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Michigan Breweries Unite for Hops Against Hunger

Comstock Park, Mich. —  Michigan’s food banks are encouraging supporters to raise a glass for hunger relief this September.

The campaign is called Hops Against Hunger, and it unites the …
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HopCat Detroit opens with record-breaking 120 Short’s taps
3 years ago

HopCat Detroit opens with record-breaking 120 Short’s taps

DETROIT – Craft beer officially arrived in Detroit this weekend with the grand opening of HopCat in Midtown.

The bar’s delayed, but carefully crafted opening time of 11 a.m. on …
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GRBC celebrates second anniversary with bottle releases
3 years ago

GRBC celebrates second anniversary with bottle releases

By  •  The Sparge

On Saturday,  crisp, chilly weather didn’t keep fans away from Grand Rapids Brewing Co.’s 2nd Anniversary Party.

The line of people stretched down Ionia Avenue nearing HopCat before the 11 a.m. …
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A grand old time: GRBC celebrates first birthday
4 years ago

A grand old time: GRBC celebrates first birthday

 GRAND RAPIDS — You know it’s a good party when the host calls the ambulance ahead of time.

A healthy crowd, which included two paramedics, gathered for a lively anniversary …
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HopCat to team up with Short’s for record-breaking grand opening
4 years ago

HopCat to team up with Short’s for record-breaking grand opening

EAST LANSING — Michigan’s largest beer bar is planning a record-setting grand opening, set for August 22.

HopCat East Lansing will open with 100 different Short’s beers on tap, surpassing …
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In it to win it: Grand Rapids shows its dominance in BeerCity USA title
5 years ago

In it to win it: Grand Rapids shows its dominance in BeerCity USA title

GRAND RAPIDS — It wasn’t even close.

After tying for the title of BeerCity USA in 2012, Grand Rapids won outright in 2013. Collecting 27,005 votes, the defending champs beat …
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Barfly to open HopCat, Lansing Brewing Co. on East side of state
5 years ago

Barfly to open HopCat, Lansing Brewing Co. on East side of state

The Lansing beer scene is about to get a massive makeover with the addition of two craft beer establishments.

Barfly Ventures LLC, owner of three bars and the Grand Rapids …
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Grand Rapids Brewing Co. to be first organic brewery in Michigan

By  •  West

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Brewing Co. announced plans to become Michigan’s only all-organic brewery.

All of GRBC’s beers will be made using only organic grains and other organic ingredients. …
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