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Founders’ Dark Pennance Imperial Black IPA Coming in October [Video]

The newest brew to the Founders Brewing Co. lineup since 2012 will be released in bottles and on tap starting this October!

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Mayor’s Annual River Clean Up Is Saturday

Every year for the past 11 years, volunteers have gathered at the Sixth Street Bridge Park and helped the Mayor clean up the banks of the Grand River.

This Saturday they'll do it again, and they can always use extra help, are you in? Oh, and did I mention there's free beer?

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Beer City USA Needs Your Vote!

USA Today's 10Best.com is holding their annual poll in search of the "Best Beer Town in the USA" and Grand Rapids needs your vote!

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HopCat Named One of Top Beer Bars in America

One of my favorite brew pubs in Grand Rapids, HopCat, has been named one of the top five beer bars in America by the Brewers Association's CraftBeer.com!

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Courtesy Block Brewing Co.
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Create Your Own Beer with Block Brewing Co.

The newest brewery to pop up in Michigan is Block Brewing Company in Howell.

Located at the site of the old Shark Club at 1140 S. Michigan Ave.in Howell, Block Brewing Co. needs your help and now’s the time to get in on the action!

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Brewery-Hopping in Beer City USA Just Got Easier with Beer City Runner

Grand Rapids has more than seven craft breweries within the city limits alone.

But how could you possibly hit them all without a designated driver?

That's where Beer City Runner comes in!

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Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images
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Grand Rapids Helps Propel Michigan To The Ranking Of Fourth Best Beer State

When you rank every state by the quality of its beer, it's hard to argue that Michigan would find its place somewhere near the top.

The Thrillist puts the Mitten State as the fourth best beer state in America, and while I see us more as a number two, I think we received a pretty fair shake.

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Valentyn Volkov/ThinkStock
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Since Lauren Is Gone, Craig Does A Beer Blog!

By the time you read this, Lauren will be on a flight to go see Phish, the jam band playing concerts this weekend. And since she is gone, and beer news has happened, I'm taking over her beer beat!

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Anheuser-Busch Opposes Short’s Brewing Co.’s Chocolate Wheat Porter

Beer giant Anheuser-Busch opposes an attempt by Michigan's own Short's Brewing Co. to register the name Chocolate Wheat in association with any beer, ale or porter.

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The Rapid’s New Silver Line Promises More Efficient Commute [Infographic/Video]

Monday marks the debut of The Rapid's new $39 million Silver Line, which is described as the area's first Bus Rapid Transit (BRT).

The bottom line is this: You'll be able to get from 60th Street to Michigan Street NE and the Medical Mile in less than a half hour. That is 40 percent faster than you can get there using current bus routes with The Rapid.

And like everything else in Grand Rapids -- Beer City USA, there's a brew to celebrate the occasion!

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Courtesy Frankenmuth Brewery
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Frankenmuth Brewery Re-introduces Famed Old Detroit Amber Ale

You've heard the phrase "out with the old, in with the new". Well, how about "in with the old?"

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ArtPrize Sneak Peek with Founders’ Mosaic Promise

ArtPrize will be here sooner than you know it!

The "Worlds Largest Art Competition" returns for it's 6th year September 24- October 12, 2014.

And while yes, I’m excited for the art, I have to admit I’m more excited for the beer!

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