and Chinook. Made with a huge grain bill, including rye to add spiciness and complexity, this one of the biggest beers in Harmony’s portfolio with a 9.5% ABV.
Published in Beer Releases

Grand Rapids Brewing Company

Beginning this Sunday, April 7, Grand Rapids Brewing Company (GRBC), will launch GRBC Unplugged. Every Sunday night, from 8 to 10 p.m., GRBC will welcome local and regional musicians to perform live acoustic sets. Admission to GRBC Unplugged is free.
Published in Brewery News

Recap of Chilly, Blues and Brews at The B.O.B.

Put on by the Gilmore Collection, the Grand Haven Blues Festival has been going strong for two decades. This year a new “East”event Chilly, Blues, & Brews has been added and hosted by Grand Rapid’s The B.O.B. The chili cook-off is unique as each recipe in the competition features a Michigan beer, and a variety of breweries were on hand featuring their own entries. The B.O.B.’s own beers were featured in many of the recipes and other breweries on hand included New Holland, Rockford, White Flame and Schmohz.
Published in Brewery Events
Sunday, March 10, 2013

Chilly, Blues & Brew at The BOB

Chilly, Blues & Brews at THE BOB - Grand Rapids

Chili cook-off will benefit inaugural Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo cycling event
The BOB will host an outdoor chili cook-off Saturday, March 23 to benefit the inaugural Michigan State University College of Human Medicine Gran Fondo, a cycling race to support skin cancer research.
Published in Winter Events
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