August 20, 2011 | 1:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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97.9 GRD and D&W Fresh Market present the 2011 Summer WGRD Craft Beer Festival, Saturday, August 20, from 1pm-9pm, at John Ball Park in Grand Rapids! Sample a variety of unique brews all in one place. Enjoy food from area restaurants. Expand your beer knowledge with brewing seminars throughout the day. Some of the beers on hand include those from:


Mt. Pleasant


Thirsty Dog


Brau Bros

Michigan Beer Cellar

Shorts Brewing Company

Left Hand Brewing Company

Lagunitas Brewing Company

B. Nektar Meadery

Breckenridge Brewing Company

Great Lakes Brewing Company

McSorley's Old Ale House

Hornsby's Crisp and Draft Cider

Tri-City Brewing Company

Victory Brewing Company

O’Fallon brewery

Michigan Brewing Company

Kid Rock's Badass American Lager

Food and other services provided by these fine folks:

Grand Rapids Powersports

Arturo's Tacos

Wing Heaven

That Place on Plainfield

Homebrew Soaps

Bath Fitters

O'Connor's Home Brew Supply

Herman's Boy

Tickets are $12 in advance, $15 day of, and includes a commemorative beer glass and 4 drink tickets. Drink tickets will be sold at 4 for $5, 8 for $10 and 16 for $20. Tickets are available at the gate day of the event. No refunds. Rain or shine. Must be 21 years of age or older to attend. See the full seminar schedule below.

Brought to you by D&W Fresh Market and Grand Rapids' Rock Alternative - 97.9 GRD!

Introduction to Homebrewing - 3:00pm Doug Dorda, Siciliano’s Market

Dark Beers and Hot Weather? Pairing "Winter" Beers with "Summer" Foods - 4:40pm Andrew Van Til, Master Cicerone®, Imperial Beverage

Mead: What the heck is it? - 3:50pm & 5:30pm Ian Radogost-Givens, B. Nektar Meadery Imperial Beverage

Wheat Beers: Classic Styles and New Twists - 6:20pm Andrew Van Til, Master Cicerone®, Imperial Beverage

Spartan Stores: Cooking with Beer - 7:10p Amy Sherman :  The beauty of reduction, Beware of hops!, Use your homebrew, Don't forget dessert, What I've learned from brew pub chefs while taping my show "The Great American Brew Trail"