Hideout Brewing is a no frills tap room, unless you count the killer bar games and popcorn. Once upon a time, I went Hideout and got their around the world sampler of something like 50 beers (lots of one offs and secondary ferments). I lost and thankfully they quit doing this or I would have…

The original Harmony Brewing (Harmony East) is nestled in Eastown. This place is old school with a modern flair. Not only does Harmony have good beer, they have amazing pizza to boot. Don’t want to sit inside, Harmony has a great patio (with excellent people watching) The brewpub aspect is cozy. Wait staff is attentive…

Greyline Brewing is serious about their beer. The tap room is unassuming, but beautifully woody. Gorgeous wood paneling, bar tops, and tables. It’s warm and inviting, and yet your sitting in a traditional tap room. Greyline is just cool. The bar staff was prompt and knowledgeable. They knew their pours and what to recommend. They…

You need to check out Creston Brewery if you are in Grand Rapids. It’s just a cool place to drink some beer and sip away the day. Creston is big on art, and the place is filled with beautiful creations. Everything thing from the murals to the flight holders tells you that everything here is…

The HopCat is an icon of the beer scene in GR (but really all of Michigan). Beyond the very knowledgeable staff and classic American pub feel, HopCat gets beer (and has for a very long time). Always a great spot to browse a ridiculous tap/bottle list, especially if you like Belgian beer. I almost always…

Brewery stop #5 with our Experience Grand Rapids hosts was Founders Brewing Company Founders has had a dear place in my heart since the late 90’s. Founders was one of the few breweries that was consistently good and available around West Michigan when I was 21 (that and NHBC). So much good beer come from…