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Old 01-08-2012, 10:00 PM   #1
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Default I hate Grand Rapids!

I am sure Grand Rapids has much more to offer. I went to Hop Cat and Founder's. What the hell? Both were awesome!

Founder's, a nice quasi-beer hall.

Hop Cat, what a beautiful bar and atmoshphere.

I heard of Hop Cat before. I did not relize they brewed their own beer.

Anyways, I want to live in Grand rapids now.


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Old 01-08-2012, 10:01 PM   #2
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I am sure Grand Rapids has much more to offer. I went to Hop Cat and Founder's. What the hell? Both were awesome!

Founder's, a nice quasi-beer hall.

Hop Cat, what a beautiful bar and atmoshphere.

I heard of Hop Cat before. I did not relize they brewed their own beer.

Anyways, I want to live in Grand rapids now.
Too bad you missed the Hide Out. You'd have pitched a teepee in their parking lot.

A friend last night was telling me about Brewery Vivant. It's new, I guess, and he couldn't rave enough about it: http://www.breweryvivant.com/


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Old 01-08-2012, 10:11 PM   #3
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My step-son, who lives in GR, was just here visiting us in the Detroit suburbs and mentioned that there are 2 new breweries that just opened.

Every visit we make there includes a stop at Founders.

Will have to investigate the new brews in March.
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Old 01-20-2012, 03:42 AM   #4
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HopCat is fabulous. Good draft selections from everywhere, occasionally rare beers. Great bottle menu, great food. Too bad I don't live there, but am sure to stop by when I visit.
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Old 01-21-2012, 02:56 PM   #5
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Grand Rapids is awesome, it's such a great city even before considering their beer offerings. It has a lot of big city amenities packaged into a small city atmosphere. Tons of parks, big art scene, eco-friendly buildings, walkable, cool architecture in some of the older neighborhoods, plus the aforementioned beer scene.
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Old 01-29-2012, 07:24 PM   #6
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I was a Mug Club member last year at Founders... Thats my Fav Brewery. Grand rapids is a fun town to visit.. Make sure you try mixing a couple beers together in a pint ,they make some tasty creations... Backwoods Bastard & Breakfast Stout is so tasty together...
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that's what i miss about West Michigan - the awesome breweries. head southwest from Grand Rapids and hit the New Holland Brewery in Holland and Saugatuck Brewing Company in Saugatuck.
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This last summer we made a beer pilgrimage to Michigan (about 7 hours or so from here). It was a great time. We visited :
2 brothers (Illinois )
3 Floyds (Indiana)
New Holland
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Founders
Arcadia
Michigan brewing (celis)
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In 5 days!
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We are making a trip this Memorial Weekend from OH & PA to visit Founder's in Grand Rapids - looking forward to it big time. Going to the Tap room on Fri night and taking in a Brewery tour on Saturday.
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We are making a trip this Memorial Weekend from OH & PA to visit Founder's in Grand Rapids - looking forward to it big time. Going to the Tap room on Fri night and taking in a Brewery tour on Saturday.
IMO, Hopcat & Brewery Vivant are also must see and if you are willing to travel within an hour radius of GR I would highly suggest Crankers in Big Rapids and Pike 51 in Hudsonville. Enjoy!


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