West Michigan Beer Bits

Goodbye, Grand Rapids Brewing Co; Can’t wait to meet you, White Flame Brewing Co.; Glad you’re back, New Holland Beer-B-Q.

Grand Rapids Brewing Company to Close

The 118-year-old Grand Rapids institution is closing, as reported by local media (including WZZM). Details are a bit sketchy, but my husband theorizes is may have been due to average beer and below average food.

Hudsonville Getting a Microbrewery

On a happier note, White Flame Brewing is in the works and hoping to open this fall. You can follow the progress on their Facebook page. Go Hudsonville! Now if we can get a farm to table restaurant on the west side . . .

New Holland’s Brew-B-Q Returns

Fridays, head on out to New Holland Brewing for their Brew-B-Q series, featuring live music from 5:00 – 8:00 pm and food hot off the grill to tantalize your taste buds. Check out their website for each week’s musical guest.

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