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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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Grand Rapids Sandwich Tops List of ‘Sandwiches You Need To Try Before You Die’

Huffington Post loves to challenge your click bait temptations with lists like this, but it's pretty cool that a local sandwich may be one of the best in America.

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There’s a George Costanza-Themed Bar Open in Australia

Seinfeld fans, rejoice: a George Costanza-themed bar has recently opened! So if you're willing to travel to Australia, you can totally check it out.

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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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The University of Michigan Will Call Your Mom If You Drink Too Much

The University of Michigan has unveiled a new program designed to discourage incoming freshmen from drinking. They're going to call your Mom. 

I know from experience -- this doesn't work. 

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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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Fourth of July: Our Founding Fathers Drank Three Times as Much as We Do

The Fourth of July holiday is one of the best holidays for drinking. It’s hot out there. And, beer is cold.

But, this tradition is not new. In fact, the people in colonial times drank three times as much booze as we do now.

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An Apple a Day 12 Ounces at a Time?!

Growing up in a small suburb of Detroit, I remember going to the store with my dad in the summer to get supplies for barbecue outside for dinner.

That usually included a few cold beers for dad and my uncle. I remember Red, White & Blue; Goebel; Pabst Blue Ribbon (PBR) and even grocer Kroger's had a generic brew.

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Did This Guy Just Open a Beer Bottle with a Piece Of Paper? How?! [Video]

There are life hacks and then there are life savers.

In the most important development since the can opener, someone has found a way to open a bottle of beer using just a piece of paper. 

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It’s All About the Gumbo As The B.O.B. Serves Up Fat Tuesday

It was all about the gumbo Tuesday at The B.O.B. Make that Fat Tuesday at The B.O.B.

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