Grand Rapids Beer: (Paperback)

An Intoxicating History of River City Brewing (American Palate)

By Patrick Evans

History Press, 9781626195585, 192pp.

Publication Date: January 26, 2015

Other Editions of This Title:
Hardcover (1/26/2015)

List Price: 19.99*
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In the nineteenth century, dozens of local breweries worked tirelessly to slake the thirst of the rapidly growing city of Grand Rapids. Grand Rapids Brewing Company, along with other savvy barley merchants, established a beer culture that would dominate western Michigan until Prohibition turned off the spigots. After the repeal of the Noble Experiment, gigantic national brands stunted the growth of area breweries for decades, but the contemporary craft brew renaissance turned Furniture City back into Beer City, USA. Tour local operations like Founders and HopCat with veteran hophead Patrick Evans and enjoy the rich heritage of Grand Rapids beer.