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


Grand Rapids nets Detroit Pistons minor league team

April 16, 2014
The minor league basketball team for the Detroit Pistons will soon be shooting around Grand Rapids. Read More

Breweries medal at World Beer Cup

April 14, 2014
Four breweries in the region returned from the World Beer Cup with medals. Read More

Meijer Gardens reveals largest-ever summer concert lineup

April 10, 2014
Frederik Meijer Gardens & Sculpture Park revealed its largest-ever summer concert series on Thursday. Read More

Art.Downtown maps exhibits

April 9, 2014
Downtown Grand Rapids will receive a splash of fresh art this Friday. Read More

Brewery sets summer festival

April 8, 2014
A brewery will soon begin selling tickets for its summer festival downtown. Read More

Whitecaps take advantage of opportunity

April 4, 2014
Most years, Lew Chamberlin likes to scout his team in Florida during spring training. Read More

Brewery rises on ranking of largest US craft breweries

April 1, 2014
Two breweries in the region remain the state’s lone representatives on the Brewers Association’s ranking of the largest craft breweries in the nation — based on sales volume. Read More

Craft spirits maker distributes across state

March 31, 2014
A craft spirits maker in the region is distributing its products two years after getting started. Read More

Hard-cider makers bring home medals

March 26, 2014
Local cider makers came home with plenty of awards last weekend from the Great Lakes International Cider & Perry Competition. Read More

Eat, Drink, Be Merry raises glasses downtown

March 26, 2014
Grand Rapids’ oldest arts organization will celebrate its 130-year history with a wine and beer tasting event this Friday. Read More