BeerCity 'thank you' tour rolls through town
A three-day beer tour is kicking off tonight to say, “Thank You, Grand Rapids.”
For two years in a row, Grand Rapids drinkers put the city on the map by winning the now-defunct BeerCity, U.S.A poll at examiner.com.
Two craft beer enthusiasts, Kelli Cain, founder of MIbeers, and Kelli Williams, founder of Momma Needs A Beer, partnered with the city’s brewers to bring the BeerCity Thank You Tour to area beer bars to “personally thank voters and hand out some fun brewery giveaways.”
The three-day tour runs tonight through Thursday night, from 5-9:00 p.m.
“Grand Rapids has been so supportive of our local breweries and brewpubs, we thought it would be cool to find a way to give back and say, ‘Thank You,’” said Jackson VanDyke, owner of Harmony Brewing.
Brewery owners, brewers and several local celebrities will join the bus throughout its three-day tour to area bars: Grand Rapids Mayor George Heartwell, WOTV’s Jordan Carson, Randy Finch of Food Network’s “Ice Brigade,” D&W chef Amy Sherman and MLive’s John Gonzalez.
“There are a lot of awesome giveaways for Grand Rapids craft beer lovers, so I highly encourage everyone to come out and join us at one of the locations,” Cain said.
BeerCity Thank You Tour stops
Tuesday: HopCat, The Meanwhile, Logan’s Alley, Last Chance Tavern
Wednesday: Big Bob’s Pizza, Speak EZ Lounge, Tip-Top Deluxe
Thursday: JD Reardon’s, Rezervoir Lounge, Graydon’s Crossing