GR Beer Week is officially upon us! We know we have a lot of events for you to navigate through the next several days and we want to make this as easy on you as possible. You can refer to our events listings at any point in time for a full run-down of all the hop-penings around town (organized by day), plus we'll highlight everything going on each day every morning so you can plan your day accordingly. Cheers, beeries!
Dark Horse Tap Occupation at Logan's Alley, 7 a.m.
Brewery reps will be on-hand throughout the day. This one starts at 7am and goes 'til close. 5 Dark Horse Taps: Amber, Tres Blueberry, Thirsty Trout, Plead the 5th, Double Crooked Tree Logan's Alley's chef will be putting together a tasting menu for this event so it will be like a mini beer dinner!
~Founders Tasting at Siciliano's, 4 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Featuring the mainstays plus a few surprises. A rep will be on hand to talk about the beer.
~Michigan Beer Specials All Day and Night at Graydon's Crossing
It is what it says. Graydon's Crossing's chef will be putting together a tasting menu for this event so it will be like a mini beer dinner!
Right Brain Tap Takeover at Tavern on the Square
Right Brain Brewery Founder and Owner Russell Springsteen will be here hanging out. Beers on draft: Will Power, Satisfaction, Northern Hawk Owl, CEO Stout. No entry fee.
~Hudsonville Beer Night at HopCat, 5 p.m.
HopCat is bringing Hudsonville to Grand Rapids for the night.
White Flame Brewing Co. and Pike 51 Brewing Co. are splitting a tower for the night and bringing four of their best drafts each. Party starts at 5pm.
Pike 51 featured drafts: Super Kush, Sabotage Milk Stout, Batch 51 Rye Wine and Jeff's super-secret squirrel beer to be announced.
~Cool Brews, Hot Eats feature at Honey Creek Inn (ongoing through March 2)
As part of Cool Brews, Hot Eats, the Honey Creek Inn is featuring Arcadia Ales Nut Brown, Petoskey Brewing Amber, and Perrin IPA.
~Perrin Brewing Co. Beer Feature at Trillium Haven for Cool Brews, Hot Eats (ongoing through March 2)
As part of "Cool Brews, Hot Eats," Trillium Haven will be featuring a pairing with Perrin Brewing’s Black Lager (while supplies last) followed by Perrin's IPA from February 18 through March 2, and will also feature a selection of other Grand Rapids beer pairings throughout.
~All-Michigan Tap Takeover at Vitale's of Comstock Park (ongoing through February 23)
Vitale's of Comstock Park will turn over their entire tap system to feature 32 Michigan beers starting Feb 11th and running through at least the 23rd.
Featured beers include:
Founders - Centennial IPA, Breakfast Stout, Nitro Oatmeal Stout, and more
Bells - Captain Spontaneous, Hopslam, Porter, and more
Shorts - Huma Lupa Licious plus Goodnight Bodacious (eventually)
New Holland - Dragon's Milk Perrin - Xtra Pale Ale, I2D2 IPA
Arcadia - Hopmouth, Sky High Rye, Coco Loco, plus more
Frankenmuth - Red Sky Right Brain - TBA
Brewery Vivant - Triomphe, Escoffier - maybe more
The Livery - Telewacker Brown
Dark Horse - Tres Blueberry then Fore Smoked Stout, maybe more!
Vander Mill - Hard Apple Cider
Arbor - Ypsi Gypsi Pale Ale Atwater - Cherry Wheat
Greenbush - Anger (Black IPA)
Dragonmead - Sin Eater Cheboygan - Winter Marzen
Rochester Mills - Milk Shake Stout
The Mitten - Hefeweizen (Vitale's is the first bar outside of the Mitten Brewing Company to have Mitten beers on tap!)
There will also be some specialty tappings happening from some goodies hidden in the cooler. This will be going on all Beer Week! Check out their full beer list here: http://vitalessportsbar.com/beer-list/
Pizza and beer - can't really go wrong!