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HopCat voted second best beer bar in U.S.
6 years ago

HopCat voted second best beer bar in U.S.

Grand Rapids and Asheville, N.C., are at it again in the chase for beer supremacy.

HopCat in Grand Rapids was voted the No. 2 American Beer Bar, followed by The …
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Bell’s to revamp Pale Ale

By  •  West

COMSTOCK — In October, Bell’s Pale Ale will no longer be Bell’s Pale Ale.

The company announced Monday it is changing the name of the beer to Bell’s Midwestern Pale …
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Gallery: Hoptoberfest 2012
6 years ago

Gallery: Hoptoberfest 2012

GRAND RAPIDS — The second annual Hoptoberfest, hosted by HopCat, took place Saturday. The event, which was expected to draw about 8,000 people over the course of the weekend, featured …
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BarFly’s Mark Sellers leads a downtown beer revitalization
6 years ago

BarFly’s Mark Sellers leads a downtown beer revitalization

GRAND RAPIDS — Not even a sprained ankle can slow down Mark Sellers on this Monday morning because an expanded beer festival and new organic brewery are at stake.

Treating …
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Escoffier hits the shelves as New Belgium enters Mitten
6 years ago

Escoffier hits the shelves as New Belgium enters Mitten

By  •  West

GRAND RAPIDS — Quite a bit more quality beer hit Michigan shelves last week with the introduction of New Belgium Brewing Company into the state. But it also brings an …
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White Flame Brewing Company: If you brew it, they will come
6 years ago

White Flame Brewing Company: If you brew it, they will come

HUDSONVILLE — Because Bill White doesn’t have what he calls a “real job,” he has plenty of time to sit back on a Friday and talk about beer.

He seems …
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Artoberfest mixes art and brews in Benton Harbor

An Oktoberfest-style celebration is on-tap to draw hundreds of people to downtown Benton Harbor, Sept. 15 from noon to 10 p.m.

Artoberfest 2012 will showcase regional talent, breweries and wineries …
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Suds on the Shore brings plethora of craft beer to Ludington
6 years ago

Suds on the Shore brings plethora of craft beer to Ludington

LUDINGTON – A short drive to this lakeside resort town from Grand Rapids is well worth the trip for a nice weekend beer-oriented trip.

Anchored by the Aug. 18 Suds …
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