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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

My 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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Grand Rapids Ranked The #1 Beer Scene In The Country By USA Today [Video]

All Hail Grand Rapids!  For we are the best at beer!  Grand Rapids tops yet another list of cities in the beer department.  USA Today ranks GR as the #1 beer scene in the country...

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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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Grand Rapids Named One of the 13 Best Beer Cities in U.S. By Travel Website

Beer City USA has done it again!

Swiftly, a website dedicated to all things travel, has name Grand Rapids one of the 13 Greatest U.S. Beer Cities!

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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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