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.
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). According to GRCC's website they are the first college that is licensed to own and operate a brewery...
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. And why shouldn't it be? We've been Beer City USA, we had one of our bars get named the 2nd best beer bar in the country, we have amazing breweries and we have more and more of them popping up all over the city...
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?
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.
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. Grand Rapids has A LOT to offer so no wonder why we make so many "best of" lists...
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.