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Nothing like a cold Blue Moon on a sunny evening (Barbara Lash/Townsquare Media)
Nothing like a cold Blue Moon on a sunny evening (Barbara Lash/Townsquare Media)
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Photos From The 2016 Blue Moon Cruise

Every year, Blue Moon Beer treats our listeners to a cruise on the night of a full moon. Last week, we ventured out onto Lake Michigan aboard the Holland Princess for a night under the light of the Sturgeon Moon.

Here's a look at the fun we had.

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Stroh’s is Coming Back… As a Craft Beer [Video]

Stroh's Beer, is being brewed in Detroit again, but your Dad's favorite beer has a better taste in the old school classic Stroh's bottle. 

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Popularity Of Craft Beers Continues To Grow
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How Many Is Too Many? Two More Breweries Announce Openings In Grand Rapids

Have we reached critical mass as far as breweries go In Grand Rapids? The Creston Brewery opened up this week, and the City Built Brewery announced it will open in the Monroe North neighborhood in September.

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Grand Rapids Is The Fifth ‘Most Hipster’ City In America

I'm not really sure what this means, but Grand Rapids has been ranked fifth in the nation for having the most 'hipsters'. My facial hair grew just reading about it.

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Bottoms Up! These Seven Grand Rapids Bars Sold The Most Liquor In 2015

2015 was a record year for liquor consumption for the State of Michigan, according to a report released this week by the Michigan Liquor Control Commission.

While Grand Rapids' consumption didn't match the 16 percent statewide increase, we did have a slight uptick led by these seven bars that made the top 100 list.

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Global Beer Maker Anheuser-Busch InBev Makes Takeover Bid For Rival Miller
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Beers Americans Are No Longer Drinking

Your beer may not be fashionable these days. Are you losing any sleep over this?

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Want To Be A ‘Brewsader’? All You Need To Do Is Drink Lots Of Local Beer [Video]

Experience Grand Rapids launched its 'Brewsader' program yesterday. It works like this: drink lots of local beers from GR breweries, and they give you free stuff.

Is that all? I do that anyway. 

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Quartz Writes About The Craft Beer Renaissance In Grand Rapids

Quartz, a web site devoted to the 'new global economy', has posted an article about how craft beer helped revitalize downtown Grand Rapids.

It's a good read, and nice to see good things spoken of about our home town on a national level.

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HopCat Goes Nationwide

An infusion of 25 million dollars in cash from a Texas investor will allow Grand Rapids based brewpub HopCat to expand nationally over the next few years.

Let me put it to you this way, in five years, if you tried to have one beer at every HopCat, you'd be pretty wasted.

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Marcus Rit/YouTube
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Downtown Drone Footage Of Grand Rapids [Video]

This drone footage from Marcus Rit makes downtown seem almost peaceful. I especially love the still shot up the river near the end.

Good work, Marcus!

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Craft Beer Means Big Bucks To GR Economy [Video]

The growing craft beer industry in Grand Rapids is a boon to the local economy, both in terms of jobs and profits. Overall, the beer industry is worth $6.6 billion dollars to the State of Michigan.

That's great, another reason to crack open a local brew!!

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Science: There Are Four Types of Drunks — Which Are You?

Researchers at the University of Missouri spent some time crunching some numbers and figuring out how to classify drunks.

The researchers found that drunks fall into one of four different categories – which all have very clever names.

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