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Founders Brewing Co. Named Best Craft Brewery in Michigan by Thrillist

The craft beer and good times were flowing at GRD's summer craft beer festival America On Tap on Saturday! One of the many fantastic breweries at the fest just got some awesome recognition!

It's another win for Beer City USA! Grand Rapids' Founders Brewing Co. has been named the No. 1 craft brewery in the state by Thrillist!

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Free Beer, Hot Wings, Producer Joe, and Janna Take on Listeners in a Game of Flippy Cup [Video]

We had a great time at America on Tap at John Ball Park this afternoon. So much beer. So much food. So much music. AND, Free Beer, Hot Wings, Producer Joe, and Janna got to try to beat some of you at flippy cup.

Spoiler alert: they failed.

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Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
Free Beer was not good at flippy cup. (Wendy Reed/Townsquare Media)
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America on Tap Was Surrounded by Rain, But we Made the Most of it [Photos]

It rained this morning, and we got a little wet within the last half hour of America on Tap at John Ball Park today. But, the weather held out long enough in between for us to have a fantastic time eating great food, drinking great beer, playing fun games, and listening to some awesome music.

Check out some photos from the day including the breweries, our awesome vendors, all of your smiling faces, and an interesting round of flippy cup between some of you, and Free Beer, Hot Wings, Producer Joe, and Janna.

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America on Tap Beers Listed by Type

We're not going to let this morning's weather keep us from having a great time at America on Tap at John Ball Park this afternoon!

We're gearing up for a great time with awesome beers, delicious food, thoroughly entertaining live music, and more! With over 120 beers from over 60 breweries, the beer list can be a little overwhelming.

Are IPAs more your thing? Maybe you're a mead kind of person? Well, we've separated the beers by type to make things a little easier for you. 

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Five Things to Look Forward to at America On Tap This Saturday

Everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival, America on Tap, returns to John Ball Park this Saturday from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m.!

So, what kinds of things can you look forward to at America on Tap? Here a

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America On Tap – The Full List of Breweries and Beers is Here!

We're gearing up for everyone's favorite summer craft beer festival - America on Tap! We've been working to secure all of our breweries and the beers they'll be bringing, and we finally have the final list!

Check it out!

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Watch the 2015 Amway Family Fireworks Show Right Here [Video]

In case you didn't make it out to downtown on Saturday, July 4th, we caught the fireworks show for you! A lot of people continue to shoot off their fireworks, but this show was HUGE!

Turn up your computer really loud, sit back with a beer, and enjoy all the fireworks exploding over the Grand River from Saturday night's show.

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Missed Hanging Out Downtown for the 4th of July – Here’s Some Highlights [Video]

Saturday night downtown was a fun night of celebration for our Independence Day in Grand Rapids! We have lots of bands playing, a bunch of great food and drink, and of course, a HUGE fireworks display off a bridge across the Grand River!

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#GRFireworks: Amway Family Fireworks Rocks Live via Twitter, Instagram on ‘GRD!

The Amway Family Fireworks today at Ah-Nab-Awen Park in Grand Rapids is more than just the rockets' red glare celebrating the Independence Day holiday weekend.

It's music, food, and fun, in downtown GR, from mid-afternoon to past dusk and which 97.9 WGRD's Janna, Johnnie Walker and Metalhead Ned will all be on hand for the festivities.

Share what you're doing and seeing via Twitter or Instagram, posting those tweets and pics using the hashtag #GRFireworks, and see it all posted below.

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Photo Courtesy of Amway
Photo Courtesy of Amway
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Six Tips For Taking Awesome Pictures of Fireworks on Your Phone

Every year I end up with around 20 or so blurry, crappy pictures from the Fourth of July fireworks. Fireworks are so spectacular I just want to capture each burst and sparkle on my camera roll! But, it never works out.

Well this year it's going to be different! I'm planning to get some great shots at the Amway Family Fireworks at Ah Nab Awen Park this Saturday, with these six tips on how to get awesome firework photos, shared by a professional photographer with Time Magazine

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Courtesy Amway
Courtesy Amway
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Amway Family Fireworks Primer

The Amway Family Fireworks are Saturday at Ah-Nab-Awen Park next to Gerald R. Ford Presidential Museum and the Grand Rapids Public Museum along the Grand River in downtown Grand Rapids.

Activities, including music, entertainment, food, family-friendly fun and more, run from 5 p.m. until 11 p.m., with the fireworks going off at 10:30 p.m.

Here's a primer to help you attend and enjoy the Fourth of July event, with the title sponsor being Ada-based Amway. See you there.

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GRD And Winners Had Fun Watching Ted 2 and Eating Free Food!

On Monday night, Ned and I joined some cool winners at Buffalo Wing Wings for some free food, hung out, had some amazing wings, and gave away some free stuff at the GRD Bromance! Everyone even got free bottles of sauce from Buffalo Wild Wings before we left, which is freaking awesome!

We were all really excited to head over the Celebration Cinema North, to see Ted 2! Mark Wahlberg and Seth MacFarlane are back with another ridiculous comedy about the teddy bear with a soul.

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