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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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Happy National Beer Day! Celebrate with WGRD Beers of the Month!

A whole day dedicated to the awesomeness of beer?

I'll drink to that!

It might sound like a made up holiday, but today (April 7) is National Beer Day!

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Cheers to WGRD Beers of the Month!!

 

Grand Rapids is an epicenter of craft brewing as evidenced by its status as Beer City USA.

In embracing the excellent craft beer craftsmanship found in greater Grand Rapids and West Michigan, 97.9 WGRD is highlight some of the best local brews with its WGRD Beers of the Month.

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Janna Braves the Cold for Craft Beer at the Winter Beer Festival [Video]

This past weekend I withstood frigid temperatures, numb fingers, and port-o-potties with ice clinging to the seats, all in the name of craft beer.

I know, I'm such a trooper.

To tide myself over until WGRD's Summer Craft Beer Festival, which is now called America On Tap, I went to the Winter Beer Festival at Fifth Third Ballpark. 

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Summer Craft Beer Fest 2014
If you missed it, you should have been here! (photo Johnnie Walker)
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Thanks for Coming to Party with WGRD at the Summer Craft Beer Fest 2014 [Photos]

Today's Summer Craft Beer Fest was a huge success, thanks to all of you that came out and had a great time with us!  Thank you!

Lots of amazing beers, great food, live music…the Summer Craft Beer Fest had it all!  And, we were in a really nice place, John Ball Park, so it was a really nice place to hang and have some beers with friends!

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On Tap with Summer Craft Beer Festival 2014 [Photos]

John Ball Park was the venue and craft beers were the main course Saturday.

The fourth annual Summer Craft Beer Festival poured, played, entertained and fed hundreds from across Grand Rapids, West Michigan and beyond on a summery afternoon and early evening with sunshine and temperatures creeping into the low 80s.

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Summer Craft Beer Fest 2014 – Pike 51 Brewing Sampling [Video]

Today, I got to sample some amazing beers at Pike 51 Brewing Company in Hudsonville.  They're part of our 2014 Summer Craft Beer Fest, happening this Saturday at John Ball Park.

If you haven't tried their brews, you owe it to yourself to stop by and do so.  They're very smooth beers, and don't assault you when you drink them, even the ones with higher alcohol content!  I really like how smooth they all are.

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