There are lots of great reasons to visit Grand Rapids, Michigan. Great city, concert venues, parks, lakes, rivers, and breweries. Here are the top 10 breweries to visit.

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Beer City

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Before craft beers were a thing all over the United States, craft beers were already a thing in Grand Rapids, Michigan, hence the name "Beer City."

I work in downtown Grand Rapids and you cannot go a block in any direction without stumbling across a craft brewery.

Beer lovers travel from all over the state of Michigan and from around the country just to visit the amazing breweries that are found in West Michigan.

Top 10 Breweries to Visit in Grand Rapids, Michigan

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There are a lot of breweries in "Beer City" and if you are visiting, here are the first 10 you should visit first:

The Mitten Brewing Co.

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The Mitten Brewing Co. is located at 527 Leonard St. NW. The Mitten is a vintage baseball-themed microbrewery that expertly pairs handcrafted beers with gourmet pizza.
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I have never met anyone who wasn't pleasantly pleased with their visit to The Mitten Brewing Co.

Founders Brewing Co.

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Founders Brewing Co. is located at 235 Cesar E. Chaves Avenue SW. Founders have a large location close to the heart of downtown Grand Rapids.

When it comes to the selection of beers they brew alone, Founders is almost a vacation within itself for those who love to try a variety of different beers. The choices are almost endless.

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The food at Founders is also excellent and unique. I highly recommend the "Devil Dancer" chicken sandwich. It will give your mouth a food buzz.

Founders also feature live entertainment and even put on a music festival each summer.

Brewery Vivant

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Brewery Vivant is located at 925 Cherry St. SE. Vivant is in a unique building since it is a refurbished historic funeral home. The Brewery also features locally sourced dishes from their scratch kitchen.

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Brewery Vivant features European beer styles, with some emphasis on Belgian & French styles.

Vivant also has a focus on their food. If you expect more from your meal like you do from your craft beer of choice, then Brewery Vivant is definitely a place you are going to want to visit more than once.

Railtown Brewing Company

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Railtown Brewery Company is just 20 minutes southeast of downtown Grand Rapids located at 3595 68th St. SE, in Dutton.
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Railtown Brewery Company features 20 taps of beer, cider, seltzer, and wine that is made on-site. Railtown offers a full lunch and dinner menu that will have your mouth watering for a return visit.

Arvon Brewing Co.

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Arvon Brewing Co. is located at 1004 Division Ave S. Don't let their address limit you to their experience because they have a delivery area that no one in the region can touch.

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If you are into new beers and want to try them before anyone else, Arvon release a new brew every Thursday at 8 a.m.

Lost Art Brewhouse

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Lost Art Brewhouse is a nano-brewery whose focus is on bringing fresh, high-quality beers to West Michigan. You can find Lost Art at 3393 Remembrance Rd NW, in Walker, and are just minutes from downtown Grand Rapids.

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Lost Art Brewhouse is the kind of brewery you may want to ask for a tour of how they make their brew.

They are a small-batch artisan brewery that focuses on keeping its brews fresh. Making smaller batches insures their beers and kegs are always fresh.

Brass Ring Brewing

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Brass Ring Brewing is located at 2404 Eastern Ave. SE. Their specialties are English Pub Ales and scratch comfort food.

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Brass Ring offers a mug club called the Brass Ring Society. Membership includes an exclusive growler, t-shirt, sticker, and society pint glass to use while at the brewery. Members also get $1 off all beers, $2 off all growler fills, and plenty of food and drink specials for its members.

Thornapple Brewing Co.

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You can find Thornabpple Brewing Co. at 6262 28th St. in Cascade just minutes south of Grand Rapids.
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Thornapple Brewing Co. has been around since 2017. Thornapple is a very popular spot in Cascade where you can enjoy craft beer, cider, wine, and spirits created by internationally awarded and longtime local owners, Jeff Coffey, and Eric Fouch.

Thornapple Brewing Co. also offers a huge variety of food along with their gourmet pizza.

Speciation Artisan Ales

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Speciation Artisan Ales can be found at 928 Wealthy St SE. They don't just specialize in craft beer but also natural wine and hard seltzer.

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Speciation Artisan Ales are inspired by the natural variations and drifting species that can be found in nature. Speciation prides itself on using the finest Michigan-grown ingredients. They even allow you to bring your dog to their patio.

3 Gatos Brewery

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3 Gatos Brewery is located 10 minutes south of Grand Rapids at 1760 44th Street SW Suite 8, in Wyoming.
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3 Gatos is all about great beers and specializes in classic German styles to modern IPAs.3 Gatos also features a Brazilian and German-inspired food menu that will always have you trying something new. Plus they feature the all-day happy hour.
If you are looking for a craft beer experience, the 10 locations above will get you started in Beer City but trust me, there are many more breweries to choose from. Happy hunting craft beer lovers.

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