Thursday, September 11, 2014

Beer City Round Table @ The Pyramid Scheme, Wednesday, September 17th.

Written by  Ben Darcie
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When I started Experience Beer, there were many crazy ideas jostling around in my brain, the first and primary goal was to put on the Grand Rapids Beer Tasting Class, Michigan's first extensive 9-week Beer Tasting Class, which is currently in it's fourth year. Over the couple years, another idea had come alongside, and that was the idea of a Brewer's Round Table. What if you got all of the city's brewers on stage for one awesome night of Q+A?
This year, the event has become a reality. This is a one night only event, and the state has never seen anything like it. Experience Beer is bringing 16 Grand Rapids Breweries to the stage for a first-time- ever public panel, where the brewers will be taking questions from the audience, live and via twitter, as well as from myself and guest moderators Amy Sherman of the Great American Brew Trail and John Gonzalez of the Going Gonzo Show.

We'll be discussing beer, brewing, and our great beer city while maintaining a public comments and questions line – have you ever wanted to ask the hands that make your favorite beer a question? Now you CAN!

One of the primary reasons I wanted to put on this event is to get the public some face time with the fantastic people that make the beer that makes us Beer City USA. Not many think about the brewers, the hands that make the beer they love – so I wanted to provide the rare opportunity to not only spend time with one of our great brewers, but all of them.

This event is truly a celebration of our great Beer City, and nothing has ever been done like it before. The Beer City Round Table will be taking place on WEDNESDAY, SEPTEMBER 17th at The Pyramid Scheme in Grand Rapids, Michigan. The doors open at 6pm, and the event will take place from 6:45-9:00pm and will be followed by beer and mingling with the brewers. Tickets are $10 and it's half off Short's night at the Scheme, along with some GR Beer on tap for the event!

Join us at the Pyramid Scheme on Wednesday for a night this Beer City will never forget! Wednesday, September 17th Doors open at 6pm, event starts 6:30-6:45. Event ends around 9pm. Tickets: $10, available via ticketweb.com and in person at the Pyramid Scheme & Brewery Vivant Venue: The Pyramid Scheme, 68 Commerce, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

PARTICIPATING BREWIES
  • FOUNDERS BREWING CO.
  • BREWERY VIVANT
  • THE MITTEN BREWING CO.
  • PERRIN BREWING CO.
  • ROCKFORD BREWING CO.
  • GRAND RAPIDS BREWING CO.
  • HARMONY BREWING CO.
  • ELK BREWING CO.
  • CELLAR BREWING CO.
  • PIKE 51 BREWING CO.
  • SCHMOHZ BREWING CO
  • WHITE FLAME BREWING CO.
  • OSGOOD BREWING CO.
  • HOPCAT BREWING CO.
  • GRAVEL BOTTOM CRAFT BREWERY & SUPPLY
  • THE BOB'S BREWERY
  • HIDEOUT BREWING CO.
Ben Darcie

Ben Darcie

Ben Darcie has been homebrewing since 2006 and is currently the Brewery Representative for Brewery Vivant in Grand Rapids, MI. He also provides public and private Beer Education and is a Beer Writer for BeerAdvocate, I'm a Beer Hound and three other Michigan publications. He is also the founder of Experience Beer WM and the 9wk Grand Rapids Beer Tasting Class (est. 2010).