Grand Rapids in the Running for Best Beer Scene in America… Again!
Can we hold on to the title?
Named "Best Beer Scene" in a USA Today and 10 Best reader's poll in 2016 AND 2017, Grand Rapids is up for the honor again this year!
Picked by a panel of beer-loving experts, 20 U.S. cities are in the running. They've been chosen for their "stellar selections of established and up-and-coming breweries, beer bars, brewpubs, beer festivals and even thriving homebrew communities where novice brewers can get their foot in the door".
Here’s what USA Today and 10 Best had to say about GR:
Holder of the title Best Beer Scene for the past two years, Michigan’s second-largest city sports the state’s strongest beer scene, thanks largely to the presence of the world-renowned Founders Brewing Co. Not to be outdone, there are several other brewing operations around town, most notably the Belgian-inspired Brewery Vivant. The city’s official “Beer City Ale Trail” lists more than 40 breweries in the surrounding area, and the local calendar is constantly filled with beer festivals, events, and promotions. Throw in exceptional beer stores such as Siciliano’s Market, and it’s easy to see why Grand Rapids proudly stakes its claim as “Beer City USA"
GR is up against the likes of Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, and New York. Check out the rest of the competition and cast your vote for Grand Rapids’ beer scene here! Voting ends March 19 at noon.