Join us in the second episode of A Quick Beer in Grand Rapids, Michigan where we tour around the city’s dynamic beer scene. We visit the famous Brewery Vivant, local favorites Mitten Brewing, City Built Brewing, Harmony Brewing, Speciation Artisan Ales and Arvon Brewing, a number of “second locations” in Grand Rapids including New Holland’s Knickerbocker, Jolly Pumpkin and Broadleaf Westside, and classic bars SteelCat, Anchor and Billy’s. Plus, we experience Grand Rapids’s most excellent downtown refreshment zone and visit the magical Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park.

Don’t miss our first episode of A Quick Beer in Grand Rapids where we visited Kusterer Brauhaus and spoke with owner David Ringler.

Special thanks to Experience Grand Rapids in the assistance in organizing our visit.

Note: as announced on Instagram, Broadleaf Westside closed on January 13, 2024. We wish their team the very best.

Here’s a handy map of the beer spots we visited in Grand Rapids.

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