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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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WGRD celebrates the art of the craft

GRAND RAPIDS — John Ball Park is home to many festivals, but Saturday marked a new celebration of sorts — WGRD’s 2011 Summer Craft Beer Festival.

The festival not only …
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Vander Mill celebrates cider garden opening

SPRING LAKE TOWNSHIP — In hopes of promoting more on-site consumption of its hard cider, Vander Mill celebrated the grand opening of its outdoor cider garden Friday.

Hard cider’s increasing …
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The BOB: Small brewery, big flavor

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We talked with John Svoboda, Head Brewer at BOB’s House of Brews in Grand Rapids, to see how he’s expanding the BOB lineup while still keeping to a small …
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Welcome to BOB’s House of Brews

GRAND RAPIDS — There is likely a reason they call it BOB’s House of Brews. Emphasis on “house.”

Tucked away in the basement of a four-story building in downtown Grand …
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Founders Fest attracts the masses

GRAND RAPIDS — The ingredients for Founders Fest are simple — beer and music.

Attracting about 6,000 visitors Saturday, the annual outdoor event featured some of Founders’ unique brews and …
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