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GR Breweries St Patrick’s Day Guide 2014

St. Patrick’s Day 2014 is coming quick and many Grand Rapids breweries are planning specials,events and live music for the entire weekend so here is a guide to help you maximize your beer drinking on this sacred holiday! While St. Patty’s day is all about green most of the local craft breweries might not have green beer on tap, but what they will have are Irish themed brews that true Irish people would be proud to drink with full flavors and quality ingredients. If you want live Irish music many breweries will be bringing in bands and for a full day of fun they will have Irish themed menu items so you don’t have to survive on a liquid diet alone.

First you should know about Irish on Ionia, the biggest St. Patrick’s Day Street Party in Michigan! It runs from 7am to 11pm on March 15th this year and promises to be bigger and better then ever. They’ve increased the size to two city blocks and two performance stages this year. Sponsored by McFadden’s, with advance tickets only $10 this is a St Patty party you want to be a part of. There will be heated tents, live Irish dancing, tons of music and plenty more so visit Irish On Ionia.com for complete details.
Irish on Ionia St Particks Day

Bell’s Brewing:
The Moxie Strings will perform from 4-7 p.m. on St. Patrick’s Day and there is no cover. They will also be featuring quite a few specials from the kitchen and of course, plenty of beer on tap.

Brewery Vivant:
Monday March 17th ring in St Patrick’s Day with the first (of many) Monday Stein Night. Bring your favorite stein or boot and fill it up at the bar, starting at just $5/litre! They also have steins for sale, if you need an upgrade!
Friday through Monday expect Irish inspired food specials too.

Cellar Brewing:
Sun, March 16, 6pm – 10pm
Live Music – Paddy’s Cure

Gravel Bottom Brewery:
March 15th
Releasing Potato Dry Stout $3.50 pints
Catered Irish food 4:30-7:30pm

Harmony Brewing Company:
March 13th-17th
Corn Beef and Cabbage Pizza
Jameson half off

New Holland Brewing:
Saturday, March 15th:
12:30pm – 2:00pm: Gasta
6:00pm – 8:00 pm: Peat in the Creel
8:00pm – 10:00pm: Paddy’s Cure
Holland’s 10th Annual St. Patrick’s Day parade starts at noon on 8th Street in downtown Holland and ends on the steps of New Holland Brewings pub.

Monday, March 17th:
4:00pm – 6:00 pm: Peat in the Creel
6:00pm – 8:00 pm: Andro

Monday, March 17th
3:00 PM – 11:00 PM
Monday Beer Specials: $1.00 of pours ($2.00 off for Pub/Mug Club members)

Specials On Tap:
The Road to Dublin – (Sabaitéireacht beoir) Milk Stout with Rowster Coffee infused with Irish Whiskey (Gaeilge)Oak Chips
Want something green in your glass? Try the Green Apple wine!!

On the Menu (available 4:00 PM – 10:00 PM):
Roasted lamb leg cubed, simmered in a rich burgundy stock,potatoes, carrots, celery, onions, peas and mushrooms. Served with Irish Soda bread accented with dried Michigan Cherries.
Sobie Meats Roasted Irish sausage with mashed russet potatoes accented with crème fraiche and garlic. Served with Irish Soda Bread.

Our Brewing Co:
March 17th Drew Behringer and the Politician at 8 p.m., plus two Irish beers; Dry County Irish Stout with Cocoa Nibs and Irish Red Cream Ale (in addition to the others on tap)

Rockford Brewing Co:
March 13-15th
$1 off Sheehands Irish Stout and O’Brien’s Irish Red
$7 Stromboli’s with choice of 4 ingredients
$2.50 Irish Cupcakes
March 13th Celtic Music by Peat in the Creel
March 14th Celtic Music by An Dro

Saugatuck Brewing Co:
March 15th Advance tickets needed
Traditional Irish Breakfast buffet 8:30 to 10:30am
Live music by Moxie Strings: 8:30-10:30am
Free Admission 6:30-10:30pm Live Music by 5 O’Clock in Dublin

Hideout Brewing Co:
Patrick Nolan – Saturday March 15th 9pm – 1am Mug Club member St. Patty’s themed potluck (sign up starts 2/24), Irish themed foods are encouraged

Unruly Brewing Co:
March 15th All Day $5 cover Doors open 10am – midnight
Live Music: Mona Shores Fiddles 11am, The Waxies 2pm, The TossPints 4pm, FiddleFace 9pm
2 special Bourbon Barrel Aged Beer Releases from Unruly
Irish Inspired soups and sandwichs from Fatty Lumpkins
Coffee, tea, and scones from Drip Drop Drink

White Flame Brewing:
March 17th only they will have $2 pints of Ugly Stick their oatmeal stout on Nitro!

Brewery events 1-5th March 2014

B.O.B.’s Brewery
Weekly Events
Wednesday 50-Cent Wing Night
Thursday Mug Club $2 draft B.O.B.’s brews

Brewery Vivant
Weekly Pub Events
Monday – Farmhouse Supper: hearty, rustic stew & a beer, $10
Tuesday Monk Club Night, Special Discounts for Monk Club Members
Wednesday Growler night, $2 off growlers.
Thursday Stein night, bring your own stein. Starting at $5 per liter for mainstay beers.
Sunday Smokehouse Sunday – smoked special all day long
This Week
February 17-March 1 Cool Brews, Hot Eats specialty beers and food pairings

This Week
Lehnen. wsg Frank Booth, InAeona, Thursday, February 27 at 9:30 p.m., FREE
Anna Lee’s Company wsg Shotgun Soul, Saturday, March 1 at 9:30 p.m., $5

Grand Rapids Brewing Company
Weekly Pub Events
Monday Mug Club Night. Mug clubbers get $2 off their beer and 1/2 off handhelds.
Tuesday Local Night. Anyone living in Grand Rapids or surrounding areas receives $2 drafts from 6 p.m. to close.
Sunday GRBC Unplugged. Live unplugged music from 8-10 p.m.

Harmony Brewing Company
Weekly Pub Events
Monday All day happy hour.
Tuesday Dine-in pizza deal, $5 cheese, $6 pizza.
Wednesday Mug Club & $1 off signature cocktails.
Thursday Vinyl Thursday, selection of vinyl records played on the Hi-Fi & $10 pitchers, after 9 p.m.
Sunday $2.50 You Call It Well Drinks, after 7 p.m
Tuesday-Friday Happy Hour 2-6 p.m.

Weekly Events
Monday-Friday Burger & Beer Happy Hour. 4-6 p.m. Burger and any $4 category Michigan beer for $6
Wednesday Mussels, Wings & Pitcher Night. Mussels on special, 50-cent wings (min of 6), 25% off pitchers
Thursday $3 Thursdays. 6-9 p.m.

Jaden James Brewery
Weekly Pub Events
Tuesday $2 off growler refills, $1 off howler refills
Thursday Thirsty Thursday, 5-8 p.m. $1 off pints

Mitten Brewing Company
Weekly Pub Events
Wednesday Team Trivia, 7:30-9:30 p.m.

Osgood Brewing Company
Weekly Pub Events
Monday $2 off pizzas and salads
Tuesday $1 off pints
Wednesday Mainstay pint and pizza for $13
This Week
Naomi Wachira, Friday, February 28, 8 p.m., FREE
Gabrial James, Saturday, February 22, 8 p.m., FREE

Schmohz Brewery
Weekly Pub Events
Monday Member Night, $3 pints for members*, 2-10 p.m.
Tuesday Growl-n-Gulp, $1.25 pint with a growler fill, 2-10 p.m.
Wednesday Brewer’s Choice, $3 pints*, 2 p.m.-midnight
Thursday $11 pitchers, $16 premiums, 2 p.m.-midnight
Friday 50 cents off, noon-3 p.m.
Saturday Schmohz Gear Day and Root Beer Floats, noon-midnight
*Premium Drafts are slightly higher in price

Michigan beer fest in Detroit

Detroit Craft Beer Month is having a Michigan Beer Fest at DTE Theatre, looks like a number of west Michigan and GR breweries are attending. Good to spread the quality west side beers over to the other side of the state, maybe they will venture over to Grand Rapids to visit the breweries after trying a few samples at the beer fest.

Michigan beer fest
Michigan beer fest

June 15th so get your drinking pants on Detroit!

Founders Fest are you ready?

Founders Fest is fast approaching on June 22 from 3-11pm, are you ready for it? You can still get tickets for Founders Fest online and I’d suggest buying now in case they sell out!
They just released pictures of new Founders Fest 2013 shirts you can buy including ladies styles new this year.

Founders Fest 2013 shirt designs
Founders Fest 2013 shirts

The shirts look awesome and who doesn’t want to celebrate beer and music so be sure to mark your calendar and check out Founders Fest next weekend!

Rockford Brewing Beer Tent June 13-15th

It’s almost here… Rockford’s Start of Summer Celebration! We’ll be hosting our very own beer tent this year from June 13-15. Each night there will be live entertainment. Current schedule is as follows…

Thursday, June 13
-Beer tent opens at 6pm
-Special Beer Release. One new & one re-release (One released inside the brewery, one released in the beer tent).
-Live music from Delilah DeWylde & The Lost Boys at 8pm

Friday, June 14
-Beer tent opens at 3pm
-Live music from Fauxgrass Quartet at 8pm

Saturday, June 15
-Beer tent opens at 12pm
-Live music from The Moonrays at 6pm
-Live music from The Dushanes at 8pm

*Beer tent located in south parking lot of RBC. Tent closes at 11pm each night, brewery open later.