Fact: Grand Rapids citizens like their beer. There are six flourishing micro-breweries/or brew pubs here.
Award winning brewers have come up with stouts and ales that discriminating beer drinkers will make a
pilgrimage to Grand Rapids to taste. No kidding, we had friends in from Cambridge MA last winter and
they had to go to Founders to get the Breakfast Stout. In fact, we had a Beer tasting Christmas Brunch
that was fantastic......... Then I took a nap.
Founders Kentucky Breakfast Bourbon Aged Stout is touted as one of the best beers in Michigan
by RateBeer.com. Supporting our local economy and small business is just one of
the reasons I can think of to make local beer the only beer we drink. You can have
a great tasting, exquisitely brewed beer from a local brewery, make a green
contribution, and support the Michigan economy.
How about that for the top 3 reasons to have a beer with dinner tonight?
Some say the secret to great beer is the small batch and a master blender.
Several of the breweries here in Grand Rapids are well known to craft beer
enthusiasts and small batches mean that this beer is only available locally
and isn't produced in sufficient quantities to bottle and distribute.
The names alone are intriguing:
- Old Curmudgeon Ale
- Devil Dancer Triple IPA
- Bone Crusher Stout
- Hoppy Holidays
- Snowblind Warmer Ales
So if you want to taste the Grand Rapids Beers, you will have to come to our "River City"
and have a pint to see what you have been missing.
Local Micro-Breweries & Brew Pubs:
Arena Brewing Co.
25 Ottawa SW Next to VanAndel Arena
Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Big Buck Brewery/ and Steakhouse
2500 28th Street SE Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Bob's House Of Brews
20 Monroe Ave NW (The B.O.B.) Grand Rapids, MI 49341
Founders Brewing Company
235 Grandville SW Grand Rapids, MI 49503
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
3689 28th St Grand Rapids, MI 49512
Schmohz Brewing Co
2600 Patterson SE
Grand Rapids, MI 49546
Beer and ale volumes
4 gills = 1 pint
2 pints = 1 quart
4 quarts = 1 gallon
9 gallons = 1 firkin
2 firkins = 1 kilderkin
3 kilderkins = 1 hogshead
2 hogsheads = 1 butt
More websites for beer aficionados are:
Copyright by Terry Westbrook 2008
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Founders photo from their website, pint of beer from freefoto.com
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