Downtown Walking Tour meets at the side entrance of Founders Brewing Co. (on Williams St.)
Bridge Street Walking Tour meets at the entrance of New Holland's Knickerbocker
Private Tours also available! Visit "Contact" or call (616) 901-9719 to book.
East-South Beer Tour - Saturday, February 11 - 12-4pm
The East-South Beer Tour will have you visiting Brewery Vivant, Brass Ring Brewing Co. & Arvon Brewing Co. This tour will have some Belgian, English & New England beer influences!
Brewery Vivant is the 2nd largest brewery in Grand Rapids. They create a variety of beers, including some Belgian influenced ales. The beautiful taproom is housed in an old chapel, the brewery is housed in a livery stable that was built in 1915. Brewery Vivant is unique in every aspect!
Brass Ring Brewing Co.'s beer is made from only four natural ingredients: water, malted barley, hops and yeast. At Brass Ring strives for style-specific perfection offering Traditional Pub Ales, Porters, and Stouts. "It is with great pride that we serve you our small-batch craft brews." They also have REALLY tasty pub food!
Arvon Brewing Co. strives to create unique, Michigan craft beer that beer enthusiasts can be proud to drink! Focusing on flavor forward style of New England style IPAs, heavily fruited sours and bold stouts. Each week Arvon releases 4-5 fresh batches of beer to ensure craft beer enthusiasts are getting the best quality experience, whether that's on tap in the Grand Rapids taproom or canned and released online each Thursday morning.
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer, a private brewery tour, and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, February 11 - 12-4pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at Brass Ring Brewing Co. (the 2nd stop).
River City Beer Tour - Saturday, February 18 - 12-4pm
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River City Beer Tour will have you visiting The Mitten Brewing Co., City Built Brewing Co. & Atwater Brewery. All of these breweries are near the river that gave the city the nickname, River City.
The Mitten Brewing Co. is located inside an old engine house. One of Grand Rapids most well-known breweries, The Mitten serves up some excellent crafty beers. Country Strong IPA and Triple Crown Brown are well known among the locals and beyond.
City Built Brewing Co. is unique to Grand Rapids with their vast array of beer styles and Puerto Rican food/tacos. Their tacos are REALLY tasty! Beers that have a following are Alemania (Mexican lager) & any of their amazing NE IPA's or fruity sour beers.
Atwater Brewery originally opened in 1997 in the Rivertown district of Detroit. We will be trying out their great craft beers on tap inside the historic Rowe Building, downtown Grand Rapids. They are well known for their lagers, Vanilla Java Porter and Dirty Blonde. This location brews on-site several beers you cannot get elsewhere. On the tour you will get to choose any 3 samples of your liking from their extensive beer menu.
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer, a brewery tour, and transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, February 18 - 12-4pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at City Built Brewing Co. (the 2nd stop).
Beer City Experience - Saturday, February 25 - 12-4pm
Beer City Experience Tour will have you visiting Founders Brewing Co., Harmony Brewing Co. & Creston Brewery. This tour will be visiting all Grand Rapids born breweries.
Founders Brewing Co. No visit to Grand Rapids is complete without a visit to Founders! Founders is one the largest & most well-known breweries in Michigan...and beyond. They brew some of the highest rated beers in the world! We'll be sampling some taproom only beers at this stop.
Harmony Brewing Co. is a funky & eccentric brewery that brews small batches of well-balanced beer. Brewing this way allows them to react seasonally and respond to the tastes of the Beer Lovin’ community. Their pizzas are something to talk about as well. Their rustic wood fired pizzas are delicious. They have various lagers, IPA's, porters/stouts and fruity/citrusy to list a few.
Creston Brewery is a chill local brewery in the heart of the Creston neighborhood. They produce lagers and ales, and sometimes make unique beers such as smoked and tea infused ales. They use a lot a locally sourced ingredients such as hops, honey, coffee and fruit.
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer, a brewery tour & transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, February 25 - 12-4pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at Harmony Brewing Co. (2nd stop).
Comstock Park Beer Tour - Saturday, March 4 - 12:00-4:30pm
The Comstock Park Beer Tour will take you 15 minutes north of Grand Rapids to 3 unique Comstock Park breweries: Perrin Brewing Co., Archival Brewing Co. & Bier Distillery.
Perrin Brewing Co. is one of the largest and most well-known breweries in West Michigan. They opened in September 2012 and have gained a popular name with beers such as Perrin's Black and Grapefruit IPA, but their beer list is much more extensive then just these.
Archival Brewing Co. Their approach is simple: recreating historic and forgotten styles of beer from around the world, tapping into ancient brewing processes, ingredients, and recipes. Staying true to the styles brewed by our ancestors, they brew beer, cider, and mead to preserve what history created.
At Bier Distillery, not only do they create award-winning liquors, but their beers are excellent as well. They are a grain & fruit to glass Micro-distillery and brewery. Their Strawberry Fields is an amazing example of how a fruit beer should taste, tart and fruity!
Tour includes 12 large samples of beer (4 at each stop), a private brewery tour at Bier Distillery, & transportation to and from the breweries with a knowledgeable beer tour guide.
This tour is on Saturday, February 5 -12:00-4:30pm
*There will be an opportunity for lunch at Perrin Brewing Co. (the 2nd stop).