11 Breweries in Grand Rapids to Enjoy a Cold One

Michigan ranks fifth in the nation for craft beer, while Grand Rapids, Michigan’s second-largest city, has such an intense craft beer scene it has earned the nickname Beer City, USA. More than 50 Grand Rapids breweries call the Beer City Ale Trail home.

Use the Beer City Ale Trail Map to plan how you will explore Grand Rapid’s 50-plus craft breweries. Many of these also offer dining experiences, so you may want to visit those around mealtime.

The B.O.B. Brewery

History buffs will have fun in this former Judson’s grocery warehouse, built in 1903. The 70,000-square-foot, red brick building stands four stories tall.

Brass Ring Brewing

Brass Ring Brewing crafts its beer with four ingredients: water, yeast, malted barley, and hops. The beer is all-natural, so you won’t find chemicals or preservatives.

The world’s first LEED-certified microbrewery. The brewery at 925 Cherry Street makes European-inspired beers emphasizing French and Belgian-style beer.

Brewery Vivant

Founder’s Brewing Company

Located in downtown Grand Rapids, is known worldwide and rated as one of the world’s best breweries. Today, their beer is rated number two in the world. In addition, eight of their beers have won at least 13 medals.

Küsterer Brauhaus One of Grand Rapid’s Breweries

Küsterer Brauhaus, on Bridge Street, is a traditional Munich Bierhall. However, they are a German tradition crafted in Michigan. Beer lovers and history buffs often wonder how the Grand Rapids beer tradition began.

New Holland Brewing Company (The Knickerbocker)

Features barrel-crafted décor and an impressive art piece— a larger-than-life dragon in the lobby. The venue offers a beautiful open-air courtyard where you can eat outside when weather permits. In the outdoor space, they also have a stage for live music.

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