Where to Grab a Beer in Grand Rapids

Dated: 08/05/2020

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Did you know that Grand Rapids was named Beer City USA just a few short years ago (2012 & 2013) by USA Today readers? Grand Rapids offers more incredible craft beer per square mile than just about anywhere else - more than 80 breweries await you in the area! With no shortage of beers to try, there’s plenty of options for you to grab a pint with friends!

Brewery Vivant

Location: 925 Cherry Street, Grand Rapids, MI 49506

Do you fancy drinking beer in a refurbished funeral home? Feeling nachos at the same time? Try the Duck Nachos while you’re drinking something from their beer list. Try a Farm Hand (Farmhouse Ale), Tropical Saison (Pineapple & Mango Ale), or the Tree Bucket (Double IPA). They often have some experimental options on tap - so ask your bartender during your visit!

City Built Brewing

Location: 820 Monroe Avenue NW #155, Grand Rapids, MI 49503

If you’re craving something more bold and off the beaten path, City Built is brewing the lesser-known beers you’ve wanting to try. Sample the Black is Beautiful (Blackberry Chocolate Sweet Stout) or a Bob Dobalina (an American Wheat Beer with Passion Fruit). Pair a beer with their Puerto Rican menu, and you’re ready for your brewpub experience. 

Brass Ring Brewing 

Location: 2404 Eastern Avenue SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49507

Specializing in small-batch pub ales, porters, and stouts, you’ll find plenty to enjoy in this beer hall! Delivering the hearty pub grub you’re craving and plenty of craft brews made in house, you’ll have a great time with friends. Try their take on a dry Irish stout - the 8 Pound Hammer. 

Thornapple Brewing Company

Location: 6262 28th Street SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49546

Original beer, cider, wine, mead, and spirits are all created and served at Thornapple Brewing Company. With a variety of beverages for easy drinking to the heavy-hitting barrel-aged beers, Thornapple’s creative concoctions will leave you wanting to try everything. Try the pizza with the famous spent-grain crust and the Sriracha Sayonara, a chili-mango cider!

This craft beer mecca is perfect for brewery hopping or your own “beercation.” Come check out how so many local brewers use local ingredients to make some unique brews and eats! Make it an adventure and find the best beers around Grand Rapids. 

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