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Top 3 Reasons to Have a Beer in Grand Rapids Tonight

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 pint of beer freefoto.combest beers in Michigan

by 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.

                                 founders bar


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



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Founders photo from their website, pint of beer from 


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Comment balloon 17 commentsTerry & Bonnie Westbrook • April 27 2008 07:00PM
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