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Pumpkin brews on showcase at Detroit Fall Beer Fest

It’s no surprise well over half of the 52 breweries at Saturday’s Detroit Fall Beer Fest offered at least one fall-specific brew.

While some breweries stuck to typical nutmeg and …
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Hoptoberfest offers unique flare on tradition

GRAND RAPIDS — An estimated 4,500 people filled a downtown street Saturday, braving wind and cold temperatures to enjoy local beers in the first Hoptoberfest.

A collaboration between HopCat and seven …
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Leading to Saturday: The latest on Hoptoberfest

Grand Rapids is prepping up for what could be one of the largest beer celebrations in West Michigan. Celebrating the German Oktoberfest heritage, Saturday’s Hoptoberfest will feature great beer, art …
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Wood-aged beer event on tap for Vivant
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Wood-aged beer event on tap for Vivant

GRAND RAPIDS — Tucked away in the bowels of Brewery Vivant are some aging brews that will be ripe for public consumption when they’re tapped in less than two weeks.


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Hoptoberfest combines local brews and blues

Oktoberfest is hitting the streets of Grand Rapids in a whole new way. And it’s going to be “hopping.”

Together with HopCat and Barfly Events, several Grand Rapids-area brewers are …
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Nature-like, fall flavors headline first BeerSocialGR

“It tastes like nature,” said James Evans about the first course at Derby Station during Wednesday night’s BeerSocialGR. The first-time event was held at the East Grand Rapids restaurant, and …
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Craft beer “enthusiasts” offered brewery tours

LANSING – One of the benefits of membership in the Michigan Brewers Guild “Enthusiast” program is special VIP tours and tastings at member breweries around the state. To participate in …
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TC Summer Fest breweries feature old staples

TRAVERSE CITY — Local music, food and beer — a fine combination by any right, but in the setting of a beautiful evening in Northern Michigan they become something even …
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