Michigan Is Home To The “Best Beer City” In America
When you think of the term “beer scene” often a place with a wide-array of breweries and friendly pubs come to mind. USA Today‘s 10Best, recently dove into major beer scenes across major markets. They found Michigan is the home to the best beer city in America.
“Stellar collections of established and up-and-coming breweries, beer bars, brewpubs, beer festivals, and even thriving homebrewing communities where novice brewers can get their foot in the door,” is how 10Best describes the attributes of those cities that ranked in the top 10.
“There are more than 40 craft breweries within a 30-minute drive and each of them produces a distinctly delicious lineup of liquid bliss,” Experience Grand Rapids, notes.
Of those 40 breweries one of them in particular has become a well-known beloved brand. Founders Brewing Company prides themselves for being dedicated to Michigan for the past 25 years. They use freshwater resources. In addition, they support and partner with many local Grand Rapids small businesses. Their first brewery opened in the city back in 1997. Currently, their taproom has over 20 beer options available.
There are also small homebrew places such as Brewery Vivant, that may not have national recognition just yet, but make a big stir locally. Tasting Table even recognized their Wizard Burial Ground as a best craft beer in Michigan.
For events, Grand Rapids throws the International Wine, Beer, and Food Festival at DeVos Place in November. This year it will be from the 16-18 and feature over 1,200 beer, wine, and spirits.