Cheers: Brews At The Calder Celebrating 10 years of Beer City This Weekend
It's a busy time of year for Downtown Grand Rapids, between school returning for students at GVSU, concerts galore, and ArtPrize, there is no shortage of things to do.
But this weekend, you can cheers to the return of fall with the return of the biggest events for Beer Lovers in West Michigan, Brews At The Calder.
Returning to Calder Plaza for it's 5th year, this event hosted by the Grand Rapids Brewer's Guild also doubles as a Beer Pro-Am Competition, which pairs award-winning home brewers with professional brewers to make special beers.
Not only is this an incredible competition to see people of all levels of brewing compete to create an incredible beer, it's also an event for beer lovers to sample and enjoy some of the best pours that Beer City has to offer.
The event is happening this Saturday, October 1st from 4pm - 8pm at Calder Plaza. The event is free to attend, and you can show your ID to get a wristband for the beer tent if you're 21+.
Want to sample some of the beers? They'll be offering $2 tickets per taste. One ticket will get you a 3oz pour, while 10 oz pours will run 2-3 tickets, depending on the brew.
Participating Breweries Include:
3 Gatos Brewery
Big Boiler Brewing
City Built Brewing Company
DeHop's Brewing Co.
Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery
Hop Hog Backyard Brewpub
Hudsonville Pike 51
Lost Art Brewhouse
Mitten Brewing Co.
Railtown Brewing Co
Rockford Brewing Company
Speciation Artisan Ales
Third Nature Brewing Co.
Thornapple Brewing Co
Trail Point Brewing Company
White Flame Brewing Company
Want to join in on the fun? Follow their facebook event page for more details.