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What's On Tap: April 3-9

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 04-03-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Platinum Blonde Afterglow Amber Full On IPA, India pale ale London Calling, porter Calgacus, Scotch ale Robert The Barrel, bourbon barrel ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Hop Zeppelin Black IPA, Indian black ale Spooky...

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The Bourbon-Barrel Beer Report: beer lovers compare local, regional, national brews

by (dansteenwyk)

Submitted 03-31-2014 under OPINION

Before an angry mob of Beer City U.S.A. beer enthusiasts descends, one thing must be made clear: All beer is not created equal. “Can we pull off a stylistically restrained taste testing of multiple beers?” local beer expert Ben Darcie...

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Brewery Vivant to host "Beer the Change" celebration

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-25-2014 under NEWS

On Sunday, March 30, Brewery Vivant will welcome the community to participate in their annual “Beer the Change” event. The brewery’s visual sustainability report will be presented visually and interactively featuring a...

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Eleventh annual home brewing competition now accepting this year's submissions

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 03-18-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

This year marks the 11th annual Siciliano's Homebrew Competition. Submissions are being received for the competition from March 17 through April 6, or until 250 brews are entered. The Best in Show brewer will have their recipe brewed on New...

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Wealthy Street Station staying put, looking to expand

by (erictank)

Submitted 03-04-2014 under NEWS

When Robert and Carol Welniak opened Wealthy Street Station on the corner of Fuller and Wealthy in an old auto garage, they may not have known that eight years later a rash of such repurposed garages throughout the East Hills and Eastown...

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Winter Beer Festival celebrates ninth year of Michigan brewery pride

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-24-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Saturday February 22 marked the ninth annual Michigan Brewer's Guild Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ballpark in Comstock Park. The afternoon festival offered just over 6000 guests the opportunity to try nearly 800 brews from 88 different...

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Heritage Hill bed and breakfast creates "beer weekend" package

by (Holly)

Submitted 02-20-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

Jane Lovett, owner of Peaches Bed & Breakfast, has created a new way to celebrate the growing beer culture in Grand Rapids. "Sit. Stay. Beer." is a weekend package that includes three nights at the bed and breakfast with a limo tour of...

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What's On Tap February 20-26

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-19-2014 under LOCAL LIFE

B.O.B.'s Brewery Blondie, golden ale Crimson King, amber ale Full On IPA, India pale ale London Calling, porter Calgacus, Scotch ale Robert The Barrel, bourbon barrel ale Spaceboy Stout, English oatmeal stout Hop Zeppelin Black IPA, Indian...

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DeltaPlex arena to host beer and comedy festival

by (HGrzych)

Submitted 02-14-2014 under NEWS

On Friday and Saturday, the DeltaPlex hosts the sixth Great Brew Ha Ha. The event will feature Grand Rapids and Michigan breweries as well as internationally known brands. Between drinks, attendees can enjoy stand up comedian acts from national and...

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Beer tasting class offered with Michigan Beer Dude

by (jeneanz)

Submitted 02-12-2014 under NEWS

Ben Darcie, also known as the “Michigan Beer Dude,” will be at Frederik Meijer Gardens on February 18 from 6:30-9 p.m. to teach about his favorite beverage of all time: beer.  People who attend will learn about various beer styles,...

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