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The Hideout Brewery is closing

The Hideout is Closing per a facebook post on their official page:

Unfortunately after over 13 years of operation The Hideout is closing. Friday and Saturday March 15-16th will be the Hideout Goodbye Party and Sunday March 17th, St Patrick’s day, will be the last day the Hideout is open. We are excited about seeing all of the old regulars one last time at the brewery and hope that everyone has a great time!

Please make sure to get your mug to take home if you are a mug club member. Please also spend any gift cards that you have, they will be accepted while we are operational.

Many people have asked why were are closing and not finishing a sale. We have been working hard to sell The Hideout with a number of buyers since June. We had finalized all of the details with a buyer but they were unable to get rights to the building.The owner of the building has been unwilling to negotiate with any of our potential buyers. They have been unwilling to give any buyer a price to have a new lease or land contract. Because of this, we have been unable to sell the business as a whole and are left with no option but to close the doors.

We will be selling all of the equipment and assets of the brewery. Some of the equipment stays with the building, but the rest is all for sale. The Brew Kettle, Mash Ton, two out of three walk in coolers, and some additional equipment is not for sale, everything else is available. You can contact me directly by email or text me to setup a time to come look at the equipment. 616-389-9900 I will be posting specific pieces on craigslist and send another email with more details.

Grand Rapids Brewery Masters

“Providing The High End Beer Tour Experience” Grand Rapids Brewery Masters aims to provide an all inclusive tour that gives an in depth experience of the best breweries in Grand Rapids by partnering with the top craft brewers and offering exclusive access and behind the scenes experiences. From an ala carte single brewery tour to an all day experience that covers multiple breweries and includes dinner and appetizers they can give you the exact beer tasting adventure you desire.

Grand Rapids Beer Trolley

Grand Rapids Beer Trolley is open for business! This is a hop on hop off type beer tour on a sweet trolley. Only $15.00 for unlimited rides per day this looks like a good deal. The trolley stops at 9 different Grand Rapids breweries and the website even has a ‘Trolley Tracker’ so you know where it is at all times! Single ride passes are only $5 but you might not get a spot if they have a full trolley. This looks like a neat addition to the GR brewery scene so check it out and let me know how you like it!
Hours of Operation
4:00 pm – 12:00 am
2:00 pm – 10:00 pm
12:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Private Outings:

Grand Rapids Beer Trolley FB

City Built Brewing opens Memorial Weekend (finally!)

City Built Brewing will finally open 11 a.m. Saturday, May 27 after more than a year delay. Located at 820 Monroe Ave in the North Monroe district this brewery fills a gap left by Founders when they left the Brassworks building 10 years ago.
City Built will start off with a five-day-a-week schedule: 11 a.m. to 11 p.m. Wednesday and Thursday; 11 a.m. to midnight Friday and Saturday, and noon to 9 p.m. on Sunday.
The 2,300-square-foot space has a 10-barrel brewing system, a kitchen, a 180-seat taproom and a meeting room, dubbed The Second Ward, available for large groups and business meetings.
The food will have Puerto Rican style and the brewer favors experimentation with unusual herbs and spices to create flavorful, idiosyncratic beers.
So if you are still in Grand Rapids this Memorial Weekend, visit City Built Brewing and welcome them to Beer City!

Grand Rapids Breweries St Patricks day events list 2017

St. Patricks day 2017 is fast approaching (March 17th) and we’ve contacted all the local breweries to find out who is having specials/events/music to celebrate. Obviously Irish on Ionia is the main St Patty celebration in GR but that is actually happening on the 18th this year, so that means double the boozing! The best place for up to date information is your favorite breweries Facebook page or of course right HERE as we will keep this list updated! Continue reading Grand Rapids Breweries St Patricks day events list 2017

East West Brewing Open

East West Brewing Co opens today for a soft opening throughout December. They promise a variety of beers that pair with their food menu all created with locally sourced fresh ingredients.
Owner Balwinder Bal acts as brewmaster and head chef at East West Brewing as well as owning the adjacent Bombay Cuisine restaurant. Located in Eastown this new brewery should be a nice compliment to the existing breweries on the east side of Grand Rapids.
Stop in, try some beers and let us know how they taste!