Winter ales, stouts highlighted at DeVos Place

For the fourth straight year, crowds flocked to DeVos Place to attend the Grand Rapids International Wine, Beer & Food Festival last week. And while wine and food were featured …
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Founders partners with Epic Planks

By  •  West

GRAND RAPIDS — Founders Brewing Co. and Epic Planks announced the release of their collaborative skis and snowboards this week.

“Founders and Epic Planks have so much in common,” says …
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Founders goes backwoods for fall

By  •  Reviews, West

Seldom do I find a beer that balances has the right measure of alcohol flavor versus sweetness. Founders Brewing Co.’s fall specialty brew, Backwoods Bastard, not only balances the two, …
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BeerSocialGR to put emphasis on winter flavors

GRAND RAPIDS — MittenBrew is gearing up for its second BeerSocialGR event — a collaboration between the beer news site and Grand Rapids-based restaurant group The L&B Portfolio.

The first …
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Vivant highlights wood-aged brews

The following is a sample size of brews served during Brewery Vivant’s Wood-Aged Beer Celebration on Oct. 22. Drawing in an estimated 500 beer drinkers, more than 2,250 six-ounce cups …
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500 congregate for Vivant’s wood-aged brews

GRAND RAPIDS — When a brewery owner and his brewmaster are on the same page, magical things happen. Just ask Jacob Derylo, brewmaster at Brewery Vivant.

Saturday, the brewpub hosted …
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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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Celebrating the world of cider

We talk with Paul Vander Heide, owner of Vander Mill, about the second annual Vander Fest. The event, which drew roughly 400 people, celebrated both hard cider and beer, …
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