Pat Evans

Pat Evans

Pat Evans is a staff researcher/reporter for Grand Rapids Business Journal who compiles the weekly lists and covers beer, arts and entertainment and sports business. Email Pat at pevans at grbj dot com. Follow him on Twitter @patevans

ARTICLES

Founders deal will not change brand

Spanish brewer Mahou will own 30 percent of the local company.

December 19, 2014
(Watch for this story Monday morning on WZZM TV 13) With a $40 million expansion already in the works, Founders Brewing Co. made another play to solidify its position in the global beer industry last week. Read More

Retailer surprises shoppers with 'Very Merry' campaign

December 19, 2014
More than 200 shoppers recently received a big holiday surprise at the checkout lane. Read More

Brewery throws b'day party

December 19, 2014
Another brewery in the area has turned two. Read More

Grand Rapids Public Museum names VP of development

December 18, 2014
An executive with more than 10 years of experience in fundraising and development is the new VP of development at Grand Rapids Public Museum. Read More

Window Wonderland designs downtown storefronts

December 18, 2014
A college and a civic agency have helped change the look of window shopping downtown this year. Read More

Brewery sells minority stake to Spanish company

December 17, 2014
One of the region’s top breweries is selling a 30-percent stake in its business to a brewer based in Madrid — to set its sights on “multi-generational” international growth. Read More

Brewery releases reserve beers

December 16, 2014
A brewery is releasing several special versions of one of its flagship brews. Read More

Snyder appoints GVSU trustees

December 16, 2014
Governor Rick Snyder has appointed two Grand Valley State University alums to fill expiring seats on the school’s board of trustees. Read More

Whitecaps win minor league awards

December 15, 2014
The West Michigan Whitecaps recently hit a triple at the Baseball Winter Meetings in San Diego. Read More

Brewery re-releases experimental beer

December 11, 2014
After several years of releasing one-time experimental beers, a brewery is going back to a popular release. Read More