It’s a new year for Beer City USA and the options for beer, wine, and cider enthusiasts continue to grow as new breweries open every few months. This winter, West Michigan is the place to be for beer and the snow and ice are no obstacle for dedicated drinkers.
Kicking off the big winter events is The Great Brew Ha-ha on February 14th and 15th (Valentine’s Day plans, anyone?). Located at the Delta Plex Arena, this event has been a huge success the last five years with its combination of local beers, comedic entertainment, and tasty food options. This year, the headlining sponsors include Brann’s Sizzling Steaks and Sports Grille, IHOP, and the Riverfront Hotel and has an entertainment line-up including Pat McGann, Allen Trieu, and the Bimini Brothers. General admission tickets are $15 in advance and can be purchased at the Delta Plex, The Intersection and Vertigo Music.
Experience Grand Rapids is bringing back Cool Brews. Hot Eats., which is two weeks of food and beer collaborations prepared by local chefs all over GR. From February 17th until March 1st, head to any of the participating restaurants and try their beer infused menu!