Schaefer Cider Co. has been making hard cider under the Pux Cider brand for four years.

Pux Cider Pours Into West Michigan

A family with 160 years of apple orchard history is slowly building a hard cider brand.
Long Road brings back second batch of Michigin.

“Best in the World” Gin Returns to West Michigan Shelves

A locally made gin, which has been named best in the world, is making its second appearance this week.

Brewery Partners with Fire Station on New Beer

New Holland Brewing's Knickerbocker and the Grand Rapids Fire Department collaborated on a new project that brings together beer and the Great Lakes Burn Camp.

Local Brewery Wins Big in Denver

A Grand Rapids area brewery walked away from the Great American Beer Festival in Denver with one of its biggest honors.
Wyatt makes his public debut this weekend at John Ball Zoo.

Brewery Introduces Red Panda Ale

Harmony Hall is partnering with John Ball Zoo to pay tribute to one of the zoo’s newest additions, in Grand Rapids fashion: through beer.
Interior of The Sparrows on the West Side

The Sparrows Is Ready to Pour on the West Side

With 10 years under its belt on Wealthy Street, The Sparrows Coffee Tea and Newsstand expanded this weekend with the opening of its second location.
Cedar Spring Brewing Company

Cedar Springs Brewing Co. Celebrates Oktoberfest Tradition

It’s nearing the end of September, which means it’s time to celebrate Oktoberfest. The real festival started last week in Germany and lasts until next week, but the Edelweiss Club of Grand Rapids is hosting Oktoberfest West Michigan this weekend, September 29 and 30, at John Ball Park.

Pub Crawl Taps Into ArtPrize Venues

A new pub crawl tour offers you a fun way to view hundreds of ArtPrize entries while enjoying beer from more than a dozen breweries and restaurants downtown.
Long Road Distillers takes top honors in USA Today Readers' choice poll

USA Today Readers Name Local Distiller Best in the Nation

Grand Rapids is home to the best craft spirits in the nation, according to readers of USA Today.
'Room with a View' cocktail from Valentine Distilling.

Inaugural Michigan Distilled Festival Tonight

End your day with a craft cocktail (or several, no one’s judging). Tonight, 22 craft distillers from around Michigan are throwing the first Michigan Distilled Festival.
Brewts pouring

Former Competitive Fighter Crafts Healthier Bloody Mary Mix

Emily Griffen describes her background as bizarre, noting she is a former competitive Thai fighter who spent four years traveling the world and participating in martial arts competitions and then became an entrepreneur that makes bloody mary mixes.

Beer Explorer’s Back-to-School Edition

Kids aren't the only ones going back-to-school in September. The Grand Rapids Public Museum (GRPM) is hosting its Beer Explorer's Back-to-Beer-School program, which will highlight beers from six local breweries.

Atwater Brewery Plans Oktoberfest Celebration

Atwater Brewing in Grand Rapids is getting ready to host its first Oktoberfest.

Creston Brewery Celebrates Anniversary with Outdoor Party

Creston Brewery opened a year ago and quickly became a neighborhood hotspot. This week, the brewery, located in the Creston Business District at 1504 Plainfield Ave. NE, celebrates its one-year anniversary, culminating in an outdoor celebration on Saturday in conjunction with the Best of Creston Festival.

Better Drinking Culture Launching Universal Mug Club

A new mug club membership is rolling out later this month in a handful of Grand Rapids bars with a unique goal, to promote a “life free of hangovers, harm, pain and regret.”

Long Road Announces Beer City Whisky Series Release

Long Road Distillers released the latest offering in its Beer City Whiskey Series today.

Founders Gets Creative with New ArtPrize Beer

Founders Brewing Co. is releasing a new beer just in time for ArtPrize 2017.




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