Michigan beer

How to celebrate National Beer Day in West Michigan

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National Beer Day 2018 is quickly approaching on Saturday, April 7 and with our very own Beer City USA here in Michigan (Grand Rapids), it’s only right that we celebrate appropriately. Surrounded by the Great Lakes and glacier rich soil, it’s no wonder people travel from all around to experience the fifth best state for breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs.

While the list of breweries across our state is growing by the minute, we want to highlight only a handful along the lower west side of Michigan. Plan your road trip now and enjoy responsibly!


Rupert’s Brew House

Old Peninsula Brewpub

Gonzo’s BiggDogg Brewing

Bell’s Brewery

Arcadia Ales

Final Gravity Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids:

Thornapple Brewing Co.

Gravel Bottom Craft Brewery

Brewery Vivant

Founders Brewing Co.

Grand Rapids Brewing Co.

Harmony Brewing Company

The Mitten Brewing Co.



Traverse City:

Brewery Terra Firma – Traverse City

Rare Bird Brewpub – Traverse City

Right Brain Brewing

North Peak Brewing Co.

Brewery Ferment

The Workshop Brewing Co.

The Filling Station Microbrewery



Along the shoreline:

Watermark Brewing Company – Stevensville

The Livery Microbrewery – Benton Harbor

New Holland Brewing Company – Holland

Saugatuck Brewing Company – Douglas

Jamesport Brewing Co. – Ludington

Stormcloud Brewing Company – Frankfort

Short’s Brewing Company – Bellaire

Lake Charlevoix Brewing – Charlevoix

Beards Brewery – Petoskey


If you’re looking for a more comprehensive list of breweries around Michigan, visit the Michigan Brewers Guild website. For more on events happening in your area, check out “Your Neighborhood” on Empowering Michigan.