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Old 10-26-2012, 02:39 AM   #1
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So I'm going to be heading to Ada, Grand Rapids next week (sun-tues) for a business trip and wondered if there were any homebrew meets or places for good beer around there. A quick google didn't turn up anything but applying the logic if in doubt HBT it.

Any suggestions?

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 05:14 PM   #2
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They don't have beer in Grand Rapids. Word of the end of Prohibition hasn't reached them yet. I was just there last weekend. Sorry for the crappy cell-phone pic. It didn't help that I was down on my hands and knees drinking off the street:

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Old 10-26-2012, 05:58 PM   #3
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They don't have beer in Grand Rapids. Word of the end of Prohibition hasn't reached them yet. I was just there last weekend. Sorry for the crappy cell-phone pic. It didn't help that I was down on my hands and knees drinking off the street:

HA! Nice.

You could head into the city and check out Founders brewery. Not too far from there is Hopcat. AFAIK, they don't make their own but they do have a pretty awesome selection. Brewery Vivant is good from what I have heard, I keep meaning to get there but never really get around to doing it. I don't know anything about brew clubs in that area so I can't help you there. But here's a link that I use to get around.

http://www.michiganbrewersguild.org/findmibeer.html

Hope it helps.
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Old 10-26-2012, 07:17 PM   #4
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Siciliano's isn't too far from Ada - It's across town, but Grand Rapids isn't that big. They have an awesome selection of beer/homebrew stuff.

If you are stuck in Ada, I seem to recall that Vitale's pizza always has a few local beers on tap. Also, the Meijer (local, giant grocery store) in Cascade Township has a pretty good individual bottle selection of local beers.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:11 PM   #5
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Yeah think I'm going to be stuck around but I'll try to check some stuff out and if possible head out of town.

 
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Old 10-26-2012, 11:39 PM   #6
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Yeah think I'm going to be stuck around but I'll try to check some stuff out and if possible head out of town.
There is a very active homebrew culture in Grand Rapids. They have a great homebrew club (can't remember the name) and the meetings are at the Hideout.

I don't know if FSR402 is on the forum much, but you could sent him a message and ask about the homebrew culture. He's my contact in GR and has been helpful with what goes on down there!
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Old 10-27-2012, 12:45 AM   #7
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Founders is a must try. Very good beer and they have some things that they do not serve outside the brewery.

Brewery Vivant is also good. It offers belgian inspired beers and a restaurant.

If you have access to a car These berweries are all driving distance: Bell's , New Holland, Dark Horse, Arcadia

Beeradvocate has a good list of suggestions

 
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Old 10-27-2012, 11:06 AM   #8
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brewery vivant

http://www.newbelgium.com/Community/...ry-Vivant.aspx

 
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