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Vander Fest melds beer and cider

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — Cider collided with beer Saturday as Vander Mill hosted its second annual beer and cider festival.

Vander Fest serves as both a beer and hard cider …
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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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Schmohz goes beyond the tap, places emphasis on distribution

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Chas Thompson shows us the ropes at Schmohz Brewery in Grand Rapids, and explains the importance his brewery places on distribution.

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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Saugatuck offers one-of-a-kind brew experience

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We talk with Barry Johnson of Saugatuck Brewing Company, during Beer-a-Palooza, about growth for the tourist town brewpub and some of its most unique traits. The brewery’s growing portfolio …
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Beer-a-Palooza exceeds expectations

GRAND RAPIDS — Last week’s Beer-A-Palooza was a breath of fresh air for someone who covers a lot of beer events.

Although the event is in just its third year, …
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Founders to release CBS as Backstage brew

GRAND RAPIDS — Canadian Breakfast Stout will be the second release in Founders Brewing Co.’s Backstage Series, according to Vice President/Director of Marketing Dave Engbers.

The brew hits retail shelves …
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Introducing BeerSocialGR

GRAND RAPIDS — MittenBrew is proud to announce our latest project — BeerSocialGR. In partnership with the L&B Portfolio, we’ve developed an event that focuses on pairing great beer with …
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