On The Go – Grand Rapids, MI

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Every so often it’s good to get off the rock and visit someplace else and when we do this of course we need to seek out the best places for beer!

I recently visited Grand Rapids, MI, which is not a direct flight from Bermuda.  Grand Rapids is such a great place for beer it hold the title of Beer City USA and was named Best Beer Town and Best Beer Scene by USA Today. The city actively promotes it’s beer scene and it’s Beer City Ale Trail which boasts 40+ breweries, that’s more incredible craft beer per square mile than just about anywhere else on earth.

On our way to Grand Rapids we flew in to Detroit, MI and drove the rest of the way. This was great because it allowed me to stop by my favorite home-brew shop Adventures in Homebrewing in Ann Arbor, MI. I picked up a few small part for the new Beach Draft Beer rig, but that’s another post to come. They ship everywhere in the world so if your looking for a great internet brew shop, please try these guys.

After the drive to Grand Rapids we stopped at one of the big Craft Beer restaurant chains, Buffalo Wild Wings. The whole crew loved this place with it’s great local beer menu, lots of sports on the TV, and some really freaking good wings! They are all over the United States and even let you take craft beer to go in giant cans!

But truly, the highlight of the trip was visiting one of my Top 5 breweries, Founders Brewing! I really can’t express enough how much I love these guys! At their brewery they have an excellent tap room serving a full menu and a kick ass beer garden if it’s not winter outside. Flights are available and a fun way to try lots of samples of their different beers. Thanks to Michigan Law, the brewery can even sell you beer to go!

I really wish we could have visited more breweries on this trip but that just gives us something to look forward to the next trip. If you love beer, I highly recommend Grand Rapids for a Beercation!

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