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Entrepreneurs launching ‘Taste of Black Spirits’ event

A group of entrepreneurs is launching a Grand Rapids cultural tasting experience designed to raise awareness of African American-owned beer, wine and spirits companies.

Founders to feature Autumn Nights Amber Ale collaboration

Founders Brewing Co. will feature the latest beer in its Crafted in Michigan Collaboration Series in its taprooms next month.

Creston Brewery hosting grand reopening

Creston Brewery is reopening after its acquisition by Saugatuck Brewing Company earlier this year.

Wise Men Distillery hard seltzers medal at competition

Wise Men Distillery topped major brands like Jim Beam, Jose Cuervo, High Noon, Barefoot and Cutwater in the 2021 Canned Challenge.

Wolverine partners with distillery on limited-edition boots

Wolverine joined up with a Kentucky distillery for the second time to produce a new limited-edition boot that will support workers in the skilled trades.

Perrin Brewing launches Rewired Hard Seltzer

Variety 12-packs of Perrin Brewing Company’s Rewired Hard Seltzer are now available statewide.

Schuil Coffee marks 40 years with treats for customers

Grand Rapids-based coffee roaster, retailer and supplier Schuil Coffee is celebrating 40 years in business with limited-edition products and giveaways throughout October.

Bell’s Sideyard Ale returns, along with two new limited-edition beers

Bell’s Brewery is bringing back its Sideyard Ale with limited, expanded distribution along with two new, fresh-hopped beers.

Beer City Brewers Guild to host Brews at the Calder festival

A festival being held next month in downtown Grand Rapids will feature beer from more than 30 Grand Rapids breweries.

Waypost Brewing Co. takes gold at American Beer Festival

Waypost Brewing Co. received a gold medal for its Waypost Saison at the 2021 Great American Beer Festival (GABF) competition presented by the Brewers Association.

Grand Rapids’ first death café offers a safe space for grim conversations

A new type of café has been brought to life in downtown Grand Rapids.

RPC makes loan to Soldadera Coffee

Rende Progress Capital (RPC) has made a loan to a local family- and Latinx-owned coffee business.

Bell’s Brewery rolls out Oberon alternative

Bell’s Brewery is adding a new beer to its lineup, called Rind Over Matter, this month as Oberon season comes to an end.

Atwater Brewery, partners release new ale

Atwater Brewery has released Forgotten Harvest Ale, which pays homage to its partnership with Forgotten Harvest, an organization that delivers 138,000 pounds of food per day to area charities.

Long Road Distillers wins 25 awards at national spirits contests

Long Road Distillers took home dozens of medals from the recent American Distilling Institute and American Craft Spirits Association awards competitions, including several “best of” honors.

Perrin Brewing rolls out beer cheese pretzels

Perrin Brewing Company announced a snack-worthy partnership with Pop Daddy Snacks.

Beers at the Bridge returns to Ada

Beers at the Bridge is scheduled for 6-9 p.m. Friday at the Ada Covered Bridge/Leonard Field, 7490 Thornapple River Drive SE.

New coffee business pledges charitable giving, sustainability

A new Black- and woman-owned coffee brand in Grand Rapids launched an e-commerce platform offering more than just premium coffee blends. 

Grand Rapids Gold announce exclusive partnership with Founders Brewing

The Grand Rapids Gold are partnering with Founders Brewing Co. for the 2021-22 NBA G League season to allow patrons to purchase Founders’ craft beer at multiple locations inside the DeltaPlex during the regular season of the Gold’s home games.

Perrin releases summer sipper

Perrin Brewing Company is marking the season with the release of its Summer Scene Imperial Fruit Ale.

Bell’s Brewery partners with Meals on Wheels to fight food insecurity

Bell’s Brewery’s Raise a Wing event is back for 2021, as the Kalamazoo craft brewery is teaming up with Meals on Wheels America to give back and raise awareness for food-insecure seniors across the U.S.

Total Wine & More opens location in Grand Rapids

Total Wine & More opened its first Michigan store in Grand Rapids earlier this month.

TwoGuys Brewing begins statewide distribution

Wyoming-based TwoGuys Brewing announced it partnered with Henry A. Fox Sales to distribute its beer throughout Michigan.

Report: Beer is booming in Michigan

Michigan’s beer industry is a nearly $10 billion business, according to a recent report.

Long Road Distillers wins multiple ASCOT Awards

Grand Rapids-based Long Road Distillers took home several honors from the inaugural ASCOT awards.