Founders Brewing co-founder stepping down as CEO

Mike Stevens, co-founder and CEO of Founders Brewing Co., will resign his position as CEO and transition to the role of board member for Founders on Feb. 1.

Founders releasing next brew in the Mothership Series

Founders Brewing Company is giving the bourbon barrel-aged treatment to an ale from a past lineup to create a new limited-run drink.

Founders to roll out All Day Vacay in 16-ounce cans

Founders Brewing Co. will bring back All Day Vacay in a new format this year.

Bell’s kicks off 2022 releases with debut of new beer

Bell’s Brewery is kicking off a year of changes to its lineup with the release of a new low-calorie wheat beer this week.

Social Misfits restaurant opening downtown

A waffle, coffee and cocktail bar will open in downtown Grand Rapids next week.

Long Road partners with Blandford Nature Center on bourbon release

A pair of West Side institutions are partnering on a maple bourbon that will be released this week.

Perrin releases Disco Knights IPA

Perrin Brewing Company released another brew in its small-batch Side Hustle series.

Kalamazoo Craft Beverage Week returns this winter

A weeklong celebration of beer, wine and spirits will return to Kalamazoo next month.

Founders to bring back cocktail-inspired brews

Founders will bring back two Más Agave Clásica cocktail-inspired beers next spring.

Brewery Vivant launches process to choose next Farm Hand variant

A local brewery is seeking public input for the next 12 weeks to help choose a year-round variant of its flagship Farm Hand ale.

Founders rolls out final Mothership Series beer for 2021

Founders Brewing Co. is rolling out Blushing Claus in its taprooms this month.

Harmony Brewing adding offsite sales, developing wine and spirits

Harmony Brewing Company changed its licensing from brewpub to microbrewery to begin offsite sales and to launch production of wine and spirits in addition to beer.

Bistro Bella Vita GM earns level 3 sommelier designation

The general manager of a downtown restaurant recently achieved a level three sommelier designation.

Perrin Brewing offers seasonal beers, Black Friday deals

Perrin Brewing Company is running specials at its pub and offering limited-edition festive beers this month in celebration of Thanksgiving.

Littlefoot Coffee Roasters launches sock drive

Littlefoot Coffee Roasters is setting a goal to donate 500 pairs of socks to area homeless shelters this holiday season.

Saugatuck Brewing Kalamazoo plans move to Peninsula Building

The Kalamazoo branch of Saugatuck Brewing Company is in the process of moving to a new building within downtown Kalamazoo.

Rockford Brewing extends annual pub crawl to weeklong event

Rockford Brewing Company is inviting patrons to a weeklong pub crawl this week.

Founders Brewing members invest in Long Drink

An investment from entrepreneurs linked to Founders Brewing Company will help a New York-based beverage company expand its distribution footprint in West Michigan.

International Wine, Beer & Food Festival returns to DeVos Place

Wine, beer, food and fun are returning to DeVos Place this weekend.

Nonprofit nears $500K goal for veterans-focused coffee shop

A veterans-focused nonprofit is nearing its financial goal to open a downtown Grand Rapids coffee shop in 2022.