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Grand Rapids, Mich. – Experience Grand Rapids announces the second annual Beer Month GR, celebrating Grand Rapids’ award-winning craft breweries through collaborative events including Cool Brews. Hot Eats., the 13th Annual Winter Beer Festival, KBS Week, Tree Beer, and more. The month-long celebration beginsThursday, Feb. 15 and concludes Thursday, Mar. 15.

Throughout Beer Month GR, over 50 area restaurants and breweries will participate in the sixth annual Cool Brews. Hot Eats., which will showcase Grand Rapids’ unique craft beer and food scene. Cool Brews. Hot Eats. participants will offer beer-infused dishes throughout the month-long celebration.

Experience Grand Rapids will continue to offer its Beer City Brewsader® Passport program throughout Beer Month GR, which encourages craft beer lovers to visit eight Grand Rapids’ breweries in exchange for an official Brewsader® T-shirt. There will be additional prizes and incentives for those who become a Brewsader® during Beer Month GR. Extreme craft beer enthusiasts can also visit all 35 breweries to become an Ultimate Brewsader® and unlock exclusive deals and discounts.

Beer Month GR also includes the 13th Annual Winter Beer Festival on Friday, Feb. 23 from 5 to 9 p.m. and Saturday, Feb. 24 from 1 to 6 p.m. located at Fifth Third Ballpark. The Winter Beer Festival will feature more than 1,000 different craft beers from nearly 30 Michigan breweries, entertainment, and food for purchase. Tickets for Saturday, Feb. 24 are sold out, but guests can still purchase tickets for Friday, Feb. 23.

Experience Grand Rapids and GR Hopper have partnered together to provide hotel shuttle transportation from 12-area hotels for $10 round trip. For more information, visit here.

Also during Beer Month GR, Founders Brewing Co. will celebrate its fifth annual KBS Week, March 5-10. The weeklong celebration honors the highly anticipated release of Founder’s award-winning Kentucky Breakfast Stout (KBS). Throughout KBS Week, participating restaurants and breweries will host exclusive Taproom Release Parties. KBS Week Hotel Packages are also available and will include limited edition KBS gear.

In order to give back to local parks and community spaces, local brewers are partnering with Friends of Grand Rapids’ Parks (FGRP) to create tree-themed beers that will be featured throughout Beer Month GR. This year’s Tree Beer Release Party will take place at Harmony Hall on Thursday, Feb. 15 at 5:30 p.m. This year’s limited release Tree Beer will be available throughout Beer Month GR, or while supplies last. All Tree Beer proceeds will benefit FGRP’s Grand Rapids Urban Forest Project for tree plantings in the community.

 

 

beer month gr

GRAND RAPIDS, MI — Experience Grand Rapids announces Beer Month GR: Savor the Craft, February 15-March 15, 2017, a month-long celebration of Grand Rapid’s exceptional craft breweries. Highlights include Cool Brews. Hot Eats., the collaborative event that blends craft beer and fantastic food, the 12th Annual Winter Beer Festival, KBS Week and numerous beer dinners and tap takeovers at Grand Rapids craft breweries.

Throughout Beer Month GR, over 50 area restaurants and breweries will participate in Cool Brews. Hot Eats. The collaborative event will now run from February 15 through March 15, as local chefs and brew masters offer beer-infused dishes and meals with complementary beer pairings.

Beer Month GR also includes the 2017 Winter Beer Festival, February 24 and 25, featuring more than 100 Michigan breweries and approximately 1,000 different craft beers. Tickets for Friday, February 24 are still available and can be purchased online.  Also included in Beer Week GR is the highly anticipated KBS Week, hosted by Founders Brewing Company.

Experience Grand Rapids continues to offer the Beer City Brewsader Passport, featuring exclusive deals to Ultimate Brewsaders throughout Beer Month GR. Ultimate Brewsaders are individuals who have collected every stamp in their passport.  

To schedule a Beer City hotel package, visit here.


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