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Bottom’s Up! It’s Beer Month!

I guess it seems pretty obvious that Grand Rapids, aka Beer City USA, has a whole month devoted to beer. Surprise! It's here and there's lots of things to do. Here's everything you need to know.

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Alger Heights Will Get a Brewery this Fall [Video]

A microbrewery, Brass Ring Brewing Company, is set to open in Fall 2017 in the Alger Heights neighborhood.

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Why Grand Rapids is Still ‘Beer City USA’ Over Kalamazoo

Our friend down in KZoo, John Mason, would have you think that Kalamazoo is REALLY Beer City USA, through some faulty, beer goggle logic. I have to hand it to him, he really tried to use a legit argument, that whole "Percent By Volume" thing. And, if you were to look at life only as a college freshman, that would be winning math.

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Two Michigan Cities Make Top 5 of Best Beer Cities in America

The website, Infogroup, looked at metro cities in the U.S. and ranked the top 10 cities for beer and wine. Two cities in Michigan made the top 5 for beer.

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GRCC Opening Brewery & Pub Today! [Video]

There is no college or university in the country that owns a brewery... until now... and it's right here in Grand Rapids!

Grand Rapids Community College is set to debut Fountain Hill Brewery and Peter's Pub today (Friday, 9/23)...

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Photo Bernt Rostad
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Grand Rapids Named No. 4 Best City For Beer Lovers

No, that's not a typo. Grand Rapids did rank among the top 10 in Redfin's "Top 15 City's for Beer Lovers" list; but we only nabbed the No.4 position, not No. 1.

Huh? What cities could have possibly beaten out Beer City USA?

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Kent County’s Rate of Binge Drinking Adults Among the Worst in Michigan

County Health Rankings has released their annual report which ranks counties in Michigan. This week, we are looking at what we learned about West Michigan from the report.

First, binge drinking in Michigan. Kent County has one of the highest rates in Michigan.

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15 Things All Grand Rapidians Should Do at Least Once

There's no doubt about it, Grand Rapids is an awesome city. We've got lots of attractions and fun things always going on, we're a family friendly city and appeal to the younger crowd as well...

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Grand Rapids Wins ‘Best Beer Scene’ in USA Today Poll [Video]

Beer City USA has nabbed another beer-related honor!

Grand Rapids has been named "Best Beer Scene" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.

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Grand Rapids in the Running For ‘Best Beer Scene’ in the U.S.

Beer City USA could nab another beer-related honor!

Grand Rapids is in the running for "Best Bar Scene" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll.

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Cool Brews, Hot Eats in Grand Rapids Back February 16 to 28

Fresh off the heels of being named Best Beer Town by USA Today and Top 10 Vacation Spot for Beer Lovers (www.TheStreet.com), Beer City USA will once again host beer lovers and food enthusiasts from all over Michigan and beyond for Cool Brews.
Hot Eats. in Grand Rapids, which runs Feb. 16 to 28.

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How Many Grand Rapids Brewers Are On Thrillist’s ‘A to Z’ List?

Thrillist is just that. A thrilling website with lists. Get it? Thrillist? Yeah, I think it's a stretch too.

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